“B” appellations

Bennett Valley

Bennett Valley is situated between Taylor Mountain to the west, Sonoma Mountain to the south and Bennett Peak to the east. Ash from these volcanic peaks coated the landscape over the millenia, forming the basis for Bennett Valley's soil. Fog creeps into the valley in the early morning through the Petaluma wind gap, making the valley much cooler than the neighboring Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain AVAs. The 8,700 acre AVA has only 800 acres of vines, which produce mainly Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.


United States → California → Sonoma County

Appellation Type

American AVA

Wineries (3)

Mantanzas Creek Winery
Matanzas Creek Winery
Sable Ridge Vineyards

Wines (3)

Mantanzas Creek Winery Shiraz Bennett Valley Bennett Valley 2007 Bennett Valley Red
Matanzas Creek Winery Merlot Bennett Valley Jackson Park 2006 Bennett Valley Red
Matanzas Creek Winery Pinot Noir Bennett Valley 2008 Bennett Valley Red