Altamura Vineyards

Altamura Vineyards, Napa: Address, Phone Number, Altamura Vineyards Reviews: 4.5/5

Altamura Vineyards
4.5
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This family-owned vineyard is one of several renowned wineries in Napa Valley.
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Walter T
Minneapolis, MN36 contributions
Truly special wines
Oct 2019 • Couples
One literally has hundreds of choices of winery options in Napa, but the wines at Altamura are truly special and wonderful. I think this is a “don’t miss” stop as each wine on the tasting was one we wanted to purchase. It’s a hike to get out to the property, but the wine is remarkable.
Written October 19, 2019
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Dave P
Canton, OH190 contributions
Great first visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
I have had the altamura cab way back in 2010 and enjoyed it very much. Never went to the winery because they are located southeast of most of the valley. Finally decided to visit and realized that they are not that far away. We were met by our hostess Monica and she was a hoot. Very personable, experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of the business. After going through their white and old world style wines, which were good, we got to the cabs. They were wonderful and I fell in love with the wine all over again. Bot three vintages and will look forward to getting each new vintage when released. I hope Monica calls me when that happens. You Need a reservation to visit but worth the effort.
Written September 27, 2019
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Microblitz
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
Thank you
Jan 2019 • Couples
Altamura wine is one the rare opportunity’s to experience something that consistently exceeds expectations!

We found Altamura by accident having wandered in their Low key restaurant “Ciccio” in Yontville, ( That is another review)

I had the Sangiovese and Cabernet by the glass and was totally converted to this Poetry in the glass!

This Week we visited the winery and missed our Apointment! “Rats! “ due to a lost email and total misjudgment of travel time from St. Helena!

We any have missed our Wine tasting but I met the Gracious and Beautiful Karen Altamura!

We shared stories about more than just wine, food and life, which is what Altamura wine is all about, in my view!

Rob Parsons

Toronto Ontario

PS They also race Vintage Porsche’s !

Written January 28, 2019
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Joshua P
2 contributions
“Shipping Pretension”
Aug 2018 • Couples
Prior to today, Altamura was our favorite wine. My wife and I recently visited the Altamura property in Wooden Valley. Upon arriving for our scheduled tasting, Michele informed us she neglected to book our reservation. Even after a disapppointing hour wait for our host to arrive, we still proceeded to purchase $1,500 in Altamura wine. We were not informed of shipping cost at our time of visit, but felt certain it would be comparable to other wineries we frequent. Upon reviewing our confirmation e-mail, we were shocked to discover a shipping charge of $132 was applied to our order. Seeking resolution to what we felt was an inflated shipping price, we immediately contacted Michele. Much to our surprise, we were matter-of-factly told “the price is the price.” Still hopeful for a positive outcome, our phone call was transferred to the owner, Frank. At the onset of our conversation, it was immediately evident Frank did not value our concern. The following 20 minutes were defined by demeaning remarks, insults and extreme pretentiousness. Frank stated he did not “need” us to purchase his wines; rather, he “allowed” us to purchase Altamura. He then instructed us to cancel our order and be sure to inform our friends to not purchase his wine due to shipping costs being “too expensive.” We are hopeful with this review that our friends, acquaintances and fellow vino lovers heed Frank’s instructions to purchase wine from a more gracious and certainly more humble winemaker than what we experienced at Altamura.
Written August 17, 2018
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Kellit2264
New York, United States18 contributions
Great wines!
Jun 2018 • Couples
It takes a while to get there but it’s worth it. It’s a laid back tasting experience but we had fun with the owners son Giancarlo!!! The wines are fabulous you will definetly end up buying some!!!!
Written July 1, 2018
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WineEng
Green Valley, CA1,902 contributions
Outstanding Winery in Secluded Location
Feb 2017 • Friends
The Altamura family has been farming in this secluded Valley, east of Napa, since the mid 1800's. They have been producing wine for over 30 years. They've made a lot of changes on site and now have a tasting room in their administration farmhouse rather than in the winery as in the past. Riley, who guided us in our tasting, did an outstanding job.

Having enjoyed their wines for many years now, all the wines are outstanding with the Sangiovese and Cabernet really standing out. These are not inexpensive wines, but rank with the best from Napa. We had the opportunity to taste some older wines, demonstrating that they really will last for years. All their grapes come from their local property so Frank Altamura and his son can maintain consistency year to year.

An appointment is required to taste here and only during the week at 10 or 1. No drop ins. Weekend tasting may start in the future.

Make an appointment, avoid the Napa hype, and take the relaxing drive into Wooden Valley for a truly excellent wine experience. Highly recommended. Cheers!

Written February 28, 2017
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James E D
Santa Rosa Beach, FL3 contributions
Great Juice
Nov 2016 • Couples
Thank you for making room for us on short notice. Well worth the drive out to circle valley. The Cab's are king but the Negromaro is well worth it too. Set up a tasting you won't be disappointed.
Written November 16, 2016
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OriginalJMan
Murfreesboro, TN7 contributions
Must see
May 2016 • Couples
Had a great experience! Treated us to fantastic wines and hospitality. Will be back with friends on next trip. The owners are gracious and welcoming.
Written May 20, 2016
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golfergary57
Chicago, IL37 contributions
Great Wines, Exhorbitant Shipping Chatge
Nov 2015 • Friends
This could be the best small winery in California. Frank Altamura Jr. was an outstanding host, and a rising star in the wine world. They only make 5 wines, 2 of which are nationally distributed. All are outstanding.... so much so we purchased 3 cases for shipping back to Illinois. The shock of $95 per case shipping still has not, and never will, wear off. Enjoy the Altamura tasting experience, buy some to avoid the tasting fee, BUT TAKE THE WINE WITH YOU AND SHIP IT HOME YOURSELF. Checked baggage fees are way less than their shipping charges.
Written November 15, 2015
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Tim R
Raleigh, NC573 contributions
great tasting wines
Oct 2014 • Couples
some of the best wine we had in napa. cab is a favorite every vintage. also discovered their negroamare while there. itialian grape which made for a delicious wine. unlike anything i have tasted. did the tasting at the restaurant ciccio in yountville. would definitely recommend
Written November 20, 2014
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