Bennett Lane Winery
Offering a Feast for the Senses this Thanksgiving
Located just north of downtown Calistoga, family-owned Bennett Lane Winery’s friendly and casual tasting room is one wine country destination worth the drive north. The winery caters to all of the senses, offering guests one of the premier tasting experiences in the valley, and offers the perfect slice of fall as harvest at the winery comes to a close.
The Friendliest Tasting Room
Bennett Lane’s tasting room has become known as the friendliest tasting room in the valley and this fall they are proud to share three incredible tasting options, sure to please everyone from the wine beginner to the true Cabernet collector. Their signature $25 flight buys guests tastes of four of Bennett Lane’s wines, the Chardonnay, the Maximus Red Feasting Wine blend and two vintages of their Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, they are offering their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon flight for $50 person. This tasting flight includes a sample of the highly rated 2009 and 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and their single-vineyard Estate Lynch Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. With only 99 cases of this Calistoga AVA wine, it is a rare treat. Don’t miss this stop – it is fast becoming the “must-see” destination for wine lovers visiting the Napa Valley.
New, Elevated Tasting Experience
Visitors to the charming tasting room now have a new, slightly elevated tasting option to choose from: Their “Seated Tasting,” available for $35, allows groups of two to eight people to do a deep dive into the winery’s more exclusive wine offerings under the guidance of a personal wine specialist. Guests will be greeted upon arrival by their host and seated at a private table. The specialist will then lead the group through a tasting of four of Bennett Lane’s top-end wines including their Reserve or Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. In this intimate and relaxed setting (a bit like having a personal wine steward in your own living room), there will be plenty of time for tasting and exploring each wine in depth. Moving at a leisurely pace, your personal wine expert will share the full story on each bottling and answer any questions you may have regarding winemaking, fruit sourcing, cellaring and more. It’s a classic example of the intimate hospitality that Bennett Lane is known for – comfortable, relaxed, informative and above all, friendly.
Maximus ‘Feasting Wine’ for the Holidays
The Maximus “feasting wine” blends are the perfect for the top feast of the year: Thanksgiving. The red “feasting wine” blend has had wine lovers flocking to Bennett Lane’s tasting room since its inception. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, this wine will please all of your guests this holiday season. According to Bennett Lane owner Randy Lynch, “Our goal at Bennett Lane is to make wines of outstanding quality year after year.” “We make every effort to use only the finest fruit and bring it to fruition in the bottle through meticulous winemaking.” In addition to the red blend, they also produce “White Maximus,” a Sauvignon Blanc blend with a touch of Chardonnay. This aromatic white is the perfect partner to all of your holiday meals. Both of the current release Maximus wines have received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast.
Signature Flight includes four wines at $25 per flight
Reserve Flight includes three Reserve Cabernet Sauvignons at $50 per flight
VIP Private Seated Tasting includes three wines, including one reserve release at $35 per flight