Matanzas Creek Winery to Host Days of Wine and Lavender
Matanzas Creek Winery will host their 11th annual Days of Wine and Lavender festival on June 23rd from 1-4 pm. Each year, as the estate’s trademark lavender begins to bloom, Matanzas Creek celebrates the beginning of summer with wine, live music, vineyard tours, and food prepared by the winery’s chef.
Matanzas Creek is located on an impeccably landscaped property in Sonoma County’s Bennett Valley wine region. Patricia Kaczmarek cares for about 4,500 lavender plants including Provence and Grosso varieties. The winery also makes several lavender products that can be purchased online.
Matanzas Creek was established in 1977 under the leadership of Merry Edwards. With her meticulous winemaking practices and careful clonal selections in the vineyard, Edwards brought the winery to national prominence in a matter of a few years. Her Sauvignon Blanc was particularly acclaimed in the early 1980s.
Current winemaker François Cordesse works closely with vineyard manager Brandon Axell to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Days of Wine and Lavender is a great opportunity to try some of these renowned wines as well as enjoy the beautiful scenery. Tickets are $95 per person and $75 for wine club members.