For a Benovian, labor is life, and life is fulfilling. Winemaker and co-owner Mike Sullivan grew up tending his family’s vines on Sonoma Mountain. Proprietors Mary Dewane and Joe Anderson were both raised on hard work by their fathers, Ben Dewane and Novian Anderson. Hard work brings its own rewards, they would say. Be the best at what you do. Surround yourself with good people, and let them get to work. And never, ever produce anything that wouldn’t make you proud.
Here in the Russian River Valley, we are all part of a close-knit community that finds joy in purpose. We’re at our happiest during harvest, when friends join us on the sorting line and the winery and vineyards are buzzing with activity and camaraderie.
After years of humble, hard work, we believe that we are creating something truly beautiful that draws people together.
10:00am - 5:00pm daily by Appt Only
We are tucked deep in the heart of the Russian River Valley wine country, yet quickly and easily accessible from the Sonoma County airport. Our secluded Martaella Estate Vineyard is surrounded by endless vineyard views, with Mount Saint Helena just visible in the distance to the northeast. The Benovia Ranch House is old American farmhouse comfort with modern elegance. Settle in by the fireplace if it’s chilly out, or enjoy the expansive vineyard views from the deck. The tasting experiences listed below are available daily by appointment only from 10:00am to 5:00 pm (last tasting to begin by 3:30pm) with the exception of some major holidays. For same-day appointments or to book a group larger than 6 guests please call us at 707-921-1040 to check availability or email us at WineryVisits@benoviawinery.com.