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Hopper Creek Winery

6204 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94558
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Ranked #10 of 23 Activities in Yountville
Type: Wineries
Description: A laid back family owned winery in Yountville. The way Napa Valley used to be 30 years ago... No pretense, no gift shop, just good wines...
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Upon arrival at hopper creek, we weren't all that impressed because it was pretty basic and the view wasn't all that special BUTTT... We loved This place. Excellent wine - the merlot was one of our favorites. The best part of this winery was the great teaching About wine. We learned more here than at any if the other wineries.... More

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The guide here was interesting and the tastings were great. Chocolate pairing was a nice touch. We sat outside under a purgala looking out at the vineyards.

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Newton, MA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our last stop of the day on our tour, but we learned more in 2 hours about wines that it felt like a 3 credit course. We had a great time with Darren who provided excellent service and guidance teaching us about both reds and whites. We had tastings on both the front picnic table and the tasting... More

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San Diego, California
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

this was an unbelievable winery-darren was amazing and so educational. we learned so much in a short time it was unreal-he is very passionate about his wine and your understanding of it and how to evaluate it. his enthusiam was contagious. we loved it! his wine offerings were really great, too, would definitely come back! no other winery tour compared... More

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Province of L'Aquila, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We started our day at Hopper Creek, and nothing else quite lived up to our time there. Darren was an excellent host who taught us an amazing amount of things about wine and product evaluation in such a short period of time. It was the most unpretentious environment one could expect, and I/we immediately felt at ease and relaxed. Their... More

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Redwood City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Both Dan and Darren we super friendly and unpretentious. They are passionate about their wine and it shows. They spent the time to really educate us on what we were tasting and the tour took in both their front patio, tasting room and the back patio. This was also the only winery where the hosts partook of the wine!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Darren was funny, educational , occasionally over the edge (in an ok way) but mostly positively passionate about what he preaches. Knowledgable beyond belief. Arrives with Platypus Tour (and they are awesome too). Darren's knowledge from vine to wine and beyond was incredible. Would love to have dinner with him just to absorb some of his knowledge. Definitely make this... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We visited Hopper Creek as part of a tour we were on through Platypus tours (also recommended). Hopper Creek is a small winery that produces only about 1000 cases per year. Our host at the winery, Darren, was awesome. In addition to being unbelievably informative he was highly entertaining. Oh, yeah, their wines are very tasty as well. Highly recommended... More

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Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Such a cool experience! Dan was very nice & very knowledgeable. Great wine & great views!!! Interesting winery... more laid back and very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

What a delightful experience. After all the fancy wineries, sheet one felt rushed most of the time...these two guys took their time and expertise to give us a full educational wine experience. Loved the beautiful surroundings, the vastness of the colored vines...This was my second visit and won't be my last.

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