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Caldwell Vineyard

169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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John F'ing' Caldwell is a true Napa Gem

Our tour guide, Eclectic Tours, booked a private tasting in the Caldwell cave with John Caldwell... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
jms132
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Streetsboro, Ohio
Stands out from the rest

We stayed a week in Napa and tasted all day all week. This place stood out. Great view. Great cave... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
RMZR1
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Louisiana
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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 world. With 28 different clone-specific grape varieties, Caldwell also has the distinction of being the one of the first U.S. wineries with its own barrel cooperage, something only seven other wineries in the world can say. Everyone here embodies his spirit- it's a whole new way of experiencing fine wine.
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169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Our tour guide, Eclectic Tours, booked a private tasting in the Caldwell cave with John Caldwell. His friends take the F in his middle name and expand it into an expletive which he has engraved on wine glasses. The experience is like none other. The...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

We stayed a week in Napa and tasted all day all week. This place stood out. Great view. Great cave tour. The tasting is expensive and so are the wines. Bryan Toy, the general manager led our tour and tasting. What an experience! We're wine...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

This was our first stop in Napa and we arrived on a beautiful sunny day to a warm welcome from John Caldwell who delighted in taking the mickey out of us and our shiny red Mustang convertible! Bryan Toy led our tasting and the laid-back,...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

The stories of John the smuggler are legendary. His wines are becoming so as well. We had the opportunity to visit his property, taste some amazing wines in his cave, and hear the stories from the legend himself. I loved Rocket Science and all of...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

My husband & I were blown away by our wine tasting experience at Caldwell Winery in early July. It was truly a pleasure meeting and being served some amazing wine by the owner himself, John Caldwell. The tasting took place in a gorgeous dome-shaped room...More

1  Thank JDA95
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Struggling to put words around the experience at Caldwell with Brian and JFC, himself. There's definitely nothing like it. Tons of fun and some of the best wine we've ever had. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Justin E
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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

We visited 7 wineries this week and the Calwell tasting was top notch. First of all, the owner, Mr. Caldwell, was a charming hoot. Personable and irreverent. Very entertaining. Our tasting was lead by the only Master Cooper in North America. Fascinating. The wine were...More

1  Thank M C
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Brian gave us our first cave tour ever and it was our 5 winery of the day. Let me tell you the service was amazing beyond our expectations. We visited over 11 wineries and this by far was our favorite. They have the whole package...More

2  Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

A group of 6 girls were in Napa Valley for 5 days to celebrate a birthday. This was by far our favorite stop and experience of the entire trip. John was beyond phenomenal. A one of a kind gem that we were so grateful to...More

1  Thank Rebekah N
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

My fiance and I went here earlier today and were so blown away...hence the immediate tripadvisor review. Not only is the location and story behind the winery unique, but the way their tours and tastings are run are far superior to any other vineyard. The...More

2  Thank msilber
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Corine M
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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
3 April 2015|
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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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