Join us at the Winery
We would love to host you for a tasting and tour at Bennett Lane Winery. Our staff is always happy to lead guests through our vineyard and cellar to give you an up close peek at the world of winemaking at Bennett Lane Winery. Then come to the tasting room for an incredible flight of our award winning Napa Valley wines. Our tasting room was recently remodelled and features ipads with our own custom ipad tasting app. We are currently tasting 4 wines in the tasting room and our flight cost for the tasting is $15 per person. For those interested in trying our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, we do have a reserve flight available for $40 per person. Join us at the friendliest tasting room in the Napa Valley!
‘Varietals Fruit Flavor' Program Details
For those of you interested in a one of a kind hands on winemaking adventure, join us for our Varietals Fruit Flavor Custom Blend Experience. First, guests are introduced to the winemaking process through a vineyard tour and discussion of the ideal soil, weather and landscape conditions required for growing each grape. Through hands-on examination of the soil, vines and fruit in Bennett Lane's "petting vineyard" participants will be able to observe the differences in each of the individual varietal's vines and foliage, and during harvest, taste the grapes.
After the vineyard tour, guest will taste and smell the unblended varietals (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) along with a variety of aromatics selected to represent the essential qualities and flavor profiles of each varietal, helping tasters identify and isolate the individual characteristics of each grape. Flavor components that will be used to demonstrate the traits of each featured varietal include: vanilla, blueberry, anise, French oak, white peach, crushed pineapple, dried cherry, white pepper, mango, raspberry, dark chocolate, blackberry, and brown sugar.
The aromatics session culminates with Bennett Lane's custom blending experience. By using different amounts of Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon from a variety of vineyard lots, the novice winemakers are invited to blend, bottle, cork and label their own blend of Bennett Lane's Maximus red feasting wine, personalized to their taste.
After creating and bottling their own wine, guests will enjoy a cheese pairing with our current releases on our beautiful patio, which has stunning unobstructed views of Calistoga vineyards, Mount St. Helena and the Palisades Mountain Range.
The price to participate in "Varietals, Fruit & Flavor" is $200 per person (for groups of six to eight people), and includes transportation to the winery for groups from hotels and resorts in Calistoga and St. Helena via the Bennett Lane Winery stretch limousine. This ultimate hands on winery experience is an incredible value and perfect for couples traveling together, as well as corporate groups interested in the ultimate hands-on wine tasting adventure. Appointments must be made 48 hours in advance.
Special accomodation can be made for larger or smaller groups. Please let us know if you are interested in the blending for 2-4 people or groups larger than 8 and we can put together a quote for you.
Please schedule a tour or call us at 1-877-MAX-NAPA.