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About Bennett Lane Winery

Welcome to Bennett Lane Winery - Home of 40 90+ Point Wines 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 are delighted to receive visitors.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Blending Seminar
  • General Tasting
  • Meeting-Private
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sandy S. Member Since 9/7/2016
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 11/8/2013
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 3/16/2017
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 10/17/2013
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 2/14/2018
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 1/16/2018
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 11/24/2016
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 12/28/2016
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 1/17/2018
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 4/13/2015
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 9/20/2017
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 8/25/2017
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
Kirk S. Member Since 2/16/2017
VIP Seated Tasting on 10/20/17 2:30 PM

I am torn about writing a good review about Bennett Lane, Part of me doesn't want people to know how really good this place is, but I do want the accomplishments of one of the best wine makers to be credited. I had just visited one of the bigger producers down the road and was sadly disappointed, but the trip to Bennett Lane reminded me of why I love this area's wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stacey D. Member Since 10/6/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 10/06/17 1:00 PM

It's small and comfortable. Greeted right when we walked in. With our Priority Pass we were upgraded to a VIP tasting. Hung out on couches and Alex was our host. He was outstanding!! Answered our questions and then some. Made the experience awesome. So did the greeter dog Pearl!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janean M. Member Since 9/16/2017
Tour & Tasting on 9/24/17 12:00 PM

Donna and Alex were very friendly! We loved how conversational they were, and knowledgeable about the wines. Getting to pick some fruit off the vines out front to taste an array of grape varietals was a fun experience I hadn't had before at other wineries.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeffrey S. Member Since 6/17/2015
VIP Seated Tasting on 9/23/17 12:30 PM

We chose to sit outside to enjoy the nice lawn area. The only bad part of that is they are not able to pour outside so we had to keep going in to get the next tasting, which meant that didn't really interact much with the staff. The wine was good and the views beautiful.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
James S. Member Since 9/4/2017
VIP Seated Tasting on 9/20/17 1:30 PM

Great wine, great tasting! One of best in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cheryl K. Member Since 4/1/2017
Club Member Tasting on 8/12/17 2:30 PM

We've been to Bennett Lane Winery a few times, usually with others. We have had the pleasure of meeting "Bennett" he is absolutely wonderful, always meeting the customers needs...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard L. Member Since 9/2/2017
Reserve Seated Tasting on 9/02/17 1:30 PM

Super friendly staff with a warm and cozy environment. Nothing pretentious about this place. Bennett hosted us and we loved his vibe!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sheri P. Member Since 7/26/2017
VIP Seated Tasting on 8/04/17 12:30 PM

Lovely small boutique winery makes you feel comfortable and at home.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Carol L. Member Since 6/5/2014
Club Member Tasting on 8/13/17 2:00 PM

Enjoyable day!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Max D. Member Since 6/12/2017
Club Member Tasting on 7/29/17 3:00 PM

Love this place. Everyone is super friendly, intimate tasting experience and the wine is some of our favorite!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cahill J. Member Since 7/31/2017
Tour & Tasting on 7/31/17 12:00 PM

We enjoyed the tour and the wines are very good. Bennett was our tour guide and he was GREAT! I would recommend this experience to everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob and Sallie N. Member Since 8/23/2013
Tour & Tasting on 7/24/17 10:00 AM

Winery was beautiful and we were treated royally by Bennett. Wines were excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim C. Member Since 7/20/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 7/21/17 2:00 PM

Donna is great! We (Getaway Adventures) frequently bring our guests to Bennett Lane because the hospitality is top notch, the juice is fantastic and the lunch setting is picturesque. My guests absolutely raved about BL during the entirety of our second day of touring.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Orfeo K. Member Since 6/25/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 7/04/17 11:00 AM

Relaxed and enjoyable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meaghan M. Member Since 7/4/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 7/04/17 3:00 PM

Loved the drive up -- rows and rows of sunlit grapes, and a few vines in the "petting zoo" that displayed different grape varietals. When we got there, it wasn't busy at all despite the 4th of July holiday, so we had our host to ourselves. Bennett was AWESOME. As the oenologist, he had lots of knowledge about all of the wines we were trying and could talk about them in great detail.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Laurie B. Member Since 6/3/2017
Walk In Tasting on 6/03/17 12:30 PM

Alex was amazing as was the wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maureen O. Member Since 6/26/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 6/26/17 10:00 AM

We called to book a tasting and the person on the phone accomodated us immediately. Our taster was very knowledgeable and presented us with several wines off the tasting menu allowing us to compare different years and vintages. The cab savs are what the vineyard is known for and definitely worth sending home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jill L. Member Since 6/11/2017
Walk In Tasting on 6/11/17 11:00 AM

I first experienced Bennett Lane Winery while on a Sip n Cycle tour- the property was beautiful, the staff (including Pearl) was extremely personable and informative, and the wine was the best I've ever had. It was such a wonderful experience, that 2 days later, my sister and I came back! I haven't stopped talking about it, and recommending, Bennett Lane to everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John P. Member Since 8/10/2015
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 5/28/17 12:00 PM

Loved the outside area. Had a reservation but felt like they pushed us aside as they were busy. Felt like we were an afterthought. No one really took charge of out group and made us feel welcomed. Passed from one server to another and never got a good feel for the wines and the winery. Would not likely go back.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark D. Member Since 4/18/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 5/18/17 3:00 PM

Great tasting experience sitting outside in the small patio. Very attentive service and education about the wines offered

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve M. Member Since 5/9/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 5/09/17 2:00 PM

Overall good impression. Friendly staff, accomodating knowledgeable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
richard g. Member Since 4/26/2017
VIP Seated Tasting on 5/15/17 10:30 AM

Enjoyed our first Private seated tasting with Peter so much that we booked another wine tasting appointment with him.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bayne S. Member Since 4/14/2017
Club Member Tasting on 5/06/17 3:30 PM

All the wines available in the tasting were excellent and the Cabs were outstanding

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley S. Member Since 3/5/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 4/18/17 2:00 PM

We were greeted with smiles at this beautiful, quaint winery, which was recommended to us by Calistoga Ranch. The outdoor space is with amazing views is truly a special spot in Napa. Definitely add this vineyard to your trip. It's worth it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Davi H. Member Since 4/7/2017
Signature Tasting at the Bar on 4/08/17 12:00 PM

Great wines, wonderful staff! Couldn't ask for more...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Drew B. Member Since 3/18/2017
Club Member Tasting on 3/19/17 2:30 PM

The wine was incredible. As always Bennett Lane had an incredible lineup of wines. This is one of the few wineries were my wife and I enjoy everything on the menu. And the hospitality makes you feel like your apart of the family. I would highly recommend Bennett Lane to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken S. Member Since 3/18/2017
VIP Seated Tasting on 3/18/17 2:30 PM

After an initial pleasant greeting we were left for 25 minutes without a second pour. A supposed VIP experience. We had to go find someone to resume the pour. We got a snotty couldn't you see we got busy when we complained. Simply the worst wine tasting experience.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Marc M. Member Since 11/26/2015
Club Tasting on 3/02/17 2:30 PM

Always a casual atmosphere with a very friendly staff.

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