Family vacations are fun, exciting, and they are the setting for where many lifelong memories are made for the entire family. But sometimes you just need to get away and bask in your adultness, and do marvelous, adult things that you probably don’t get the opportunity to do nearly as often as you may like, or even need to. Things like standing perfectly still and not making a sound as you take in your surroundings while standing in the middle of a vineyard that can only be described as breathtaking. Things like sitting back and enjoying the company of your spouse, partner, or some of your closest friends with a delicious glass of wine. Sounds pretty delightful, doesn’t it? Maybe this summer will be the time when you can finally get that much-needed, adult-only vacation, because if not this summer, then when? There’s no time like the present!
California’s Sonoma Valley is synonymous with wine in the United States, and is often described simply as ‘wine country.’ Sonoma Valley is home to many internationally-celebrated wines and aesthetically stunning wineries, some of which hold daily behind-the-scenes tours, wine tastings, and other special events. Sonoma Wine Tours are a perfect vacation stop that any wine enthusiast would love, and for close to 30 years, one family-owned and operated winery located in the Sonoma Valley has not only been creating great wines, but have also been changing the way that many think about great wine making.
The Benziger Family Winery, located in Glen Ellen, California, has a wide variety of wines in their portfolio, and each is certified sustainable, organic, or Biodynamic©. The Benziger family believes that great wine has “green values” and they follow agricultural, wine making, and business practices that are “good for the earth and the vine, good for the farm worker and the farmer, and good for [their] colleagues and [their] customers.” The people who visit their winery have the unique opportunity to tour their grounds and get a close-up look at what Biodynamic© wine making entails. This includes a visit to the fermentation facility, crush pad, and you can even explore their barrel caves. After a 45-minute tour, you and your guests will also experience a special wine tasting of the Benziger Family award-winning wines.
Even if you aren’t a wine enthusiast, and simply enjoy a glass every now and then, going on a wine tour gives you the opportunity to take your time sampling and savoring all of the different flavor combinations that wine can have. Vacationing at a winery can be romantic, or it can simply be a beautiful location full of intrigue and information about how to make and enjoy great wine with your closest girlfriends. Getting away for a few days this summer just may be what you need to refresh and revitalize your body and mind, and if you ask me, that is precisely what good wine was made for.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Benziger Family Winery. Incentive was provided to me, and opinions are my own.
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