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Beringer Vineyards
Beringer Vineyards

Beringer Vineyards

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2000 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 257-5771
https://www.beringer.com/
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When you visit the Beringer Winery, you are stepping through the portals of history to witness the tradition of fine winemaking. Beringer offers a historic tour for those of all ages through the hand ... Read more
hewn wine-aging tunnels and the Old Winery. The Taste of Beringer tour adds wine tasting to the historic tour, along with a lesson in wine tasting. You can skip the tour and head straight to one of the tasting rooms. The Reserve Tasting Bar in the Rhine House Mansion offers you exclusive tastings of reserve and limited production wines. The Old Winery Tasting Room allows you to select three menu wines for tasting. Private tasting sessions are available by appointment, and are hosted by a senior staff member. Check their event calendar before you set up your trip to see the many frequent events on tap.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I'm torn between a 3 and 4 star review because the quality of the wines at the special Rhine House reserve tasting has gone downhill. You used to get to choose special Reserve wines but now you can only taste one reserve wine. The guy in the tasting room last week said it's because they are "running out" of the older vintages but I don't know, I smell bulls#*t on that answer / excuse. The Rhine House tasting room is one of our must-stops when we visit Napa (about twice per year) so I'll be sure to check in and report back when we return early next year.

The grounds of this winery make it worth a stop. Even if you don't plan on tasting any wine, check it out. The landscaping is beautiful and there are multiple fountains and nice meandering pathways for you to take a lovely stroll. On the weekend they often have live music on their large outdoor patio. There's a small market that sells nice cheese plates, small snacks and of course Beringer wine! There are plenty of shaded outdoor tables where you can relax and enjoy the weather.

If you are a serious wine drinker, I highly recommend the reserve tasting at the Rhine House. Walk in the winery's entrance, head up the stairs, turn left and look for the pretty old house. That's where the good stuff is. Check local free tourist publications for a 2-for-1 tasting coupon (it's about $25 for one person so with this coupon it's a GREAT deal). You don't need an appointment and there's a vintage-vibe tasting room with a lovely wraparound porch with limited outdoor seating. If you go at the right time of day (close to closing or opening) you'll be able to snag one of the coveted outdoor tables for your wine tasting. We usually take in our own loaf of bread and some nuts / cheese to enjoy with our tasting. It's never been a problem.

The service at the Rhine House is good but be warned that they will heavily push their wine club on you. It's pretty bad how aggressively they push their club. When a winery does that, it should send off major warning alarms in your head that THIS IS A BAD DEAL FOR THE CONSUMER. Join if you want, but be prepared to have to repeatedly say no, no and no again. Don't let this comment deter you from going for a tasting here, I just want to alert you so you'll be prepared.

I've never tasted at the "regular" wine tasting bar here nor have I taken a tour. Neither is required. You can even park and walk around and never have to buy or taste a thing. And while I don't think kids EVER belong at ANY winery in the Napa Valley, your little scream monsters might not annoy the adults so much here since the grounds are so big (we've often seen less-than-responsible parents enjoying a tasting at the Rhine House while they let their kids run around in the giant lawn next to a busy road). But hey, at least they weren't bothering us!

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Foster City, California, USA

St. Helena is another good spot and Beringer is a well known brand name we were familiar with so, we stopped for their tasting.

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Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Beringer was our first stop for wine tasting in wine country. We made a reservation for the Legacy Tour -- a tour of their wine caves and tasting of 3 wines along the way. The tasting is $30 per person (+tax). Our guide was knowledgeable and made the tour interesting. The winery was founded by German brothers and eventually sold to Nestle! Despite being sold to a large company, the sale actually did something good for the winery. The wine maker that was brought in won awards for the wines. The caves are cool and I really liked the ambiance. It was pretty neat being down there.

After we were done, my friends and I walked around the group. We took photos outside the front of the mansion, which is a must. It's a beautiful building!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Beringer Vineyards is over 138 years old - one of the very first wineries in Napa Valley. It started pretty humbly, but has since grown into one of the largest producers of wine in the Napa Valley. You'll see their wines at restaurants, grocery stores, pretty much everywhere...and their estate is huge. Beautiful grounds with the opportunity for a tour. There are even bocce courts if you're in the mood to toss a few balls around!

If you can snag a private tasting in the Rhine House, lucky you. The Reserve is where it's at!

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San Jose, California, USA

Huge place, huge castle, although the wine wasn't that special, but if it's your first visit to Napa this place is worth stopping by. It is located all the up north of Napa Valley.

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Lower Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California

One of the grand daddies. Just be sure to take the Silverado Trail up and cut across AFTER St Helena

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Local from Napa, California

Great tour for beginners, fabulous Rhine House Victorian for experienced wine lovers

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San Jose, California, USA

Another favorite winery to add to my list. Been here a couple of times and each time I've enjoyed my experiences here. They sell a couple of bottles in the local grocery store for cheap and their reserve bottles can be purchased at the winery. They may be a bit pricier but if you have a fine palette for wine, you'll agree it'll be worth the extra money. Our little group did a member tasting and the staff went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience. Gina poured us many of her favorites, she didn't just stick to a menu but really tried to tune in into what we really liked which I thought made the experience more personable. She had a lot of energy and even walked us over to try a few more of her favorite tastings in a different building. The estate is beautiful, plenty of room to roam around and in the summer on weekends they play live music. If you plan on visiting, look on their website for a 2-1 one tasting!

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Merriam, Kansas, USA

You may wish to skip the regular tasting and go directly to the reserve tasting. Well worth the extra fee.

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Worth seeing mostly for the beautiful grounds, but much more commercial than other wineries in the area. It seemed to me the Wal-Mart beside a lot of great mom and pops.

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San Francisco, California, USA

The Beringer Vineyard is one of my favorites to bring out of town guests who are visiting the area for the first time. Their caves tour is one of the best offered in the Napa Valley area while the Beringer mansion is one of the most beautiful victorian style homes that is both a tasting room and a store. The entire grounds is well kept and exudes wine country characters.

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San Francisco

nice grounds. large commercial winery. had a private wine and tasting about 10 years back because a friend was a wine club member. it was quite good, though i'm not sure how much it costed. the wines on site were largely the same ones i was able to find at local wine stores in SF. like Mondavi, if you're looking for a larger winery with nicely manicured grounds that can accommodate a large group, this will do. if you want more intimate winery with unique wines you can't find easily outside of napa, try elsewhere.

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Local from Napa, California, USA

Half of the appeal here is the beauty. The location is gorgeous, and the building is beautiful. The wines are very good here too, with the best being the Reserve Chardonnay and the Reserve Cabernet. If you are into wine, try to get into the reserve tasting room where you sample their best (and more expensive) wines.

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Mill Valley, California

A very pretty place and lots of fun.

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Pryor, Oklahoma

One of our favorites!!!

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