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Tom Riley

Stony Hill Vineyard (6/17/2016)
5.0
5.0

The next time I hear somebody complain that Napa is too commercialized, too touristy, I know what my response is going to be. Two words: ... Read full review


Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery (5/13/2016)
5.0
5.0

If you’re a lover of American wine, and eager to know more about its upper echelon, then a visit to Spottswoode is a must. Long ... Read full review


Sequoia Grove (7/25/2015)
5.0
5.0

You can’t be familiar with the better producers in the Napa Valley and not know the name Sequoia Grove. But there’s knowing, and then there’s ... Read full review


Chappellet Winery (7/01/2015)
5.0
5.0

Chappellet Winery is not just someplace you pop into on your way to somewhere else. Being there is never a fun bit of serendipity, never ... Read full review


Failla Wines (8/06/2014)
4.5

If you spend too much time in certain corners of the Napa Valley, you start to believe that in order to make great wine you ... Read full review


Quintessa Winery (7/23/2014)
5.0
5.0

A visit to Quintessa is an invitation to enjoy what's best about the Napa Valley: committed relationships with the land, dedication to making fine wine, ... Read full review


Keller Estate Winery & Vineyards (7/19/2014)
5.0
5.0

For more than 20 years, on my way to visit family members in Petaluma and points west, I've seen the Keller Estate sign on Lakeville ... Read full review


Truchard Vineyards (5/28/2014)
5.0
5.0

For years I've been driving through Los Carneros – that rolling strip of vineyards and farms hugging the bottom of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys ... Read full review


Jordan Vineyard & Winery (4/05/2014)
5.0
5.0

If you set out to visit Jordan Vineyard and Winery expecting it to be like some of the other wineries you've been to, you're going ... Read full review


Jacuzzi Family Vineyards (8/17/2013)
4.0

For tourists who love visiting wineries that have a little bit of everything, spending time at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards has to feel like hitting the ... Read full review


Lambert Bridge Winery (7/27/2013)
5.0
5.0

I like wineries that understand hospitality, wineries that take a subtle but undeniably professional approach to ensuring the comfort of their guests. I like wineries ... Read full review


Cline Cellars (7/27/2013)
4.5

For years, when friends who were vacationing in California asked me what wineries they should visit, I would send them to Cline Cellars. My experiences ... Read full review


Gundlach-Bundschu Winery (7/11/2013)
4.5

Don’t plan to visit Gundlach Bundschu unless you are in a serious frame of mind. Serious about having fun, that is. At this historic Sonoma ... Read full review


Buena Vista Winery (7/03/2013)
4.5

The best place to start, it has been said, is at the beginning. If you want to learn about the history of wine in California, ... Read full review


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars (5/24/2013)
4.5

I should have known. When you plan to drop into a winery before 11 a.m., you don’t expect the place to be already crowded. But ... Read full review


Chimney Rock Winery (5/03/2013)
4.5

If you have ever driven the Silverado Trail through the Napa Valley you have seen Chimney Rock Winery. Maybe it’s the way the winery buildings ... Read full review


Robert Sinskey Vineyards (4/12/2013)
4.5

When my wife, two daughters, and I moved from Connecticut to California in 1996, everybody we met in our new town said we had to ... Read full review


Larkmead Vineyards (4/09/2013)
5.0
5.0

In a business where braggadocio, self-importance, and delusions of grandeur seem to be standard operating procedure, it’s refreshing to come across a winery that chooses ... Read full review


Shafer Vineyards (4/03/2013)
5.0
5.0

When you make a reservation to visit Shafer Vineyards, you’re immediately sent a confirmation email filled with all sorts of information about the winery and ... Read full review