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Gustavo

1021 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559
+1 707-257-6796
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Ranked #106 of 247 Restaurants in Napa
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Winery
Description: A few decades ago, Napa Valley wine makers were often told that their wines would never stand up to the European elite. Since proving the world wrong in the mid 1970's, Napa valley winemakers have striven to keep up a more American standard of excellence, where great wine is equal parts a result of the best grapes, the best processes, and only the strongest love for the art of winemaking. Gustavo Wines cherishes this environment, and has grown one owner's extreme love of making wine into an established winery. As a family business, the same processes that landed Gustavo Brambila a spot in the Napa Valley elite are passed down amongst the generations, preserving a rich heritage and art. Today, patrons are invited to come sample our wines, and hopefully fall in love with them half as much as the owners themselves. Wine tastings run for around $15, but are complimentary with the purchase of a bottle. For our buyers that just couldn't get enough, we've established our very own Wine Club which lets us ship our best wines to your doorstep. In the words of Gustavo Brambila himself, "Gustavo Wine is a reflection of my passion, heritage and lifetime love affair with wine. Winemaking is an artform and when others appreciate what I love, solidifies myself as an artist!". When done right, winemaking is a beautiful art-form, and we invite you to come experience it for yourself.
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Description: A few decades ago, Napa Valley wine makers were often told that their wines would never stand up to the European elite. Since proving the world wrong in the mid 1970's, Napa valley winemakers have striven to keep up a more American standard of excellence, where great wine is equal parts a result of the best grapes, the best processes, and only the strongest love for the art of winemaking. Gustavo Wines cherishes this environment, and has grown one owner's extreme love of making wine into an established winery. As a family business, the same processes that landed Gustavo Brambila a spot in the Napa Valley elite are passed down amongst the generations, preserving a rich heritage and art. Today, patrons are invited to come sample our wines, and hopefully fall in love with them half as much as the owners themselves. Wine tastings run for around $15, but are complimentary with the purchase of a bottle. For our buyers that just couldn't get enough, we've established our very own Wine Club which lets us ship our best wines to your doorstep. In the words of Gustavo Brambila himself, "Gustavo Wine is a reflection of my passion, heritage and lifetime love affair with wine. Winemaking is an artform and when others appreciate what I love, solidifies myself as an artist!". When done right, winemaking is a beautiful art-form, and we invite you to come experience it for yourself.
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Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just overall good wine at a decent price. We love this little place and Gustavo! So convenient to stop by while dining at the Oxbow Market

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Laura B, Owner at Gustavo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love hearing you enjoy the wine, but most of all we're happy to know you love our family. We look forward to seeing you again soon! 'Til next time, Gustavo & JoAnn, Owners More

Napa, California, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Gustavo's claim to fame is being part of the team at Chateau Montelena that surprised the world in the late '70's by winning a blind taste test by the world's premier connoisseurs in France. For whatever reason, the wines they pour from his latest creation just aren't to our liking. In a valley full of amazing wine and tasting rooms,... More

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Laura B, Daughter of Owners at Gustavo, responded to this review

Sorry it took us a while to get back to you here! We're very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the wines you tried, and we hope you'll consider to give us a second chance. This isn't the feedback we usually get, and we know we've got some bottles that'll really wow you. Hope to see you again, Gustavo &... More

Whittier, California, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I was the only one in there on a Thursday afternoon so I got all the attention. Great tasting room. The gentleman pouring was quite a bit of knowledge about the wines and the background of this winery. The Cabs were fantastic as was the Syrah. The tasting room is located right across the street from the Oxbow Marketplace. You... More

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Gustavo B, Owner at Gustavo, responded to this review

We're sorry it's taken us some time to get back to you! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the wines, especially the Cabs and the Syrah. We hope we have the pleasure of seeing you again soon! 'Til next time, Gustavo & JoAnn, Owners More

Virginia
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I wish I had written down the name of the girl that poured our tastings for us. I do know that she was from Alabama since half my group was from Tennessee (college football was discussed). We went into Gustavo while in Downtown Napa using our tasting card (Gustavo is not part of the card but was on our list... More

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Gustavo B, Owner at Gustavo, responded to this review

Sorry it took us a while to get back to you! Thank you for this kind, genuine review. We love hearing you enjoyed your time with us, and we hope you'll visit again the next time you're in Napa! All our best, Gustavo & JoAnn, Owners More

Los Altos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Essentially hole-in-the-wall, but a lovely place to visit if you're a newbie to Napa for the following reasons: 1) It's conveniently located across the street from Ox Fam market, which is a lovely stop to buy handmade Napa chocolates, fresh bread, and cheeses (see review). 2) It's in downtown Napa, which has the Napa Welcome Center (maps, publications, magazines etc).... More

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Gustavo B, Owner at Gustavo, responded to this review

We apologize for taking so long to get back to you, Hilleliza! Your review meant more than we can express. Thanks for telling us about your experience, and we love the tips you leave for newcomers to Napa! We hope you'll stop by and see us again. All our best, Gustavo & JoAnn, Owners More

Napa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Loved this place, we will be back. We had a great visit, it is a must visit tasting room. Everyone there was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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