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“Interesting Tour, worth a visit”

Robert Mondavi Winery
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$105.00*
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Napa Wine Tour From San Francisco with Castello Di Amorosa Including Lunch
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$420.00*
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Private Napa Valley Customized Wine Tour
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Oakville
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Owner description: A recommended winery in Napa Valley that offers educational tours and music concerts at select times.
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Well organised, professional and informative, not intimate, but it is a large operation, I have done tours in a few countries now, and this stands well with the others.

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Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was our first tour in the Napa area and was a great introduction. Robert Mondavi is a huge name in Napa & the tour was thoroughly interesting. We did the 90 minute Signature and Tasting which includes a walk around the vineyard seeing all the different stages of the process and then you sit down in a private room for a tasting of 3 wines and a canapé (we had cheese straws, freshly cooked) The wines were delicious and you could taste the quality and care taken behind them. We were also given some dessert wine to taste which was delicious. The shop was well stocked with interesting items and lots of choice.

All in all a great visit in beautiful surroundings.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the Twilight Tour and Tasting in early November 2013. It was a great ending to a day of tastings. Although this is a large commercial operation, the tour was very informative, the guide extremely knowledgeable, and the wine and food outstanding. Impressive large scale operation, but there are more intimate experiences in Napa. It was worth the expense, if anything, for the history tour and the experience of one of Americas most prestigious wineries.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I wish I personally knew Robert Mondavi. He lived an incredible life living to be 95 years old. Our tour guide for the walking tour was very knowledgable and made our experiences enjoyable. First winery post-Prohibition era. RM wines were the only wines in Napa to beat Italian wines in a blind taste test. Wines price range from $8-$250. He wanted everyone to enjoy wine at any price point. Highly recommend for couples, business clients or tour groups.

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

The life of Robert Mondavi and his contribution to the development of the US wine industry is fascinating and intriguing but this was strangely not a great part of the tour we took at the main vineyard complex outside Oakville. There was more discussion of the architecture of the winery (the famous tower and arch that is one of the Mondavi logos) than of the man himself. This tended to make the tour a little more clinical than those where the personal histories of the pioneers of wine were explored a little more.

We were led by our guide through cabernet sauvignon vines which had just been picked and then into one of the highly buildings where the harvest is brought to begin the fermentation process. That process is hands on in only the modest modern sense (someone was hand- shoveling dry ice into a vat) but that is to be expected in an operation as large and diverse as Mondavi.

The tasting experience was pleasant enough and introduced a fair selection of local Mondavi wines but there were really no stand outs in that selection. Rather pointedly we were told that the top end wines were available through the buyer club!

We enjoyed the chance to visit the winery but left feeling that the experience lacked the personal touch and that we had been on something of a conveyor belt. It is hard to put your finger on what might have been done about that but it just felt something was missing in terms of engagement.

Thank GeoMo
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