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Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves

1445 Saint Helena Hwy S, St. Helena, CA 94574-9775
+1 707-963-2134
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Spectacular!

Wonderful cave tour- generous amount of wines to sample - Branden was informative and entertaining... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
dlb6484
Great building, unique architecture, time share sales experience

Took the $75.00 cave tour, the wine was plentiful, but the hole time, and especially afterward... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven N
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Brentwood, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“barrel tasting” (60 reviews)
“over the top” (22 reviews)
“our tour guide” (28 reviews)
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1445 Saint Helena Hwy S, St. Helena, CA 94574-9775
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+1 707-963-2134
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"barrel tasting"
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"italian marble"
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"wine thief"
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"imported from italy"
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"american oak"
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"cave experience"
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"crystal chandeliers"
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"side by side"
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"unique experience"
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"different wines"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful cave tour- generous amount of wines to sample - Branden was informative and entertaining as well. The food at the end of the tour was outstanding as were the exceptional wines. The architecture and attention to detail are first class. You will not be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the $75.00 cave tour, the wine was plentiful, but the hole time, and especially afterward, felt like a time share sales experience. Wines were priced very high, using superbulous accolades, that all oral with no credentials to support the claims. If you go, know...More

Thank Steven N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We received several recommendations to try out the Del Dotto Cave tour, thank goodness we followed that advice! This is one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever seen. Honestly it felt like the Bellagio and Venetian hotels in Vegas were trying to duplicate this...More

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an suggestion from a local in the area. So glad we listened to her suggestion! We got to try the same wine aged in different barrels made out of different woods. They also make there own olive oil which we got to sample....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our tour of the wine caves and drinking wines right out of the barrel. Our tastings included comparing the same wine fermenting in French Oak vs American Oak. Very interesting. We all learned a lot! Great food at the end of the tour...More

Thank TishCalifornia
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

Our tasting was $60 which I thought was a little steep at first but we tried at least 7 wines (4-5 from barrel, 2-3 from bottle) and there were snacks (cheeses, meats, pizza, chocolate, breadsticks, olive oil + bread) and after I felt like we...More

Thank Kari W
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited del dotto for the first time. We had a great experience. Our host, Alex, was extremely engaging. He gave us his undivided attention. And, shared the history of the winery and the family. their wines are a little on the expensive side but they...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Beautiful property inside and out. Make a reservation for the cave tour and enjoy the experience. The guided tour offers information and tastings from the barrels. Our guide, Kyle, was knowledgeable about the winery, the wines and the barrels used to age the wine. It...More

Thank Charles M
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

$150 per couple for a great adventure in wine tasting. The wines were delicious, atmosphere was put together perfectly with floor-to-ceiling beauty and great Italian operas vibrating through the caves. A real awesome adventure!

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

This was the one place my daughter had as a must see on her list and boy were we glad we did. This was one of our favorite stops for several reasons. First, the property outside, as well as the inside (including the caves) is...More

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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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