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Idle Hour Winery

41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9403
+1 559-760-9090
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Worth the experiment

We had some time to kill, and love wine tasting, so we dropped in mid week to Idle Hour. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clifton G
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Chesterfield, Virginia
Loved it!

I LOVED this winery! The man was so knowledgeable and kind! He answered all of our questions, no... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Audra C
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We focus on single-vineyard designated wines: Rhone varieties from select Madera County vineyards, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir and Clarksburg Tempranillo, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc. Our wines are produced in small lots. We use sustainably grown grapes and make the wine gently, using native yeasts, gravity flow and other traditional methods. We are located at the Queen's Inn By The River, our quaint 8-room inn and wine bar on the Fresno River.
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2 weeks ago
“Worth the experiment”
17 May 2018
“Loved it! ”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644-9403
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+1 559-760-9090
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time to kill, and love wine tasting, so we dropped in mid week to Idle Hour. We were greeted by the manager, who proceeded to offer a very inexpensive tasting. Don't expect Napa, just be open minded to new experiences. We found...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

I LOVED this winery! The man was so knowledgeable and kind! He answered all of our questions, no matter how ridiculous. The wine was also very good! And $5 per person is impossible to beat. If you have an afternoon off from Yosemite, GO HERE....More

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Queensinn_41139, Owner at Idle Hour Winery, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to give us such a kind review! Matt is our assistant winemaker and a really sweet guy to be around. And Lulu is our official greeter!

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

I do have to admit we only drove by because it is tucked away down a tiny street and has no parking. We have been to NAPA and so maybe our expectations are too high. Looked like a dump from the outside so we did...More

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Queensinn_41139, Owner at Idle Hour Winery, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

It’s too bad you did not take the time to come in. In Napa, maybe you see large fancy wineries, but there are also many smaller, family run wineries up there too. I have been making my wines in Oakhurst, with grapes sourced from all...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Really nice atmosphere outdoors with a band area and room for dancing. Wine and beer list changes and are interesting.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem on the Fresno River. Sometimes they have live music and I had the best glass of wine I've ever imbibed.... I need to go back and unwind there after work on Friday..... I recommend!

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Queensinn_41139, Owner at Idle Hour Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We are so fortunate to have our beautiful property on the river and to be able to share fine wines and good times with our guests! Anna Marie & Deb

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Great little winery, friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. What a kick back atmosphere. We also stayed at the Queens Inn and would definitely recommend both. It was a fun experience. We plan to go back.

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Queensinn_41139, Owner at Idle Hour Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your experience at both our inn and winery! Our staff work hard everyday to make that happen and we appreciate that you took the time to review.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Idle Hour is one of those places, that is like finding an amazing little restaurant down a back alley of some big city. You want to share it, but there is a small voice inside your head that wants to keep it for yourself. In...More

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Queensinn_41139, Owner at Idle Hour Winery, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Thank you for sharing! You made my day! We are so lucky to be able to share our property and wines with our guests!

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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Ben entertained us with his knowledge of wine and incredible sense of humor . What a great relaxing setting to learn about the wine they create! This was more than just wine tasting...

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Queensinn_41139, Owner at Idle Hour Winery, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2016

Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Cute little winery- cool concept. I enjoyed the Pinot Noir and Tempranillo. Bought a bottle and had our picnic lunch down below in the deck- pretty background.

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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great wines, awesome setting, perfect place to meet friends (old and new) :) The events are always amazing!

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