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“Do not miss!!”
Review of Sullivan Vineyard

Sullivan Vineyard
Ranked #17 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Do not miss!!”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Our 'wine guide' for this afternoon began by telling us how we are now "part of the Sullivan family". I usually dismiss such claims, because no one actually means it. Sullivan might actually mean it. First, the tasting area is really like a little house, complete with a kitchen, drawing room, bathrooms (and a shower and bedrooms! What - in case you get too drunk?)

We were taken into the drawing room that opened up to a vast field with windows open that allowed a breeze. The room was filled with wonderful knick-knacks including old books, vintage chairs, artwork, etc.

The wines were spectacular. Easily in the top 2 we tried while in Napa. Our 'wine guide' -- I forget her name -- was simply awesome. She came across knowledgable and passionate about their wine, but also was someone you could just joke with.

Oh -- there's also a pristine 1953-1956 orange/red corvette convertible. You can't ride in it, but you can drool over it!

See my pictures, but keep in mind that they don't really do it justice.

Visited April 2013
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Chula Vista, CA
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“A NIce Break from the Busy Wineries of Highway 29”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This was our second visit to Sullvan Vineyards, and it will certainly not be our last. The busy wineries that line the Highway 29 corridor can sour you on the wine tasting experience, but if you're looking to get away from all that and relax and enjoy some good wines, then Sullivan Vineyards has to be on your itinerary! We like sitting in their comfortable cushioned teak chairs in the courtyard area between the two buildings amongst shade trees...it almost seems like your visiting a friend's house to sample their wines. The Pink Ink and Red Ink (which are Sullivan's version of basic table wines) are outstanding, but all they do is set you up for their other appelations. Red wines seem to be the focus of their efforts, and their merlot and cabernets are outstanding! An added benefit are the antique cars they have on display under the porch of the main house (the last time we were there they even had mae West's Duesenberg there on display!).

Visited April 2013
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