Martin Ray Vineyards and Winery

2191 Laguna Rd.

Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

The name Martin Ray resonates deeply with those well-versed in the history of California wine. Winemaker Martin Ray was a pioneer in California wine making crafting 100 percent varietal wines from the region and made under his namesake label from 1943 through 1972. Nearly 20 years later Courtney Benham made an amazing discovery when he stumbled on 1,500 cases of Martin Ray wine in a San Jose warehouse. Resonating with the brand story and recognizing his good fortune, Courtney purchased the brand, and since 1990 he has been dedicated to the production of exceptional artisanal wines worthy of the Martin Ray name.

The historic winery was built in 1881 and is one of the oldest continually working wineries in California. The grounds are adorned with classic English gardens, vineyard views, and a secluded pavilion space. The tasting room, which once served as a stable and bunkhouse for vineyard workers, is now a perfect spot for drop-in tastings of Martin Ray’s Tower Flight. For a truly unforgettable experience, guests and club members can enjoy a private tasting and lounge at the pavilion while they take in the vineyard and garden views. Those who have the time can order a cheese plate or lunch and make it an afternoon. Regardless of the tasting experience, a visit to Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery guarantees excellent wines, a serene setting, and relaxed Sonoma wine country hospitality.


  • Winery
  • Open to Public
  • Event Space
  • Tasting Fee
  • Winery Tour
  • Tasting Room