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Goldeneye Winery

1200 California 128, Philo, CA
+1 866-367-9945
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Philo
Type: Wineries
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Chapel Hill
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249 reviews 249 reviews
60 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The tasting is $15 and they don't credit it if you purchase any bottles. There wasn't anyone else around for most of the time we were tasting, the fountain was going, and you had a beautiful view. It was serene and gorgeous. The wines were nice, and since they are part of a larger wine group (Duckhorn, Paraduxx, Migration, Goldeneye),... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Doug, our host, was worth the trip. Fantastic outdoor wine tasting area. $15 to taste 6 wines, then they bring you more. Would go back any time.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a beautiful view sitting out on the patio looking at the hills and the vineyards sipping wine! The tasting was marvelous and the staff was very accommodating and informative when I asked questions. This place is just beautiful, even the bathrooms! If you are in the area don't miss this winery.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Terrific wines and a great tasting room. Do stop by and do a tasting here! Went in October which was a beautiful time to visit.

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Shenandoah Valley VA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great wines, hospitable but not officious staff, and the most comfortable setting for tasting wines, nestled up against spectacular vineyards. This is the "gold standard" for tasting rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

They do it right as they immediately start your tasting on their patio rather than inside. You get a great view of the hills past their vast vineyard. We didn't try any but they also have small plates so that you can take your time and have a snack while you taste which is a great idea at their property... More

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Mendocino, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I love this place! The back patio is stunning, especially in the fall. The wines are yummy. I think of the French countryside while stopping here for a respite. Brian is very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly (as well as everyone else). I've never felt this winery to be pretentious. I like that you can sit at your own table for... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was our third or fourth time to stop at Goldeneye, though we live half a continent away. We did four days of wine-tasting in the Sonoma and Anderson Valleys, and as usual, this was one of the standouts. The atmosphere is elegant, inside, but the tasting is done on the patio. You are seated at a very nice patio... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Goldeneye was the fourth and final winery we visited during an afternoon trip to the Anderson Valley. We arrived at Goldeneye around 3:30, paid for our tastings and were given our first sample. The lady who made the first pour instructed us to head out to the patio where someone would take over service. Shortly thereafter, another staff member, Doug,... More

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Danville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

A few wineries have discovered that if you charge a high price and present it with attitude, some people will assume you must be great and go along with it. You can tell the Goldeneye ownership originates from Napa, where pretentious has become all too common. Their Pinot Noir is good, but not great. Some of the wineries down the... More

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Jennifer K, Guest Relations Manager at Goldeneye Winery, responded to this review

Falcon3000- thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to Goldeneye. We do offer a uniquely different experience from many other area wineries, and I am sorry that was not the most memorable part of your visit. As we focus on many small production wines, we often have 2 tiers of tasting options, so that you may choose the... More

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