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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Don't miss this one

Don't miss this one. They don't make the best wine in the valley but they are the most fun to visit. Read the great reviews below; they're all true. In our third year to Napa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this one. They don't make the best wine in the valley but they are the most fun to visit. Read the great reviews below; they're all true. In our third year to Napa, this was instantly my wife's favorite spot. Pete talks about wines in tastes and Dan in foods; "this is you're rack of lamb wine." Guitar... More 

1 Thank DrJonz
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

What a great place to visit and taste wine. It's fantastic to be able to talk to the winemaker and then be entertained with a song. One of the best experiences we had on our recent trip to the Napa Valley.

1 Thank Victoria F
Cleveland, Ohio
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Funky little tasting room in Calistoga on the Silverado trail. My wife and I happened to stop in and totally enjoyed it. The wine maker happened to be pouring that day and explained his wines. Wines were multi layered, initial taste was highlighted by a secondary taste. We wound up buying some Viognier. Give a them a try.

Thank George G
Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We were recommended this place by a friend and I have to say that this was completely a fantastic experience. The guys who had this small place kept a show, singing and playing their instruments and people were talking to each other.... When thinking of it, they never told us about the wines but there was some information about the... More 

Thank johannajaakola
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561 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 580 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Another great vineyard in Napa! I'm not a white drinker but i found one i loved here. My wife is the opposite and was disappointed with them but once the guy heard this he made it his mission to find one she loved, and he succeeded! Great atmosphere where we meet some fun people. Great place!

Thank rockfist
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

You never know what may happen at the lava vine! We come here every trip to calistoga. The owners and vintner are some of the friendliest, most down to earth fun loving guys you will find! If your lucky they will take out time to pick up a guitar or banjo and the guests are free to join in....a very... More 

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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stopped at Lava Vine Winery a couple Springs ago. We have a great time tasting, loved the wine and are now fortunate to be wine club members.

Thank Brian C
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175 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

John and Pete were just cleaning up, my niece and I showed up just before closing time. They poured us some wine, then John walked us around outside for a little tour. We sampled more wines, then we were going to call the shuttle back to our B&B, John drove us there so we didn't have to wait!! Great service... More 

1 Thank KKLMinnesota
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Totally laid back, unconventional ,wine tasting room and vibe in the Valley! Not to mention the wine is excellent! This small room located just outside Calistoga is a wonderful experience after all the stuffy, scripted, tasting rooms on the Silverado Trail. The hosts are genuinely interested in YOUR story, as well as educating you on their wines.

1 Thank trthornes
Tigard, Oregon
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106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was the first winery we hit on a day of sampling. There really wasn't much to see or do. The gentleman behind the bar was pleasant to speak with and he let us sample some very nice wines. The reds weren't as heavy as elsewhere in the day so this was a nice start. Overall the experience was just... More 

Thank JimGPortland_Oregon

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