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“Favorite place to picnic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rombauer Vineyards

Rombauer Vineyards
Ranked #10 of 113 things to do in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our St. Helena Winery, set high on a tree-covered knoll just off Silverado Trail, features a lovely porch with stunning views of the Mayacamas Mountains, a garden with over 100 varieties of plants and flowers, whimsical works of art collected by Koerner Rombauer and wine caves. We offer tastings by appointment from 10 a.M. To 5 p.M. Daily.
Friendswood, Texas, USA
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49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Favorite place to picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

High on the hill but in the woods accented with amazing flowers, Rombauer's gardens are a favorite picnic place. You are sitting on top of the wine caves tunneled into the mountain, looking out over the Napa Valley back toward St. Helena. We buy a bottle or two of the chardonney or other great wines and enjoy our picnic lunch in the tables tucked in the trees or down at the opening of the wine caves that resembles a hobbit's door. The tasting room workers are a hoot; ask about the couple that they watched get extremely amorous in the rosemary bushes via the security cameras. We always plan one picnic lunch at Rombauer each stay. The old dog there is hilarious as well; the lab will come by and beg a piece of ice . . . if you don't go too far. He likes to stay on top of the hill. The caves are very interesting; we first visited when they were tunneling into the hills some 19 years ago. Wow; it has gotten better and better and the wine has always been excellent. The tasting room is so-so in terms of ambiance, but the grounds are wonderful.

Visited July 2012
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Reno, Nevada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Wine Time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Rombauer is my favorite wine so we had to stop here. I thought the tasting area was pretty small, compared to other places but the wine speaks for itself. Our "server" did not seem very nice to us so we pretty much got in and out. It was PACKED but there is an outdoor bar area that had an amazing view, if you could find a seat there. There are a few picnic tables in their gardens if you wanted to sit outside with your wine and a snack. They had valet which I thought was very strange considering how small the area is.

Visited February 2013
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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning Vineyard, Fantastic Chardonnay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is truly a beautiful vineyard and you shouldnt pass it up if you get near it. The tasting room is set far back in the grounds up high with a nice view of the their vineyards and the surrounding area. They also have a gardens area and a picnic area if you bring in your own food, really well done.

We were directed here for the Chardonnay since it is my wifes favorite. They were not serving the Chardonnay in the tasting room because they had limited quantities left but they suggested by a split and drinking it on the patio so this is what we did. The Chardonnay was very very good, the best we had on the trip. We really enjoyed the wine and the whole overall experience and will definitely get back there on the next trip to pick up a half case of the Chardonnay. Dont miss this one.

Visited February 2013
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Best Wine and Grounds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Excellent tasting room, great wines, and beautiful gardens and grounds. A perfect place to take a romantic or family photo. Friendly, informative staff.

Visited August 2012
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Castro Valley, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great wine and friendly staff. Clean restrooms. The grounds meander down the hill with surprises around each corner. Fun place for great pictures.

Visited November 2012
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