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Review of Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi Winery
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Napa Wine Tour From San Francisco with Castello Di Amorosa Including Lunch
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Owner description: A recommended winery in Napa Valley that offers educational tours and music concerts at select times.
Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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“wow! complete tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014

We decided to take the complete tour.. I dont remember exactly but it is probably like 45 minutes to an hour long but it is totally worth it!! you get to see the inside of the "factory" how they store in those huge wine barrels, you get the tasting and you make more friends on the group! totally recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Benton, Arkansas
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“Great wine tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We paid for a tour and wine tasting. This consisted of an introduction to who and how Robert Mondavi Winery was started. We then were shown the vineyard, cellars, bottling area. We were shown the art of wine tasting. The grounds have art sculptures and Cathleen our tour guide was excellent.

Visited May 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Informative but impersonal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

We recently traveled to Napa and stopped at Mondavi vineyard. It is breathtakingly beautiful. The tasting room was built with the intention of being a visitors center in a working vineyard, so it is comfortable and spacious. We took a 90 minute reserve tour. It was probably one of the most informative tours we took. Our guide (of a group of about 20 people) was extremely knowledgable and was able to answer even the most complex questions. We were shown the grounds, including a view of the vineyard. We saw the fermenting tanks and the barrel storage room, which is worth the tour in itself. At the end of our tour, we had a wine tasting. We were given three different wines. The tour guide showed us everything -- from how to open the bottle to how to properly take our first taste of a wine. There were many wine novices in the group that were made very comfortable. We were given an appetizer to try with one of the wines so the guide could explain food pairing. For those of us that have some experiencing tasting wine, he was able to answer more complete questions. I would recommend this tour, but don't expect an intimate experience. This vineyard is owned by Constellation Foods, and it feels like a "corporate tour." If you're looking for a more cozy experience, try a smaller, family owned vineyard.

Visited May 2014
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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“Twilight Tour is a must!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Our first stop in the area was Robert Mondavi Winery for the Twilight Tour (on Fridays at 5pm), and it ended up being our favorite stop of the entire trip. Our tour guide Doug was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, personable, and made the tour engaging and interactive for the whole group to enjoy. You have samples during your tour, which is great, so you can enjoy and learn as you go, instead of waiting until the end and feeling like it is too many different samples in a row. At the end, you are able to sample more, and there is a great cheese, nut and salami platter. The winery was essentially empty other than our tour, so it was intimate and definitely worth the $50 per person, in my opinion. I found that we compared all of our other visits to Mondavi, and they all fell short.

Visited May 2014
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Geneva, Illinois
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“Very little included for the price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

We went on this tour as our first of our trip to Napa. We were completely disappointed for a few reasons. First, this was a fairly expensive tour and wine tasting, we just did the basic tour and it was $30 for about an hour. They spent a majority of the time trying to sell us on their wine club, very little actually talking about wine making and what they do. We walked through the area where they make wine, and saw their barrel storage, but that was about it. To me, this tour could have been completed in about 10 minutes, to save us the other 50 minutes of wine club sales pitches.

Also, the guide we had seemed to know very little about wines and actual wine making, and when asked questions seemed to have trouble answering them. Finally, we were offered 3 small sips of wine to try- again seems pretty small for a $30 fee.

The only redeeming point of this winery is the view. It is a gorgeous view, so my suggestion would be to go there, buy a couple of glasses of wine, and sit outside and enjoy it. Tour is optional.

Visited May 2014
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