Robert Craig Winery

Robert Craig Winery, Napa: Hours, Address, Robert Craig Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

Robert Craig Winery
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Elevated: Robert Craig's Tasting Salon in Downtown Napa features renowned mountain Cabernets from the highest reaches of Napa Valley, including the Mt. Veeder, Howell Mountain and Spring Mountain Appellations, as well as Affinity, our award-winning Bordeaux-Style Cabernet. Enjoy these limited-production, silky smooth wines in a peaceful, park-like setting adjacent to the Napa River. Convenient to the Oxbow Market, Napa Valley Wine Train Depot and the Napa Town Center and in walking distance of the Westin Hotel & River Terrace Inn. Open by appointment, Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm & Sun, 11am-4pm. $20/person.
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flypilot33
Centerville, OH30 contributions
Amazing wines with a view to match it.
Oct 2019 • Couples
This was our second visit to Robert Craig Winery. The first visit was to their tasting room in Downtown Napa while this was to their vineyard tasting room up on the mountain. It’s worth the trip up the mountain for sure. The wine is amazing no matter where you drink it but the experience and view while overlooking the entire valley is perfect.
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob-Danville
Danville, CA9 contributions
First Class Winery.
May 2019
Excellent wine for the price. Tasting Room staff friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.
The red wines are smooth.
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert N
62 contributions
Book / cover
Oct 2018 • Couples
A classic case of not judging a book by it's cover as the location is nothing prestigious. Very tasteful inside with a choice of seating areas.
The tasting was very relaxed and informative, not at all pretentious. Loved the wines here, which were approachable but clearly ageworthy and great value.
Written October 23, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

moviegal226
Las Vegas, NV3,914 contributions
Zero Snobbery, Lovely Experience, So/So Wines
Sep 2017 • Couples
After reading time and time again about Robert Craig Winery, I decided to book a tasting visit. We visit the Napa Valley an average of four times per year and it's always exciting to find a new winery to try. I made a hassle-free appointment online for 11:30 am on a Sunday.

The winery itself is a little bit tricky to find as it's in a nondescript warehouse type office park. Siri kept getting confused with her directions leading to a lot of us driving around in circle. Be mindful of this and allow plenty of time to find the winery.

If you're looking for a swanky vineyard view or opulent decor, this isn't the place. If you are looking for a super friendly and casual tasting experience with easy to drink, entry level and lovely cabernet blend wines, you'll dig it here.

We were promptly greeted by Tia. She was hosting a group of four on a nice seated sofa area and kindly directed us to two seats at the bar. She was wonderful at juggling both of our groups and we never once felt neglected. Tia was professional and friendly, and is the type of employee tasting rooms should strive to have on their payroll. That's why I think Robert Craig is the PERFECT place for first-timers to Napa, twenty-somethings just starting out exploring wine, or those who are constantly made to feel inferior or stupid by some of the more snotty wineries in the valley. We're lucky because we're older, very experienced in wine tastings, and know a lot about wine, but I've seen time and time again newbies being made to look like idiots by aloof tasting staff. You do NOT have to worry about that here. This place is super friendly!

We tasted a total of six wines, including one white. The tasting notes were brief and concise, and the pours were on the surprisingly small side but still appropriate. Perhaps a tiny splash more would've been helpful to properly evaluate the wines because we had about 2.5 sips with each pour -- technically enough, but still smaller than normal. It would also be nice if we had been offered to revisit any of the wines we tried, which we weren't.

To pair with our tastings, Tia brought out the most pitiful looking cheese and cracker plate you've ever seen. I know this isn't supposed to be a gourmet lunch or a food and wine pairing, but the teeny amount of cheese was seriously laughable. We were taking itty bitty nibbles between sips of wine. I do appreciate this gesture, but it would've been better not to serve any palate cleansers at all. My first thought when she brought out the plate was "what, are we in the middle of a cheese shortage or something?"

The wines were very good quality across the board but not many of them made my palate sing. I did find the retail prices to be a bit high, but we both very much enjoyed the Mt. Veeder cab at $90 per bottle. We purchased two bottles and our $60 worth of tasting fees were cheerfully waived with no fanfare. The per bottle prices ranged from $50 - $95.

Tia didn't try to hard sell the wine club either, which I appreciated. She casually mentioned it a few times and then dropped it. I will say that if you are a wine club member or if you choose to join, you will earn a significant discount on the wines!

I was very pleased with this tasting and based on the hospitality, would consider revisiting Robert Craig Winery in the future.
Written September 26, 2017
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Jamie R
Pleasanton, CA117 contributions
One of my favorites!!
Feb 2017 • Couples
We were introduced to Robert Craig wines by a few different friends over the years, and their wines were consistently outstanding. Another friend told us how much they were, and for as good as they are, they are relatively affordable, at least as far as Napa Cabernets are concerned. We went to their tasting room, which as other people have said, is different than the norm, but once you're inside, it's lovely. We sat on couches, and enjoyed our wine tasting in a civilized environment! We have since become members, and are so pleased we did. We went to a members-only Valentine's dinner at a restaurant in Napa and they really took care of us and made us feel very welcome. They have a great staff and fabulous wines. Highly recommend!
Written April 11, 2017
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postrawb
Lee's Summit, MO826 contributions
Great wines and people
Jan 2017
I didn't expect much when I walked up to this place but was blown away by the wines and more importantly the people! Great place!
Written January 24, 2017
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ranishi
Sacramento, CA1,573 contributions
Downtown tasting room, modern, excellent wines
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a downtown tasting room for Robert Craig Winery whose grapes come from Howell Mtn, Spring Mtn, Mt. Veeder, Napa, and Diamond Mtn. They have a wide variety to sample. The staff are outstanding and knowledgeable. Rachel rocks. This is a must winery to visit when in Napa. Don't miss the Affinity and all the other cabs!!!!
Written December 16, 2016
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Guaifun A
San Francisco, CA32 contributions
Must Try Wine - Winery
Sep 2016 • Couples
Scheduled an appt for a tasting of their 2013 cabs in Napa and was pleased to have met Tia. A smart and cheerful lady who knows her wine. I tasted an '09 Spring Mountain that had soft tannins with a gentle backbone; coated my mouth with an elegant wash of blackberry/cherry/cassis -- a must have wine. Also tasted their new 2013 Howell Mtn. cab release. This one has power, finesse, and ample structure that will need at least 3 years of cellaring to soften it's tight but conceivable greatness that only time can reveal. Understanding that the 2013 vintage is a vintage to have in the cellar, I didn't have any reservations signing up for membership.
Written September 12, 2016
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paul s
Gold Coast, Australia397 contributions
Awesome
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is one of my favorite wines from all over the world. We couldn't wait to sit relax and try some wines and vintages that we have not been able to try previously. Can't buy in Australia so we try and find somewhere when we are traveling in US to purchase and bring back( this is very hard) Lori was a "Legend" very enthusiastic and extremely happy to tell you about the Robert Craig family and history involved with this beautiful wine. We might have bought too many bottles "but who's counting". It's a long way from Australia to US so we made the most of it!!! If you love you're wine and I mean great wine then this is a must wine tasting experience you have to do. Next time in Napa we will arrange for a visit at the winery itself.
Written September 5, 2016
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ayoungson
Napa, CA22 contributions
Great wine!
May 2016
Robert Craig is one of my favorite wineries. Their Mt. Veeder cab is wonderful, full of mountain flavor. The tasting room is unpretentious but comfortable. The focus is on the wine. You cannot go wrong with a Robert Craig wine, my favorite for special occasions.
Written July 21, 2016
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