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Lava Vine Winery & Tasting Room

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Address: 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: 707.942.9500
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The Most Unusual, Best Wine Tasting Experience Ever

The best wine tasting experience you will have in Napa Valley hands down. The wine is good, the property is down home, and the staff treat you as if you just walked in and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The best wine tasting experience you will have in Napa Valley hands down. The wine is good, the property is down home, and the staff treat you as if you just walked in and you are best friends. The guys that run Lava Vine are such characters. They know good wine, they know good food, and they live the California... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped at this winery thinking we would be in and out due to its small size. The guys who run it are amazing! It is such a laid back atmosphere with drinks flowing and music playing -- WAY different than those uptight wineries. We even got to bottle our own olive oil and he waved the tasting fee!! Totally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

AH-MA-ZING! We just love these guys. John Jones, you might be the most fun wine maker out there! Lets not forget to mention that you can rock the guitar. Thanks for making our large and obnoxious group feel like the were the best thing that happened to you all day. We loved it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The reviews were so good I was sure we would love it... not so much. It's super casual, which can be fun (chickens roaming about) but also annoying (loudly cursing employees 15 feet away while we're sitting outside with our wine). The wine was mediocre, the guy pouring not hugely friendly or welcoming. Tasting fee was reasonable though, and it... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The guys that run the place are hysterical. Out of all the vineyards we visited hands down this one was the most entertaining and fun. This is the place I got wasted at lol The expertise and knowledge of wine is not as good as the other places we visited . But this place is all about having fun ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lava Vine is a great place to visit for good wine and good times. Every time I visit it's always a new batch of people and a great time with the guys that work there. The atmosphere is super laid back and unlike anything else in the Valley. The wine is great and they carry a lot of varietals. Highly... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The staff here is very fun. When I say fun, I mean that they broke into songs (with instruments) several times during our visit. One of our group members was playing bongo drums at one point. It was crazy fun and a great way to end the day!

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Glenview, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The place I was staying at suggested this place stating it was amazing people recommended it. After reading reviews on here I was very excited. Boy was I very displeased. We walked into a little bar area one tall gentleman was serving everyone. all the samples given that day were written on a scarp piece of paper. Terrible that such... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I visited this winery on February 10, 2015. We tasted a number of wines which had a variety of subtle flavors. We purchased two wines - a white wine "Viognier" which is light, fruity and refreshing. We also purchased a port wine - which generally is not a favorite of mine. Another customer was raving about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

These guys were a hoot and their wines were great too! We enjoyed our tasting and their enthusiasm for the craft. Definitely worth stopping by.

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