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von Strasser Family of Wines

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Rudy’s passionate interest in Cabernet Sauvignon lead him to discover a family connection to Eric de Rothschild, and he wrote a letter asking to do an internship at Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. Each year the Chateau had been hiring an intern from the...more
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965 Silverado Trl, Calistoga, CA 94515-1128
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

We stumbled (not literally:) on this quaint, laid back winery en route to Calistoga. We had a fantastic tasting of delicious wines with charcuterie outside on the terrace. The server (Chris?) was funny and attentive. We had a quick tour too.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cathleen C
von Strasser an... L, Guest Relations Manager at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

We are so happy you had a great visit and enjoyed our wines! We hope to see you soon! Cheers!

Reviewed May 23, 2018

Wonderful tasting and fabulous wines! Had a great afternoon tasting after having it recommended by another winery. Just drove in and was immediately accomodated by a great staff. Met Rudy who was cool and bought a few wines to bring back with us! Would highly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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von Strasser an... L, Guest Relations Manager at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Rudy enjoys meeting our guest's at the winery. Thank you for visiting us enjoy your wine and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice visit and tried the many wines they had to offer. Person pouring wines was nice & knowledgable. We bought a few bottles to bring home.

Date of experience: April 2018
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von Strasser an... L, Tasting Room & Sales at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

We are so happy you had a great visit and enjoyed our wines! Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you soon! Cheers!

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We had heard such great things, but were very disappointed. The wine was good - but host just poured the wine and walked away. No explanation or conversation. Wine is about experience - so a good host makes or breaks the tasting.More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tanya S
von Strasser an... L, Tasting Room/ Sales at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hello Tanya we are so sorry you were disappointed with your experience. We really appreciate the feed back and we will talk to our staff as we are in this business to educate and be hospitable. I hope we get the opportunity to change this...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were greeted by Kerry and had the most wonderful time! She was a very gracious host and shared a lot of information about the wines, the vineyards and the history of Rudy and Rita. The wines were fantastic! The Calistoga Chamber suggested that we...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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von Strasser an... L, Public Relations Manager at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you soon! Cheers!

Reviewed September 27, 2017

We were staying in Calistoga and wandered into Lava Vine on a bike ride. So glad we stopped! The tasting room was spacious and light-filled, and Amy (our pourer) was knowledgeable and gracious. Tastings were $25 with generous pours. It was a gorgeous warm Fall...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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von Strasser an... L, Public Relations Manager at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting! We are so happy you enjoyed our wine! We hope to see soon! Cheers!

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to come to the wine was the best the people here really care about you whatever you do make sure you have a good company to take you here don't drive and get a ticket and also don't use a company call "Timeless...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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von Strasser an... L, Public Relations Manager at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Thank you! We are so glad we could be "your kind of place". It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you soon! Cheers!

Reviewed July 16, 2017

We stopped for wine tastings at several Napa Valley wineries yesterday. The stop at Von Strasser was far and away the most pleasant. We had visited Von Strasser in the past, at its former location up the mountain from its current Calistoga location, and had...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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von Strasser an... L, Public Relations Manager at von Strasser Family of Wines, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

We are so happy you enjoyed your tasting experience. Thank you for your kind words we will share this with our staff. We look forward to hosting you and your friends again on your next visit! Cheers!

Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Lava, unfortunately I enjoyed the vibe more last time. It seemed more stuffy and not as relaxed and comfortable this time. Still amazing wine!!!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Only $15 for tasting and I was a walk in. They are merging with Von Strasser who makes great Diamond Mtn Cabs. Of the Lava wines, I found the Cab Franc to be one of the best Cab Francs I have ever had, bought one...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Children are more than welcome to come along with you, however we do not have a place for them to run around and play.
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