WHAT: If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work harvest, this is your chance! Benovia Winery welcomes guests to the Harvest Winemaker tour – an opportunity to shadow winemaker and co-owner Mike Sullivan during harvest. Benovia is a special, small production, family-owned winery in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley that specializes in sustainably farmed, single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Guests will join the team at Benovia’s Martaella estate vineyard while the fruit is brought into the winery straight from the vineyard, the grapes are hand-selected on the sorting table, and then transported from the forklift into the fermentation tanks. The action in the winery will be followed by a barrel tasting – plus a tasting of current releases and lunch, so guests will follow Benovia’s sustainably-farmed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the vineyard, to the tank, to the barrel, to the bottle – and finally to the glass!
WHEN: September 12th, 13th, 20th and 21st from 9 a.m. – Noon
COST: $55 per person for Benovia club members and $125 per person for non-members
RESERVATIONS: To book Benovia’s Harvest Winemaker Tour visit cellarpass.com/Benovia-Winery-profile or call 707-921-1040
PHOTOS: Here’s a link to photos showing the vineyards, winemaker, winery, and harvest at Benovia: www.dropbox.com/sh/ievplzkyghjde0s/AAAio8bHpP-s2IiumOvprlrSa?dl=0
ABOUT BENOVIA WINERY
Benovia Winery is a special, small production, family-owned winery in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley that specializes in sustainably farmed, single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Founded by husband and wife team Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane, Benovia was named after Mary and Joe’s fathers, Ben Dewane and Novian Anderson. Benovia owns and farms three distinctly different vineyards so as to present several nuanced wines in its portfolio. The wines are allocated directly to customers and distributed to select restaurants across the country.