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Del Dotto Vineyards & Winery

1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558
707 256 3332
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Ranked #61 of 202 Activities in Napa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Traveler Description: Del Dotto Vineyards and Winery are known for their barrel tasting tours in Napa Valley.  The caves are lined with Italian marble and ancient tiles... more »
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Seattle
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice which is the only reason I gave it 2 stars instead of 0. The first time we went here we were put in a group of ladies that were previous clients. They paid extra for a special tasting of more expensive wines but at the time we didn't realize there was a difference. The experience was... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The tasting was a little pricey at $60 but was worth it. The tastings were directly out of the bottle and we tasted about 6 wines. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the wine was fabulous.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We did the barrel tasting cave tour at Del Dotto and we enjoyed the experience. It was a much different experience than other tastings we did while in Napa and it was nice to not be standing at a counter. The wine guide was very knowledgeable about the wine making process at Del Dotto and was very generous with the... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Our appointment was for later in the day after a couple of other fabulous tasting experiences. Shortly after we had commenced our tasting, some loud invasive music began to drown out the conversation with our server, who informed us the owner had arrived and cranked the music, it felt like we were being moved on. The winery staff began setting... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's always fun to go through the caves and taste futures as they are aging. It may seem like their "tasting" cost is high but when you are done you'll understand why. Love to take guests here - but be careful driving home. A DD is always a good plan!

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Lake George, New York
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Here you are tasting right out of the barrels. A marvelous interior with marble columns and great artwork. This tour is well worth the price(60.). The pours are numerous and generous. No rushing here but informative and helpful. At the end a marvelous cheese platter and wood fired pizza as a bonus.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Del Dotto tour/tasting is much different than most. You get to try wine from multiple barrels as you walk through the caves. The guide said that they make 144 wines.I would say the quality is good, it's not top of the line. The great thing about Del Dotto is that you can learn a lot, especially if you do... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were in Napa Valley for 4 nights with friends. This winery,Del Dotto, was the first one we decided to visit on our first day, intending to do wine tasting and pay for tours on the premises etc. We called in advance to enquire and made bookings for 5 of us. We showed up, they rushed everyone to fill up... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be careful, there are 2 of these, we went to the winery in Napa and what a Great experience.. This is the one with the made made caves.. Had a Wonderful time here, the wines were great and the olive oils & wines were all bought by my friends.. I would look forward to visiting this Winery on my next... More

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West Palm Beach, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had heard lots of hype about El Dotto, and its approach to tasting - directly from the barrel. Some had warned us there was no place to dump (not true) and that the pours were overly generous (they were average). Tasting from the barrel is a unique experience, but the wine will not necessarily be bottled as it sits... More

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