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Goldeneye Winery

1200 California 128, Philo, CA
+1 866-367-9945
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Philo
Type: Wineries
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Don't be put off by their website which implies its only a 30 min tasting - we were there for 1.5hrs and it was very relaxing. We tasted outside overlooking the gardens and vines. Whilst neither of us were that impressed with the wines, the setting, experience and matching food selections (to buy) made for a perfect experience. Will most... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We came at the recommendation of Elaine from the Elk Cove Inn. She was not wrong!! We sat outside on their back patio and enjoyed a cheese plate along with their delightful wines. Perfect afternoon.

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Our dear friend from Sonoma had been to a graduation dinner for one of the students at CIA's Greystone school. The folks at the dinner were all talking about the great Pinot and Goldeneye, so when we arrived in Sonoma, our friend suggested a trip. It is quite a trek from Sonoma (2 hours) but all of the Pinots in... More

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