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Caldwell Winery

169 Kreuzer Lane, Napa, CA 94559
707.255.1294
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Ranked #33 of 202 Activities in Napa
Type: Wineries
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Coralville, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were a rowdy group of four couples from the same neighborhood bouncing from tasting to tasting in Napa. We hired a driver and after each tasting, he'd say, "I can't wait until you go to Caldwell Vineyards and meet John, he's quite a character." After a day of hearing this, my anticipation level of the Caldwell Vineyard and its... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hide away hill top winery is an absolute stop, if you can. The cave tasting is one with an opportunity to hear great stories of creating unique varietal grapes and sharing some of the finer wines in Napa. We just replenished our "Rocket Science".

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a very unique tasting. Rarely do you have a chance to taste wine with the proprietor present and that is the experience at John Caldwell. Great stories and great history. However, I would only recommend this tasting to those that are serious about wine.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Spent a couple hours being entertained by John Caldwell and amazed by his wines. Drinking wine together in his caves, perfectly paired with cheeses and listening to stories about how Napa grew up is an experience not to be missed.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Annually I take a group of clients to Napa for several days of wine tasting and dining along the way Caldwell was highly recommended to us and thankfully so . If your in the valley make time and visit the winery. John is there everyday and does many of the tours himself. His stories are legendary while embellished they are... More

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Tyrone, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I joined John Caldwell for a wine tasting in his cave. We were joined by another couple. Before we went in, great views and then we sat down for 2.5 hours with him (reservations required - get the 4pm so he can talk longer). John is quite the character and has a very interesting pass. Hearing the... More

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

John Caldwell is one of the most interesting wine makers anywhere -- a real character! His wine caves are off the beaten path but well worth visiting. We found that as we traveled throughout the wine country that many folks had not heard of Caldwell Winery and that is a well kept secret. An appointment is necessary and I do... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited this winery in August 2013 and had a tasting in the cave with the owner John f***in' Caldwell ( quite the story there!). The wines were varied and fabulous, though not inexpensive. We enjoyed John's story of how the vines came to be as well. If you are looking to enjoy some nice red wines, this vineyard needs... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If there is one vineyard that you stop at this is the one. With come clients we were sent here by our hotel staff. John is the real deal, and truly one of the legends in the valley winemaking industry. His stories are worth the price of admission let alone his knowledge of his wines and wines in general. Like... More

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

One of our favorite experiences from our most recent trip to Napa. Highly recommended, we are so glad we got to spend time with John himself! What a character. Great stories, amazing wine, and wonderful appetizers. Make sure to call and get an appointment. Take advantage of tasting with the legend himself!

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