I recently traveled to Napa with a group of friends for a wedding and we were looking at doing a couple of tours/tastings one afternoon. A friend booked BV Winery because it was easy to get in our larger group (10 people) with little to no hassle. We were simply not impressed - maybe because we are accustomed to smaller wineries with more of a personal feel. Our experience at BV seemed very impersonal and "corporate". To begin with, we had reserved a tour for our group and when we arrived we found out that we were part of a larger group that consisted of about 20-25 people which was way too large. Our guide seemed somewhat knowledgable about wines and kept boasting about owning his own wineries and being a wine maker (which left me questioning why he was doing tours for a massive operation like BV?) but he was exhausting as a tour guide. He attempted to be humorous when he wasn't and the tour seemed to drag on endlessly. On top of it all, I was not overly impressed with the quality of the wine in comparison to some of the smaller, more quaint wineries in the immediate area. My recommendation - the $35 spent on the tour/tasting at BV would be much better spent at Peju winery just up the road.
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