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“No Snobs Allowed in This Friendly, Fun Tasting Room”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Goosecross Cellars

Goosecross Cellars
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US$125.00*
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Napa Valley Wine Country Semi-Custom Limousine Tour
Ranked #4 of 44 things to do in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1985, Goosecross is a winery and vineyard owned by Christi Coors Ficeli and her family. Located in Yountville, Goosecross is known for producing high quality wines and providing excellent customer service. They stay focused on the basics – sustainable farming with attention, care and diligence in the cellar. Their wines are only available through the winery, 100% direct to consumer. A visit to Goosecross’ wine tasting room in Yountville will delight you with its casual, friendly atmosphere and outstanding hospitality. The winery tasting room is the place to taste, experiment, and learn in a laid-back beautiful space, and in the company of knowledgeable hosts who are passionate about wine.
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“No Snobs Allowed in This Friendly, Fun Tasting Room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I wasn't a big fan of the wines that we tasted at Goosecross but dang it, this was the most fun and friendly tasting room we visited in Napa Valley! This is what a wine tasting experience should be -- fun, educational and an all-around blast. There are so many snobby wineries nowadays and tasting rooms where the employees make you feel like you are more of a bother than a valued guest, but Goosecross is the complete opposite.

I think this would be a great place to go if you are a first-time visitor to the area or if you are new to wine tasting in general. Jose led our tasting and was just a hoot. We showed up about 15 minutes before closing and he gladly accommodated us (and the two other couples who came in right behind us). He didn't rush us at all and was jovial and seemed to really love his job and the wines he was pouring.

The tasting room itself is small and a little difficult to find. Find the bathrooms and walk to the right (through an area with steel tanks). They ask that you make an appointment before tasting but you can literally get an appointment by walking in the tasting room and asking (you have to fill out a card with your information). Easy and accommodating.

The wines are good but I thought they were overpriced for what they were. This could just be because we tasted the 2011 vintages. They were just "okay." I'd definitely revisit this winery to give the 2012s a try when they are released.

Goosecross seems to offer some great deals from time to time to make sure to ask. While we were there they had a case special: if you bought a case of wine, they'd ship it to your house for just $1.00! There are also lots of 2 for 1 tasting coupons in the free publications around town so look for them.

Visited June 2014
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Lakeside, MT
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“The friendliest winery in Napa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Goosecross is by far not the largest, and by a wide margin not the fanciest winery in Napa Valley, but I think it is the most fun and welcoming tasting room you can find. Ashley, Kim, Jose and Denise will make you feel right at home. And the wine is exceptional. A visit to their tasting room is not to be missed. Well worth the visit.

Visited June 2014
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Davenport, Iowa
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“The Napa Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We have both visited Goosecross and are in their wine club. The have some of the BEST reds and whites you will ever try, especially their Chenin Blanc. It's off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. We were actually sent here by Cakebread, and have them to thank for referring us to the best secret in Napa - Goosecross!!!

Visited May 2014
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“Intimate tasting with a personal touch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We visited Goosecross based on its high TripAdvisor ratings, and we were not disappointed. We made an appointment for the seated tasting, which occurred on a covered porch overlooking the vineyards. Jose was our host and made our experience very memorable. Our tasting included just me and my husband with Jose pouring. Jose taught us a lot about wine, and we already knew a lot about wine. He was attentive without being overbearing or pushy. The wine was accompanied with a meat and cheese platter which complemented the wines nicely. We ended up purchasing 6 bottles of wine. Shipping was very reasonable, and we received the wine within a week of our purchase.

I highly recommend Goosecross if you are looking for a boutique winery with a very personal touch!

Visited April 2014
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“Best Stop on the Trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We loved this vineyard so much, we will absolutely return. Wines were delicious, matched only by the great people! This was truly a highlight of our trip.
Oh and you must try the bacon chocolate bar!!

Visited March 2014
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Goosey2Yountville, Manager at Goosecross Cellars, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Hello Kimberly C,

Thank you for your fantastic review. I am so glad you were able to come visit our winery. Our staff loves meeting new and familiar faces. I hope you were able to take a little bit of the Napa Valley home with you and please come back and visit the next time you are on the West Coast! Thank you again for your review!

-Jessica
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