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O'Brien Estate Winery

Address: 1200 Orchard Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
Phone Number: +1 707-252-8463
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Ranked #25 of 219 Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: Take a step back in time by visting an authentic, self-contained estate winery. O'Brien Estate...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Take a step back in time by visting an authentic, self-contained estate winery. O'Brien Estate covers 40 acres in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. From grape growing to bottling, the entire winemaking process is managed at the estate. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested by hand, crushed and fermented in small batches, and then aged in 100% French oak barrels. O'Brien Estate winemaking process excludes all artificial processes to allow the true flavors and nuances of the grapes, representing a signature of our specific terroir, to be expressed in our wines. Our wines have received many awards, including a recent 96 point score for our 2012 Unrestrained Reserve Bordeaux Blend.

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Sonora, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our visit to O'Brien Estate was deeply enjoyable. Indeed, the wines were beautiful examples of the best Napa has to offer; complex, concentrated, and elegant, however, it was our host, Ray Williams, who made our visit extraordinary. Ray was hospitable, knowledgeable, and, well...just downright fun!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped at the winery with friends. It was out last stop of the day. We were greeted by friendly and funny Ray. His partner Steve helped with our group. Ray and Steve made us feel like family and educated us on the high quality of their vineyard. We had a surprise visit by the owner Bart, who shared his passion... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

O’Brien Estate is by far my favorite winery in the valley. I was born and raised in Napa and have been to a lot of wineries throughout the valley. This winery in particular stands out above the rest. I love how intimate the winery is and hasn’t sold out like most “Disney Land” wineries in the valley, where they measure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Need an appointment which we didn't realize but they happily accommodated us!!! Wines were devine!! I especially loved the 100% merlot!! So tasty and smooth!!! Great times to be had with great friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My husband and I stopped here based on a local recommendation. It was an amazing experience! Julio was our guide. He gaves us a great overview of the wines, and the history of the vineyard. This winery represents the difference between catering to the masses versus the individual experience. We enjoyed the subtlety of the personal touch which is why... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I'll start by saying that I'll be back again and again. Over 10 years and visiting dozens of wineries in Napa Valley we've truly found our new favorite. This is a small production winery that does not distribute to retail outlets or restaurants so this is the only place to find their wines. The tasting is literally held in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A small family winery that is truly a gem. So thankful to Jason from Terrific Tours for recommending we stop there. Ray was awesome and took the time to talk about each wine and romance behind each of them. The grounds are also very nice to walk. You will not go wrong with any of their wines but definitely the... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

unbelievable experience here with Barb O'Brien! Precious, precious lady!!! So kind, loving, hospitable and genuine! O'Brien Estate really is a must see if you come to Napa...pretty sure this was our 4th visit and it just keeps getting better and better...and I haven't even gotten to the wine!! All of them are amazing! Our favorite was probably Devotion, but last... More 

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited O'Brien Estate Winery today and had an awesome experience. The tasting was intimate and informative thanks to our host Ray. My party and I know little about wineries and wine in general, but Ray's friendly approach and extensive knowledge put us all at ease for an enjoyable visit. We highly recommend O'Brien Estate Winery to wine connoisseurs and... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had not heard of O'Brien until we spoke with the concierge and the sales and service manager at the Marriott Napa. Ray was our host and we were the only two people there (by appointment only). It was a totally relaxing visit without any of the hustle of other tours. We tasted some amazing wines along with some chees... More 

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