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Beaulieu Vineyard

1960 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
800-373-5896
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Ranked #18 of 19 Activities in Rutherford
Type: Wineries
Description: This renowned winery is one of the oldest in Napa Valley.
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Westborough MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The winery has a long and interesting history, serving wines at famous dignitary functions. Their upscale vintages are very nice but their "daily" wines (commonly called BV Coastal) that you typically find in a liquor store are not very good. The winery itself is less charming than many others in the area and the "tour" was not all that exciting.... More

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Naples, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Peter, in the reserve tasting room does a great job. (as does all the rest of the staff too, I might add). To anyone unfamiliar with these wines, what are you waiting for? I joined the wine club immediately! Great deals to be had on a fantastic product(primarily reds). And the staff will also go out of their way with... More

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Walnut, California, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

BV produces great value for their large volume wines. We visited the winery for the first time and tasted in their reserve room. Fabulous red wines - cabs and meritage. We also had a great time in their regular tasting room/gift shop. We'll be back next time we're up in Napa Valley!

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Albany, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We came here as the first stop on a full day winery tour. Our tour guide was nice and informative, but the entire experience felt impersonal. The tasting prices are outrageous. The facility has a lot of history and the wine is very good, but I personally enjoyed touring some of the smaller family owned vineyards in the area. We... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took the tour and tasting package because I had visited 30 years earlier. Our guide was friendly, although other staff in the gallery were not. The tour did include barrel tasting, which was a new experience. The guide offered good accounts of the history of the Napa Valley and this winery in particular. On the other hand, the wines... More

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Chicago IL
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Easy access off Hwy 29. However, Maestro was delicious. Was told at Rutherford Grill later that we should return for the Georges de Latour tasting. Maybe next time.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Fabulous, magical, exciting, stunning, incredible, amazing! Need I say more? The wedding I dreamed of for my daughter. Our guests could not stop talking about this wedding. I don't think the wedding planner missed a beat with what was planned out for this event. I had guests say they have never been to a more beautiful wedding. My daughter and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

do the reserve - the redwood storage casks are amazing. BV may be owned by a big corporation but still runs like a family owned winery for their estate labeled wines.

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Sacramento, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It had been about ten years since we had been here and the experience didn't leave a great taste in our mouths, pardon the expression! We remembered a cold, snooty reception. But we remembered a favourite wine from then and decided to give it another try this past weekend. Before we hardly walked in the door a lady named Maggie... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a reservation for a winery tour which carries a penalty if you cancel within 24 hrs of the tour. When we arrived, they welcomed us with a tasting of wine, but after a 30 minute wait, they cancelled the tour and used the Napa earthquake as the excuse. Why they waited 30 minutes to cancel... More

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