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Twisted Oak Winery

Address: 4280 Red Hill Road, Vallecito, CA 95251
Phone Number: +1 209-736-9080
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Vallecito
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: We're a small family owned winery that specializes in wines made from Rhone and Spanish varieties. If you are looking for wines called The Spaniard, River of Skulls, and "Pottymouth", you have found the right place! And if you are looking for the Rubber Chicken National Forest, we've got it! While in Murphys, please visit our tasting room at 363 Main Street. Wine tasting, gift shopping, and a sweet rubber chicken nugget!

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Holland, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a fun winery to visit, but if you do not take the gravel drive you miss 3/4 of the fun. The wines are wonderful as well so it is all a wonderful stop when you are in the area. You can visit the tasting room in Murphys but you miss the fun that this winery has with life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We enjoyed attending several music concerts here. Great people, pretty decent venue (although you're in the dirt) - - - parking very easy & organized. Lots of nice people around to help out - some grass would be nice, but hey, takes too much water to keep it green.

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Redwood City, California
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

First of all take the dirt road up to the winery instead of the paved road it adds a little more twisted to your visit. Of course everybodys taste in wine is different so for me I liked some of their whites and thought the reds were too dry for me. The view from the winery is fantastic looking east... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was one of the several wineries I visited in the area and provided a good overall experience. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was upbeat and fun. Overall, I thought the quality of the wines was mixed. Some were above average, while others were not all that good. Everyone I spoke to at this winery was in a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The fun aspect sets this place apart. But don't be fooled - the wine is spectacular. Mostly warm climate varietals - all good. Join the wine club and get a rubber chicken!

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Garden Grove, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We enjoyed the wines at all of the area wineries we visited, but I think Twisted Oak was probably our favorite!!! All of the wines we sampled were unique, different, delicious and well priced. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, well informed with no pressure to purchase a wine. I love their sense of humor - take the gravel driveway to... More

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South San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

When given a choice of which road to take always take the twisted road! What fun we had on the gravel twisted road. Many signs along the way will keep you laughing. Watch out for the rubber chickens! I am not going to give the surprises away, but you will not be disappointed with this ride. The next enjoyment will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Don't be thrown by the title! You will understand. As you are driving up the hill towards to winery, you read the most hilarious signs. Next time I go I want to take pictures of them. :). You get to the top and enjoy wine tasting and laughter as you take in and read the signs and gifts available. Unfortunately... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

They hang chickens here and there, very friendly/fun people. Not sure if it's all family operated but they all seem like family. Nice place, good wine.

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Modesto, Ca
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Murphys and around is a great place to go wine tasting, and Twisted is in a class nearly by itself. You have two choices on how you arrive to Twisted, and Twisted Road is a must. It is lined with hilarious signs and really gets you in a good mood about the visit (as if the wine wouldn't do that... More

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