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“Great Experience!”
Review of Palmaz Vineyards

Palmaz Vineyards
Ranked #18 of 189 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had such an amazing experience at Palmaz. The tour was incredibly informative and we were able to taste freshly pressed Chardonnay grapes straight from the crusher – Really, how cool is that!!
The winery uses gravity-flow technology to move the wine. This preserves the molecules in the wine from breaking down, creating a better tasting bottle. The tasting after the tour includes a small pairing of food, which many tours in Napa Valley do not. We truly enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait for our shipment to arrive on our doorstep!

Visited September 2013
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california
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The winery is beautiful and the technology the winery uses is impressive but the price charged for a tasting ($60) per person is quite high compared to many other top notch wineries in Napa. One person in our party was pregnant and was not tasting, but they still charged $60 for her to be there (she participated in the snack portions of nuts, dried fruit and cheese). In addition, normally when you purchase wine at the winery, the cost of one of the tasting is deducted from the purchase price. We purchased a $185 bottle of wine and they still charged for the tasting.

All in all there are so many fantastic wineries in the valley that make better wine and are not nearly as expensive. This would be my last choice.

Visited August 2013
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Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Best Chardonnay on the cutting edge!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had a tour and tasting here as part of an organized tour, it was by far the most technically advanced vineyard out of the twenty or so we visited. The 3-level subterranean facility is spotless and no detail is spared in the manufacturing process of the wines. Aside from the cutting-edge winery it is important to note that Florencia, the owners' daughter is a charming and lovely hostess who clearly enjoys sharing her wines and her winery. We were able to make pizzas with her and her brother then pair them with their various wines. The wines are pricy but were among the best we sampled, the old adage you get what you pay for applies here. The view alone from the winery is breathtaking and the experience should not be missed if you are in Napa.

Visited August 2013
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Coronado, California
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Modern way to make wine”
Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Pros:
*they use the newest technology to make wine
*winery is impeccably clean
*we took a 2 hour tour and tasting for $65.
*beautiful scenery
*great wine!

No Cons!!

Visited August 2013
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Kansas City
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Very interesting concept”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a tour and tasting here, it was pretty amazing to see all of the modern technology in action. The facility is enormous and the owner's daughter was our tour guide so she knew the history first hand. I can't imagine the amount of money that is in this winery. You need a reservation. The wines were lovely although very expensive, for us they would be 'special occasion' wine. We left with a couple of bottles but this is not wine we would be drinking on a regular basis. Some of the selections on the tasting were $180/bottle.

Visited August 2013
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