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Address: 169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
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A conversation with John Caldwell is worth the trip

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... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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1,652 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 972 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of humor and doesn't give a damn about what others think of him. Our tasting... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to go here two times on my visit. The last time I met John Caldwell. He is charming and very interesting to listen to. The wine is wonderful and I ended up ordering some and shipping it home. The grounds on the drive in are what I had dreamed Napa vineyards would look like. The tasting... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We visited Caldwell winery on our last day in Napa and I am so glad we didn't miss this place. The views upon arrival are beautiful and the cave tasting was so elegant yet in no way pretentious or stiff. Our tasting was led by Brian, who has some Virginia roots (we loved that!), and he did a great job... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I heard about this winery from a friend. She was right about the amazing wine and company. Mr. Caldwell was so friendly and had great stories about how the winery started. This winery is a must stop you won't be disappointed!

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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was one of our best visits in the valley. We've been to Napa about 10 times (would be more if we lived closer). John Caldwell greeted us in a cave for a sitdown tasting and talk. Great history, great wine, great spread of cheese, etc. $65 per person and WELL worth it! Loved it. He is so funny!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The cave is immaculate and the experience was such that not only did I buy wine there, I joined their SOS program because I wanted to be guaranteed I could get their Cab Fanc. If you haven't been, find a way to get in!

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at the guest cottage at Caldwell Winery. It was charming, warm, comfortable and exquisitely decorated. We enjoyed getting to know Joy Caldwell who has a knack for style and is a fabulous hostess. Our tour of the winery was outstanding. Brian was an unbelievable host who shared his passion of wine, his wit and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Upon arrival, Brian met us, had pictures with us, took us on a tour of the winery and then entertained us with stories of John Caldwell's youthful adventures while we enjoyed the tasting to include cold plates of lite bites. We all had such a delightful time with some of us still remaining in contact with Brian. While driving to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

An incredible winery with fantastic hosts. It is rare to have an opportunity to sit down and taste wines with the owner and the vineyard's cooper. The two hour tasting flew by as we were all having a great time. My wife and I found the Caldwell wines to be some of our all-time favorites! Highly recommend making a stop... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

What a treat to visit Caldwell Winery and taste wines with JFC. John Caldwell is a legend and what a pleasure to taste his divine wines in his wine cave listening to his amazing stories. Whether the stories were true or not, he was witty, entertaining, and the perfect host for these five southern girls on their 50th birthdays. Loved... More 

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