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Aaron S
Newport, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Absolutely fantastic wine tasting at Sutter Home Winery.
To start with, the base tasting is FREE! With very, very reasonable upgrades (up to $10). Upgrades included sweet, dry and others... essentially a flight of tastings to suit what you like.
The staff let us taste in our own time in the garden with no pressure, no standing over us. They came and took the empties and refilled as well, no need to go inside. Bliss!
Garden themselves were stunning. Beautiful exterior along with a shaded gazebo.
Yuni was excellent, offering explanations to each glass and was extremely patient.
Also - you can buy small bottles to take away in plastic bottles! Can safely say they transport home absolutely fine :).
A must visit in Napa!!
Written 29 September 2022
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bluebell101
Hampshire, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Im a huge White Zinfandel fan, so a visit to Sutter Home winery whilst in Napa just HAD to be done. We had left everything quite late so couldn't get a tour, but instead enjoyed a lovely glass of the wine and sat outside in the grounds just enjoying the ambience.

The staff were really friendly and chatty, and the gentleman behind the bar took time out to have a chat with us about the process of the wine making.

The wine was delicious and I am so glad I visited.
Written 6 March 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Beautiful grounds. Great for pics. Staff unfriendly and no customer service. The majority of the participants were disappointed. The staff stated that the bubbly Pink Moscato was only available at the winery which is false. We found offerings online. Bad experience.
Written 30 April 2022
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moviegal226
Las Vegas, NV
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
My wine snob friends and I went here on a dare but we ended up having a really fun time! I feel a little bad that I was making so much fun of this winery because now I think this place should be on everyone's must-stop list, especially if you are new to the whole world of wine tasting. Yes, Sutter Home wines are cheap. Yes, their wines aren't super fancy. And yes, you will probably be mocked by your serious wine buddies when you speak up and say you want to taste here. But you know what? Who cares?! Just go! In the words of my favorite band Weezer, "I don't give a hoot about what you think!"

Sutter Home white zinfandel was my "gateway" wine in college; it's all because of that one wine that I am now a serious wine drinker and collector. Even after over two decades, I can still open a bottle of Sutter Home white zin and enjoy it immensely! It's still an easy-drinker after all these years (and you can't beat the bargain price)!

Tastings are FREE at the winery, something that is unheard of in the Napa valley nowadays. The hosts at the tasting bar were super friendly and welcoming, and I really enjoyed the easygoing, neighborly atmosphere. No appointment is required; you are invited to come as you are. No snobbery or pretension here, everyone is welcome.

The tasting menu (you can select 4 to try, but it's easy to sweet talk the employees behind the counter for a few extra tastes) had a nice variety of easy drinking wines that are sold exclusively at the winery (the sparkling white zinfandel was very good and was priced at around $12 per bottle). Get over yourself if you think you are "too good" to drink Sutter Home wines.

Now that's not to say that there weren't quite a few stinkers on the tasting menu; I found the reds undrinkable across the board. Nasty! Best to stick to what they do best: white zinfandels (you'll even find a reserve on the tasting menu, and it's pretty good as well). Everybody's a wine critic and it's a little unfair of me since I like big, bold, lush cabernet sauvignons. I say drink what you like, even if you like wines that I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. (But PLEASE do not refer to regular zinfandel as "red zinfandel." No, no, no, no, NO! Just DON'T DO IT)!

If you are interested in belonging to a wine club, Sutter Home offers the most affordable one I have ever seen. They even have a nice little private bar area for club members. Tasting room hosts always push the wine club and I tend to tune them out, but this club seemed to have lots of fun events and what-not. Not for me, but it may be worth a look if you are new to the wine world or you really like their wines.

Also it's worth mentioning that this winery has the best gift shop in town. Lots of fun little wine-themed hostess gifts, cute shirts, tote bags, cookbooks, picnic supplies, specialty foods and sauces, drinking glasses and more. A great place to shop for yourself or your wine drinking friends. The winery grounds are lovely too, check out the grassy area and the historic house with a lovely rose garden.

Since white zinfandel is such a popular pink wine, this place is in SUPER high demand by cackling bachelorette parties, "wild girlfriends' weekend" cliques and the ubiquitous drunk buses (er, I mean wine shuttle tour buses). Just beware and prepared for this if you stop by. The number of ginormous motorcoaches in the parking lot is your first clue as to if you want to stop and go inside or keep driving down Highway 29.

If you are hanging in the valley with your girlfriends, if you are a shopaholic looking for cute wine country souvenirs, or if you love and purchase Sutter Home wines with regularity, then by all means make this a must-stop destination! If you are a wine snob like me, it might be worth checking out on a dare -- but you could just as well be as surprised as I was with how much fun I had here. Loosen up and go.

This isn't the type of winery you want to take your friends to if you're trying to impress them (nor is it the type of wine you'd want to take to a fancy dinner party), but it is a great "starter" place to learn about the world of Napa wine tasting. For all these reasons, Sutter Home has earned a 4 star review from me!
Written 27 October 2015
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mandersmke
Milwaukee, WI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This was easily my favorite stop in Napa Valley. It's basically a large shop with three tasting options. One was a free tasting with a good variety of 4 different wines, one was a list of 5 sweeter wines for $5, and the final tasting for $5 was a variety of specialty wines. Outside, there is an inn restricted to inn guests only but we were able to sit in the picturesque gazebo, explore the small rose garden, and check out the lovely koi pond. We decided to pop outside between each of our pours but you can park yourself inside for your tastings as well.

Shout out to Yesica who helped us with our tastings and was super helpful, informative, and friendly! She was key to our great visit!

The shop itself had a great variety of wines for purchase, including the Sutter Home mini bottles that I love! They had a couple packs of 16 mini-bottles-they should sell these everywhere! We opted to buy a regular bottle and build a couple 4-packs of mini bottles mixing and matching our favorite wines. We had just as much fun shopping as we did tasting.

Overall the vibe at Sutter home, is very comfortable, casual, and fun. We enjoyed ourselves and would definable recommend and return!
Written 21 November 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Our last stop that day at Napa valley. We found the wines very good, reasonably priced, and the tasting fee very reasonable too. Staff was polite and attentive. They have a good souvenir shop too.
Written 27 September 2019
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Feblanco
Methuen, MA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
I was surprised on how much we learned here. Definitely worth it. Yesica was very passionate about what she does. She made our experience great and we learned a lot about this family business. 100% recommended.
Written 12 February 2019
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Adam S
Miami, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
I was so impressed with Sutter Home for a complimentary tasting!!

We were there at the same time as a giant tourist tour bus was there and they were swamped for the first 5-10 minutes we were there. So we let it clear out and we had the most amazing personalized service with tasting room employee, Maritza!

We were offered the complimentary tasting, or $5 tasting with a more upscale offering of wines.

We chose the complimentary offerings and were very happy with the wines on the flight, each offering a unique tasting experience.

We were familiar with Sutter Home from the grocery store, but the wines here were a lot fancier than the wines you would see at your local grocer. The White Merlot was my favorite, and we purchased a bottle for $7.

Maritza spoke about their family of wineries and even offered to call ahead to Napa Cellars and let them know we were coming their way next. Such a personalized experience at a complimentary tasting spot, we're Sutter Home customers for life after this experience!
Written 6 November 2018
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Chris J
Ashford, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
We chose to visit Sutter because we know that some of their wines are available at home in the U.K.

There is a list of wines available to taste for free, and another list of better wines for $5.

After tasting we decided to buy some bottles for shipping to family in the USA, and Darcy was very good at guiding us through the tasting and arranging the shipping. Prices are very good, compared with smaller vineyards.

The tasting room has gifts for sale, and information boards telling the history of the vineyard.

Well worth a visit.
Written 21 September 2017
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Arforgen
South Venice, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014
Stopped at Sutter a home winery on the way home from visiting one of the more upscale vineyards (big bucks for tour and tasting). I am not a wine afficianado so if you are a wine snob stop reading now. The tasting at Sutter home was free, but what really shined were the friendly staff, especially Katie. Welcomed us, explained everything, provided free soft drink for our designated driver and really represented the winery well. We had a blast and it was originally just a passing thought to stop. The upscale places are gr3at, but this was an accessible and enjoyable experience. Well done!
Written 4 January 2014
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