Del Dotto Vineyards & Winery

Del Dotto Vineyards & Winery

Del Dotto Vineyards & Winery
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Our original historic location with our hand dug cave dating back to 1885. We offer our cave experience and barrel tasting daily featuring world reowned wines.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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olivia s
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
I live in the Bay Area and travel to Napa at least 2-3x a month. I decided to make reservations for the cave tour at Del Dotto wines to celebrate my birthday and sadly my experience was the worst experience I have ever had in Napa. I left this winery feeling as if people of color are not welcome here.

What made this experience the worst was my tour guide Thomas. Thomas was extremely rude and unprofessional from the moment I met him. When my friend and I arrived, my friend was taking my photo at the entrance, as again it was my birthday, when her and I were rudely interrupted by Thomas. Thomas opened the entrance door, raised his voice at us and told us that we needed to get inside. He proceeded to insult me by telling me how much the tasting cost even though everything was prepaid. I didn’t appreciate being yelled at and spoken down to, but I didn’t want to create any trouble so I looked past it, and shot him a smile. As I walked towards Thomas, I continued to smile, introduced myself to him and asked him his name. He completely dismissed me, rolled his eyes, and told me to have the woman at the counter help me. From those first initial moments, I instantly regretted coming here to celebrate my birthday. I was so uncomfortable from Thomas’ rudeness that I even asked the woman at the counter if we could change our tour guide and sadly, Thomas was the only person available. After we checked in, we ended up waiting an additional 15 minutes to start the tour since one of the people who was on the tour was finishing up a phone call. I can’t help but feel that Thomas’ attitude towards my friend and I was racially motivated as Thomas did not rush the other couple or interact with them with the same negative energy that he gave my friend and I when we were taking photos. During our tour, my friend and I felt unwelcome the entire time. Thomas seemed to be on edge throughout as he barked orders at us and even yelled “come on! We have to go!” I understand that Thomas may run a strict schedule with all of the tours but there is a way to professionally & respectfully communicate to your guests. Additionally, as we went through several tastings, I noticed that Thomas joined us in tasting every wine. In all my experience wine tasting I have never had a tour guide drink with their guests. And maybe his lack of sobriety explains his odd and erratic behavior. Throughout the tour, he bragged about being the most sought after sommelier in the area. Thomas might know wine, but he lacks people skills and professionalism. At the end of the tour, Thomas never directed my friend and I on where to purchase the wine we enjoyed. Honestly, I don’t think
I will ever return to Del Dotto and I regret not cancelling the tour from the start. There are several dozen other wineries with better customer service that you can visit in Napa - Del Dotto wines is not one of them
Written October 11, 2021
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Kimberly A E
Prince George, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I've never been one to enjoy red wine as much as white wine, but
this is some ''AMAZING RED WINE'' I've come to appreciate
the difference quality can make when it comes to red wine.
Enjoyed every one of the red wine tour tasting. And as for our tour
guide Rosanne, she was just as Amazing. Thetour tastsing is ''WORTH IT''
Written February 13, 2020
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David L
Davie, Florida, United States91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This was our first stop of a 3 day tour of the finest vineyards in the Napa valley. Come thirsty here because they are very generous when it comes to tasting their incredible wines. They pour directly from the barrels. The tasting and pairing menu is quite expensive compared to other wineries and they don't waive the tasting fee based on purchases; however, you get to experience tasting some very very good wines (95-100 ratings), with generous pours so the value is there. Don't miss "The Beast" .... one of the best wines I have ever tasted (yes, I purchased 2 bottles of it).

When planning your Napa trip, there are many wineries offering wine tastings at different price points. You can't go wrong at any of the wineries in the valley as all the wine is very good, but understand that there are about 20-30 crown jewels which is better than the other and Del Dotto is one of them.
Written January 4, 2022
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Joseph S
Nashville, TN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Chris was our host for our barrel tasting and he made it great. If you don’t know Del Dotto is very Italian! Chris was full of jokes and very knowledgeable about the different wines, welcomed the knowledgeable questions and I’m sure the ones he hears all the time. The wine was delightful and it was a fantastic and sensory fueling experience. It isn’t subtle, but very enjoyable.
Written February 1, 2020
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Jennifer H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Del Dotto was our first winery visit on our Napa vacation. What a stunningly beautiful winery and caves! Fabulous and educational experience! We enjoy drinking wine but are new to understanding wine and the nuance of winemaking and different blends. Carson was the host for our cave tour and tasting experience. We did not feel rushed at all. Our group of 7 asked lots of questions and had a fabulous experience. The pizza and tater tots were great too.
Written October 7, 2022
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kalamakid
Kailua, HI946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Ed led us around these original Del Dotto caves dug back in the late 1800’s as we sampled wonderful wines. Located in the Atlas peak area, this is one of three locations the family owns, and the fires came bliss but spared the winery. Rustic on the outside, very cavey but elegant on the inside.
Written February 19, 2020
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PRJ250
Boston, MA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We heard a lot about the Del Dotto tasting experience before our visit and are very glad we made the decision to come! The grounds and building itself are gorgeous and it only got better once the tasting started. The cave tour was one of our favorites and our host Carson was great. We were allowed to try wine from the barrels and after the cave portion wrapped up, the tasting continued in the main room with pizza and tater tots! It was also our fist time trying Del Dotto wine and we absolutely loved it. This is a must visit!
Written September 13, 2021
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Cycle2eat
Baltimore, MD139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Beautiful tasting room filled with Venetian glass and marble, knowledgeable staff and delicious wine. We totally enjoyed our tasting. This is a good vineyard to visit if you enjoy drinking full bodied red wine.
Written March 3, 2020
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guyclauded2016
Valencia, California58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We SO miss going to the Del Dotto wineries as their 3 locations are some of THE best experiences in Napa & even anywhere in the world. The location, design, tastings, staff, foods, experiences, dinners, everything are just perfect. We NEVER had a bad experience and we have brought quite a few friends, partners there from all over the country and a couple other countries and everyone loved it. We can't wait to get back to normal in CA so we can go back and enjoy some amazing tastings. Mille Grazie, see you all very soon, be safe.
Written August 27, 2020
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Deborah B
Deale, MD81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Expensive for what is offered. Our guide Ed was excellent. The fee was excessive for a barrel tasting and pizza with tater tots at the end (really?!). The cave is opulent but I came to Napa for the wine, The wine was mediocre.
Written November 10, 2022
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