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“What a great experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Goosecross Cellars

Goosecross Cellars
1119 State Lane, Yountville, CA 94599
707-944-1986
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Ranked #1 of 23 Activities in Yountville
Type: Wineries
Activities: Leisure education, Wine tasting
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Owner description: Founded in 1985, Goosecross is a winery and vineyard owned by Christi Coors Ficeli and her family. Located in Yountville, Goosecross is known for producing high quality wines and providing excellent customer service. They stay focused on the basics – sustainable farming with attention, care and diligence in the cellar. Their wines are only available through the winery, 100% direct to consumer. A visit to Goosecross’ wine tasting room in Yountville will delight you with its casual, friendly atmosphere and outstanding hospitality. The winery tasting room is the place to taste, experiment, and learn in a laid-back beautiful space, and in the company of knowledgeable hosts who are passionate about wine.
Lyons, Colorado, United States
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“What a great experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Our family of six showed up at Goosecross unannounced, with no reservations for tastings, and at a busy time. The staff was friendly, welcoming, and accommodating, and worked in tastings for us although they generally require reservations in advance. Every member of the staff we encountered was friendly, witty, and warm. Our sommelier, Jessy, was fantastic - super friendly, fun, and knowledgeable. We could not believe she had only been employed there for a few weeks! Jessy definitely enhanced our experience and made our visit to Goosecross a memorable one. I had personally never heard of their wines before, but I will remember them in the future thanks to a great experience from start to finish. Beautiful, intimate facility with wonderful staff. And the wines were all delicious! Thanks!

Visited July 2012
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Goosey2Yountville, Owner at Goosecross Cellars, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for your terrific comments about Jessy! We're very happy to hear she took good care of you and you had a good time in our tasting room. Thanks for posting on Trip Advisor.
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“Wine is better with great hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Jessy Carvalhocs was fabulous!!!! She helped us from beginning to end -- Offering extra pours based on our likes and dislikes and then helping us imagine our Carbernet flavor with dark chocolate Hersey kisses. If you go to Goosecross, I highly recommend her!! Enjoy!!!

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Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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“Skip this place because they'll skip you!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

My boyfriend and I went on a limo wine tour in Napa and this place was 2nd on the way. We went in, lined up and each couple got to taste some wine at the bar looking winery. We just lined up and my boyfriend and I happen to be at the very end. The guy pouring the wine would on occassion totally ignore us. I don't know if it's because we looked young and weren't going to buy wine or if he just didn't have a sense of organization where you pour wine for the people in order and don't skip the people at the end - either way, he kept skipping us. It was really bad when we wanted to buy wine before leaving: Let's say there's 5 couple and we're couple # 5 at the very end. He serves couple # 2, #3, #4 .and visibly we were ready to order some wine and couple #1 speaks up and he serves them first. I was very disappointed with this winery. Skip this place and go somewhere else for better customer service!

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Goosey2Yountville, Owner at Goosecross Cellars, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Dear Apeleila2,
We are very sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience at Goosecross. Please take a look at our other reviews online, and you'll see that your experience was unusual. On the day you visited, we had two employees out ill which over-burdened the staff we had working that day, and led to the inability to provide the service we have become well-known for in the Valley. Where this is not an excuse for how you felt during your visit or how you were treated, it is human reality. Just so you know, our employees have no incentive to sell wine. Their incentive is based upon customer service and the development of genuine relationships. We truly hope you'll give us another chance if your travels bring you back to Yountville, and feel free to contact me personally. We do care and want to provide a better experience for you next time. Thank you.
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“Nice little winery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

They also offer bacon chocolate bars for sale. Yum!

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“One of my favorite wineries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We visited on July 5 and as always Goosecross did not disappoint. The wines are fabulous and the tasting room staff is always friendly, attentive, and never pretentious. I am a wine club member and will return here again and again. I have brought many friends here and it is always an enjoyable experience.

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