Benovia Vineyards (formerly Cohn), was purchased from the Cohn Family
in February 2003, and renamed Benovia by Joe Anderson who now runs the
vineyards with his wife, Mary Dewane-Anderson.
is situated on Felta Ridge in the Russian River Valley, 2 miles from
historic Healdsburg, California. Our pinot grapes were planted approximately
30 years ago in the rocky soil atop a sandstone layer and lava dome
providing a unique taste of earth "terroir."
vineyard is approximately 15 acres (8 acres of Pinot Noir and 7 acres
of Zinfandel), which produce about 43 tons of grapes annually (18 tons
of Pinot Noir, 25 tons of Zinfandel). Climate and soil at the Benovia
Vineyards are perfect to provide just the right conditions for the Pinot
Noir grape. The grape likes warm days and cool nights, and soil that
gives it relatively high acid levels for a red grape.
is named in memory of the fathers of Joe and Mary: Ben Dewane and Novian
vineyards are farmed by Tri-Valley Vineyards, Bill Koch, owner.