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About Benovia Winery

Benovia Winery is a hidden gem in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Our family owned, small production winery specializes in hand crafted Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel, from our estate vineyards.

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Our team is an extension of an extraordinary family; one that eats, drinks, and breathes a lifelong passion for wine. That passion is distinct in every bottle of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel we produce from the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast and Sonoma Mountain. Our fathers, Benjamin Dewane and Novian Anderson, taught us to be the best at what we do, and always produce something we can be proud of. Nothing else will suffice, period.

Here in the Russian River Valley, we are all part of a close-knit community that finds joy in purpose. We’re at our happiest during harvest, when friends join us on the sorting line and the winery and vineyards are buzzing with activity and camaraderie.

After years of humble, hard work, we believe that we are creating something truly beautiful that draws people together.

For large groups of seven or more please contact the the Benovia Winery Visitor Center at 707-921-1040. We are sorry, we are unable to accommodate outside food or picnicking.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Certified Organic
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • General Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry W. Member Since 6/9/2013
Tasting Appointment on 7/18/18 11:30 AM

Benovia is one of the best producers of Pinot Noir in Sonoma County. Their wines, hospitality and venue are awesome. Highly recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lou O. Member Since 11/27/2015
Tasting Appointment on 7/12/18 11:00 AM

I have been taking wine tour clients to Benovia for at least 6 years. Beautiful property, fantastic wines, and a great staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg J. Member Since 3/1/2018
Tasting Appointment on 6/17/18 11:00 AM

Outstanding visit. Wonderful wines expertly presented by our host David. We stayed 3 hours, never felt rushed and the remodeled patio overlooking the vineyard is perfect.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott L. Member Since 3/2/2017
Tasting Appointment on 5/17/18 11:30 AM

Very nice experience. Wine was excellent. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed walking the grounds. Overall wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patti F. Member Since 1/6/2016
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 10:00 AM

The wines we tasted were amazing but we left with a bad impression due to the host.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judith D. Member Since 7/6/2017
Tasting Appointment on 5/13/18 10:00 AM

James was a pourer and resource extraordinaire !!! After 5 minutes with him and a few sips of their fabulous wine we knew we had to members !! They are very lucky to have him as his exuberance and knowledge and joy shows! Loved the tasting we will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron M. Member Since 6/2/2017
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 3:00 PM

Gail was knowledgeable about all the wines and the history of the winery. One of the better tour directors I have encountered. Mature and gracious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy J. Member Since 2/14/2013
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 10:30 AM

We had a great experience at Benovia and loved it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
GARY H. Member Since 4/3/2018
Tasting Appointment on 5/05/18 11:30 AM

Nice, accommodating lounge type of atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dave T. Member Since 10/17/2017
Tasting Appointment on 5/03/18 1:30 PM

Great wines and staff. Very nice tasting room.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin P. Member Since 1/20/2015
Tasting Appointment on 4/30/18 10:00 AM

Was recommended by someone at another winery and did not disappoint.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill J. Member Since 2/21/2015
Tasting Appointment on 4/27/18 1:30 PM

Couldn't have been better. The facility was spotless and classy, yet comfortable. The setting was peaceful, quiet and intimate with beautiful views. The wines were excellent. Our tasting guide was friendly and highly knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jamie S. Member Since 9/28/2016
Tasting Appointment on 4/18/18 10:00 AM

Had a lovely time at Benovia! Great views! Great wine! Great hospitality! Strongly recommend...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bruno M. Member Since 4/29/2017
Tasting Appointment on 4/07/18 1:00 PM

Excellent experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara H. Member Since 10/21/2016
Tasting Appointment on 3/25/18 11:30 AM

Lovely visit. Great Host David. Very knowledgeable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrick Y. Member Since 2/15/2016
Tasting Appointment on 3/24/18 1:00 PM

The property was clean and neat, and the staff were generous and welcoming. I would come again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allison J. Member Since 3/15/2018
Tasting Appointment on 3/16/18 3:30 PM

We had a great experience at Benovia! Dave welcomed my family and I and it really felt like we were in someone's cozy, beautiful home. We enjoyed the delicious wine tastings and the view of the vineyards. Dave went out of his way to suggest great restaurants and chat about the area. We will definitely recommend this winery to family and friends!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stuart R. Member Since 3/4/2014
Tasting Appointment on 2/24/18 1:30 PM

Truly the number one tasting experience in Sonoma County for lovers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Guy B. Member Since 2/8/2014
Tasting Appointment on 2/20/18 10:00 AM

Great wine tasting, beautiful tasting room knowledgeable people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Martha F. Member Since 2/7/2018
Valentine's Weekend on 2/10/18 11:00 AM

This was my first experience at Benovia and it was definitely worth it! I will definitely return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald P. Member Since 1/2/2018
Tasting Appointment on 1/17/18 10:00 AM

Mike was friendly and knowledgeable and took the time to explain the winery's operation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tiffany M. Member Since 12/23/2017
Tasting Appointment on 12/23/17 1:00 PM

Loved our visit, Michael was both informative and fun. Entire group had a great time and learned new things. I loved all the wines and atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David D. Member Since 12/3/2017
Tasting Appointment on 12/03/17 3:00 PM

Just a great visit. Our host, Michael, was excellent. Helpful. Knowledgeable. Funny. The wines are simply the best.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara L. Member Since 11/15/2017
Tasting Appointment on 11/18/17 2:30 PM

The entire experience was weird. They seem to be set up primarily to serve customers who purchase wine online. The wines were excellent, but the experience was poor. The people who work in the tasting room do not understand customer service. All 5 people in my party bought wine but were disappointed in the experience and would not return. Also, we never received receipts for our purchases.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
John F. Member Since 6/5/2017
Tasting Appointment on 11/03/17 10:00 AM

We arrived early and had the area downstairs mostly to ourselves. We were able to sit by the fire and enjoy the view while we tasted. We visited with our friends Rudy and Kathleen who live locally and are also Concierage Club members. Our hostess was very helpful and contributed to our good time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary W. Member Since 3/19/2015
Tasting Appointment on 10/09/17 2:30 PM

See below

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie L. Member Since 9/17/2017
Tasting Appointment on 9/30/17 3:30 PM

We enjoyed our tasting on the patio. Michael was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Will R. Member Since 7/27/2016
Tasting Appointment on 9/16/17 3:30 PM

wonderful experience with knowledgeable staff and excellent wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea T. Member Since 7/16/2017
Tasting Appointment on 7/22/17 10:30 AM

Nice tasting. Great hospitality. Nice wines. Great experience. Unique and personal.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin M. Member Since 5/7/2017
Tasting Appointment on 5/27/17 1:30 PM

Fantastic wines with a nice intimate tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff J. Member Since 2/21/2016
Tasting Appointment on 5/21/17 3:30 PM

We ended our Sunday with a stop at Benovia, and had a fabulous tasting, by ourselves with a wonderful pourer. He gave us so much background on the wines and winery, helped us understand what we were tasting, and threw in some surprise tastes. We love Benovia. We first found Benovia's wine at Backyard in Forestville.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane S. Member Since 5/16/2017
Tasting Appointment on 5/20/17 3:30 PM

The ambiance was so relaxing. The staff was warm and friendly. The wine selections were delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Duane C. Member Since 1/13/2015
Tasting Appointment on 5/08/17 12:30 PM

We had a fantastic time! The scenery was gorgeous and the service was impeccable! Gayle was so informative and personable as well. We brought a picnic with us and they were very hospitable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robin N. Member Since 3/7/2017
Tasting Appointment on 4/29/17 10:30 AM

One of the most beautiful vineyards and tasting rooms I've ever been to. The staff greeted our group at the door and it was non-stop first class service from there. Truly a gem in Sonoma not to mention the best wine we had all weekend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt L. Member Since 4/22/2017
Tasting Appointment on 4/22/17 12:30 PM

You guys were very accommodating to adding a couple extra guests for my reservation and more importantly allowing our kids (10 and 12 years old) to hang out. It's important to young families to be able to enjoy good wine tastings all the while being mindful of the other guests.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michael R. Member Since 4/17/2017
Tasting Appointment on 4/18/17 1:30 PM

Lovely setting and great hospitality. Wines were also very good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy P. Member Since 3/15/2017
Tasting Appointment on 3/31/17 11:00 AM

We had family in town and this was the perfect wine tasting to bring them to. We sat at the dining room table, with a beautiful view of the vineyards and Mt. Saint Helena in the background. Our hostess led us through the tasting, giving us the scoop on all the wines, and how they differed. My family commented on how special the experience was. And of course, the wines are excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul M. Member Since 3/10/2017
Tasting Appointment on 3/16/17 11:00 AM

I came with my daughter and soon to be step son (maybe). We all had a great time and look forward to returning. The hosts were great and created aa friendly atmosphere for all of us. Thank you for having us. Paul Mann

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ed & Keri P. Member Since 4/2/2014
Tasting Appointment on 2/02/17 12:30 PM

We had a wonderful time and were treated so well. Thanks so much.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert R. Member Since 12/2/2016
Tasting Appointment on 1/06/17 1:30 PM

The wines were excellent and priced accordingly. The hostess was polite and effective but not not nearly as warm or engaging as most of the other hosts at out other tastings, even though this was a private and pricey tasting event.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
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