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Brilliant Surprise

I guess when I called it a brilliant surprise it’s because, well, think about it. A basketball... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
TheDriver_m8
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Monterey
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Fun Napa marathon after party

Yao Family wines hosted an after party for Napa Marathon participants. It included half price wine... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
rsburgess
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Saratoga, California
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Yao Ming, Proprietor. Founded in 2009, we offer two brands: Napa Crest, our wine for every day enjoyment, and YAO MING, one of the most critically-acclaimed wines in the Napa Valley. With seven straight years of 90+ Point ratings from Parker...more
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I guess when I called it a brilliant surprise it’s because, well, think about it. A basketball player does wine. Another celebrity has wine made! We had 40 minutes to kill and there it was so in we went. First surprise. What a classy tasting...More

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Management response:Responded 5 March 2018

Thank you so much! And we're thrilled to have you as a new member of The Founders Club. Please contact us directly if there's anything we can do for you!

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The husbands went next door to Gott's bc it's the only place in Napa (that we could find) that sells Miller lite so is gals stopped in here. They had a small selection to choose from and neither of us really liked the rosé. They...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Yao Family wines hosted an after party for Napa Marathon participants. It included half price wine tasting, food, and a massage. We had never been here before and found the wines to be great and it was enjoyable experience. The Tasting Room host (Sheila) was...More

1  Thank rsburgess
BillSYFW, Owner at Yao Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you had a good experience. Please come back and see us again soon. We will be hosting our marathon event again this year as well!

Reviewed 2 March 2017

Right next door to Gotts Roadside. Small wine tasting but the wines are really good . Wines bottled for him from several vineyards. Cool place to stop in and taste.

Thank Richard S
BillSYFW, Owner at Yao Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by Richard. We hope you come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2016

A fantastic and alluring new tasting room on that wine aficionados, tourists and basketball lovers will love and appreciate alike. Yao Family Wines is named for its owner NBA legend Yao Ming who wisely wanted to get involved in the wine industry since many of...More

2  Thank jalfong
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Last weekend, mid-July, without reservations we walked into Yao Family's tasting room in the city of St. Helena and were able to get a sit-down wine & food pairing for 5! This is unheard of this time of the year! The Napa Valley is filled...More

2  Thank smgoebert
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Good value wine tasting in pleasant surroundings with knowledgable staff. Even if you don't like the wine very much this is a still a pleasant establishment to visit.

1  Thank Andrew W
BillSYFW, Manager at Yao Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for the kind words Andrew. Please do come back and see us next time you are in Napa!

Reviewed 19 March 2016

Started in 2009 by the famous basketball star from China, Yao Ming , this is a great selection of Napa and Lodi wine tastings from their 7 vineyards. Don't miss it right on Rt 29 in St. Helena. Superb !!!!!!!!!

2  Thank Mahaloken
BillSYFW, Owner at Yao Family Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope you come back and see us again soon.

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