We had heard such great things, but were very disappointed. The wine was good - but host just poured the wine and walked away. No explanation or conversation. Wine is about experience - so a good host makes or breaks the tasting.
About von Strasser and Lava Vine Winery
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We were greeted by Kerry and had the most wonderful time! She was a very gracious host and shared a lot of information about the wines, the vineyards and the history of Rudy and Rita. The wines were fantastic! The Calistoga Chamber suggested that we...More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you soon! Cheers!
We were staying in Calistoga and wandered into Lava Vine on a bike ride. So glad we stopped! The tasting room was spacious and light-filled, and Amy (our pourer) was knowledgeable and gracious. Tastings were $25 with generous pours. It was a gorgeous warm Fall...More
Thank you for visiting! We are so happy you enjoyed our wine! We hope to see soon! Cheers!
Awesome place to come to the wine was the best the people here really care about you whatever you do make sure you have a good company to take you here don't drive and get a ticket and also don't use a company call "Timeless...More
Thank you! We are so glad we could be "your kind of place". It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you soon! Cheers!
We stopped for wine tastings at several Napa Valley wineries yesterday. The stop at Von Strasser was far and away the most pleasant. We had visited Von Strasser in the past, at its former location up the mountain from its current Calistoga location, and had...More
We are so happy you enjoyed your tasting experience. Thank you for your kind words we will share this with our staff. We look forward to hosting you and your friends again on your next visit! Cheers!
Only $15 for tasting and I was a walk in. They are merging with Von Strasser who makes great Diamond Mtn Cabs. Of the Lava wines, I found the Cab Franc to be one of the best Cab Francs I have ever had, bought one...More
We had been to Lava Vine once before and wanted to stop in to see how things were going. Since our last visit, the von Strasser winery bought Lava Vine, and was moving its operations from Diamond Mountain over to the Lava Vine location, so...More
We arrived just as they opened and Keegan announced we must be ready for the "breakfast of champions"! We spent some time looking around speaking to Keegan about the area and drinking delicious wines. My husband and Keegan began to share musical interests, and next...More
Went here after someone in another winery recommended them. The people were nice and the wines were not bad. If you like unpretentious wineries, this is a place to go. The guys there even recommended places to eat which was nice.