Winery Visit: Benizger Family Winery – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A very interesting winery and the many buildings you find along the way to the tasting room.  A beautiful landscape—you descend past several building and landmarks and are surrounded by either vineyard or other landscape.  I like autumn or winter to visit—the light quality and angle of sun against the trees make for an evocative sense.

Benziger makes their mark in the vineyard ground by biodynamic and organic practices.  They produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah.  Spendid tasting room staff—next time I need to visit the reserve tasting bar.  A great experience and if you have time visit their sister winery—Imagery Estate.

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Benziger Winery

1883 London Ranch Road

Glen Ellen, CA  95442

(707) 935-3000

www.benziger.com

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About James Melendez

I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.
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