We were excited for our first trip to Napa and came across O'Brien Estate. The experience started great with some tastings of excellent wines, an almost-private experience, a tour guide with solid knowledge, and a walk through the vineyards and wine-making process. We were impressed with the personal experience, especially when the owners came out to greet us at the end. However, when it came time to pay, we were aware of the "buy a bottle and waive the tasting fee" policy. We decided to buy a bottle each as the wine was great and a good souvenir to take home, but the type we were set on was sold out. Interestingly, the 2 wines that were sold out were the cheapest and the ones that made it most worth it to by the wine instead of the tasting fee. In retrospect, we should have just paid the tasting fee and left, but we were set on getting some wine and ended up paying an extra $20 for the sell outs. Overall it was a good experience, but that was a bit of a bitter end.
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