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“Great wines in a quiet spot”

Laura Michael Wines - Zahtila Vineyards
Ranked #25 of 67 things to do in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence
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Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great wines in a quiet spot”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

My family loves wineries that are off the beaten path, and we were lucky to discover this place a few years ago while on vacation. This is our favorite winery, and the only one that we make sure to visit every time we're in the area. All of the wines we've tried are incredible! The tasting experience is more personal (but not too personal for an introvert!), rather than being surrounded by tables of other people like other places closer to Napa. Everyone there is friendly and helpful. The location is beautiful- there's a patio or a tiny tasting room, lovely gardens on the property, and even a couple of winery dogs to keep you company. I always ship a few bottles of Laura Michael wines back home to upstate NY after visiting-- the only difficult part is deciding which ones to buy!

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Taryn H
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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98 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“New Wine Club Member”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you are in the Napa Valley area - a must stop is Zahtila Vineyards (also known as Laura Michael Wines). I have been going for a few years now after a recommendation from my sister and this fall I finally became a club member. Laura and Michael are great and the wines are fabulous - so all my family makes it to the vineyards whenever we are out there. While I'm partial to the ZINs - you need to try their Cabernet - BENTLEY - yum! It was a big hit at X-mas, and gift to my mother, who's maiden name is also Bentley! Can't wait for our next visit in early Feb 2014!

Visited December 2013
Thank Bob V
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Southlake, Texas
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

Do not pass by this little Gem in Napa. This small property delivers great wine and a beautiful outdoor patio. The ultimate relaxation spot and the wines are very well made. I'm so glad we had some friends give us a heads up. It turned out to be one of the best spots we visited all weekend.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank K550025V
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Grapevine, Texas
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“We loved this place!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great wines in a small, intimate setting. Friendly staff. Nice little patio. We liked the wines so much that we bought a case and joined their wine club!

Visited August 2013
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Kennett, Missouri
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333 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
“Zens Are It”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

Skip the generic Rose and the Cabs. Their Zens are very good. A porta potty is it for the bathroom. Really? If they aren't making enough money for a real bathroom, they should just close the doors. There are better zens in the area to be had, at less cost, but theirs are worth a try. They don't give credit for the purchase of a bottle for the tasting fee, as most do. And why is there a tasting fee? Well, it's Napa isn't it. Try Sonoma for change.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank JMTurnbow
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