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Modus Operandi Cellars

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We booked a tasting well in advance since we saw the great reviews on Tripadvisor, we met Caitlyn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
randy7496
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San Diego, California
Great Experience

We did a tasting with Caitlyn at the Brasswood winery and it was a very enjoyable experience. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TX-Greg
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Houston,TX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a tasting well in advance since we saw the great reviews on Tripadvisor, we met Caitlyn at Brasswood Estates ( a beautiful place) and the tasting and cheeses she provided were all great, the story of the winemaker was incredible, Caitlyn was awesome...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tasting at Brasswood with Caitlyn and the experience and wines were very good. We ended up buying several wines and joining their club as we enjoyed most of their wines quite a bit. Although we totally understand why they do their tastings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a tasting with Caitlyn at the Brasswood winery and it was a very enjoyable experience. The wines were good and priced reasonably. Caitlyn was a gracious host and took us through the wines and explained in detail about the winery. Overall enjoyable afternoon.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TX-Greg
Reviewed December 7, 2018

We spent 7 days throughout the various AVAs in Sonoma County and Napa County. In that time, we did 10+ wine tastings / tours. One of the wine tastings I really wanted to try was this $85 / person tasting for what was rated as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Clarence C
Jason M, Owner at Modus Operandi Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Clarence, I'm really sorry that our experience didn't meet your expectations. Unlike many winery owners in Napa, I am not a multi millionaire/billionaire who has the resources to erect a palace in the hills of Napa for you to visit... instead, (you're right) we do...More

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We have had the opportunity to visit Napa many times and have enjoyed some of the best wineries in the valley. My wife and I both agree that Modus Operandi ranks amongst the best. Price adjusted, it is perhaps the best winery in Napa. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

My wife and I had a great experience at Modus Operandi. Caitlyn was pleasant, knowledgeable and the wines were excellent. We became wine club members but never felt obligated to do so like you sometimes feel at other tastings. We look forward to our shipment...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SparkeyCD
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Spoiler alert - there are no coffee mugs or calendars for sale in the Brasswood tasting room. However, if your M.O. in Napa is to sit down instead of fighting for a place at a crowded counter, enjoy several great varietals each with a unique...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bluedogTX
Jason M, Owner at Modus Operandi Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this review as it really highlights who we are and what we are trying to provide. I'm really glad you enjoyed your visit and am so pleased you're now part of the club family!

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Let me start with Caitlyn is fantastic. She was very nice and held a very good conversation. Just be sure to temper expectations. This is purely an hour-long conversation about the Modus wine. There is no estate and the caves are full of the Basswood...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jason M, Owner at Modus Operandi Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

This experience is not marketed as a "tour" and that word is not listed anywhere on the site or in the description of the "wine tasting". Pulled directly from the site: Our classic experience… "Super laid back and unpretentious… relax in a beautiful and private...More

Reviewed November 30, 2018

We enjoyed our wine tasting with Caitlyn and loved hearing the story how Jason got started. He worked hard to achieve his goal. The wine is fantastic, and we loved it so much, we joined the wine club.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RScrivner
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Had a great tasting experience with winemaker Jason at Modus! Loved hearing his story and how he got his start. Wonderful wines coming from this small production winery, definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from RonKaminer | Reviewed this property |
It's a small boutique winery ....there is a cab for 55 bucks ...but it goes up fro. There .. a Syrah for 80 another cab for 110 a sauv Blanc for 45 ...great wines but not cheap ...restaurant is very good .
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Response from Lynn G | Reviewed this property |
Modus reds are amazing. Each red has its own personality. I’m a red snob and theirs are the best.
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