We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Exactly what a wine tasting experience *should* be!”
Review of Salvestrin Winery

Salvestrin Winery
Ranked #35 of 120 things to do in St. Helena
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: We are a boutique winery located in St. Helena, Ca...the heart of Napa Valley. Owned, farmed, and operated by the Salvestrin Family for 77 years, our wines are 100% Estate and we produce approx 3,500 cases. We'd love to have you at the winery for a private tasting and tour, please schedule an appointment or a lunch to see our 'off the beaten path' winery and vineyard!
Reviewed 23 October 2009

Simply put, Salvestrin is the perfect antidote to an increasingly-commercial Napa Valley. At a time when most wineries however small they may appear are ultimately owned and run by giant conglomerates, Salvestrin is and has been family owned for going on three generations. What does this mean for you? A visit to Salvestrin will likely include a personal conversation with the winemakers, a stroll through their gorgeous vineyard (and maybe a nibble on grapes picked fresh from the vine), and an otherwise leisurely and attitude-free tasting experience. Ah yes, and the wine -- some delicious sauvignon blanc and seriously well-priced cabs, as well as my personal favorite, their Retaggio red blend. You will be a hit at dinner parties when showing up with a fabulous bottle of wine from your secret boutique winery while the other jokers just bought whatever was on the middle shelf at Safeway that week. A must-visit for those looking for a truly distinctive wine tasting experience.

2  Thank daveylady1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (58)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"sauvignon blanc"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor tasting"
in 2 reviews
"tasting room"
in 12 reviews
"napa valley"
in 9 reviews
"great history"
in 2 reviews
"free tasting"
in 2 reviews
"great wine"
in 4 reviews
"great visit"
in 2 reviews
"wine tasting"
in 4 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 2 reviews
"tasting experience"
in 2 reviews
in 6 reviews
in 13 reviews
in 7 reviews
in 11 reviews
in 26 reviews
in 2 reviews

51 - 55 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 17 September 2009

Salvestrin Winery was fantastic! Very down to earth. I loved being able to walk among the vines and sample the wonderfully sweet grapes. We did the "Lunch in the Vineyard" option which was so relaxing. The home-style lunch was delicious and to be able to eat lunch on the patio and enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyard and mountain range was such a treat. Their Retaggio wine was amazing. The whole experience was special and we will make sure to visit them again on our next trip to Napa.

1  Thank mamaball
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 June 2009

Salvestrin Winery is a great, small family winery hidden in plain view off bustling CA-29. Blink and you might miss it, so I highly encourage you to not blink! The red and white wine selections offer tastes pleasing to all palettes. Their Cabernet Savignon is delicious! I bought multiple bottles and spurred me to join their wine club. Call ahead to make a reservation for an intimate viewing of the winery. Don't miss this simple looking winery full of robust flavors!

Thank lulatowski
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 June 2009

You don't feel as if you're in the napa valley hustle when you're here.
Apparently it's by appointment only which can be a great perk. booked an appointment on a Saturday and a couple was hanging out on the patio area as we were entering. They seemed happy and when asked how it was, they smiled and said perfect. So, expectations were going increasing as my friend and I walked up to the tasting room. Overall the experience was very laid back and educational. Walking through the vineyard listening about the history and progress, felt inimate. It's feels so quite and calming being here. It was an excellent experience. We really enjoyed the tasting of the wines: cab, retaggio and sauvignon blac. We then purchased a bottle of SB and just hung out a bit while their next appointment was arriving. We heard they do a lunch tasting as an option. sounds like fun with a small group! Definitely wanting to come back and do that.

Thank Bythebay1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2009

Fantastic wines, beautiful vineyard, centrally located...what more could you ask for? Ever since I discovered this vineyard, I can't resist stopping by their tasting room on each and every trip I make to Napa. Wine enthusiasts beware...you'll be charmed and have to return for more! (They also offer great wine-club deals!)

Thank Rugaru
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Salvestrin Winery also viewed

St. Helena, Napa Valley
St. Helena, Napa Valley
St. Helena, Napa Valley

Been to Salvestrin Winery? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing