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Bennett Lane Winery

Calistoga, CA

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  • Signature Tasting at the Bar $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Daily

    Our Signature Tasting is recommended for first-time guests. It is an excellent overview of the superior craftsmanship that goes into our wine making. This tasting along with other wines, includes our Signature Cabernet and our flagship red blend, Maximus. Please note that we recommend Bottle Service in our garden as we do not do tastings outside! Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • VIP Seated Tasting $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    The VIP Seated Tasting is the most popular tasting option at Bennett Lane. Guests are seated in the VIP section of our tasting room with their own personal wine educator. The tasting includes both Signature and Reserve Wines, a perfect blend for those interested in all levels of our wine. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Reserve Tasting at the Bar $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Experience our Reserve Tasting which focuses on our limited Reserve and SIngle Vineyard Cabernets. This is recommended for guests who have come to Napa to taste world class Cabernet. Please note that we recommend Bottle Service in our garden as we do not do tastings outside! Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Tour & Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 20

    Daily

    Our Tour and Tasting involves a tasting of our Signature Wines and a tour of the "life of the grape." We take you out to our vineyards, followed by our crush pad, then fermentation room, and our barrel room. We pride ourselves on education here at Bennett Lane and the tour is where our wine educators shine. Learn all about our wine making process while enjoying our exclusive wines. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Wine Blending Experience $225.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Daily

    The private blending is the most unique experience we host here at Bennett Lane. It features an educational tour of our vineyard and winery, followed by a sensory evaluation seminar focused on Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah—the principal components in Bennett Lane’s Maximus blend. During the custom blending, guests will blend their own bottle of Maximus using the same lab techniques and equipment our winemaker uses. Once blended, guests will bottle, foil, and label their own personal bottle. Approximately 3 Hours.

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  • Reserve Seated Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Daily

    Experience our Reserve Seated Tasting in the VIP Seated Section of our tasting room with your personal wine educator. This tasting is a look into our limited Reserve Wines which includes our Single Vineyard Calistoga AVA Cabernet from the Lynch Family Vineyard. This tasting is catered towards the Cabernet lover. Please note that we recommend Bottle Service in our garden as we do not do tastings outside. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Club Member Tasting ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Daily

    Complimentary for Club Members (up to six people total). Enjoy a tasting flight of our Signature and Reserve Wines. Please call or make an appointment here and we will reserve a seat for you in the Tasting Room or Member Garden Member Garden Please note that we do not do tastings in our garden, but recommend bottle service instead! Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Ruby Fox Tasting $100.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    This private Ruby Fox Tasting is the most exclusive experience offered at Bennett Lane Winery. The tasting includes three wines starting with our current release of Blanc de Noirs, then a futures barrel taste during an educational tour focusing on the production of our high-end Ruby Fox Cabernet Sauvignon. The experience concludes in a private tasting room where the Ruby Fox makes its appearance. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Platypus Group $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 12

    Daily

    M-F $15 per person. Tasting and Vineyard Walk. Sa-Su $20 per person. Tasting and Full Tour Approximately 1 Hour.

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About Bennett Lane Winery

Welcome to Bennett Lane Winery - Home of 60 wines rated 90 points or above from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Bennett Lane is located at the north end of the Napa Valley, where the valley floor meets the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains. The quaint town of Calistoga is nearby, framed by the rugged Palisades and capped by Mount St Helena. Come visit the friendliest tasting room in the Napa Valley where we like our guests to leave with an education of our wine making as well as a few bottles of beautiful Calistoga Cabernet!
Appointments Required.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Blending Seminar
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Meeting-Private
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol L. Member Since 6/5/2014My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 3/17/19 11:00 AM

Currently a member of the wine club and always a terrific experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul R. Member Since 12/19/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 3/04/19 3:00 PM

Wines were very nice. The pairing of the wines with chocolates was unique and enjoyable. Our host was extremely knowledgeable and hospitable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James M. Member Since 1/25/2019My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 3/04/19 10:00 AM

This was not our first visit to this winery as we are wine club members. Bennett Lane has consistently given a top notch experience. The people are friendly and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Enrique G. Member Since 2/6/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 2/08/19 11:30 AM

Francesca was amazing!! She was very knowledgeable, great to talk to, and provided excellent recommendations.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Raymond R. Member Since 9/11/2015My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 2/01/19 11:30 AM

This winery is amazing! The people are great and their wine is fantastic. A truly great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patty L. Member Since 10/3/2018My Boss
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/20/19 10:00 AM

They were holding a members only event that day and welcomed me as if I was one of their wine club members.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick C. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 1/19/19 12:30 PM

Great wines, very hospitable staff, beautiful grounds.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Loni H. Member Since 1/12/2016My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 1/19/19 10:00 AM

We love Bennett Lane wines! Donna was delightful and very informative. We are members at this winery and especially enjoy the high quality of the wines at a price that won’t break the bank. Thanks Bennett Lane!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Zulay L. Member Since 7/8/2013My Parents
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 12/29/18 2:30 PM

Great wines and knowledgeable people. Pace was not rushed.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael N. Member Since 12/28/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/01/19 1:30 PM

Great experience and really good wines. Was pleasantly surprised

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meaghan G. Member Since 3/16/2017My Parents
VIP Seated Tasting on 12/29/18 4:00 PM

I had a lovely experience at Bennett Lane. I was taking a friend to Napa for the first time and she loved it too. We had an amazing VIP seated tasting and the wine was great and the ambiance was super charming. Definitely coming back and highly recommend this gem. It felt like a truly unique and special Napa experience and the staff knowledgeable . This would be a fit for a variety of travelers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph R. Member Since 12/28/2018My Boss
Reserve Tasting at the Bar on 12/28/18 3:30 PM

Excellent experience. We were drawn in by the wineries focus on Cabs and certainly not disappointed. Our experience was having a wine makers assistant to pour and explain each wine. He was super knowledgeable about their wines and knew allot about the Napa area. Can’t wait to go back and have a bottle on their lawn!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katherine A. Member Since 8/13/2014My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 12/22/18 10:30 AM

Donna is the best sommelier. She is a hostess with amazing knowledge of the brand and a delightful personality. Very accessible and full of interesting tidbits about Bennett Lane. Fabulous wines and we became members as soon as we met her and tasted the wines. Thank you, Bennett Lane!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tony S. Member Since 2/20/2013My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 12/08/18 1:00 PM

I hadn’t been to Bennett Lane in a few years but remembered that it was enjoyable. This time was wonderful. We were served by Elise and she was exceptional. She was a pure delight and focused on making this a wonderful experience. We thoroughly enjoyed it and joined the wine club. We will definitely go back several times.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol L. Member Since 6/5/2014My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 11/18/18 11:30 AM

Our host was excellent! Great information about the wines we were tasting, very relaxing environment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis A. Member Since 11/13/2018My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 11/16/18 2:00 PM

Out tasting was an excellent experience. The ambiance, personal attention and superb wines make Bennett Lane our first stop for wine tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gloria S. Member Since 1/6/2018My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 11/11/18 3:30 PM

The wines are A+ and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. O became a member at my first visit. On my 2nd visit the staff remembered my name as though I had been a member for many years.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael C. Member Since 10/12/2018My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 10/20/18 2:00 PM

My fiancée and I have been going to Bennett Lane since 2016 when we visited for the first time from out of town. When we moved to CA, we joined immediately and go back frequently. It’s a very intimate winery and the staff is fantastic— they treat you like you’re family. Of course, the wine is outstanding too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug C. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 10/27/18 11:30 AM

This vineyard was less than 2 minutes away from our B & B, and is in an absolutely beautiful setting in Calistoga. A tasteful and refined room with great decor greets the visitor upon entry to the Tasting Room. We had a friendly and informative 'guide' to our tasting. The wine was outstanding. In the end, we were impressed enough to buy a quite pricey Malbec as a splurge. Wonderful !! We say Go Go

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glenn G. Member Since 9/11/2015My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 10/21/18 11:30 AM

A beautiful winery with a intimate feel. The wines are some of the best in Napa. Anytime someone ask me for recommendations for wineries to visit, Bennett Lane is always at the top of my list. It is a little bit of a drive up HWY29 but it is so worth it. Great people and fantastic juice!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
George S. Member Since 10/20/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 10/20/18 11:00 AM

My wife and I really loved Bennett Lane, and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys visiting the smaller houses. They squeezed the two of is in a personal tour, and it was the best we had all week. The "petting vines" and the subsequent walk through the entire process were so personal. Great wine, greater people, this will be a regular stop from now on!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob R. Member Since 7/6/2018My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 9/14/18 10:30 AM

We had not visited there since their very early days. Now, it is so beautiful! The wines we tasted were all wonderful and we found their pricing to be very, very reasonable. We ordered a case of Cabernet Sauvignon and joined the wine club! A great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy B. Member Since 9/4/2018Evil Stepmother
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 9/07/18 2:30 PM

I wouldn't recommend this winery.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kevin K. Member Since 8/31/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 8/31/18 11:00 AM

Excellent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michael Y. Member Since 8/23/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 8/23/18 4:00 PM

Wonderful costumer service and pleasant atmosohere!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Aaron S. Member Since 7/5/2018My Parents
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 7/06/18 1:00 PM

Very nice, small family winery. Very welcoming. Good wine and discussion in a fresh, comfortable setting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jason J. Member Since 6/29/2018My Parents
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/30/18 10:00 AM

We were upgraded to the seated signature tasting by showing our previously purchased wine priority pass. Our tasting expert Alise was very knowledgeable and she came and sat down with us as learned about each offering. You get to pick which ones you want to try and they were all great. Best experience all weekend. We are now club members.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris T. Member Since 5/22/2018My Parents
VIP Seated Tasting on 5/23/18 1:30 PM

This was hands down the best winery we visteted in our week long trip to Calistoga. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a VIP seated tasting and Bennett gave us an extra glass because we had to wait for a larger party (not very long at all) I ended up buying a couple of bottles on his recommendation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy S. Member Since 9/7/2016My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 5/18/18 10:00 AM

What a wonderful tasting experience at Bennett lane Winery! We were so graciously welcomed when we arrived and Bennett out tasting concierge shared a wealth of information regarding their wine details and approach. We were never rushed, we were allowed to savor their wonderful selection of signature wines. the tour of the winery was a plus!! Loved the wine and people in this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin J. Member Since 11/8/2013My Boss
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 4/25/18 3:00 PM

We had a private tasting with Bennett (his real name). He's incredibly down to Earth, and hands down the most knowledgeable oenologist I've encountered. The reserve wines are amazing and we bought several bottles. As you drive up to Bennett Lane you may be underwhelmed, but they definitely bring the goods! Kudos!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Debbie W. Member Since 3/16/2017My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 4/21/18 11:30 AM

Donna was just amazing and made our tasting thoroughly enjoyabe so much we joined the wine club. We love hearing the stories about the history of the winery and she knew alot. Thank you Donna we look forward to seeing you on our next trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd A. Member Since 10/17/2013My Ex
Reserve Tasting at the Bar on 4/07/18 11:00 AM

Unfortunately I was rather unimpressed with Bennett Lane Winery. I found the wine mediocre at best. It is absurdly expensive for what it is, coupled with an expensive tasting fee. We are industry folks and walked away with a single bottle of 2010 cab + tasting fees totaling $184.00. Great for tourist perhaps, but as a collector and Sonoma county resident I will be recommending other wineries.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Gerald S. Member Since 2/14/2018My Boss
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 2/24/18 2:00 PM

First time I visited a year ago, I liked the winery and had some good wines. I bought a couple of bottles & enjoyed them. This time, the tasting room was very loud. Service was excellent. Wine was good but I thought overpriced. There's better bang for the buck at other wineries. Debatable numbers...70% of wineries = not good. 20% good. 10% excellent. This is in the 'good' group.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 2/5
Sally C. Member Since 1/16/2018My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/18/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful winery and tasting room. One of our best experiences during our 5 day trip to Napa. I joined the wine club, and I don't do that often. Donna was a wonderful knowledgable host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catherine M. Member Since 11/24/2016My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/20/18 2:00 PM

We came in as a group of 6 and had a tasting at the bar. The staff was very informative, and more importantly the wine was delicious. I like the chardonnay and the Maximus. I liked that it was further away up the valley, we felt like we had reached a destination.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marleen B. Member Since 12/28/2016My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/15/18 3:00 PM

Nice tasting in a relaxed setting

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tanya L. Member Since 1/17/2018My Boss
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/17/18 1:00 PM

Really nice location and surroundings. Nice tasting room. Friendly service. Poured on the fast side, felt a little rushed.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Virginia S. Member Since 4/13/2015My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 1/13/18 3:00 PM

At first it felt like most wineries, VIP sign, list of wines we will be tatsing, the cost of the event..etc.. then our wonderful host Donna was very knowledgeable and took her time with my group of 7. She even took part in our group joke with one of the members within the group. The taste of the red wines were epic enough that I signed up to become a member of your wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bill M. Member Since 9/20/2017My BFF
Tour & Tasting on 10/28/17 12:00 PM

BL is our favorite place to stop while in the Up Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa R. Member Since 8/25/2017My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 10/31/17 4:00 PM

The wine is outstanding. We have been a member for years. The tasting and education experience was awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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