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Robert Mondavi

Robert Mondavi Review

The arch at the center of the sprawling Mission-style building perfectly frames the lawn and the vineyard behind, inviting a stroll under the lovely arcades. You can head straight for one of the two tasting rooms, but if you've never taken a winery tour before, the comprehensive Signature Tour and Tasting ($25), which concludes with a seated tasting, is a good way to learn about enology, as well as the late Robert Mondavi's role in California wine making. Those new to tasting and mystified by all that swirling and sniffing should consider the 45-minute Wine Tasting Basics experience ($20). Serious wine lovers should opt for the one-hour $55 Exclusive Cellar tasting, where a well-informed server pours and explains limited-production, reserve, and older-vintage wines. Concerts, mostly jazz and R&B, take place in summer on the lawn; call ahead for tickets.

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  • Address: 7801 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29, Oakville, CA 94562 | Map It
  • Phone: 888/766–6328
  • Cost: Tastings and tours $15–$55
  • Hours: Daily 10–5; tour times vary
  • Website:
  • Location: Oakville
Updated: 03-04-2013

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