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Del Dotto Vineyards & Winery

1055 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558
707 256 3332
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Ranked #69 of 207 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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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

I really wanted to like this vineyard more than I did, but honestly I thought their wines were very marginal and the staff was arrogant. I preface my comments by saying I am an oenophile, having been to more than 30 Napa vineyard out of 100 or more world wide. My favorite memory is watching the owner's son try and... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I highly reccomend taking this tour if you are visiting Napa. Well worth the money. We tasted about 12 different wines, all amazing and at the end of the tour we snacked on a cheese and meat plate! The setting is very romantic the barrels are underground in caves and the caves are candle lit. Our guide was extremely friendly,... More

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a great tour in the DelDotto cave. We experienced many different of their "yet to be released" wines. The tour itself was very interesting, educational and the host was accommodating. And while I know wine tastes are an individual thing, you would be hard pressed to not find a wine here that you are crazy about. They have... More

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Popped into the tasting room at Del Dotto unscheduled and walked out with $800 in wine. Frequent their website and have visited in past visits. Schedule a cave tour -- a very good experience. This winery has become very popular. Two locations in the valley. The original room off Atlas Creek is staffed by pros and down the block from... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was thoroughly disappointed with this winery. First we paid $120.00 for 2 people to tour the wine caves and taste wine. The cave was interesting to see since it was hand dug by Chinese immigrants in the 1800's. But basically you feel like you walk into a wine shop then out the back door into a cave. It's not... More

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

First: You WILL need a reservation. Second: A tasting will set you back $60 per person. Third: It is well worth the time and expenditure. Fourth: Did I mention that it was well worth the time and expenditure ? An excellent wine venue with top-quality vintages. Very heavy on the reds, light on the whites: truly a red wine lover's... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Drink awesome wines and learn why the barrel makes a difference. Randy gave us a great tour and he was a lot of fun.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ok, if you love style and higher end wines this is the place you want to try. The cave keeps the same temperature all year long, the barrel selection is amazing and the difference the barrel type (lightly smoked, versus "blackened") makes to the same wine and grapes is stunning. Del Dotto is not applying pressure, but just gravity to... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They were able to squeeze in our group of 6 at the last minute and it was so worth it. We found a few wines that ended up being our favorites. Tastings of delicious wines straight from the barrel. The atmosphere was soo cool in the caves. Lots of interesting information. The only negative I had was at the end... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is the only place that served the wine straight from the barrel. The tour guide was informative and funny. You definately get your money's worth. I think we tasted at least ten wines, the most of any tour, which is in caves making it cool and comfortable

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