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“Fun and Funky Wine Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Raymond Vineyards

Raymond Vineyards
849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-3141
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Ranked #34 of 87 Activities in St. Helena
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Randolph, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Fun and Funky Wine Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

You will not find another winery that has as much going on inside as this one. You can't tell from the outside, but the inside has different rooms; one looks like a speakeasy in boardwalk empire; another looks like some kind of crazy s&M disco party room. What an experience,and the wine is delicious!!. Extra points for being dog lovers and having a shrine to their dog ouside. A really fun place to visit, and you'll learn alot too.

Visited May 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wine meets Alice in Wonderland!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is trendy, cool, stylish, fancy, over the top and has INCREDIBLE wine! Each tasting menu has it's own room. We visited the Crystal Room, and were so impressed. This winery embracing good wine making, great fun and education.
The longer you are there, the more you learn. Whether it's the "earth room" with soil samples, the senses hallway, or the wine maker for a day attraction. This place was over the top, and suggested to us by locals. The wines are varied and they have a bubbly lounge as well. It's a treat and like nothing you've been to, or are likely to see again.

Visited July 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great service in an interesting and quirky experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The Frenchman who now owns this winery clearly enjoys the theatre of life. His innovative approach to the wine tasting experience and the excellent staff (Anne?) is a great combination that you should have on your itinerary in Napa. We opted for the Crystal room experience. The team couldn't have been more helpful and clearly knew their subject. A great place if you're carting a dog with you too.

Visited June 2013
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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
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“Fun and Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Raymond is a quiet vineyard a few minutes off of the lesser known Silverado Trail. We stopped here after booking a tour with the Napa Valley Wine Train. Our tour guide was great and very informative.

Raymond has a great atmosphere, and the focus is on using nature and knowledge of soil to help make the best wine. Those people looking for a vineyard with a different decor or theme should definitely make a stop here. It is a very "unique" place.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fun, quirky atmosphere. Great wine!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Walking up to Raymond you start to get a sense of the quirkiness waiting inside. The fun outdoor park-like area has cute furniture and picture opps. We had a reservation but the place was nuts. We walked up to the counter and got a very fun pourer. There were two of us, so we tried both tastings. We loved them both! Each wine was great. We ended up buying 6 bottles. Afterwards we walked around and looked in the fun rooms in the building. We wish we could have gone in the Red Room as we heard it was amazing, but it was too busy and for members only. Definitely go to Raymond if you are in Yountville!

Visited May 2013
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