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“John and Joy Caldwell are the best”
Review of Caldwell Vineyard

Caldwell Vineyard
Ranked #46 of 212 things to do in Napa
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

You must visit the tasting room in the Cave with JFC. He'll blow you away with his smuggling story and incredible charm. Must Must Must do!!!

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure to visit this winery on a recent visit to the area and can not say enough kind things to express what a good time we had and the great things we learned about wine from winery director Bryan AND the owner John Caldwell!
Absolutely awesome tour and if you are in the Napa area be sure to put this on the list of winery's to visit!

Thank Broy106
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 and lunch at his hillside winery was a highlight of our visit. Our favorite wine was the Proprietary Silver blend - beautiful floral aroma and it is bottled in a rather extravagantly etched bottle. This is a must stop if you can get in.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

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 room is located deep in the hill so it looks like a cave.
For the events I attended they had cheese trays and crackers set out on the tables. There we pistachios and bottled water. If you can make an appointment to go here, I would suggest doing it. Worth the time both for the experience and for the incredible wine.

Thank T P
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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 keeping us entertained. The wines were all so very good, especially the Gold, Cab Franc and Rose Joy. Loved this place and would highly recommend making an appointment for anyone visiting Napa!

Thank stephanie13692017
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