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Smith-Madrone Vineyards

4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
+1 707-963-2283
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Hidden gem on Spring Mountain with exceptional wine

We have gone back to Smith-Madrone every trip to Napa. It is a no frills working winery. They do... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
BostonToAnywhere
Wonderful family run wimery on Spring Mountain

We attended a wine tasting tour and really enjoyed it. By appointment only. Hosted by owner Charlie... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Lisa S
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4022 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
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Reviewed 21 March 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

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Reviewed 13 October 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.

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 2 September 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

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

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

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Reviewed 12 December 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

Thank RACRACBEEP
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Reviewed 16 November 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!

Thank Ksenia E
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Reviewed 30 September 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

Thank Quesboc1
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Smith-Madrone is a family owned and operated winery, tucked out of the way on Spring Mountain. My husband and I called for an appointment to visit at the last minute, and fortunately Debbie was able to confirm we could go at 11am on a Friday....More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

Charlie was inviting, accommodating and even allowed us to sample his pricey reserve. He gave us a history of how he and his brother entered winemaking.and we were so impressed with his Chard that we will be customers for years to come.

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

My husband and I were greeted by Curly, the resident cutie pie pooch. Charlie Smith, the winemaker, poured us samples of Riesling, Cabernet and their Reserve Cabernet. I'm not a white wine drinker, but really enjoyed the Riesling. The Cabernets were out of this world....More

Thank LKotsonas
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