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Caldwell Winery

169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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A conversation with John Caldwell is worth the trip

John Caldwell is a Napa legend having smuggled French root stock from Canada into his vineyards... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John B
Toronto, Canada

I had the pleasure to go here two times on my visit. The last time I met John Caldwell. He is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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169 Kreuzer Ln, Napa, CA 94559-3604
+1 707-255-1294
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Reviewed 3 days ago

John Caldwell is a Napa legend having smuggled French root stock from Canada into his vineyards. Thirty years later he is still producing superb wines from these vines. John is a true cowboy (Napa style). He has an outsized personality, colorful language, a great sense...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to go here two times on my visit. The last time I met John Caldwell. He is charming and very interesting to listen to. The wine is wonderful and I ended up ordering some and shipping it home. The grounds on...More

Thank T P
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited Caldwell winery on our last day in Napa and I am so glad we didn't miss this place. The views upon arrival are beautiful and the cave tasting was so elegant yet in no way pretentious or stiff. Our tasting was led by...More

Thank stephanie13692017
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I heard about this winery from a friend. She was right about the amazing wine and company. Mr. Caldwell was so friendly and had great stories about how the winery started. This winery is a must stop you won't be disappointed!

Thank Lisa Marie E
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This was one of our best visits in the valley. We've been to Napa about 10 times (would be more if we lived closer). John Caldwell greeted us in a cave for a sitdown tasting and talk. Great history, great wine, great spread of cheese,...More

1  Thank amylpaul
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The cave is immaculate and the experience was such that not only did I buy wine there, I joined their SOS program because I wanted to be guaranteed I could get their Cab Fanc. If you haven't been, find a way to get in!

1  Thank DavilaDC
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at the guest cottage at Caldwell Winery. It was charming, warm, comfortable and exquisitely decorated. We enjoyed getting to know Joy Caldwell who has a knack for style and is a fabulous hostess. Our tour of the winery was...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Upon arrival, Brian met us, had pictures with us, took us on a tour of the winery and then entertained us with stories of John Caldwell's youthful adventures while we enjoyed the tasting to include cold plates of lite bites. We all had such a...More

Thank 2fridad
Reviewed 28 September 2016

An incredible winery with fantastic hosts. It is rare to have an opportunity to sit down and taste wines with the owner and the vineyard's cooper. The two hour tasting flew by as we were all having a great time. My wife and I found...More

Thank JasonHouston
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

What a treat to visit Caldwell Winery and taste wines with JFC. John Caldwell is a legend and what a pleasure to taste his divine wines in his wine cave listening to his amazing stories. Whether the stories were true or not, he was witty,...More

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Hi, I just discovered this winery when researching Napa wineries. My name is Susan Trepp Lachtman and I've know John Caldwell since I was 12 years old. Intact, John went to Europe with my father Leo Trepp. I haven't seen him for 40 plus years so you can imagine my delight when I read about his winery. My husband and I would like to come to the winery this Saturday. Do we need a reservation? Will John be there? I'd love to see him.
3 April 2015|
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If they have an opening, you may still be able to get in. I'd call - they do not do walk-ins. John and his wife are fun, wonderful people! 707.255.1294 - phone number