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Address: 169 Kreuzer Lane, Napa, CA 94559
Phone Number: 707.255.1294
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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They Broke the Mold after JFC

What a treat to visit Caldwell Winery and taste wines with JFC. John Caldwell is a legend and what a pleasure to taste his divine wines in his wine cave listening to his amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to visit Caldwell Winery and taste wines with JFC. John Caldwell is a legend and what a pleasure to taste his divine wines in his wine cave listening to his amazing stories. Whether the stories were true or not, he was witty, entertaining, and the perfect host for these five southern girls on their 50th birthdays. Loved... More 

Thank Sasrich
Streetsboro, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Our tour guide, Eclectic Tours, booked a private tasting in the Caldwell cave with John Caldwell. His friends take the F in his middle name and expand it into an expletive which he has engraved on wine glasses. The experience is like none other. The tasting room in the cave has a huge 8'+ round concrete table with incredible ambiance.... More 

Thank jms132
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed a week in Napa and tasted all day all week. This place stood out. Great view. Great cave tour. The tasting is expensive and so are the wines. Bryan Toy, the general manager led our tour and tasting. What an experience! We're wine lovers as well as fun lovers, and we had a a lot of fun with... More 

Thank RMZR1
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This was our first stop in Napa and we arrived on a beautiful sunny day to a warm welcome from John Caldwell who delighted in taking the mickey out of us and our shiny red Mustang convertible! Bryan Toy led our tasting and the laid-back, chatty approach was a great introduction to the region. I learned a bit about wine... More 

Thank Sorellina
Little Rock, Arkansas
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The stories of John the smuggler are legendary. His wines are becoming so as well. We had the opportunity to visit his property, taste some amazing wines in his cave, and hear the stories from the legend himself. I loved Rocket Science and all of the others. We bought a bunch. If you can arrange it...you have to go.

Thank bharrison
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband & I were blown away by our wine tasting experience at Caldwell Winery in early July. It was truly a pleasure meeting and being served some amazing wine by the owner himself, John Caldwell. The tasting took place in a gorgeous dome-shaped room built into the walls of the wine cave. Over the course of almost two hours,... More 

1 Thank JDA95
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Struggling to put words around the experience at Caldwell with Brian and JFC, himself. There's definitely nothing like it. Tons of fun and some of the best wine we've ever had. We will definitely be back.

1 Thank Justin E
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited 7 wineries this week and the Calwell tasting was top notch. First of all, the owner, Mr. Caldwell, was a charming hoot. Personable and irreverent. Very entertaining. Our tasting was lead by the only Master Cooper in North America. Fascinating. The wine were typically good, but we were able to tast bottle after bottle after bottle. We even... More 

1 Thank M C
Coppell, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Brian gave us our first cave tour ever and it was our 5 winery of the day. Let me tell you the service was amazing beyond our expectations. We visited over 11 wineries and this by far was our favorite. They have the whole package from private tasting(1 on1), with amazing wine( The best we had) and awesome views. See... More 

2 Thank Patrick L
Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A group of 6 girls were in Napa Valley for 5 days to celebrate a birthday. This was by far our favorite stop and experience of the entire trip. John was beyond phenomenal. A one of a kind gem that we were so grateful to get to meet and hear story after story while tasting exquisite wine. Had so much... More 

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