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Caldwell Winery

169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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The Smugglers Lair

The stories of John the smuggler are legendary. His wines are becoming so as well. We had the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Little Rock, Arkansas
One of a Kind Experience with the “Smuggler”!

My husband & I were blown away by our wine tasting experience at Caldwell Winery in early July. It... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2015
North Carolina
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“great stories” (5 reviews)
“cave tasting” (3 reviews)
“great wine” (6 reviews)
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169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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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

Thank bharrison
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is one of my favorite winery experiences in all of wine country. pro: John Caldwell is what makes the experience so memorable as he take you thru many of his wines while entertaining you with terrific stories and tales. con: it is a long...More

2  Thank Cory B
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Best stop of our entire wine country weekend. Fun, entertaining, picturesque, good food, great wine. Don't miss it!

1  Thank allysonb
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Probably one of the best wine tastings that I have ever done in Napa! John Caldwell, the proprietor, is a really cool guy and is part of the experience. Their wines are really tasty and it's just a cool experience sitting in a cave. Off...More

Thank Samir J
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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...
3 April 2015|
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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