GNGNB Ep 41: Bennett Lane Winery

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In this episode of a guy, a girl, and a bottle we visit the Bennett Lane winery (www.bennettlane.com), which is located on the north end of Napa Valley off Hwy 128, just past Hwy 29 in Calistoga. The property of this winery is incredible, and the view of the surrounding mountains is amazing, there is also a few picnic tables for you to grab a bottle and kick back and enjoy the view of the vineyard. On our visit we did something that was quite unique, we were able to blend our own bottle of wine! (This occurred under guidance of Rob Hunter, Bennett Lanes’ resident winemaker) and this is an experience that is available to the public in small groups, check their website for the Bennett Lane Custom Blend Experience. It was a lot of fun, but since we are not wine makers, only wine drinkers, we were worried that we would blend up some kind of swill. Check out the podcast to hear what happens, and to see if we are going to drop the podcasting gig and become wine makers ourselves.

In addition to our wine blending experience we tasted some amazing wines, two of which are their signature wines. The Maximus and the Primus Reserve Cabernet, both were amazing wines. Randy Lynch not only is the owner of a great winery, but he also is the only winery in Napa Valley to own a NASCAR race team. You can check out more about the team and follow them as they compete on the NASCAR West Circuit.

The song for this episode is by Natalie Gelman and the song is Never Had You. Don’t forget, if you like this song drop the artist a line and let them know what you think and tell them you heard them on A Guy, A Girl, and a Bottle wine podcast! Natalie Gelman - Natalie Gelman

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3340 Hwy 128 Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-6684
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Cheers!
Joe and Pam

3 Responses to “GNGNB Ep 41: Bennett Lane Winery”

  1. mapsokardu says:

    That’s very cool, blending your own wine. I think I would be timid in trying that, especially knowing how complex wine can get. Although I would have to go for a red because I prefer those generally over white, rose, or sparkling.

    I bet that nascar was pretty cool up close, especially getting to jump in through the window!

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  2. The Guy says:

    The blending your own wine very fun, even though neither Pam nor myself had any prior experience. The entire event you are lead through a tasting of various wine varietals, and then you are encouraged to mix up your own right there at the table.

    The NASCAR was very cool, especially when we fired it up and the engine was echoing off all the wine storage tanks in the room! A truly unique experience!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting – we’re glad you enjoyed the show!

    Joe

  3. Bennett Lane Winery is a great place to visit and taste wines. Bring a snack and sit out on the beautiful patio and enjoy some wonderful wine. It’s safe for kids if you are outside; bring a ball for them to kick around on the grass. We had the opportunity to walk into the vineyard and pick some grapes. We’ve enjoyed the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Maximus and share it with everyone we can. I didn’t know about that you could blend wines there; I know you can do it at Joseph Phelps and it’s a lot of fun. I’m glad you are sharing this great winery with more people!