Benziger Family Winery

#6 in Best Things To Do in Sonoma
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Courtesy Benziger Family Winery

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1883 London Ranch Rd.

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Tours, Wineries/Breweries Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.4scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

As its name suggests, this winery has been family-owned and operated since 1980. Aside from its familial leadership, Benziger is perhaps best known for its biodynamic farming and winemaking. In fact, all of its wines are certified sustainable, organic or biodynamic. 

Reviewers highly recommend the informative, award-winning tours, which take visitors through the property's vineyards, gardens and sheep fields. Recent guests also highlighted the remote beauty of the winery, which is located in Glen Ellen, less than 10 miles north of Sonoma. 

Benziger Family Winery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tastings start at $20 per person, and tasting-tour combos start at $25. For more information, visit the winery's website.

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Centered in the heart of town, the historic Sonoma Plaza is a must-do. Once a Mexican military station and a Spanish mission village, the 8-acre park is now lined with more than 100 shops, dozens of eateries, and more than 20 tasting rooms. What's more, it's a National Historic Monument. Recent visitors highly recommended spending some time here window shopping, wine tasting, dining and even letting the kids run around the on-site playground. Reviewers said the plaza's atmosphere is both charming and family-friendly, and they suggested visiting on a Tuesday morning to take advantage of the weekly farmers market.

Sonoma Plaza is located in central Sonoma. Restaurants and shops have varying opening and closing times. Street parking is available, but with three-hour limits from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For extended parking options, consider leaving your vehicle in one of the free all-day lots located nearby, such as the one at First Street East, located across from the mission. For more information, visit Sonoma Plaza's website.

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