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Franciscan Oakville Estate

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Address: 1178 Galleron Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9790
Phone Number: +1 707-963-7111

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Enjoyable red wines by the fountain

My buddy and I chose to let the tour guides do the driving on two different days. This was one of the better quality wine makers on our two days of wine tasting tours... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Syosset, New York

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wines were ok, nothing special. The tasting room was nice, but not a ton of places to sit inside. There was seating outside, but it's all walled in, no views.

Thank ralphy1798
Syosset, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My buddy and I chose to let the tour guides do the driving on two different days. This was one of the better quality wine makers on our two days of wine tasting tours; Franciscan's wines were much better than several other stops we made. I must admit to being interested primarily in reds, but I was not disappointed. The... More 

Thank dcaraz
Southlake, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outside of the tasting room was a beautiful harvest display. The wines were fair. The service was poor.

Thank Shelly W
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Franciscan Oakville Estate as the third of four wineries as part of a group wine tasting tour of Napa Valley. First, the grounds of the winery are beautiful and maybe the best of the day. Our host was excellent and also probably the best of the day. He was knowledgeable, helpful and unbiased. We... More 

Thank KBJ278
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a sunny October day. The entrance was beautifully decorated with fall harvest. I wish I could remember the name of our wine host because he was outstanding, he talked with so much passion about his wines and his boss the winemaker Janet Myers. We learned about the history of the estate and its place amongst the vineyards... More 

Thank Ping1965
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We enjoyed our trip to Franciscan! I've enjoyed their wines for many years so it was nice to see where it all happens! Very glad we stopped!

Thank Lisa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent location in Napa Valley. A real experience for the week. Kudos to our tasting guide Kevin Shomura. Kevin Shomura is da man.

Thank Ray T
West Chester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Steve did a good Job with our unscheduled wine tasting. Since we like these wines in PA we had an opportunity to buy those that are not available in PA. Unfortunately we could not ship to PA yet we had our shipment sent to a relative in Delaware which was a bonus since there is no sales tax in DE.... More 

Thank Barry S
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The sommelier at this place was very personable and was on his toes the entire time we were there. He was eager to answer any question we had. This was the only winery we purchased wine from. The Meritage, it's delicious.

Thank defazeo f
Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We started out at Robert Mondavi, where my friend became a wine club member by agreeing to purchase at least one future wine shipment. That membership entitled both of us to complimentary tastings at six other wineries, including Franciscan, under the Constellation umbrella. We enjoyed an assortment of really nice wines at four of them over two days, and appreciated... More 

Thank Adele H

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