Toogood Estate Winery

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Toogood Estate Winery
4.5
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Islands4me22
Rocklin, CA497 contributions
Oct 2019 was our 2nd time visiting Toogood Winery as we enjoyed it so much Feb. 2019. I read other reviews that it changed hands recently, so we'll have to go again to see how it is now. When we were there we paid a reasonable fee for tasting and keeping the nice sized logo wine glass. We started in the tasting room trying various wines, visiting with the friendly staff and then made our way into the wine cave for more tasting. The cave was so cool and a nice experience. Everyone was so helpful and engaging. The many wines we got to taste were wonderful. It's a great place to bring visitors who've never experienced wine cave tasting.
Written July 26, 2020
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Dawn D
Reno, NV158 contributions
My husband and I enjoyed a private tasting in the wine cave that included wines not available in the tasting rooms and meats and cheeses. The events take place on Saturday - I receive emails about them all the time. For $35 we had 15 wine tastings, food, and we left with two complimentary bottles of wine. It's a wonderful experience - highly recommend. The staff at Toogood is awesome and very knowledgeable. Due to our crazy winter, we had to reschedule our tasting date two different times and there was no problem doing that, even with only a day or two notice. We will definitely be back soon!
Written April 24, 2017
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TeethWhiteningLady
Jackson, CA51 contributions
Escape the summer heat and drop by Toogood winery. Wine tasting is offered in a cave. Great ambiance! All Toogood wines are fairly priced.

Besides sampling the traditional reds and whites, they offer samples of port. Finally, taste a sample straight from a barrell of a future wine waiting to be released.

Wonderful views of the valley. And if you are lucky like I was, you just might meet Mr. Toogood.
Written July 20, 2013
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Clete
Redlands, CA299 contributions
Couples
We have been going to Toogood winery for the past 6 years and have been buying futures regularly, but this last experience has ended that. We went to the winery on a Tuesday to pick up two cases of futures. When we arrived there were 4 other persons tasting and we were not greeted by either of the two servers (a man and a girl). After a bit I announced, "we are here to pick up our futures". Only then did the man acknowledge us. The girl ignored us the entire time - even when the man went to find our futures and there was nobody else to pour our tastes. She would either be working on the computer or just moving items around trying to look busy. Twice, I ended up pouring my own tastes. When the man returned with my two cases of futures, I was advised that they had sold all of the 11 year Tawny Port and would substitute, the 10.5 year tawny port and that it was "comparable". It is not! While in the past I have liked their wines, the total lack of service and the futures issue have ended my desire to go to Toogood.
Update 4-4-14. When we picked up our futures of the 2011 Tempranillo the server said told me it was a “little young” and would be ready to drink in 2-3 months. This surprised me as when I tasted it a year ago, it tasted very smooth and had a wonderful nose. Well, I couldn’t wait any longer and opened a bottle today. The wine is not young, it is just terrible! The wine has absolutely no nose or taste, unless you count the strong tannins and Malic acid. If this is “young” then maybe in 5-6 years, this wine may become good enough to use as salad dressing. I had asked to have a taste of the wine and he said they did not have any open. I now know he was afraid that I would not take the wine with me and they would have to pay the hazardous waste fee to dispose of it. Save yourself a drive, I have found the wines at Boeger, Jodar and Crystal basin better and all three have friendly, outstanding service.
Written April 4, 2014
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MikeandJim
El Dorado Hills, CA463 contributions
Couples
We were here this morning, for an opening at 11 for a revisit from a number from a number of years ago, to discover what's new and exciting about the winery. We were a few minutes early and openly acknowledged this when walking down through the cave. We were welcomed by someone who escorted us, along with another couple up to the above ground tasting area.
Once there, some guy came out and said.... can you give me like 7 minutes and 35 seconds, so I can get ready? Ok, sure. Thanks for your hospitality. So, outside everyone goes, patiently waiting to get back inside to taste some wine. Nearly 30 minutes goes by when one of us steps back inside and asks.... are you guys going to open today? Welcomed with a.... I need a few more minutes to get everything ready.
Really. If you're going to open at 11, open at 11. If you want to open at noon, advertise that instead. Seriously, we know that the wines here are pretty good but NOT at the expense of going through delays that are really inexcusable without any kind of acknowledgement without prodding them for input. There are others in the area, including Sentivo that offer excellent wines AND a wonderful client experience.
Won't go back to this place. Sad.
Written November 11, 2017
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Renotravelgal
Reno, NV22 contributions
Couples
We come every year several times, the cave is so cool. We also love the fun artwork that is on their labels!
The grounds have been remodeled and are gorgeous! This place is a must stop for some good wine and cool surroundings
Written May 28, 2013
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Ani K
Davis, CA270 contributions
Friends
The wine here is good, but the ports are the real reason to go - and also the fun tasting room in their man- made cave. If you love port, you will agree that the ports at Toogood are just fantastic. If you don't like port, there are a lot of different wines to try, and it is likely you will find one or two you like. I liked the Foreplay, which is their premium blend, and the Petite Sirah, but there are lots of choices. Also, the blends have really wonderful dog theme art on the labels. There is a $6 up front fee for the wineglass, which was a bit strange (usually in the foothills, if there is a fee at all, the fee is waived with purchase or added to your final bill), but other than that one strange requirement, all else was fun and tasty.
Written May 12, 2013
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Strands Danville
Danville, CA1,440 contributions
We stopped into this picturesque winery late in the day (5PM) on our way to Plymouth for one final "taste"!

Our experience was quite unique. Entering this wine cave from the scenic foothill, oak treed, 49er countryside was like transitioning to a different world. The 58 degree interior corridor flanked with wines aging in their barrels led to the "underground" tasting room. There you will find very personable servers, contemporary artwork and possibly some catchy but offbeat music playing in the background. There is an eclectic (mixture depends on mood of chef) dispenser of Sangria for a refresher from the exterior temps.

We then tasted the wines which for $5 includes a glass to take with you. After completing the tasting list our server grabbed his wine thief and took us through the cave offering samples of 4 additional wines directly from the barrel. We then returned and finished our tasting with some excellent ports. Hopefully they are Toogood To Be True because after a marathon tasting adventure, possibly influencing the discretionary checkbook, we purchased a "premium" priced 375ml bottle!

Give it a go! Toogood is actually the owner's name from England. Do not miss the very funny pictorial album with comments about the construction of the "cave".

Tally Ho!
Written July 30, 2011
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John B
Incline Village, NV139 contributions
First off, we have been pleased in general with the wine -- especially the Barbera, "Now and Zin" and port from the barrel. The winery recently changed hands, but they've kept the winemaker and seem committed to the same friendly, knowledgeable service we've come to expect. At busy times you start your tasting in the building outside the cave then proceed inside. The tasting menu is generous -- eight would not be unusual -- and there's no charge. For those who like distinctive labels, the artists' series is a delight. The winery is not too far from Placerville and would make a nice stop on the way to or from South Lake Tahoe from the Bay Area.
Written March 10, 2020
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TFT
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Friends
Had an awesome time at TooGood! Wine cave rocks, tasting was great, staff very personable and friendly. Went out of their way to accommodate us and said yes to our request for barrel tasting following our regular tasting. If you don’t like this place then you really need a reality check and PLEASE go somewhere else so the rest of us can enjoy it!!
Written December 24, 2019
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Toogood Estate Winery is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM