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O'Brien Estate Winery

1200 Orchard Avenue, Napa, CA 94558
707 252-8463
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Ranked #23 of 199 activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Come and enjoy an intimate experience at the most romantic winery in Napa Valley. You will walk through our vineyards and winery and learn how wine is... more » Owner description: Come and enjoy an intimate experience at the most romantic winery in Napa Valley. You will walk through our vineyards and winery and learn how wine is made from vine to bottle during your tasting of our 94 point Robert Parker rated wines. Reservations required. Be sure to inquire about joining the O'Brien Estate Wine Club while memberships are still available. We offer a series of wines that describes the diffent stages of a deepening relationship between 2 people - the story is told by the names of the wines and the poetry on the back label written by Bart and Barb O'Brien. Our goal is to touch your heart before the wine touches your lips. The wine is extraordinary; the experience even more so. « less
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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend arranged a picnic just last week at O'Brien Estate Winery. As you arrive, you are welcomed by a friendly staff. Along a rustic path, we were escorted to a picnic table surrounded by the grapevines and laced with mountains like in a portrait. As I sat down, I looked around at the views. My eyes filled with tears.... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Though you will need a reservation to visit the Estate, you certainly will not be disappointed. The wines here are absolutely fantastic and if you're lucky enough (become a member) you'll be able to try their winemakers own wines KIND. The staff here is very attentive and accommodating. We could not be happier with our visit and wine selections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

O'Brien goes far beyond just tasting wines. We were able to actually walk in the vineyards and learn about the different types of vines and the grapes they yield. Julio was THE BEST ! ! He explained each of the wine selections, their unique compositions and tastes, and what grapes went into the production. Your experience in Napa is not... More

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Toledo
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is not your traditional winery. Don't expect a stand-up tasting room with a guided tour. You do have to call for reservations... This is not just a standard drop-in place. Instead, you are greeted at the door by a personal wine ambassador with your first tasting. You are guided to an intimate seating area behind the home where you... More

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Wakefield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

What a special place! We heard about this winery after our balloon trip and thought it would be a nice place to visit. Wow! We were greated by one of the owners, then Ray took us out to sit leisurely at a picnic table under a tree to taste wines and chat. I was able to relax on a hammock... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'm 6 months pregnant so I wanted to find a winery with a short tour. When we called they said the tour was 60-70 min and half seated. I thought this was perfect. Pretty much when you get to the estate you sit in the back yard and sip on tastes of different wines. There is no tour! We were... More

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We were traveling to napa for our honeymoon. We stumbled across obrein and boy are we glad we did. It truly is like tasting and learning about wine in your friends backyard. Bart was in a meeting when we arrived but then came over and welcomed us as well as introduced himself to us. Then meg was our tour guide.... More

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Bethlehem, PA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Recommended by Napa Valley residents, we had a lovely afternoon at O'Brien. The staff is friendly. knowledgeable and, well, fun! The wines are terrific and the grounds are very pleasant. Can be tough on the wallet as you will want to buy a lot of their wine!

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Geneva, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We ended our first day of cork hopping at the Obrien Estate. The place was small clean and very friendly. Ray was our host and guide, and a very nice guy. We really enjoyed sitting at the edge of the vineyard and tasting the wines and eating the cheese. This was one of our favorite places that we visited while... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My group of 5 made a reservation to visit this small winery the morning of our visit. We had an amazing time from beginning to end. We were given a tasting and tour by a very nice woman (I can't believe I forgot her name!). The pours were generous, the setting was beautiful/peaceful, and the wine was amazing! She also... More

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