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Coursey Graves Bennett Mountain Estate produces French-style wines on their picturesque 40-acre property, with 13-acres of mountaintop vineyards, panoramic views of Bennett Valley and enchanting Monet-style french gardens. Our location and elevation create ideal conditions to produce the captivating complexity of Coursey Graves’ estate wines. The best way to experience the exquisite flavors of Coursey Graves’ carefully-crafted wines is by visiting the estate. Reservations are available seven days a week.

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Jennifer Sweeney – [email protected]

An Overview of Our Story from 2015 to Today

Coursey Graves Timeline

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Our Winery & Estate Story

The Coursey Graves Story 
Estate Restoration

An Interview with Owners, John & Denise Graves

Our Gardens

By Matt Ripley, Landscape Designer

The Architecture 

By Merritt Bambrick, March 18, 2021 

In 2015, Cabell Coursey and John Graves looked at a rugged, mountaintop vineyard and had a vision to create not only carefully crafted wines that showcase the terroir, but also an estate that transports visitors to hillside vineyards and beautiful Monet-style gardens with panoramic views 1500 ft above the valley.

The vision for the property included both preservation of its natural beauty and the crafting of exceptional wine. Despite some major natural challenges along the way, they’ve been committed to restoring the rugged, rocky property to produce phenomenal wines and create an unparalleled tasting experience.

After the 2017 Santa Rosa fires, a swath of the property was reduced to ash and rocky, barren soil. The journey from that blackened landscape to the vibrant gardens and incredible biodiversity of today sprang from Cabell and John’s vision and the talent of landscape designer Matt Ripley.

 Inspired by the vines, the hillside and the sun, architect Charles Stinson used the property’s natural assets, native stone and wood to create a one-of-a-kind estate with no detail overlooked.


Coursey Graves | Established 2015


Owners John & Denise Graves
Winemaker Cabell Coursey
General Manager Maeve Smith
Vineyard Manager Carlos Pulido
PR Contact Jennifer Sweeney (Jennifer Sweeney Communications)


First Production Year 2015
Annual Production 3000 cases
Varietals Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Vineyard Sources Consciously farmed site driven terroir: Bennett Valley, Sonoma Coast, Oakville, Howell Mountain, Coombsville and others
Access to Wine Current releases available through Estate Tasting Room and online sales. Club members have first access to current releases and limited access to library wines. Limited availability through local relationships, special events, and corporate gifts.


Location Sonoma Valley: 6860 Serenity Way, Santa Rosa, CA
AVA Bennett Valley AVA
Elevation Bennett Mountain Estate – 800 feet,  rises to 1500 feet
Size 40 acres, 13 acres hillside vineyards
Soil  Soil Series: Sonoma Volcanic Basalt (rock), Tuff (compressed ash), Rhyolite, Andesite
Climate Maritime climate: Inland volcanic sites are warmer with a shorter growing season. Coastal sites are rarely volcanic. More growing time with cooler days and warmer nights.


Tastings Private & Semi-Private Outdoor Experience at Bennett Mountain Estate 90-minute, $95/person. Includes guided tour of winery, vineyards & gardens. Advanced and same-day reservations available here
Access to Wine Current releases available through tasting room and online sales. Club members have first access to current releases and limited access to library wines. Limited availability through local relationships, special events, and corporate gifts.
Works & Days Label Works & Days is a special project of Cabell Coursey, winemaker. Limited production Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Made available through Coursey Graves on a limited basis.
Healdsburg Tasting Room Coursey Graves opened a Healdsburg tasting room in 2018, at the height of our estate construction. Today, we encourage visitors to experience our wines at our Bennett Mountain Estate.

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A picturesque Monet inspired garden and property at Coursey Graves in Sonoma County, California
Couple walking through the picturesque Monet inspired gardens of Coursey Graves during their Signature Wine Tasting experience
Wine tasting in Coursey Graves Monet-style french gardens.
A couple enjoying a unique tasting experience at Coursey Graves in Sonoma County, California
Wine tasting on patio at Coursey Graves mountain top winery.
Three bottles of Coursey Graves Estate Winery wines
bottles of Coursey Graves Cabernet
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