Saddleback Cellars
Saddleback Cellars
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
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Saddleback Cellars, established in 1982, is a small, rustic winery located in the heart of the Napa Valley in the Oakville appellation. Its estate vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel. Known as "The King of Cabernet," legendary winemaker and owner, Nils Venge, has been making stellar Cabernet Sauvignon, along with many other varietals here since its establishment. Saddleback has long made killer Cabs and Zinfandel but variety is our specialty! We like to produce fun wines for fun people, including Pinot Blanc, Albarino, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Syrah, and many more. If you have a sweet tooth be sure to ask about our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Please give us a call and come in for a tasting! Feel free to picnic on tables alongside our Pinot Blanc vineyard,enjoy some good old country music, and experience Napa the way it used to be . Come have fun the Saddleback way!
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Evan F.
Seattle, WA11 contributions
Mar 2022
Our visit to Saddleback Cellars was an excellent experience! We really enjoyed our wine host, Craig, who was friendly, hilarious and knowledgeable. The wine we tasted was fantastic and we really enjoyed hearing about the wine making process and history of Saddleback. Our group also enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and it was a lot of fun sitting along the vineyard while we enjoyed our lunch with some wine.
Written April 18, 2022
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Nat
Bennington, VT158 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Saddleback was highly recommended by many and we’re so glad we stopped! We spent some time with the amazing staff and experienced the delicious wine! We were greeted by Angie who assured us we were in for an amazing tasting, she wasn’t wrong! Angie poured glasses with details in every pour, she knows her stuff! A man that was assisting added special details about the grounds and the family history along with lots of laughs. The team was kind, delightful and made the tasting so much fun! The wine......oh my gosh....the wine....amazing!! We walked away with an order of wine to be delivered to our home to share with our East coast family. On a scale of 1-5 Saddleback is a 6! The best! If you’re looking for the experience with a side of delicious, stop in and hang out with Angie, you won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!
Written October 28, 2020
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Silver996c
Moraga, CA167 contributions
Oct 2020
As Napa has gotten more popular, casual places like Saddleback have become rare. It's nice to taste very good wine in a casual setting. Our hostess was great and our favorite wine was the Merlot.
Written November 20, 2020
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Barb P
Madison, WI159 contributions
Mar 2022
Best casual winery experience. Knowledgeable staff. Sit right in the vineyard at picnic table and taste excellent wine. We had our own sandwiches for lunch bought at the Oakville Grocery. Price was one of the lowest with one of the best overall experiences. Not high end but gives you a real experience.
Written March 10, 2022
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Samantha R
Washington DC, DC54 contributions
Jun 2020
Had a lovely solo wine tasting experience - reservation was easy to make and winery was easy to find. It's a smaller house so tastings were outside overlooking the vines (lovely) and made for a more intimate setting. Rick was friendly and knowledgeable during the tasting. I actually bought two bottles and when I came home, one broke all over the floor! I sent a picture via email and they immediately agreed to replace the bottle. Plan to visit again!
Written June 23, 2020
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VickiA206
Troy, MI96 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
I love this winery and it small intimate experience with the staff. I come here every time I go to Napa. Barbara was very informative and friendly and treated you like family!! Would highly recommend their variety of wines!!
Written October 1, 2014
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HI Vickie -we sure enjoyed having you here and helping out with harvest! Cheers, Barbara
Written October 14, 2014
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ECTraveler
Williamsburg, VA117 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We went here because we are Petit Verdot drinkers and wanted to buy a bottle of theirs. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, great wines too. I think we bought a bottle of every one we tasted! Not a fan of country scene inside, but it goes with the name. Make sure to stop by! Thanks!
Written April 20, 2019
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NapaGal
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
If you want to NOT deal with the Disney land part of Napa, go here. This is a very quiet, comfortable, friendly winery with many varietals, a small barn-like tasting room and a pretty picnic table setting to sit back, relax and enjoy what a Napa Valley wine tasting experience used to be like.
Written November 14, 2018
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Cnewsites
Chicago, IL79 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Saddleback Cellars. Of all of our tours this was the one of the most relaxing. We sat outside at a picnic table and enjoyed our tasting right next to the Vineyard that produced the wine. We were sadden that we visited on a day that the winery dog (I forgot the name) was taking a day off. We heard that he is a real treat. We had three outstanding wine: The Merlot, The old vines Zinfandel, and the Pino Blanc.
Written July 12, 2017
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xman92905
Calgary, Canada66 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Approachable, friendly, practical and enjoyable. Our driver said "this is my Napa" and he was absolutely right.
Written May 18, 2017
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