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Napa high elevation wines are the best

Looking for something different in Napa, way off the beaten path? Well Smith-Madrone is that... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
454larah
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Authentic Wine Tasting with Wine Makers!

Wow just wow! I've had the opportunity to do wine tastings at a number of well known wineries in... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
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Reservations need to be made in advance by either visiting the winery website. Tours and Tastings run approximately 75 minutes. Tasting fee is $25 per person and waived with purchase from each person.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
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+1 707-963-2283
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Looking for something different in Napa, way off the beaten path? Well Smith-Madrone is that experience, located high on top of Spring Mountain. Winemaker Charlie Smith led us through the history of his vineyard and wines and conducted a very informal yet personable tasting in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Wow just wow! I've had the opportunity to do wine tastings at a number of well known wineries in Napa Valley and this one really stands out for the fact that you get to actually talk with the wine makers themselves, taste the amazing wine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

We booked a tasting at this winery and ended up in a small group (6 people total), which appears to be typical since there is no formal tasting room here. The windy drive up the mountain (~20 minutes from downtown St. Helena) is well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We have gone back to Smith-Madrone every trip to Napa. It is a no frills working winery. They do not have fancy caves or a glamorous tasting room like some of its counterparts but they do have some of best wine and most reasonable prices....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We attended a wine tasting tour and really enjoyed it. By appointment only. Hosted by owner Charlie Smith. Very unpretentious. The wines were very special. This is not some Epcot version of CA wineries but is the real deal.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

What a find. This is a great, small winery on Spring Mountain, started by Charlie and Stu Smith and still run by them, now with the help of Stu's son, Sam. There is nothing fancy or pretentious here, just delicious wines produced by great people....More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed June 21, 2016

The tasting room is minimalist; just some plywood walls and tables. The Cabernet however was the best we had. Great staff.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed December 12, 2015

We booked a tour and was shown around by one of the owner. It in the hill and is not the easiest to find but was well worth our time. The owner is a very kind gentlemen and is very passionate about his wine. During...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed November 16, 2015

Charlie Smith and his dog Curly welcomed us to their beautiful winery and gave us a lot of information about vineyards and wines. I loved Smith-Madrone's Rieslings, so we bought 6 bottles, chardonnay was great too. It was nice, warm visit with great great wines!

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed September 30, 2015

As anyone who visits Napa knows, free tastings are quite rare these days, so originally I was simply attracted by this factor. However, I absolutely loved it and would recommend it even if they started charging like so many other places. One of the original...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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