Matanzas Creek Winery

707-528-6464 6097 Bennett Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Matanzas Creek stands at a crossroads between sophistication and simplicity. Our wines and our winery effortlessly combine the best of both rustic country charm and refined quality. Our vineyards live in harmony with their surroundings with only a portion of the land planted to vine. The rest is given over to an eclectic blend of native grasses, delicate olive trees, exotic perennials and our famed lavender fields - an inspiriting setting from which the story of our wines takes shape.

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Helena Bench Vineyard 2013

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    Grassy peach and marmalade aromas are light and feathery on the delicate nose of this wine. In the mouth, tart acidity matches perfectly with a mineral, saline touch of flint and candied orange peel with lemon notes and a lightly creamy finish of herb butter. Very nice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bennett Valley 2013

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    Tropical banana and mango aromas flanked by peach and lemon notes and a pleasant minerality. Bursts with acidity on the attack, leading to some perceived sweetness but finishes tart and lemony with puckering acidity and a whisp of peach and apricot on the long finish. Read More

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  • We finally got the news that we are approved for our planning permit.  Now comes the really trying part:  building permits, contractors' estimates, dislocation, refinancing, and dealing with the neighbor who tried to stop the project and who will harass the contractor.  But it's official:  I get a basement with room for a real cellar with temper... Read More

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  • So i am getting flooded with emails from various wineries updating on their Rose releases.   Every year is different, and I am interested in hearing what is looking good on the market, world-wide and local.  I enjoy Roses across the board:  CA seems to rank in my high numbers, but I'm sure that is a demographics thing.  I also love some French R... Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006

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    This was our pick for our New Years wine. It was just the wife and myself making a 5 course meal at home. I decanted it for a few hours. I tasted it straight out of the bottle and the tannins were crazy. Out of control like Mr. Toads wild ride. Stuck it in the decanter, ran off the sediment and let it sit for about 2 hours. After those tw... Read More

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  • Matanzas Creek Winery Chardonnay Sonoma Valley 2007

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    Butter on top. Great melon and slight hint of pineapple. Easy to drink. Delicate chard with a good even finish. Read More

    Wine review by 1420187jescobio 1420187 jescobio


  • Matanzas Creek Chardonnay 2009

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    Creamy, buttery aromas of orchard fruit. Some sweet floral notes. Elegant structure on the palate with nice acid balance amidst the creamy texture. Apple tart, fresh brioche, baked pear, baking spice and oak nuances all add a zest to the buttery, creamy flavors. Finishes dry and zippy and a touch on wood. 87 pts.4/29/13 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Matanzas Crk Merlot 2006

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    Roasty nose with crushed stone, dark cocoa covered cherries, hints of funk (dissipate with swirling- newly opened) and currant. Really a striking shade of red in the glass. I expected a more dense palate than it delivers, but that's not bad. It's nicely structured with good balance of tannin and acid. Rich, fresh red berry fruit driven by r... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2010

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    Recc. from Beltramo wine specialist. Read More

    Wine review by Mr Dolce


  • Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2004

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    The only bottle in the clearance stack retaining a yellow, unbrowned hue. Smells like cold roast turkey haha. Good minerality and salinity remain on the nose. Light citrus and melon. On the palate, bubblegum quality up front. Juicy mouth watering acidity remains. Guava, papaya, mango and other exotic fruits leaning into lychee. Grapefruit... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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