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O'Brien Estate Winery

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Address: 1200 Orchard Ave, Napa, CA 94558-9401
Phone Number:
+1 707-252-8463
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We are by appointment only. Please go to our website to inquire about our...

We are by appointment only. Please go to our website to inquire about our experiences. We do not take phone reservations. The cost is $40.00 per person. We regretfully are not permitted to have anyone under 21 years of age nor allow any pets on the premises. Our award winning wines come from our 40 acres in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. From grape growing to bottling, the entire winemaking process is managed at the estate. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Our wines are sought after by collectors and have received many awards, including a recent 98 point score for our 2013 Unrestrained Reserve Bordeaux Blend.

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As Wonderful as the First Time

We visited O'Brien in January 2009. This was our first trip back and it was an equally enjoyable tasting. You won't get WOW'd by a fancy tasting room or beautiful amenities... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited O'Brien in January 2009. This was our first trip back and it was an equally enjoyable tasting. You won't get WOW'd by a fancy tasting room or beautiful amenities center. The story has been consistent -- it's about what's in the bottle and that thankfullly has not diminished. We were with friends new to the wine and loved... More 

2 Thank MBtexasfoodie
Owasso, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from our second trip to Napa Valley in less than a year. I researched the vineyards and wineries in the area and came across O'Brien Estate. The reviews were so good that I just knew we had to try it out. Boy was it ever a treat! Even with it being the off season, Jason gave us... More 

3 Thank 348deannah
Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to other great reviews of tasting at O'Brien Estate Winery, we spent a delightful afternoon at the winery. It was beautiful, relaxing, personal, and informative. The wine is excellent, especially the merlot and related blends. We sat at a picnic table, sun warm on our backs, as Julio chatted with us and offered tastes of wine. The dog, Heidi,... More 

4 Thank cpenny61
Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This vineyard was by far the best tasting and tour we took during our trip. A personal experience hosted by Jason and the wonderful boutique vineyard Obrien's is. We had the same great experience mentioned by others. This was great wine, great views and a beautiful day.

4 Thank William L
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We were in Napa celebrating my wife's bday and our anniversary. Jason was a great guide and provided an excellent experience for us. The estate itself is serene and picturesque and the wines superb. Jason guided us through the tastings in a friendly and engaging manner. His experience in the industry was evident throughout the tasting. We were fortunate to... More 

4 Thank Vanillabean9
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

This trip was a few years ago. We were alone on our tour, which was not really a tour but brisk walk through the building only. They worked out very quickly that because we were from europe their wine club would be prohibitively expensive, and seemed to lose interest perhaps because of that. Disappointed after such good reviews on here.

2 Thank JOHN C
Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

To put it in simple terms- wine is fantastic, staff is phenomenal and the spot is crazy beautiful. By appointment only, so the privacy is there and the wines are allocated through their club so you're not going to find it outside the winery.

3 Thank Steve D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

I've visited a LOT of Napa Valley wineries over the years and enjoyed many of the the tours and tastings. A main feature of many tours is going through the winery itself and learning about the processing steps as you tour the facilities and get to see the actual equipment. I always enjoyed that part of the tour, which is... More 

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

O'Brien is a peaceful and relaxing experience. Because their tastings are by reservation only, there are likely to be only a handful of people there when you visit, and the setting is inviting and comfortable. The tasting was wonderful for several reasons: it was outdoors, the wines were great, cheeses and chocolate were paired with the wines, and Jason, our... More 

3 Thank AlabamaSue
Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at O'Brien. The tasting experience is a fantastic, relaxed tasting set outside in several different seating areas in the winery. Julio was our host and was full of knowledge about all the wines. It was probably the best value of all the wineries we visited on this trip. Can't wait to come back again.

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