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Caldwell Vineyard

Closes in 26 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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John and Joy Caldwell are the best

You must visit the tasting room in the Cave with JFC. He'll blow you away with his smuggling story... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2017
San Antonio, Texas
via mobile
What fun and very educational

Had the pleasure to visit this winery on a recent visit to the area and can not say enough kind... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2017
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Owner John Caldwell (JFC) is known by many names but here in legendary Napa Valley, he’s a legend all his own. Over the last 40 years John has built Caldwell Vineyard into what is arguably one of the greatest and most unique wine estates in the...more
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169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

You must visit the tasting room in the Cave with JFC. He'll blow you away with his smuggling story and incredible charm. Must Must Must do!!!

Date of experience: November 2016
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure to visit this winery on a recent visit to the area and can not say enough kind things to express what a good time we had and the great things we learned about wine from winery director Bryan AND the owner John...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

John Caldwell is a Napa legend having smuggled French root stock from Canada into his vineyards. Thirty years later he is still producing superb wines from these vines. John is a true cowboy (Napa style). He has an outsized personality, colorful language, a great sense...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I had the pleasure to go here two times on my visit. The last time I met John Caldwell. He is charming and very interesting to listen to. The wine is wonderful and I ended up ordering some and shipping it home. The grounds on...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

We visited Caldwell winery on our last day in Napa and I am so glad we didn't miss this place. The views upon arrival are beautiful and the cave tasting was so elegant yet in no way pretentious or stiff. Our tasting was led by...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I heard about this winery from a friend. She was right about the amazing wine and company. Mr. Caldwell was so friendly and had great stories about how the winery started. This winery is a must stop you won't be disappointed!

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 1, 2016

This was one of our best visits in the valley. We've been to Napa about 10 times (would be more if we lived closer). John Caldwell greeted us in a cave for a sitdown tasting and talk. Great history, great wine, great spread of cheese,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

The cave is immaculate and the experience was such that not only did I buy wine there, I joined their SOS program because I wanted to be guaranteed I could get their Cab Fanc. If you haven't been, find a way to get in!

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank DavilaDC
Reviewed October 15, 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at the guest cottage at Caldwell Winery. It was charming, warm, comfortable and exquisitely decorated. We enjoyed getting to know Joy Caldwell who has a knack for style and is a fabulous hostess. Our tour of the winery was...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 586debbiea
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Upon arrival, Brian met us, had pictures with us, took us on a tour of the winery and then entertained us with stories of John Caldwell's youthful adventures while we enjoyed the tasting to include cold plates of lite bites. We all had such a...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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July 17, 2017|
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Response from Broy106 | Reviewed this property |
We drove when we were there, but there is limited parking and I would think Uber would be an easy option...
April 3, 2015|
Response from SherriLR | Reviewed this property |
If they have an opening, you may still be able to get in. I'd call - they do not do walk-ins. John and his wife are fun, wonderful people! 707.255.1294 - phone number