Our Wines

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We have a simple belief that the land is the most important factor to producing an expressive wine. We treat it with kid gloves. We dry farm allowing the vines to send their roots deep for water, extracting intense flavors from our Laurelwood soil and underlying volcanic Jory soil. We use organic farming practices to keep nature in balance closer to the surface. Means more work for us. But we think it shows in the quality of the wine.

We currently ship direct-to consumer in the following states:

AK*, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY
• Regretfully, we cannot ship directly to KY, NJ, VT, or WV residents due to prohibitive costs on direct shipments.
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2019

Sparkling Brut Crémant of Oregon

Our traditional method estate sparkling brut now uses the term “Cremant” as the French do outside of the Champagne Region.Three and a half years in tirage to accumulate flavors: Crisp golden apple crumble on the nose giving way to a burst of flavors on first sip: coconut praline, citrus, and floral notes.

“Granny Smith apple and pear with sour starfruit notes all combine with nutty accents on the palate. Tart and showing a good level of both astringency and richness. A magical pairing for sushi.” 91 pts Owen Bargreen

Bottle of Benza 2019 Brut
2021

Brut Rosé

Demand was so great for the 2020 Brut Rosé we decided to do it all over again. This 2021 Brut Rosé sparkler will delight the senses. Made from two of our Pinot Noir clones, Dijon 115 and Pommard. Fermented in stainless steel and neutral oak for freshness & vitality.

Pairs oh so well with spicy foods.

Bottle of Benza 2021 Brut Rosé
2022

Brut Rosé

Ruby red grapefruit and ultra fresh raspberry aromatics delight the senses leading to elegant mouth covering palate, with a touch of brioche from the contact of the lees during fermentation. Grapes were picked earlier to promote structure expected from a traditional Brut Rose. Saignée method used to adjust for color. A wonderful comparison with its sister 2021 vintage!

Bottle of Benza Vineyards 2022 Brut Rosé
2022

Estate Block 2 Pinot Gris Reserve

What happens when you treat a Pinot Gris like a Chardonnay? And age it in special cigar-shaped barrels for oak contact?

Answer: wonderful things..a serious yet playful wine.

A nose of white peach, vanilla bean with a touch of minerality gives way to a soft caramel, key-lime and brioche finish.

“Rich and nicely textured new wine already showing beautifully. On the nose this shows salted Marcona almond and shades of citrus rind alongside starfruit and Bartlett pear. The palate is soft and inviting with a smooth texture. Enjoy now and over the next few years. 91 pts Owen Bargreen

 
Bottle of Benza 2022 Block 2 Reserve
2022

Estate Pinot Gris

Coming from our superb north-facing 27 year old Block 2 vines, this Pinot Gris was fermented longer and slower to preserve the unique characteristics of the old vines. Peach, nectarine, white rose pedals, and mouth watering textures make this refreshing wine surprisingly rich at the same time.

Bottle of Benza Vineyards 2022 Pinot Gris
2021

Touch of Gold Estate Chardonnay

Named after our horse palomino-coated Missouri Foxtrotter, Touch, whose official name is Lucky Touch of Gold. This estate Chardonnay was made from several of our estate Chardonnay clones. Barrel fermented with minimal stirring. This a textural wine reflecting the ripe characteristics of the vintage restrained by an early pick in order to maintain balance and acidity. Again a wine that can be enjoyed now but will improve with age.

Bottle of Benza 2021 Touch of Gold Chardonnay
2022

Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir

Fermented two ways: in stainless steel at colder temperatures to preserve freshness and fruitfulness. And in neutral oak barrels at higher temps to help promote richness.

Combination yields a fresh, acid driven, elegant and vibrant Rose. Flavors of strawberry, kiwi, and watermelon rind are all prevalent in this wine.

Bottle of Benza Vineyards 2022 Rosé
2017

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Thirty-year-old pinot noir vines grown on Laurelwood soil from the nearby Noren Vineyard. Aged on French oak to produce a lively and approachable wine. If there is such a thing as a Monday to Thursday wine, this it it.

125 cases produced. Very Low Inventory Warning!

Benza Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Bottle
2018

Estate Pinot Noir

Picked from various estate blocks, this wine is a reflection of its place in 2018. The warm and very dry growing season led to wines of intensity. The wine was in barrel for 10 months comprised of 15% new French oak. This wine shows the characteristics of the vintage with dark red fruit and earthy / spicy notes.  The wine has the guts to age for many years. A faithful representation of our property.

“Juicy and velvety with vibrant character and a spicy finish.” 91 Points JamesSuckling.com

Bottle of Benza 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
2018

Three Tuxedos Reserve Pinot Noir

Lovingly named after our three tuxedo cats—from whence our bow-tie logo and notched label also derives, this selection comprises the best barrels of the vintage–40% new french oak.

The 2018 vintage produced dense wines in the dark red to black fruit spectrum with an earthiness enhanced by the savory characteristics of our Laurelwood soil. This wine will only get better in time.

92 Points JamesSuckling.com: “Dark, spicy and focused with excellent structure and a savory finish.”

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Bottle of Benza Three Tuxedos Estate Pinot Noir
2019

Estate Pinot Noir

A blend of our 5 estate Pinot Clones. In barrel for 10 months comprised of 56% new French oak. Dark red (and blue) fruit with earth and spice notes. A faithful representation of our property.

 A fuller-bodied pinot for a 2019 with ripe and juicy fruit in the center palate, enveloped with blue fruit and hibiscus flowers. Chewy and tannic at the end. It will age nicely 94 Points JamesSuckling.com

Bottle of Benza 2019 Estate Pinot Noir
2019

Three Tuxedos Reserve Pinot Noir

Lovingly named after our three tuxedo cats—from whence our bow-tie logo and notched label also derives, this selection comprises the best barrels of the vintage with 45% new french oak.

The 2019 vintage produced dense wines in the red to black fruit spectrum with an earthiness enhanced by the savory characteristics of our Laurelwood soil. This wine will only get better in time.

“Strawberry and floral aromas with some stems, following through to a full body with firm and tight tannins and a fresh, vivid finish. Bright and so pretty and nicely structured” 94 Points JamesSuckling.com

Bottle of Benza 2019 Three Tuxedos Reserve Pinot Noir
2021

Three Tuxedos Reserve Pinot Noir

This selection comprises the 5 best barrels of the 2021 vintage aged 60% new French Oak for 10 months.

The 2021 vintage produced dense wines in the red to black fruit spectrum with an earthiness enhanced by the savory characteristics of our Laurelwood soil. This wine will only get better in time.

“This is spiced and cedary with cherries and red plums in the background. Medium-bodied with a vibrant mineral character and racy acidity that leads to a vivid, crunchy aftertaste.” 93 Points JamesSuckling.com

2019

Symphony Pinot Noir

Designed as an all-star wine of the Willamette Valley. Sourced from three prized vineyards in three nested AVA’s of the WV: Chehalem Mountains, Yamhill-Carlton and McMinnville. 60% Pommard brings an incredible nose to this 2019 but already delicious wine. Like adding instruments for a richer orchestra sound, this wine brings together a symphony of flavors deserving of its name.

A complete pinot, showing plenty of cooked-cherry and strawberry aromas with highlights of pie crust. Full and layered with round tannins that give texture and polish to the wine. Extremely well structured and thought-out.” 95 Points JamesSuckling.com

Bottle of Benza Symphony Pinot Noir
2021

Symphony Pinot Noir

The 2021 Symphony Pinot Noir comprises fruit sourced from two prized vineyards in two nested AVA’s of the WV: Laurelwood District and McMinnville, one being the Benza Estate itself.  Like adding instruments for a richer orchestra sound, this wine brings together a symphony of flavors deserving of its name. 20% New French Oak to ensure approachability.

 

“Notes of wild strawberries, blood oranges, grapefruit peel, white pepper and minerals. Medium-bodied, smooth and silky on the palate with freshness and poise. Vivid and very attractive.” 93 Points JamesSuckling.com

2022

Syrah

Sourced from the Rocks District of Milton Freewater which is just what it sounds like…vast fields of basalt cobbles that not only make the grapes struggle but imparts unique flavors.

Dark Chocolate Mocha with savory umami and blueberry compote are on the nose along with the Rocks “Funk”. And on the palate: charred dark fruits, with feather-like tannins with lingering baking spices, bay leaf, and grilled red meat.

“Smooth texture with umami and smoldering stone flavors alongside wild blackberry and shades of green olive tapenade. Complex and delicious, enjoy now and over the next six years.” 93 pts Owen Bargreen

Bottle of Benza 2022 Syrah

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Discounts & Shipping*

12+ Bottles: 10% Discount
Discounts are applied automatically during checkout
We offer greatly reduced ground shipping rates to all customers
Club Members enjoy 15% (6-bottle club) or 20% (12-bottle club) discounts
Club Members enjoy $15 flat rate ground shipping on 1-6 bottles and just $20 flat rate on 7-12 bottles
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*Rates are for Continental US only. Alaska has special shipping pricing.

Our Commitment to Environmental Packaging

All of our packaging materials for shipping are recyclable. We use corrugated recycled bottle inserts to hold shipped bottles safe, never styrofoam. We do not use plastic tape to close our packages but rather paper kraft tape.And of course, our outer shipping boxes and glass are completely recyclable.
For carry-out at the winery we now are using corrugated fold-up boxes with handles instead of cloth wine bags. Wine bags started out as a great idea but the reality is most people end up with so many they end up throwing them out.

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