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Address: 30246 Avenue 71/2, Madera, CA 93637
Phone Number: +1 559-674-4598
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Any Port in a .....

Love this out of the way winery. I love Port and this is the place for Port. They are a little disorganized in the tasting room, which is also not clearly marked to get to, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
Laurie A
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Love this out of the way winery. I love Port and this is the place for Port. They are a little disorganized in the tasting room, which is also not clearly marked to get to, but they are kind and generous with the tastes.

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Madera, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I now have the good fortune to live near the Madera Wine Trail. While family was visiting we decided to try out FICKLIN, as my Husband is of Portuguese heritage. We were impressed with their OLD VINE TINTA PORTA. It is made from four of the varietals from vines the family planted in the 1940s. The Woman in the tasting... More 

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The O.C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Ficklin grows their grapes on old vines from Portugal. Their 20 year old port is quite decent, but does not compare to port in Portugal, where it is frequently aged from 40 to 100 years. In my opinion, port is defined by the aging process. Ficklin does have some older ports, but they are quite pricy and don't offer them... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

What a treat to have a private tasting at Ficklin Vineyards. The people were wonderful. Lots of information, explanations and, of course, lots of great ports to taste. Got some good cigars too. Well worth the drive from Fresno.

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Escondido
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stopped by to do a bit of wine tasting. One of the employees came our and greeted us. We had not done enough research, as they mainly do sweet wines and ports. WE don't. We did taste one of there wines, but that was too sweet for us. We would recommend a visit here if you are more on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

If you have never tried a Port, this is the place. Their Twang Port aged 10 years is the Best. If you are in the neighborhood of Madera check them out. Good place to stop out of Yosemite.

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Thank Audrey B
Madera, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Wonderful port; great with chocolate or cheese.favourite stop on the Madera wine trail. The tasting room is big and roomy, landscaping is also pretty.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Enjoy there ports and wines. The Tappit is great if you are nearby or traveling through. Great tastes at a reasonable price, friendly staff and good wine club.

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Chowchilla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

The atmosphere here is wonderful. The staff were very organized and friendly on the Madera Wine Trail for Valentines Day. Although I don't enjoy port which is their specialty, I did recognize that it was high quality and others in our Group LOVED them. Great Job Ficklin!

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Thank Dairygirl1
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70 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They are very proud of their outstanding wines and seem to truly enjoy sharing them with visitors. The drive in is beautiful, you'll find yourself surrounded by beautiful farmland. Highly recommended!

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