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Saddleback Cellars

7802 Money Road, Via Silverado Trail or Hwy 29, Oakville, CA
+1 707-944-1305
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First Trip to Napa

Approachable, friendly, practical and enjoyable. Our driver said "this is my Napa" and he was... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
xman92905
,
Calgary, Canada
via mobile
Beautiful, small, lovely wines, our favorite!

This was one of our favorite spots of the whole trip. Our tasting was perfect! We loved the wines... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
JenDecatur
,
Decatur, Georgia
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Saddleback Cellars, established in 1982, is a small, rustic winery located in the heart of the Napa Valley in the Oakville appellation. Its estate vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel. Known as "The King of Cabernet," legendary winemaker and owner, Nils Venge, has been making stellar Cabernet Sauvignon, along with many other varietals here since its establishment. Saddleback has long made killer Cabs and Zinfandel but variety is our specialty! We like to produce fun wines for fun people, including Pinot Blanc, Albarino, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Syrah, and many more. If you have a sweet tooth be sure to ask about our Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Please give us a call and come in for a tasting! Feel free to picnic on tables alongside our Pinot Blanc vineyard,enjoy some good old country music, and experience Napa the way it used to be . Come have fun the Saddleback way!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“small winery” (7 reviews)
“winery dog” (2 reviews)
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7802 Money Road, Via Silverado Trail or Hwy 29, Oakville, CA
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Approachable, friendly, practical and enjoyable. Our driver said "this is my Napa" and he was absolutely right.

Thank xman92905
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This was one of our favorite spots of the whole trip. Our tasting was perfect! We loved the wines, the beauty and simplicity of the vineyard, and the service.

Thank JenDecatur
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first exposure to Saddleback wines. Wow! The wines were great! Actually unbelievable! The Chardonnay is so crisp and light bodied. It was creamy but not heavy. It was delicious. We bought some!! The Cabernet Sauvignon was sooo smooth. We bought some! The...More

Thank Bricks999
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Each trip we look to find the smaller producer that excels. This trip it was Saddleback. Nice low volume selections available only at the vineyard. Price points in the middle and a laid back atmosphere creates a fun stop. We suggest the Zine.

Thank R H
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had SO much fun at Saddleback. Our guide suggested the spot not knowing we enjoy listening to country tunes. Bob did our tasting and was funny, friendly and gave us a great education. We also liked that it appeared to be...More

Thank steveNlaureNsnoop
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Our driver recommended this to us on a whim. So glad he did! When I imagined Napa, the is what I envisioned. Breathtaking setting and lovely wine. We could've spent all afternoon there relaxing in the vineyard and tasting their wine. Chloe, the winery dog,...More

Thank arsadpi
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We had such a lovely tasting at Saddleback sitting under the trees, C&W on the radio and Chloe the winery dog lazing about with us. Would definitely recommend a visit... we liked it so much we bought a couple of bottles to stow away in...More

Thank SydneyChickl
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, the tasting room feels like your cousin's basement or garage. But it is awesome and the wines aren't nearly as marked up as other places. Great experience, highly recommend for a low key tasting experience. Right across from Silver Oak, which is kind of...More

Thank wilkcg03
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We decided to visit a few boutique wineries while visiting Napa. Saddleback Cellars was fabulous. An intimate western atmosphere surrounded by wine casks. And, by the way, the wine was excellent. I found out I actually do like red zinfandel. Waiting for our wine order...More

Thank ilovethebeachalways
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had the BEST time at Saddleback Cellars! This was the first winery we visited after my fiancé JUST proposed to. Michelle went above and beyond to make us feel special! She even went as far as secretly calling the bed and breakfast we were...More

Thank MaeghanNBlayne
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