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“Perfect Setting”
Review of Robert Hunter Winery - CLOSED

Robert Hunter Winery
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Setting”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

The Robert Hunter Winery was the first stop on our private tour with Beau Wine Tours. This had to be the most unique wine tasting experiences we had the whole week in Sonoma/Napa. Not only is this a wine tasting but it is a botanical tour of grounds of Robert and Ann Hunter's home. Ann Hunter's collection of rare and mature plants and trees is absoluately amazing. We walked away with a few bottles of yummy Brut de Noirs as well as a lesson in landscape architecture and arboriculture. Where else could you do that?

Visited September 2012
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Orinda, California
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123 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Just beautiful!”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

If you want something different from your typical Napa/Sonoma wine tasting experience, sign up for the tour and tasting at Robert Hunter. At first, we weren't sure if it would be worth the $25 pp for six of us (and early Sunday start to drive up from the South/East Bay for their 10 am tour), but we're glad we did it.

Kurt is super friendly and knows his stuff as not only the operations guy, but your tour guide. We started with a tour of the beautiful gardens. Several of the unusual specimens were hundreds of years old and most were brought in from Seattle. There was a massive wisteria plant wrapping around a couple of posts and extending across a huge arbor, providing a shaded patio to sip the wine and listen to Kurt talk each. You've got to feel the lambs ear--soft and fuzzy leaves, beautiful flowers. The view of the rolling vineyards below and mountains beyond is like a painting!

The sparkling wine was surprisingly good. We bought a bottle of Pinot that we enjoyed, and when Bob Hunter and his wife came out at the end to greet his guests, he was happy to autograph it for us. We are still amazed at what energy he has at age 90! My wife chatted with him for perhaps 15 minutes after the tour and we took lots of pictures.

It's so nice of the Hunters to open up their home and garden to visitors.

Visited September 2012
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“True Gem!”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is am Awesome place to start if you have never been to NAPA. Everything about this place is wonderful. Their wines are not very well known, but I must admit their Pinot Noir is addicting. It has become my everyday Red wine. I absolutely Love the personal service Kurt gives me.

Visited September 2011
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“One of the best visits you can do in Sonoma”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The Robert Hunter Winery houses some magnificant landscapes and garden views in addition to magnificent small case production wines,

Call Kurt Hemeway at the winery to arrange a very educational and delightful 1.5 hour tour and wine tasting while sitting on Hunter's patio.

Their champagne tastes among the best we have sampled around the world. The Pinots are smooth, full of fruit and exceptional!

We will go again and take family and friends who appreciate beauty in landscape, people and wine.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great tour & wine”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This tour is great; you sit on the patio and hear the history of the company and of the grounds - you really relax as you enjoy wine and champagne. We ordered the champagne - its some of the very best! Try it!!

Visited July 2012
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