Focus On Benziger Family Winery: Exclusive NEW Winery Photo Tour

This is a Source Photography EXCLUSIVE! Join us for a one-of-a-kind photographic experience in Sonoma Wine Country at Wine & Spirit’s Magazine’s 2012 Winery of the Year!  Benziger Family Winery have given us unprecedented access to normally restricted areas of their phenomenal 85-acre estate to lead this unique guided photography Tour.  Our seasoned pro photographers will take you on a 5-hour adventure as we build your photographic skills with fun, practical hands-on instruction, and we’ll finish the day with a gourmet lunch and a private wine tasting. We’ll Make You a Better Photographer – Guaranteed!™

Source Photography Photo Tours - Winery Workshop Series™

Focus on Benziger Family Winery™

This is a Source Photography EXCLUSIVE! Join us for a one-of-a-kind photographic experience in Sonoma Wine Country at Wine & Spirit’s Magazine’s 2012 Winery of the Year!  Benziger Family Winery have given us unprecedented access to normally restricted areas of their phenomenal 85-acre estate to lead this unique guided photography Tour.  Our seasoned pro photographers will take you on a 5-hour adventure as we build your photographic skills with fun, practical hands-on instruction, and we’ll finish the day with a gourmet lunch and a private wine tasting. We’ll Make You a Better Photographer – Guaranteed!™

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Join us for EXCLUSIVE access to the Vineyards at Benziger Family Winery in gorgeous Sonoma County.

Join us for EXCLUSIVE access to the Vineyards at Benziger Family Winery in gorgeous Sonoma County.

Benziger Family Winery is unique among Sonoma wineries for many reasons. One of the most intriguing – and the driving force behind its award-winning wines – is that the Estate lies inside a volcanic depression above the hamlet of Glen Ellen, in the shadow of Sonoma Mountain. During our exclusive Photography Workshop and Tour of this visually stunning location, you’ll explore “The Bowl” from top to bottom.  You’ll capture incredible images of the terraced estate vineyards from the main grounds to the rim; shoot live models with studio lighting, flash, and natural light; the lush grounds and cave; wine-inspired still lifes; and the gorgeous flowers, plants, insects and birds in the beautiful Insectory. And while we’re teaching you real-world photography techniques, you’ll also learn about the Benziger family’s history and their complete dedication to organic farming – they were the first vineyard estate in either Sonoma or Napa to become Certified Biodynamic®!

After our fascinating Tour, you’ll enjoy a complimentary gourmet boxed lunch and private guided tasting of Mike Benziger’s beautifully crafted wines. You’ll even get a FREE bottle of wine to take home with you!

This Exclusive Photo Tour is designed for photographers, wine enthusiasts and adventure seekers of all skill levels, and is limited to 24 Guests, so act quickly!


Our 5-hour Photography Workshop and Tour is Amazing!  Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll experience:

  • Capture lovely Wine Country images of rolling terraced vineyards in “The Bowl” from spots at the bottom of the Estate grounds all the way up to the rim
  • Photograph a live model in the Insectory with our studio lighting and wireless transmitters
  • Take scenic and close-up images of the flowers, plants, insects, birds and other wildlife in the picturesque Insectory
  • Photograph the lush Estate grounds, architecture, landscape details, vines and hillside vineyards, the water recycling ponds, and the constructed wetlands
  • Explore the barrel-filled cave where we’ll teach you the tricks of low-light photography as you create images of the wine-filled barrels
  • Shoot the aging farm equipment, livestock and other details that bridge the Benziger Family Winery’s storied past with its incredible present
  • Our second live model will be posing deep in the Estate grounds, where we will teach you proven techniques to take excellent candid photos of people in an outdoor setting using natural light and flash
  • During your Tour you’ll learn about the Benziger Family’s fascinating history and deep focus on Biodynamic farming
  • Take home a FREE bottle of wine!
Go deep inside the Benziger Family Winery Barrel Cave during our Photography Workshop & Tour.

Go deep inside the Benziger Family Winery Barrel Cave during our Photography Workshop & Tour.

Benziger Family Winery sits in a volcanic bowl, with terraced vines etched into the surrounding hillsides.

Benziger Family Winery sits in a volcanic bowl, with terraced vines etched into the surrounding hillsides.

After our exclusive Photography Workshop and Tour, you will enjoy a private, complimentary tasting of 5 of Benziger Family Winery’s fantastic wines, then be served a delicious gourmet boxed lunch with a glass of the wine.  Plus, as an added bonus, you will get a bottle of wine to take home with you – FREE!

When our lunch and tasting conclude, you will be invited into the Tasting Room to experience more of Benziger Family Winery’ renowned wines on your own. Tour Guests save 15% on all wine purchases made that day!

This hands-on Photography Workshop and Tour will be led by 3 professional photographers, all Source Photography Partners, and each will work with only 8 Tour Guests at a time, enabling us to deliver a highly personalized experience and individualized instruction for each Guest.  Our Partners have decades of experience, and a deep knowledge of photography as well as the captivating history of Benziger Family Winery.

Each Tour Guest will have unrestricted usage rights for all their photos, including all model photography.  Electronic copies of Model Releases will be given to all Tour Guests following the Workshop.


Venue:  Benziger Family Winery

  • Region:  Sonoma Mountain AVA
  • Address:  1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
  • Known for:  Cabernet Blends, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah, and others
  • On the Web:  Benziger.com

Important Tour Information

  • Our Focus On Benziger Family Winery Photography Workshop and Tour is an active walking tour, and will require extended movement on the Estate, walking on a dirt paths with inclines and tilled soil in the vineyards. We recommend wearing sturdy, comfortable closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing, and dressing in layers.
  • Tour Guests will provide their own transportation to and from Benziger Family Winery.
  • Guests must be a minimum of 21 years old.
Our EXCLUSIVE access at Benziger Famiy Winery gets you into the vineyards to capture awesome images of the vines.

Our EXCLUSIVE access at Benziger Famiy Winery gets you into the vineyards to capture awesome images of the vines.

This EXCLUSIVE Focus On Benziger Family Winery Photography Workshop & Tour is only $174.95 per person!

Space is very limited, so sign up now for this spectacular Wine Country photography experience!


Cancellation and Refund Policy

We will refund 100% of your Tour fee if Guest cancellation is received up to 10 days prior to the Tour date. We will refund 50% of your Tour fee if Guest cancellation is received up to 5 days prior to the Tour date. Guests who cancel less than 5 days prior to Tour date will receive a 100% Tour fee credit toward any future Source Photography Focus On Benziger Family Winery Photography Workshop and Tour. Should Source Photography postpone or cancel a Tour for any reason, Tour Guest will be given the option of a 100% refund or 100% fee credit toward any future Source Photography Focus On Benziger Family Winery Photography Workshop and Tour. Certain restrictions apply.

Weather Considerations

Should weather conditions preclude any or all portions of the Source Photography Focus On Benziger Family Winery Photography Workshop and Tour as outlined above, alternate indoor locations will be substituted without prior notice.