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“Excellent wines...”

Staglin Family Vineyard
Ranked #19 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
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Owner description: Founded in 1985 by Shari, Garen, Brandon and Shannon, Staglin Family Vineyard takes pride in the tradition of family ownership and participation. With an uncompromising commitment to quality, our mission is to produce world class wines that reflect the distinctive character of this historic Rutherford Bench estate. As stewards of this land we farm the vineyard organically, tap in to our solar fields for power and produce the wines in a state of the art underground production facility.
Fresno, CA
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315 reviews
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“Excellent wines...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

appointment only, excellent wines, wonderful tour of facility, wines are expensive but worth it.

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

special location of the winery warrants a visit. very knowledgeable and friendly host family

Visited February 2012
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“Should be good when you pay $25 for a tour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

Beautiful property, average tour, good but VERY pricey wines. I would recommend Hall Winery over this one; better tour and the wines are well-priced and EXCELLENT

Visited February 2012
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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“A Very Sophisticated Wine Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

Remember the Napa Valley house in The Parent Trap movie with Lindsay Lohan? This winery is on that property. But you will not be able to visit it (The Stechter House), as the new owners live in it and it's hidden in the trees.

What you will get for your $50 is a very informative tour, starting out on a tiled terrace decorated with pots of flowers and a view of the vineyards. There, someone will hand you your first of many glasses.

You'll get an overview of climate, business, sustainable agriculture and wine-making, and you can easily ask questions because the groups are kept under approx. ten people.

The other 2 couples in our group were very sophisticated, yet friendly. By the end of the tour, seated at a long polished wood table in the cave, the atmosphere was similar to that of an elegant dinner party.

As in all tours, the intent of the owner is that you will buy, and award-winning Staglin wine is pricey. But they have your $50 already and that should take off the pressure.

Do yourself a favor while in wine country, and make a reservation for this special tour to balance out the big, crowded winery tours that don't charge a fee.

Visited October 2011
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