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Lava Vine Winery & Tasting Room

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Address: 965 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515-1128
Phone Number: 707.942.9500
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Fun, informal and awesome wine

We stopped at Lava Vines as our first stop on a 3 day visit to Napa. We couldn't have picked a better place to start the day. The staff, including the vintner and owner were on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at Lava Vines as our first stop on a 3 day visit to Napa. We couldn't have picked a better place to start the day. The staff, including the vintner and owner were on property. Everyone was so engaging in conversation about wine, the region, music, etc...was recently purchased by a larger owner...I hope he doesn't change a... More 

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Thank WVURover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard this was a fun, chill place for a tasting and so glad we stopped. The wines were all excellent and the tasting itself was very mellow and enjoyable. Be warned if you are looking for a view there is not much to see, but we didn't miss having a view at all. Well worth a visit!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We made an unplanned stop here and unfortunately it was a bit too quick because of our schedule. Although we did manage to taste several wines and hear a funky banjo love song...

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Thank DTR35
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Good wine, good music. Very personable hosts who interacted well with their visitors and played a few songs as we all tasted our selections.

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Thank TheeJAS
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

It's was my first stop on my first trip to napa. It was a wonderful experience! We got a song from the guys running the place and the wine is delicious. I plan on visiting again.

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Thank lgonza21
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Offbeat mayhem musical team hosts your tasting. Fun for all. The wine is good. But you get your money's worth with the entertainment too.

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Thank Ellen S
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We went to Lava Vines, had a fantastic tasting even had a picnic outside on the terrace. The Cabernet Franc was a favorite! The very talented John entertained us on his guitar. He played a rendition of "Into the Mystic" and it was so beautiful! Love this small production winery! I can't wait to return!

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Thank TXCathy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Super friendly staff and excellent wines! Tasting fee waived with purchase, ended up bringing home a bottle of port.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Edison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This was recommended by our hotel (the comfort Inn) as a fun winery to visit. It was even better than we expected. It is a small operation and everyone is very friendly. The two guys running the tasting room played guitar and banjo and broke out in song. In addition, the wines were very good. I especially liked their port,... More 

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Wayzata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this one. They don't make the best wine in the valley but they are the most fun to visit. Read the great reviews below; they're all true. In our third year to Napa, this was instantly my wife's favorite spot. Pete talks about wines in tastes and Dan in foods; "this is you're rack of lamb wine." Guitar... More 

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