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Saddleback Cellars

7802 Money Road, Via Silverado Trail or Hwy 29, Oakville, CA
+1 707-944-1305
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Sometimes Overlooked

Saddleback Cellars is across the street from Silver Oak Cellars. We visited Saddleback when both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colin M
Mission Viejo, California
Quaint, welcoming winery with some very good wine

My wife and I were referred to Saddleback from our guide at Del Dotto. We didn't realize we needed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Randy B
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Saddleback Cellars, established in 1982, is a small, rustic winery located in the heart of the Napa Valley in the Oakville appellation. Its estate vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel. Known as "The King of Cabernet," legendary winemaker and owner, Nils Venge, has been making stellar Cabernet Sauvignon, along with many other varietals here since its establishment. Saddleback has long made killer Cabs and Zinfandel but variety is our specialty! We like to produce fun wines for fun people, including Pinot Blanc, Albarino, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Syrah, and many more. If you have a sweet tooth be sure to ask about our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Please give us a call and come in for a tasting! Feel free to picnic on tables alongside our Pinot Blanc vineyard,enjoy some good old country music, and experience Napa the way it used to be . Come have fun the Saddleback way!
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“small winery” (7 reviews)
“winery dog” (3 reviews)
“picnic tables” (5 reviews)
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7802 Money Road, Via Silverado Trail or Hwy 29, Oakville, CA
+1 707-944-1305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Saddleback Cellars is across the street from Silver Oak Cellars. We visited Saddleback when both wineries were holding release parties. Our party of 14 people were very glad we chose Saddleback that day for the personal touch, the relaxed atmosphere, he fabulous barbecue, and the...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were referred to Saddleback from our guide at Del Dotto. We didn't realize we needed to book an appointment, so we just showed up. Fortunately, the staff welcomed us anyhow and we shared a nice tasting of 4-5 wines. All were...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Easy to find off of Hiway 29 between Oakville and Rutherford. It is a small unpretentious winery with comfortable outside seating and inside seating with John Wayne memorabilia on the walls. Here its about the wine and Bob who handles wine pouring duties and has...More

Thank sam101645
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Saddleback Cellars. Of all of our tours this was the one of the most relaxing. We sat outside at a picnic table and enjoyed our tasting right next to the Vineyard that produced the wine. We were sadden that...More

1  Thank Cnewsites
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Approachable, friendly, practical and enjoyable. Our driver said "this is my Napa" and he was absolutely right.

1  Thank xman92905
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was one of our favorite spots of the whole trip. Our tasting was perfect! We loved the wines, the beauty and simplicity of the vineyard, and the service.

1  Thank JenDecatur
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first exposure to Saddleback wines. Wow! The wines were great! Actually unbelievable! The Chardonnay is so crisp and light bodied. It was creamy but not heavy. It was delicious. We bought some!! The Cabernet Sauvignon was sooo smooth. We bought some! The...More

1  Thank Bricks999
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Each trip we look to find the smaller producer that excels. This trip it was Saddleback. Nice low volume selections available only at the vineyard. Price points in the middle and a laid back atmosphere creates a fun stop. We suggest the Zine.

1  Thank R H
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had SO much fun at Saddleback. Our guide suggested the spot not knowing we enjoy listening to country tunes. Bob did our tasting and was funny, friendly and gave us a great education. We also liked that it appeared to be...More

1  Thank steveNlaureNsnoop
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Our driver recommended this to us on a whim. So glad he did! When I imagined Napa, the is what I envisioned. Breathtaking setting and lovely wine. We could've spent all afternoon there relaxing in the vineyard and tasting their wine. Chloe, the winery dog,...More

1  Thank arsadpi
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18 June 2017|
Response from SaddlebackCellars | Property representative |
Oh my! We are wine experts, not so good with social media. What a delay in reply... BUT, in case it helps others. We can offer two tastings, one ALL REDS at $35 and a 6-wine mixed reds/whites tasting (the usual one) for $30... More