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O'Brien Estate Winery

1200 Orchard Ave, Napa, CA 94558-9401
+1 707-252-8463
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Luis was wonderful. Wines were very enjoyable on the patio in mid morning. Good conversation with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mgaax
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Great wines and Jason is a hoot!

This was our last stop last Friday as part of my wife's 50th birthday trip. We were checked in by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clarkvara
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We are by appointment only. Please go to our website to inquire about our experiences. We do not take phone reservations. The cost is $55.00 per person. We regretfully are not permitted to have anyone under 21 years of age nor allow any pets on the premises. Our award winning wines come from our 40 acres in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. From grape growing to bottling, the entire winemaking process is managed at the estate. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Our wines are sought after by collectors and have received many awards, including a recent 98 point score for our 2013 Unrestrained Reserve Bordeaux Blend.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great wine” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1200 Orchard Ave, Napa, CA 94558-9401
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Luis was wonderful. Wines were very enjoyable on the patio in mid morning. Good conversation with interesting unexpected wines. Was a very nice experience. Ask about the ‘French Orange Juice’

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last stop last Friday as part of my wife's 50th birthday trip. We were checked in by Jason who was just finishing up another tasting. Jason is a trip, very knowledgeable and funny. He started off with a few jokes to relax...More

3  Thank Clarkvara
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had a wonderful time in O'Brien Estate Winery. Our host - Louis (I hope I spelled it correctly) - was very friendly, funny and had told us a lot about the wines. We were in Napa only for one day and we are really...More

2  Thank Katarzyna Z
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

One word... WOW! We had such an AMAZING experience here this past Sunday. We were seated outside and Jason Craig was our guide. He was funny, knowledgeable, and really made our visit so much more than just wine in a glass. He brought out some...More

1  Thank Gigs2much
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great vineyard to visit while in Napa. Jason was extremely informative and a blast to spend time with on the tasting. Its not just a stand at the counter wine tasting, they personalize the tasting in their gardens and even pour a glass for you...More

1  Thank smith185
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I have been to many wineries throughout the Napa region. This experience was one of my favorites. We sat on a patio and looked out on the gorgeous vineyards and hills. Jason was fun, knowledgable, and approachable. He was full of information but also gave...More

Thank buvay
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This vineyard and the wines have a great story. We had a delightful afternoon at this small family winery at a private tasting.

2  Thank molly162018
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Forget the crowds and hype of the big name wineries. O'Brien is filled with so much charm and romance and remarkable wines. The owners came and sat with us and shared their story...it was incredible. It was relaxing, educational and a ton of fun. I...More

4  Thank Olives18
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We loved this winery and became members because the wine was that good (and reasonably priced for its high quality). They bring a relaxed atmosphere to their tasting as you lounge outside in their gorgeous vineyard. We're so glad it was one of the wineries...More

3  Thank Lah2028
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 3pm. Right on time for our appointment with Julio. The entrance to the estate is already part of the show: a beautiful dirt road with the view of the vineyard on both sides and the gorgeous Obrien’s ranch at the end. We...More

2  Thank Shere zade S
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Diane M
10 December 2016|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
Most of the smaller wineries require reservations, I would call or email the ones you want to go to, so you aren't turned away. OBrien and Venge require reservations, groups of four or less may be able to just walk in for a... More
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Diane M
10 December 2016|
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Response from occdocbill | Reviewed this property |
Best to reserve tastings well in advance at O'Brien's, small and intimate, as opposed to Castelo. Do it on line or by phone in advance. O'Brien's is very close to Yountville, but you will need to drive.
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Kate R
26 July 2016|
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Response from Eric V | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend the Venge, Pride and Vincent Arroyo wineries, I not sure about them being vegan. We had a rental car and drove ourselves, some people had a driver tour them instead of the bigger van tours. We stayed at a... More
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