#12 - Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a traditional and popular grape variety. It's 100% variety sells out every year, we also use it in our Ice Wine and Curious.

Our Chardonnay vines are most easily admired by our customers due to their close location to the tasting room. There are many great things about Chardonnay that most people don't know, like how different it can taste with and without oak...and how easily it adapts to different climates in the vineyard! Because it adapts easily in the vineyard it is believed to embrace more of the Terrior factors of it's environment. It also happily responds to a wide range of winemaking techniques like barrel aging and fermenting. Because of these factors we knew it had to be a variety at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery.

With the amount of hang time we give this variety in it's sunny spot the gorgeous fruity pear, lemon, and apple flavors with sometimes a touch of oak make this a summer and fall favorite!