|Bennett Valley sits between the Sonoma Coast|
and Sonoma Valley appellations
The floor of Bennett Valley sits higher than the surrounding valley floors. To the west are Taylor and Sonoma Mountains that block some, but not all, of the cool marine air rolling in from the coast during the growing season. Bennett Valley is mostly about Syrah, but there is Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and a few other varieties planted. There are 650 acres of vineyards, about 1% of Sonoma County's total.
|Syrah from a small Bennett Valley producer|
Matanzas Creek is the only winery with a tasting room in Bennett Valley (there are only two other wineries). More info from Bennett Valley Grape Growers.
Photos of Bennett Valley from late October
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