Matanzas Creek Winery
Open daily 10am - 4:30pm
This is what visiting Wine Country is all about – roll down the windows, let the fresh country air flow and meander the scenic winding road past horses, dairy cows and vineyards, all just to see where the road might lead.
Today let the road take you to Matanzas Creek Winery, a place that offers something for the wine lover, the gardener, the epicurian. Matanzas Creek, which put the bucolic east Santa Rosa neighborhood of Bennett Valley on the map, took its name from the creek that drains away the runoff in the valley. The area enjoys a unique microclimate among North Coast appellations, with cooling influences from several fronts – the Russian River Valley and Petaluma Gap from the west and southwest, and the San Pablo Bay to the south and southeast.
Matanzas Creek produces a wide range of wines that reflect the viticultural diversity of Bennett Valley and Sonoma County. Currently the winery is showcasing the Sauvignon Blanc, the perfect spring and summer wine.
This summer visitors will flock to Matanzas Creek May through June when the lavender fields are in bloom. During this time, the winery will host its Season of Wine & Lavender – a month-long celebration of experiences guaranteed to immerse the senses of wine and garden lovers alike. Lavender has long been a celebrated co-star here, and a section of the tasting room is dedicated to a myriad of lavender products including soaps, scents, oils and spa products made at the winery.
• 4 different styles of Sauvignon Blanc
• 3 different styles of Chardonnay
• 4 styles of Merlot plus Pinot Noir, Red Blend,and Cabernet Sauvignon
WHAT TO TASTE
The Journey wines are crafted from the most pedigreed vineyard sites in Sonoma County. These are classically styled, limited-production wines composed of the best barrels in the winery’s cellar. Try the Journey Sauvignon Blanc in addition to the Journey Chardonnay or the Journey Red Wine, a Bordeaux-style blend.
WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING
Matanzas Creek offers a decadent wine and cheese tasting expertly paired and prepared by the winery chefs – offered all day, every day!