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“Amazing wines and great tour/unique tasting!”

Schramsberg Vineyards
Ranked #2 of 67 things to do in Calistoga
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Calgary, Alberta
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Amazing wines and great tour/unique tasting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

We did the Schramsberg Cave Tour – Wow what a great tour, very classy and lots of great information about how they make their sparkling wines. They take you into their wine caves and you do a tasting of their current releases in the cave by candle light – amazing.

Did the wines stack up?..Yup we bought several bottles of their reserve sparkling wines…so delicious!

Visited May 2012
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Santa Barbara
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“Excellant wine tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Of course the tour is not an inexpensive tour but we thoroughly enjoyed the tour and thought it was one if not the best tour we have had in Napa, I would recommend the tour to anyone interested in champagne and even to those that are just wine lovers. After this tour you may have a greater appreciation for champagne (the champagne method of bottling to be exact) and may want to enjoy a few bottles of the bubbly. This is a winery with lots of history.

Visited May 2012
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Greenville, South Carolina
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“A Must See in the Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

This tour is the most expensive in the area, but for good reason. You will tour the caves and learn a lot about how sparkling wine is made as well as try a number of $100+ sparkling wines at the end that have made this winery famous. I had never heard of it before, but buy it regularly now.

Visited July 2011
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New York City, New York
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“If you like champagne and caves then this is the place for you.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

I love champagne and this champagne was awesome. I bought a bottle of the reserve and am saving it for when I close on my apartment. The vineyard was beautiful and I loved the family home that sat on the property.

Outside of the tasting, the best part of the trip was the visit to the caves. They were dark and creepy but filled with wine from the floor to the ceiling. We got to see the workers in action as they turned the bottles in the traditional way. Schramsberg still practices the tradition of turning the bottles by hand versus using machines to filter the sediment from the wine. The tour guide was vibrant and was able to speak to the history of the wine and the families whom owned the vineyard. This is not just a tasting where you are given wine and no one talks to you. This is a full experience.

If you like sparkling wine and want to experience wine caves and learn about the history of the vineyard, then I highly suggest you visit this winery.

Visited April 2012
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new jersey
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“Great tour - great sparkling wine!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

The sparkling wine was fantastic. I would recommend signing up for the tour (which you should do in advance). The tour allows you to visit the caves which are really cool! Try and get there a little early since the winery is set off the main highway a bit up in the hills.

Visited May 2012
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