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Estate Vineyards

Benovia Winery harvests grapes from estate vineyards that span more than 71 planted acres in three distinctive locations across the Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma Coast AVA, and Sonoma County AVA.

Our goal is to get to know each vineyard block intimately, learn its special qualities, and stay attuned to each vine's needs -- all to promote the optimum ripeness and flavor development of our fruit.

At Benovia, we believe we have struck just the right balance between innovative viticultural techniques and traditional winegrowing. And even though we have made a significant financial investment in upgrading our vineyards with the latest farming and irrigation technology, we rely just a little bit more on old-fashioned instinct and experience to handcraft Benovia's exceptional, high quality wines.

Every fall as harvest time nears, you can find Mike Sullivan walking the rows of vines and tasting the grapes, all to make that critical decision of precisely when to pick the fruit. When the time is right, the grapes are harvested at night or very early in the morning to assure the clusters arrive at our Russian River Valley winery in peak condition.

Estate Vineyards:

Cohn Vineyard (18 planted acres)
Martaella Vineyards (41 planted acres)
Tilton Hill Vineyard (12 planted acres)