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Caldwell Vineyard

169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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The wine is fabulous and the tasting experience is a "trip".

The tasting experience in the cave is a bit pricey, as are the wines, but both are delightful. We... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
JBuckel
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Cupertino, California
Favorite winery

This is a beautiful winery. Great wine, great experience. Loved the cave and meeting the owners... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
epost123
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Owner John Caldwell (JFC) is known by many names but here in legendary Napa Valley, he’s a legend all his own. Over the last 40 years John has built Caldwell Vineyard into what is arguably one of the greatest and most unique wine estates in the...more
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169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
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+1 707-255-1294
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

The tasting experience in the cave is a bit pricey, as are the wines, but both are delightful. We were fortunate to have owner John Caldwell regale us with his experiences in transforming a decrepid dairy into a fabulous vineyard and winery.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful winery. Great wine, great experience. Loved the cave and meeting the owners. Highly recommend!

Thank epost123
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This winery is not only massive over 132 acres, but it is tucked away off the beaten path up the hills of Napa Valley. The views from the winery are a site to behold, honestly some of the best views we saw while in Napa....More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Brian was an absolutely monumental and outstanding guide for our wine tasting! He is a true "no holds barred" guide! Be ready for a tour of the winery with comments like "meet John Fu--ing Caldwell!" You can even buy Reidel wine glasses etched with "Mr."...More

Thank Douglas P
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This little vineyard is tucked away up a hill, away from the normal tourist spots. You would never stumble across it but would need to make a reservation and seek it out. The wines, people and views are all spectacular. Lots of great tasting with...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We had a great tour with Ramiro Herrera who is the 'cooperage' (new word I learned fro him) of this winery as Mr Caldwell was on vacation. You will not regret coming here. The wines are superb and you will certainly love the smuggling story....More

Thank Cheila G
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had an amazing time with Bryan Toy. Absolutely beautiful scenery and great wine. The property is awesome and the cave where we tasted was the best experience we had. The wines are excellent - gold cab, silver blend, malbec were all first class. We're...More

Thank jusmah
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

You must visit the tasting room in the Cave with JFC. He'll blow you away with his smuggling story and incredible charm. Must Must Must do!!!

Thank RCTALLEY
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure to visit this winery on a recent visit to the area and can not say enough kind things to express what a good time we had and the great things we learned about wine from winery director Bryan AND the owner John...More

Thank Broy106
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

John Caldwell is a Napa legend having smuggled French root stock from Canada into his vineyards. Thirty years later he is still producing superb wines from these vines. John is a true cowboy (Napa style). He has an outsized personality, colorful language, a great sense...More

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Corine M
17 July 2017|
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Response from Broy106 | Reviewed this property |
We drove when we were there, but there is limited parking and I would think Uber would be an easy option...
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SanFranciscoBetsy
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Response from SherriLR | Reviewed this property |
If they have an opening, you may still be able to get in. I'd call - they do not do walk-ins. John and his wife are fun, wonderful people! 707.255.1294 - phone number
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