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Address: 7802 Money Road, Via Silverado Trail or Hwy 29, Oakville, CA
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+1 707-944-1305
10:00 - 16:00
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Saddleback Cellars, established in 1982, is a small, rustic winery located...

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!

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Classic Country Vibes

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 of a working vineyard (albeit we were there in the off season). Made the... More 

Thank Laurmingo
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, was also a huge hit.

Thank arsadpi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had such a lovely tasting at Saddleback sitting under the trees, C&W on the radio and Chloe the winery dog lazing about with us. Would definitely recommend a visit... we liked it so much we bought a couple of bottles to stow away in our luggage!

Thank SydneyChickl
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, the tasting room feels like your cousin's basement or garage. But it is awesome and the wines aren't nearly as marked up as other places. Great experience, highly recommend for a low key tasting experience. Right across from Silver Oak, which is kind of a funny contrast.

Thank wilkcg03
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We decided to visit a few boutique wineries while visiting Napa. Saddleback Cellars was fabulous. An intimate western atmosphere surrounded by wine casks. And, by the way, the wine was excellent. I found out I actually do like red zinfandel. Waiting for our wine order to arrive back home!

Thank ilovethebeachalways
Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the BEST time at Saddleback Cellars! This was the first winery we visited after my fiancé JUST proposed to. Michelle went above and beyond to make us feel special! She even went as far as secretly calling the bed and breakfast we were staying at to let them know the news so they could have congratulatory flowers waiting... More 

Thank MaeghanNBlayne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wine was ok here but we had a fabulous time outside at the picnic tables next to the winery. Definitely one you need to try! Our server was friendly and made the time there fabulous!

Thank Rebecca N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visited Saddleback Cellars while on the Napa bike tour. What a find! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, great wines, great location. Our tasting was done outdoors with tables under the shade trees overlooking the vineyard. We loved the wines. It was a very enjoyable experience in a perfect vineyard setting. I highly recommend this as a "small" winery experience.... More 

Thank Jeff P
Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We visited Saddleback for a tasting in mid August. Like so much of Napa it was a beautiful property. The wines are fantastic- We joined the club and bought the Zin And the Petit Syrah. However, pretty much everything we tasted was wonderful. These guys know exactly what they are doing.

Thank SC568
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Little boutique winery in Napa, appointment only. Know the story about this place and the history of the legendary wine maker. This is not your usual super fancy filled gift, chachki pompous wine shop. Nils Venge is THE original MAN and if you like the history of Napa and want to taste the vino from the guy who's been doing... More 

Thank Ilikefinefood
SaddlebackCellars, Manager at Saddleback Cellars, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We are really happy you love the Syrah! Please come back next time you are in town, we always have some new varietals in the works. More 

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