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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.
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“great tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2009

we really enjoyed our tour at Robert Mondavi. we took the $25 tour which lasted about an hour and a half and we got to taste 5 wines plus a small appetizer. the tour is great for napa valley first timers (like us) who want to get a good understanding of the wine making process.

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“Informative Signature Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

Robert Mondavi's Cabernet was my first favorite wine and we used to drink a lot of it, so I really wanted to visit the winery.

I called and made a reservation for 12pm a month and a half in advance, but somehow it got messed up or lost or something. We ended up getting a 1230pm Signature Tour ($25 pp). Our tour started in a room telling us about different regions of wine in CA and some history on Mondavi. We went out to the demo vineyard and was told about the vines and harvesting. We went into the cellar and saw wine fermenting in hugh barrels and then went to where the barrels are stored to sit for a couple of years. We ended the tour in a room with a huge dining table for a sit down tasting of 3 wines plus a port.

We tasted 2007 Fume Blanc Reserve, 2007 Carneros Pinot Noir Reserve, 2006 Carneros Cabernet, and Moscato D'Oro.

The tour group was 16 people and went 1.5 hours. I thought it was a little too long. Our group like to ask questions though.

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Orlando, Fl
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“Good winery tour for the novice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2009

Not being connoisseur of wine, this was the perfect winery tour for me. Mondavi has been in the valley for many years and has a rich history of which they are proud. The tour was about 1 1/2 hours and went from the fields of grapes, to the fermentation process & then to a tasting. Our tour guide was Joshua Carbajal. His duties at the winery do not ordinarily include tour guide, but he was filling in for another associate. What a stroke of luck for our group! Joshua has degrees in agriculture & a masters in Wine. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the growing of the grapes; the environmental factors in Napa that make it conducive for the grapes; the making of the wine; the fine art of wine tasting; and also the rich Mondavi history. What an asset to this company.
If you are a novice of wine & want a great place to learn the basics and taste some fine wine, then Mondavi is the place for you.

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“Favorite wine tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2009

This was our favorite place we stopped at. Our tour guide Richard was very sweet. I fell in love with the St. Francis statue in the front with the gold inlay. In fact, there are a lot of pieces of art on the grounds, it was a nice surprise. Also, the Moscato is to die for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2009

If you go to Mondavi, make sure that you do their tour. It's very educational and thorough. You get to walk through their beautiful winery and the wine making facility. It's definitely worth the money. I've done tasting tours at 3 places so far and Mondavi is the best (so far) followed by Chandon (which I also recommend). I enjoyed Mondavi 10x more than Del Dotto.

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