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Great Cave Tour

we loved this tour it was very educational and most of the tastings were out of barrels, the one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
randy7496
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San Diego, California
Cave tour is worth the $$$!

We went did the winery and cave tour back in March and it's worth all of the $$$. They give you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MrsButterfield
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Denver, Colorado
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Venetian Estate Winery & Caves located in St. Helena opened in 2007. Featuring imported Italian marble from Italy and chandalier from Murano adorning the tasting room and Cave. Offering our Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting daily by reservation only.
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1445 Saint Helena Hwy S, St. Helena, CA 94574-9775
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we loved this tour it was very educational and most of the tastings were out of barrels, the one that was really interesting was trying the same wine but the difference that it makes between French and American Oak ( Sorry America you lost) they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went did the winery and cave tour back in March and it's worth all of the $$$. They give you very generous pours on everything and they feed you A LOT of food at the end of the tour - as in cheeses, meats,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MrsButterfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've driven by this property so many times over the past couple of years and I finally know better than to just drive by. Absolutely gorgeous inside combined with a terrific tasting experience that was professional but not stuffy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DianeXit98
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I agree totally with all the 5 star reviews of Del Dotto. I was with a bunch of heavy hitter VIP's and did barrell tastings with the master, Dave Del Dotto, himself. This vineyard is making the top California Cabs to date. Dave's "Beast" has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosgriffin
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

What better to do while avoiding a category 4 hurricane in Puerto Vallarta than to divert the trip to San Francisco and an awesome tour of the Del Dotto winery and caves. Thanks to GoGo Vacations, If you’re looking for a historical experience for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

There are a couple of Del Dotto sites. This review is for the one on the main St Helena Highway. First, the winery is beautiful. They moved several pieces of art and architecture from Italy to install in the winery so it has a fantastic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Daryl C
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We experienced the barrel tasting and cave tour with two couples. I can't begin to describe what an experience of was. Branden was our guide and did an exceptional job. We were joined by David, the owner, for the last half of the tour and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LRD
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was a FUN tasting experience. First, the estate itself is opulent and like stepping into an Italian palace. Some reviewers have likened it to Vegas - this is Italianate, with authentic marbles imported from Italy (where, by the way, the owners’ family hails from),...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Our party of 6 attended Del Dotto's Venetian Extravaganza party and were royally treated. Jeff took excellent care of us (we met him the day before at their Atlas Peak location) escorting us into the main cave area and pouring taste after taste from their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike41157
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We have done both of the Del Dotto cave tours. They never disappoint. The tasting was led by Branden who made sure we got to taste what we liked. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. We rate Del Dotto wines at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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YearsofTravel4Fun
October 9, 2018|
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Response from kwagmeister | Reviewed this property |
Yes - and you will taste meats that are locallly produced at that. They are delicious. Try the olive oil, which is produced from olive trees on the property. Two different pizzas are also served, one made with the sausage... More
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Response from Thomas F | Reviewed this property |
I have been to both locations. The st Helena location is very different. It’s like a Tuscan palace, lots of gold, tiles, crystals etc. very elegant. The Napa/atlas peak property is smaller and darker, more intimate and... More
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