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Benzinger Family Winery Releases New Tier of Organically Farmed Reserve Wines

First Introducing a Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, the Biodynamic Pioneer Continues Longstanding Tradition of Sustainable Farming with New Wines

Glen Ellen, Calif. – April 10, 2018 – Benziger Family Winery today announced the launch of the Benziger Organic Reserve Wine tier, a selection of wines made with grapes from organically farmed vineyards in premiere California appellations. The first wine available from this new tier is a 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley. Benziger Family Winery will add a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in 2019.

All wines in the new Benziger Organic Reserve Wine tier are made with grapes grown by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), which requires that winegrowers use natural methods such as crop rotation and natural composts to maintain soil health, as well as natural techniques to control weeds, insects and other pests.

“We have experienced first-hand the difference that growing grapes using certified organic methods makes,” says Chris Benziger, Vice President of Trade Relations. “We’re not only doing the right thing for the land, but we’re creating high quality wines that reveal the true nature of the vineyards where the grapes were grown.”

Based in the Sonoma County town of Glen Ellen, Benziger Family Winery has long been committed to sustainable viticulture, becoming Sonoma’s first certified Biodynamic winery in 2000. All wines in the Benziger portfolio carry a third-party certification of green farming practices, whether it’s certified sustainable, organic or Biodynamic. Benziger Family Winery has always believed that sustainable and organic farming is not only the right thing to do for the land, but is also the best way to make distinctive, authentic wines.

The new 2016 Benziger Family Winery Reserve Pinot Noir from Russian River Valley retails for $45 and is available at restaurants and fine wine shops nationwide. For more information, please visit www.benziger.com.

About Benziger Family Winery

Benziger Family Winery was established on an 85-acre estate in Glen Ellen, Calif. in 1980 by Mike Benziger with the support of his family. Leaders in Biodynamic®, organic and certified-sustainable farming, Benziger Family Winery is dedicated to crafting authentic wines that are true to the grape variety, vintage and vineyard. They believe that natural and carefully cultivated farming yields wines with more flavors, aromas and site-specific character. Farming in this capacity commands the enthusiasm of an entire team devoted to a singular passion: Sonoma County Winegrowing.

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