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“Beautiful little winery nestled away in Mariposa”

Butterfly Creek Winery & Vineyards
Ranked #6 of 18 things to do in Mariposa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful little winery nestled away in Mariposa”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

We stopped at the Butterfly Creed Winery on one of our "relaxing" days on our Yosemite vacation. While neither my husband nor I are big wine drinkers, the couple that we traveled with are and they both loved the wine. Bob was more than happy to explain the history of the winery and answer any questions that we had. He let us sample four different kinds of wine for free, which is usually unheard of when wine sampling. He definitely loves to talk and is very entertaining to listen to. His dogs were a big hit and were super friendly. Even if you don't "love" wine, I'd still recommend traveling to the Butterfly Creek winery to observe the beautiful scenery and play with the pups!

Visited May 2013
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Livermore, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Went for a Wedding, found some lifelong friends”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Bob and Darlene gerken are stellar folks. The winery is set in a gorgeous valley, and the wine is top notch. We went to attend a friend's wedding and they were nothing but generous, pouring glasses of wine for us to taste test throughout the rehearsal, and the reception. The White Merlot is a very special one, but I like their Zinfandel. Go for the wine, but stay for the scenery and the company.

Visited April 2013
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Camino, California
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 1 October 2012

A little out of the way but worth it. Beautiful picnic area with lots of shade. Their wines are very good and only $10. We will go back again when we are in the area.

Visited September 2012
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Fremont, California
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What about Bob!”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We visited upon the suggestion of Jon Pierre of Restful Nest B&B and were so pleased. Bob Gerken, proprietor, was leaving as we drove in, but he turned around and opened his tasting room and told us all about his career change from agricultural banking to rescuing this vineyard and establishing the winery. He is a non-stop talker and very entertaining and informative with a very friendly personality. It was a bonus to me that he is also a gearhead who hosts vintage and custom car gatherings.
And, to top it off, we enjoyed his wines, almost filling a box to take with us. A most unique white Merlot is my favorite.

Visited September 2012
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Kingman, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very friendly Winery and Kewl Family!!!”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

we just got back from an awesome time in Yosemite and decided to visit a winery before returing to Mariposa. we chose to stop at Butterfly Creek and wasn't disappointed. the wine was suited to my liking, dry and bold with a smooth finish. the surrondings were very kozy and the family staff was the kewlest!!! highly recommend stopping and having fun with your tasting. oh yeah we bought wine too!!!

Visited September 2012
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