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“Small and personal with wonderful wines”

Robert Biale Vineyards
Ranked #36 of 202 things to do in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: “We have been on a quest to realize the full potential of California’s historic vineyards - and to create greater understanding about the joyful pleasures and true character of Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. Honoring the wisdom and labors of our forefathers, and keeping the agricultural and social traditions alive that are unique to American wine … it doesn’t get any more gratifying than that in the wine business…” - Dave Pramuk and Bob Biale, Co-Founders, Robert Biale Vineyards
Reviewed 25 March 2013

In general I think the necessity of making an appointment at a winery is a little pretentious, but nevertheless on the advice of a friend we did that at Biale and they didn't disappoint. Very personal, beautiful views, comfortable patio and Alyse (I hope I spelled that right) was helpful, knowledgeable, and fun. I enjoyed the wines very much. Their signature wine is Black Chicken and that was excellent but also enjoyed one called Varossa. The Syrahs are terrific. If you want to sit down and taste some excellent wines I would say this is a definite must. There's no winery dog (is there?) big retail presence, no tour buses - just wonderful wines.

Thank Indyblonde
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"great zins"
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"petite syrah"
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"wine club members"
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"great afternoon"
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"shipped home"
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"tasting room"
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"tasting fee"
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"sit outside"
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"wine taste"
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"the vine"
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"down to earth"
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"delicious wines"
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"great winery"
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"different wineries"
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"napa valley"
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

The concierge in our hotel recommended this vineyard as we were looking for a more boutique experience rather than the 'big box' winery's. We LOVED the wine and the experience. Alyse was pouring the tastings for us and even sat and joined us at one point. She was knowledgeable about the wines and shared some of the prohibition era stories with us! ... Back in the days of prohibition, a "black chicken" was code for a bottle of wine! This winery specializes in Zinfandels, we Definitely found room in our luggage to take home a few bottles. This was one of our favorite wineries, it was laid back and relaxing, the opposite of many of the vineyards in the valley, there are no big bus tours here but the wine is amazing and we even got of meet the owner Bob Biale!!! Loved this winery!!

Thank Lovick16
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Robert Biale Vineyards has been at it for a long time, but they've never lost that personal touch or family feel. Their Black Chicken Red Zinfandels alone are worth the trip. We were delighted to find out we also loved their Syrahs and desert wine (port). We loved it so much we became members and cannot wait for our first shipment to arrive in the mail.

We made reservations in advance, which their website says you must do. We had a nice picnic table outside and our server would pour us samples for us to taste and describe the differences between them. Between wines they let us taste grapes off the vine (DELICIOUS!!) and take tons of photos of their property. They showed us their "back room" where a guy was stirring all of their new wines.

It's a tiny little place right outside of the city of Napa and I recommend it to everyone who visits. Yes, go see the Beringers and the Mondavis, but do NOT miss this place!!

Thank Nick S
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We stopped at Robert Biale because a friend from the area recommended it. What a great winery. We absolutely loved the wine (and are now enjoying it year round). The grounds are beautiful and the outdoor patio relaxing and laid back. We will be back for sure!

Thank Emactravels
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

We have always loved Biale wines and couldn't wait to visit the place they call home. Its a pretty place with lovely vineyards. The tasting room is nice but sitting outside was so much more to our liking that day. We had their Super Tasting of two zins, two syrahs and two petite sirahs. Delicious. Love me some Black Chicken!!

While we were on our fifth "taste" a lovely, older woman asked if she could join us. She was so sweet and so darling, we couldn't have said anything but CERTAINLY. Well, it turns out this was MRS. BIALE!! We talked for an hour and loved every minute of the time she shared with us. She told us about meeting her husband Aldo, starting the winery, struggling for years and then how much she loves Napa and the honor of owning a winery.

They could have been selling bottles of bad vinegar and I would have loved every momnet!!

While I am not sure how often Mrs. Biale visits, but a trip to Biale Vineyards is certainly a must for anyone who loves wine! Wish I were there now!

Thank kkhinnm
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