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Address: 1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: 800-529-WINE or 707-963-7111
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Activities: Wine tasting

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Great winery tour

We had a great time at the winery. It was our first tour in the valley and we took Laura's "Sense of Terrior" tour. She was very well prepared, had an interesting tour and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
WarEagle47
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Charleston, SC
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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a great time at the winery. It was our first tour in the valley and we took Laura's "Sense of Terrior" tour. She was very well prepared, had an interesting tour and answered our million questions. Great wines all the way through, we can't say enough about her or the staff.

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Lecatno, Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We went as part of a tour. The tour driver had provided a picnic lunch and after we finished we were introduced to our tour guide. As he guided us on our tour, he would stop and pour a sample of wine at four different locations. The gardens were quite pretty and the atmosphere laid back. At the end of... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This winery offers several wine tasting options AND will allow a couple to share rather than get stuck with the "per person" wine fee. One of the hosts, Dan, is really a joy to talk to about wine. The gift shop prices are not as high as other wineries and really invites you to want to make a purchase. IMPORTANT........ More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a brief blending class here. It was a lot of fun and very educational on a different level of the wines.

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New City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a small facility where they make the bottle Magnificat (no that's not a typo). They're really good with Cabernet here. We had several tastes from the variations of bottles they had set up for us, but the most tasty, the most lasting, was the serving of wine they gave us directly from a set of barrels they had... More 

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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We love Franciscan wine - the staff was friendly and we enjoyed the outside seating area. The tasting is done in the main tasting room - which in comparison to other wineries leaves you wanting a little more privacy or one-on-one feeling. However, the wine makes up for it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We lucked out as it was not too busy when we stopped by (late in the day, Sunday in January). I forget the name of our host (red haired guy), but he was passionate about their wines. And, because it wasn't horrendously busy, another host piped in now and then (because she seemed very passionate too). That passion makes the... More 

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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Always one of the highlights of my trip. Love this building, the location, the staff and the wine! The tastings here are great and don't miss the Mt Veeder tastings too. Fountain Court is pretty special and always a Suprise taste. Excellent choice when touring napa or even if only making one stop.

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Santa Barbara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Have never been, but have driven by several times. Stopped in and was amazed at the lovely tasting room and the amazing Mt. Vedeer Cab. Deja Harrington, Director of Hospitality, made our visit extra special and the whole team was great!!

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The blending seminar was the best thing we did in Napa valley. Well worth the price! When we arrived we enjoyed a taste of a lovely and crisp Sauvignon Blanc while waited on the patio. I expected to be in a large group of people but it was just us with the instructor (sorry I can't remember his name) in... More 

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Address: 1178 Galleron Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: 800-529-WINE or 707-963-7111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  St. Helena

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