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“If you like bubbly you need to take this tour & tasting.”

Schramsberg Vineyards
Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

We were welcomed by a friendly staff person as soon as we entered the building. We enjoyed hearing about the history of the winery presented by a knowledgeable staff person in the entrance area. Off we went into the caves.

They were bottling while we were there so there was some activity and noise in the background. On our tour we didn't see the bottling area or any real part of the process other than where the wines are stored. She does a great job of talking you through the process but we didn't actually see any real work talking place. If you are looking for a tour that shows the operation of the winery you should check with them before booking the tour to see if the tour is more than just the caves.

The tasting room is well appointed, comfortable and pleasant and the selection of wines you get to sample is very good. Our tour guide was friendly and accommodating. At the end of the tasting I asked her if I could pay an additional fee to taste their Demi-sec bubbly. She said there would be no charge but she would have to check availability. Before leaving the tasting room she checked with everyone else and came back with a bottle for all of us to taste. I thought this was very good customer service. It sold us as we purchased a bottle of the demi-sec.

I love bubbly so this was the tour and tasting that I really enjoyed and highly recommend to those who want to taste some very good bubbly. What you do see, the information provided and the tasting are worth the price.

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

We really enjoyed our visit to Schramsberg. They were so nice and accomodating when we made last-minute reservations for the tour. It's a must see in Calistoga if you like champagne! The traditional champagne process was fascinating and the caves are impressive-- worth the steep pricetag for the tour ($45 or so). The tasting was a friendly, fun experience, too. I would go back again for the fun of it.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Thank Thomas G
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