Matanzas Creek Winery

Key Info

  • When you think Matanzas Creek Winery, everyone thinks of delicious wines


  • Nothing like a cold glass of Sauv Blanc and a walk through the lavender fields.

Matanzas Creek Winery Tasting Room
  • Located in a rural area of Santa Rosa on a Bennett Valley Estate.

  • Midway between Sonoma and Santa Rosa.

  • Open Daily 10:00 to 4:30pm.

  • Recently remodeled tasting room.

  • The lavender mural in the tasting room is GORGEOUS.

  • Tasting is $15pp, five pours, tasting fee waived with 2 bottle purchase.

  • Artisan cheese/wine pairing with a Lavender truffle by appointment, $35pp

  • Kid friendly and dog friendly (leashed).

  • Bring your own food and picnic in the garden.

  • A glass of wine or bottle for picnic is available for purchase.

  • Tables/chairs are scattered under trees or in the sun looking out on the lavender..

  • Family fun on the Bocce ball court or playing corn hole.

Matanzas Crees Views
  • Known particularly for their Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot

  • Other Wines Include: Chardonnay, Pinot, and Bordeaux-style Reds

  • Wines range from $27-$45

  • Their Journey Reds are more expensive.

You May Not Know

  • In 1991 the terraced lavender gardens were planted at Matanzas Creek.

  • After the lavender reaches full bloom (June and early July), it is hand-cut and the ENTIRE plant is utilized for:

  • Bath, body and home products.


  • More than 2 million stems are harvested every year.

  • During peek lavender season expect chaotic crowds, so bring your patience.

  • Check out the Matanzas Website because during lavender season they often offer:

  • paint, photography, honey bee classes and more!

  • More Info HERE

Sheila's Recommendation

  • I have an annual tradition of visiting these lavender gardens in late June.

  • The magical smell and vibrant purple color of lavender enchants me!

  • There is something very Parisian about this experience.

  • I highly recommend popping into the Lavender Market.

  • Picking up a lavender treat is a must every time I visit.

  • This year I went for the Lavender Spa Spray.

  • Lavender scent mixed with a hint of mint and vanilla.

  • Reminds me of Bath & Body Works holiday scent, Twisted Peppermint, minus all the chemicals.

  • It’s so neat to see lavender drying and hanging from the barn.

  • Lavender has this ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, enhance blood circulation, and treat respiratory problems.

  • The combo of lavender relaxation and a glass of Sauv Blanc is PERFECTION!


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