Bennett Lane Winery

Calistoga, CA

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  • Signature Tasting at the Bar $20.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    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 - 6

    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 - 6

    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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  • Cabernet Season Flight $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Celebrating Cabernet Season in the Napa Valley! This exclusive tasting is available for a limited time only. Enjoy a flight of 4 different Cabernets, in a seated tasting envrionment. 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
  • Meeting-Private
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Seated Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea B. Member Since 10/11/2019My BFF
Reserve Seated Tasting on 10/12/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful grounds, friendly staff and delicious wine! Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Grace V. Member Since 7/20/2015My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 10/09/19 2:00 PM

Lovely winery to relax and sip your wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom B. Member Since 10/4/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 10/04/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful entrance through the vineyards to a welcoming and professional tasting experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Pawel K. Member Since 9/22/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting at the Bar on 9/30/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful place, we got great time! Our host did her best

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bruce A. D. Member Since 9/16/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting at the Bar on 9/16/19 1:30 PM

Dry pleasant and informative!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marc L. Member Since 8/29/2019My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 9/14/19 11:00 AM

I proposed to my girlfriend at Bennett Lane and it was perfect. Their organizer Donna was wonderful throughout the process and made sure everything went smoothly for us. A really great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Keith F. Member Since 9/4/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 9/13/19 3:30 PM

Very, very nice. Felt comfortable, laid back and no pressure. Good wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Toni G. Member Since 8/26/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 9/06/19 12:30 PM

We had a lovely relaxing experience. The staff accommodated us and our 85 year old mother, and treated us like family. We loved their setting and their wines. We highly reccommend a visit to Bennett Lane.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Valerie G. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 9/01/19 10:30 AM

Bring a sweater or ask for a blanket! Very personalized intro to the wines/what we were tasting. Bob was terrific & informative.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick C. Member Since 5/29/2018My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 9/01/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful winery, great wine, friendly people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle M. Member Since 3/19/2019My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 8/16/19 2:00 PM

I absolutely loved my experience at Bennett Lane Winery. This was my second time at the winery. The first time I loved it so much I joined the wine club. This time was no exception. Everyone was so warm and friendly. My friend and I had our tasting in their beautiful garden, under the pergola. It was peaceful and just what we needed on a Friday afternoon. And, the wine is always on pointe.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy W. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 8/18/19 1:30 PM

The outdoor picnic area is beautiful and relaxing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
KERI B. Member Since 6/23/2019My Ex
VIP Seated Tasting on 8/17/19 2:00 PM

I reserved a VIP tasting on cellarpass assuming, like most wineries, this meant a seated tasting with "reserve" wines or with cheese pairings...something extra to justify the +$10/pp charge. Nope. They charge you extra to SIT! Same wines, not even a cracker offered. What a waste. Since we were outside, we even had to wait for the guy pouring inside to remember to come outside to pour our wine

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
William W. Member Since 8/26/2014My Boss
Club Member Tasting on 8/11/19 12:00 PM

I am a wine club member and love this producer and its wines. Our club pickups were ready last Sunday and the staff processed them promptly.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Toby B. Member Since 10/20/2013My BFF
Reserve Seated Tasting on 8/01/19 3:00 PM

Ashleen told us so much about the winery and the wine making process...it was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Blake F. Member Since 7/11/2019My Parents
Reserve Seated Tasting on 7/20/19 10:30 AM

RUBY FOX...that is all I need to say! Go there, try the wines and if you want to have one of the best red wines you have ever had, work magic and try to get a bottle of Ruby Fox! Only 900 bottles were made and I can tell you, it's as good as it gets. Nice people with a solid roster of wines but can honestly say, Ruby Fox made the visit special!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Linda L. Member Since 4/13/2018My Ex
VIP Seated Tasting on 7/15/19 1:30 PM

Napa tasting of three wines in tasting room on sofa. Wines were pricey---$105, $106, and $127 and not anything special. We expected a mix of affordable wines as well. On the positive site, our host, Olivia, was exceptional! She was knowledgable, informative, and had great conversational presentation. She clearly loves her job and expect to see her as a winemaker in CA someday.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
David S. Member Since 7/1/2019My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 7/01/19 3:00 PM

Beautifully done winery. Not one of the big castles, medium size, but modern and lovely inside and out. Nice wine-tasting experience for six seniors. $50 each for a 20-minute vineyard tour and seated tasting of three wines is expensive, but buying three bottles waives the fee for purchaser. Wines were good; 2013 cab sauvignon reserve was exceptional, though $102 per bottle. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary K. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/21/19 11:00 AM

Very well organized winery. Beautiful first impression! Great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Driver I. Member Since 9/28/2011My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 6/21/19 12:00 PM

By far our favorite!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sheila O. Member Since 6/16/2019My Parents
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/16/19 1:00 PM

We really enjoy the beauty of the winery! We took photos outside by different labeled wines as you enter! We then went inside to meet our host for the wines! She was very nice, helpful and personable! My husband bought a bottle of wine as we enjoyed 1 or two of the wines we tasted! It would have been ideal if they had bread and crackers ! Need to have food to serve! Goes with wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Steve T. Member Since 6/2/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/12/19 10:30 AM

Wonderful tasting small place with individual tastings

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robin S. Member Since 5/25/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/10/19 10:30 AM

Very warm and friendly reception. Good wine, Hostess was one of the best. Knowledgeable and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 6/8/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/08/19 12:00 PM

an excellent experience, the service from staff knowledgable and friendly, beautiful gardens and a great range of wines to taste and to drink at the propert

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gil C. Member Since 4/23/2017My Boss
Club Member Tasting on 6/08/19 10:00 AM

My daughter and I celebrated her birthday. This was her first time wine tasting so I wanted her to have a great experience. She did! Ashley was amazing and too great care of us. We were treated with a tasing of the exclusive premium with Fox & Hound. I believe she is already planning her next trip but without Dad. Great job Bennett Lane Staff! Thank you for making her day special.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug S. Member Since 1/29/2019My Parents
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 5/26/19 1:00 PM

Very good wine, good hosts, very nice setting. Joined their Maximus club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Laura H. Member Since 5/9/2018My Parents
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 5/25/19 4:00 PM

Really beautiful garden setting. We bought a bottle and sat outside, it was lovely.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tom R or Stacy L. Member Since 4/1/2019My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 5/12/19 10:30 AM

Bennett Lane is beautifully situated down a long lane with a view of the mountains in the background. Our initial greeting wasn’t the friendliest, but once we were seated outside, things picked up.A very friendly and knowledgeable host discussed the various wines we were tasting. She spent just the right amount of time with us and then gave us time to enjoy each wine with our friends.Love Maximus!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie T. Member Since 4/12/2019My BFF
VIP Seated Tasting on 5/09/19 10:00 AM

I loved Bennett Lane's hospitality. Donna was amazing. She took a lot of time with us explaining everything and just engaging in general conversation. She was very helpful in recommendations and by the end of the tasting, we decided to join the wine club because it really did feel like joining a family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rick K. Member Since 1/26/2019My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 5/05/19 1:00 PM

We've been for a few picnics on the patio/lawn area, and it has always been fantastic to relax with the splendid views, and then do a little wine tasting inside. Francesca, Bob, and EVERYONE at Bennett Lane are so nice. We took a few friends from Brazil for a picnic last Sunday and had a great time. They were so impressed and want to go back when their families come and visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael M. Member Since 5/2/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 5/02/19 12:00 PM

We had a scheduled tasting. Donna was an excellent hostess. The wines were very good, the grounds are beautiful. The only negative is the high prices. But we come from another wine region in California where the prices are more reasonable. The tasting fee was quite high also.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane G. Member Since 3/3/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 4/27/19 2:30 PM

This is not our first trip to Bennett Lane (nor will it be our last). It’s a delightful winery and the staff is very knowledgeable and welcoming. We adore Travis and was glad he was in the tasting room (even though he’s not officially an employee any longer). He and Olivia made a great team and took wonderful care of our group.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry F. Member Since 9/22/2017My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 4/10/19 11:30 AM

Outstanding experience from start to finish. We especially enjoyed private time on the patio to share with our out of town guests, rather than being drown out by a well-intentioned wine educator. We know wines, and enjoyed the opportunity to discuss them at length among ourselves.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brenda C. Member Since 11/2/2011My BFF
Club Member Tasting on 4/03/19 2:00 PM

Never disappoints. Been in the wine club for years. Great wine at an exceptional price point.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dawn G. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 3/26/19 10:00 AM

We had a wonderful experience during our tasting with Donna! She provided the history of the winery, details on their wine making process, and taught us about each varietal. I would recommend both her and the winery. We rated this as one of the top 10 experiences in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian B. Member Since 3/5/2019My BFF
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 3/22/19 12:30 PM

Great location, knowledgeable staff, great wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tessa J. Member Since 3/20/2019My Parents
VIP Seated Tasting on 3/20/19 11:30 AM

Our experience at Bennett Lane was wonderful. It started off a little bit quiet and reserved but once we all got a bit more comfortable we learned a ton from Donna and even got a tour. It was raining the day we went so we didn't get outside on the grounds but overall we had an amazing time. We became members here and look forward to coming back again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kimberly R. Member Since 2/23/2019My Boss
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 3/21/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful Landscape, peaceful and quiet. Great atmosphere. Donna was so lovely, I enjoyed having her as a host she was so knowledgeable and friendly.

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
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