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Beringer or Mondavi

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Beringer or Mondavi

We're planning a three day trip to Napa next month. We've got reservations at four smaller vineyards, but wanted to make sure to see one of the larger vineyards for a tour and tasting. It's down to Mondavi or Beringer. Thoughts on each tour and tasting experience? Do you have a favorite?

Neither website is particularly descriptive on the experience and we could use some input since we're looking at spending between $25 and $30 per person. Thanks!

Edited: 09 March 2011, 14:05
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1. Re: Beringer or Mondavi

Can't speak to Beringer, but the Mondavi tour is great if you are looking to gain a better understanding of how wine is made. Not "how Mondavi makes wine", but a general overview of the winemaking process that could help you to understand what you see at any winery. Its informative and interesting and we had a good tour guide so it was not overly technical;

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2. Re: Beringer or Mondavi

LRS-

Both tours are great.

We're with otherfootloose-- we think Mondavi gives the best technical tour in the Valley (ie, "how wine is made")-- and you can apply what you see/learn to any winery. We send a *lot* of guests on this tour.

Beringer's tour is lovely, and has more of a historical angle, talking more about Beringer, and less about how wine is made.

Hoping that helps. :)

Cheers,

-The Innkeepers

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3. Re: Beringer or Mondavi

If you do not do a tour but end up just wine tasting, Beringer grounds are nicer to see. Either is great for a tour (as already mentioned.).

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4. Re: Beringer or Mondavi

I like Beringer better because of their deep, rich Napa heritage. The grounds are amazing and so is the old Beringer house.

The tour isn't quite as in depth as the Mondavi, but I'd still choose Beringer.

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5. Re: Beringer or Mondavi

both are great places to visit, however they are both large wineries therefore would only pick one and then choose another smaller family winery. This will allow you to get the most out of your Wine Country experience. At smaller wineries it is much more personable, ie at Schug winery, you can run into Walter Schug. Its such a treat when you can meet the owners or winemakers.

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6. Re: Beringer or Mondavi

both are great places to visit, however they are both large wineries therefore would only pick one and then choose another smaller family winery. This will allow you to get the most out of your Wine Country experience. At smaller wineries it is much more personable, ie at Schug winery, you can run into Walter Schug. Its such a treat when you can meet the owners or winemakers.

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