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“Winemaker for a day!”
Review of Raymond Vineyards

Raymond Vineyards
Ranked #20 of 134 things to do in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 31, 2015

Our group of five spent a fantastically fun and educational afternoon learning about wine from Rebecca (she knows her stuff and is excited to share her knowledge), who is one of Raymond's wine experts.

We began the experience by tasting and learning a bit more about the five wines that were available for us to use in our custom blend. In our case that was two 2013 cabernets (new French oak and neutral oak), a 2013 merlot and a 2013 petite verdot. After discussing what made each wine taste, smell and finish the way it did, we began crafting our individual creations. We had three chances to come up with the combination that would become our individual blend. After multiple attempts (this can get messy, depending on the amount of tasting that goes on) of measuring, pouring and tasting -- violá! -- my blend was born. Our group then went into a separate room where we bottled, corked, foiled and affixed a label (a few days prior, we emailed photos for custom labels to the winery) on our wine.

I have no idea whether or not I will actually enjoy any of the wine our group made, but the experience was an A+.

Thank JenerationX
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Deven P, Guest Relations Manager at Raymond Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2016

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, especially Rebecca, during your Winemaker for a Day Experience! One of the great things about our winemaking class is that we will always keep your custom blend on file for the future should ever wish to order more of your wines as gifts or even build a vertical of your custom blend! I hope that you will come to visit us again very soon and enjoy another one of our educational wine experiences.

Cheers!

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Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Not only do you have great spots for pictures but the wine tasting was superb. It was my first time in Napa, my first wine tasting and this place did not disappoint. Pet friendly for all those who travel with their four legged children. Left with great memories and a bottle of wine!

Thank Daniela M
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Deven P, Guest Relations Manager at Raymond Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Daniela,

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We love hosting newcomers to Napa Valley as well as our seasoned vistors to our area. Our goal is to find new and exciting ways to ignite a passion for wine knowledge and in our wines. I'm happy to hear that you took a bottle home with you and do hope that you will come to the visit us again on your next trip out.

Cheers!

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Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This winery is one of a kind. Very modern with a sexual twist. You can make your own bottle of wine, sit in red room, many different rooms to taste. Looks like a Vegas showroom. Great wine.

Thank Jyllian
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Deven P, Guest Relations Manager at Raymond Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2015

Hi Jyllian,

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We pride ourselves in delighting every sense and igniting passion for our wines with every one of our guests. I hope that you will come to visit us again soon.

Cheers!

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Reviewed December 6, 2015

The vineyard's wine club is amazing. They often have items that are not available via retail or wholesale channels. As for the prices, they are only competitive when you order more than a dozen bottles for each shipment. That's because delivery costs are expensive and they take meticulous care of their shipping methods.

Thank KKua
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Deven P, Guest Relations Manager at Raymond Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2015

Dear KK,

You are such a pleasure to have as a club member. We certainly try to make sure that we are always offering our club members the best possible customer service and experiences. Whether that entails scheduling your visit with us, making sure a shipment gets to the correct address or helping to arrange a special gift to family or friends we are here 7 days a week for you. We also try to be on the cutting edge of providing our members with a customizable club experience! Thank you for being a part of the Raymond Vineyards family.

Cheers!!

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Reviewed November 17, 2015

This was a great visit which including a nice tour as well as tastings. It was also an opportunity to explore the property, understand their sustainability efforts and learn.

Thank TJC22
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Deven P, Guest Relations Manager at Raymond Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2015

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent tour and tasting with us. The tour and tasting is a great experience as you get to see a little bit of everything that Raymond has to offer in regards to wine education experiences! I hope that the next time you visit the Napa Valley that you will come back to enjoy a new experience with us.

Cheers!

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