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Tulocay Winery

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This Northern California Wine Country tour from San Francisco eliminates the hassle of arguing over who is the designated driver for the trip. Stop at various wineries in Napa and Sonoma and ride safely in an air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an onboard restroom for comfort and convenience. You even have time at Sonoma Square Plaza to eat lunch at your own expense.
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kwagmeister wrote a review Jan 2019
Evansville, Indiana1,462 contributions414 helpful votes
A bit off the beaten path and up a hill is Tulocay Winery, home to winemaker and all around great guy Bill Cadman. Bill is as much part of the fabric of the winemaking community as the big production vineyards but visiting and tasting his wines is probably the most fun you can haven in the region. Bill and his daughter Brie are the winemaking duo behind the winery he founded. He learned the trade the traditional way....by working for Krug and Mondavi and learning the process of creating and producing wine from harvest to bottling to the business of hosting groups. A tasting with him at the head of the table will be informative and FUN - he tells great stories and shares his terrific humor. You’ll laugh a lot, taste some terrific wines, and leave having made a new friend. The big vineyards are showy and tastings are often a bit of a production. At some places they’re even pretentious. Do not leave Napa without having experienced a small winery — and do yourself a favor and meet Bill and his wines. We joined his wine club and are already looking forward to our first shipment.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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RockDoc50 wrote a review Jul 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania82 contributions40 helpful votes
Spend an afternoon with Bill at his home and enjoy drinking great wine and listening to Napa wine lore. His wine club is the bomb!
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Redjackco, Cheering section at Tulocay Winery
Responded Aug 1, 2018
You're absolutely right on, RockDoc50. Tulocay Winery is like Napa Valley was before it became Disney World with vines. Wine made the old fashioned way just like in Burgundy, from which I just returned. Small scale. Artisan winemakers. A one-on-one experience with the winemaker and winery owner. The real deal.
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rebeccamZ6235EI wrote a review Jul 2016
Woodacre, California59 contributions14 helpful votes
I've been fortunate enough to be invited to help bottle wine here and it is very hard work and yet all the people who come for the bottling have been so interesting and so welcoming. Bill Cadman is the owner and his daughter Brie is taking on a huge amount of the responsibility of late and the quality of wine remains at a high standard. The Cabernet Sauvignon won double gold at the California State Fair this year and the Pinot Noir was recognized also. Take a picnic lunch and buy a bottle or a case of wine and sit on the patio for a real California experience. Bill welcomes everyone.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Redjackco, Chief Cellar Rat at Tulocay Winery
Responded Oct 16, 2016
Rebecca, Thanks for saying such nice things about Tulocay, my boss, Bill, and my Bostess, Brie. They let me run around in the winery, which is the greatest job any cellar rat could have. Of course they treat me with some very nice cheese — Brillat-Savarin is one of my favorites along with Bent River from Minnesota. And of course I love Brie, both the cheese and the lady! Best, Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
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ncmh3530 wrote a review Jun 2015
Santa Cruz, California14 contributions4 helpful votes
This was my second visit to Tulocay (the first was before I started using TripAdvisor). Bill Cadman, the owner, is a gem, and so are his wines. It is so much fun to sit outside with Bill and his dog, Buddy, and talk about his wines while enjoying them with him. He has great stories to tell about the local wine scene in the Coombsville AVA, and all come with his wonderful sense of humor. If you haven't stopped in at Tulocay you are missing out on one of the best wine tasting experiences in the Napa Valley.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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Response from Redjackco, Chief Cellar Rat at Tulocay Winery
Responded Oct 16, 2016
Dear ncmh3530, Wine is about family and place — both the place of the vineyard and the place of the winery. As a matter of fact, Brie, Bill's daughter and heir apparent to the winery, has suggested that Tulocay should sell scrapings from the cellar walls for its incredible selection of microflora. We'll see… Glad you could share in Bill's sense of humor. Although, when he starts "puntificating", watch out! Buddy, Bill and Brie all look forward to your third and fourth and fifth (etc.) visits to Tulocay. Best, Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
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Anthony F wrote a review Sep 2014
Milford, Connecticut145 contributions37 helpful votes
Sampling world-class wines with the man who made them under the oak tree in his front yard; what could be better? The wines were excellent, but the relaxed, non-pretentious setting made the experience. Our visit to Tulocay made all other Napa wineries seem prosaic.
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Response from Redjackco, Chief Cellar Rat at Tulocay Winery
Responded Oct 16, 2016
Dear Winegeek74, Thanks for your kind comments. Bill Cadman founded Tulocay in 1975 (or thereabouts, who's counting?), and his commitment to winemaking and wine hospitality has remained the same ever since. If you have ever had a chance to taste his older Cabernets and Pinots, you know what a treat they are. Thankfully, Bill's daughter Brie is taking up her dad's mantle, and while he still provides the hospitality "under the oak tree in the front yard," she is more and more behind the scenes carrying on her dad's tradition of exemplary winemaking. While I'll be lurking in the background probably munching on a chunk of cheese, Bill and Brie will be looking forward to your next visit. Best, Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
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