Fodor's Expert Review Robert Mondavi Winery

Oakville Winery/Brewery/Distillery

The graceful arch at the center of the winery's Mission-style building frames the lawn and the vineyard behind, inviting a stroll under the arcades. You can head for one of the walk-in tasting rooms, but if you've not toured a winery before, the 75-minute Signature Tour and Tasting is a good way to learn about enology and the late Robert Mondavi's role in California wine making. Those new to tasting should consider the 45-minute Wine Tasting Basics experience. Serious wine lovers can opt for the Exclusive Cellar tasting, during which a server pours and explains limited-production, reserve, and older vintages. The three-course Harvest of Joy Lunch and wine pairing starts with a tour. All visits except walk-in tastings require reservations. Well-attended concerts take place in summer on the lawn.


Quick Facts

7801 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29
Oakville, California  94562, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Tastings and tours $20–$55, Tastings and tours from $25

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