Bravante Vineyards

Angwin, CA

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  • Private Winery Tour & Tasting $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 12

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    We’ll begin with a taste of our refreshing Sauvignon Blanc & a walk through our Howell Mountain estate property. While in the vineyard, we'll talk about grape growing and the geographic characteristics of Howell Mountain. Back to the winery and we discuss the fermentation process and how grape juice is changed in to fine wine. From there we go to the 'Cool' aging cave where the aroma of wine and wood marry together. We want your experience to be educational and fun together exploring the wine! Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Bravante Vineyards

Bravante Vineyards is home to premium, estate-grown and produced Howell Mountain wines.

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Recent Release Wine Scores! (as of July, 2019)
2013 Estate TRIO - 93 Points and "Top Bordeaux Blend of the Year", Wine & Spirits Magazine
2013 Estate Merlot - 92 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 93 Points, James Suckling
2018 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
2018 Estate Rosé
2014 Estate Cabernet Franc

From the beginning, our wine philosophy has been grounded in one word: commitment. Commitment to creating world class wines and commitment to the winemaking styles that best express the varietals of the historic Howell Mountain Appellation in Napa Valley. We are committed to continually developing our state-of-the-art estate properties with good stewardship always in mind, selecting the most appropriate root stocks and clones available in conjunction with utilizing the most advanced but gentle farming techniques.

We know that every vintage offers its own unique challenges, and so we are ever watchful and ready to adapt to ensure that our wine-grapes are well-tended and that the quality of our fruit is the highest it can be. This overall commitment to “quality over quantity”, geared toward preserving our unique Howell Mountain terroir, helps us fulfill our winemaking commitment to our friends, family and loyal customers: bottling consistently well-made, perfectly balanced wines that offer true expressions of all that Howell Mountain fruit has to offer.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Private Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
tammy V. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 8/24/19 10:00 AM

Our group met here for our first Howell Mountain tasting of the day. Thomas met us outside with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and took us into the vineyards to give us a brief history of Bravante. From there we went into the beautiful caves and tasted more of your delicious wines! We were fortunate enough to meet George and Nancy Bravante who were so warm and wonderful. Bravo Bravante!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe O. Member Since 8/3/2012My Parents
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 8/22/19 4:00 PM

We have been in the Bravante Wine Club for quite some time. We love everything about it. Thomas was a great host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy R. Member Since 7/5/2018My Frenemy
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/29/19 2:30 PM

We had an appointment for four and a couple with no appointment showed up. We felt like we got the least amount or rushed treatment. The wine is fabulous and the setting inside is nice. Recommend bringing snacks or picnicking

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jay G. Member Since 6/17/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/21/19 2:30 PM

Great experience thanks to Sonny

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike H. Member Since 6/26/2018My Boss
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/05/19 2:30 PM

We had a great tasting visit. Sonny represented the winery very well. He was engaging and even a little witty. All of our group left with a very positive impression of the winery, its people, and its juice.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanette W. Member Since 9/8/2018My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/27/19 2:30 PM

Wonderful experience. Great wines paired with interesting information about the people and families behind the entire estate grown process. Interesting venue on Howell Mountain.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken J. Member Since 6/22/2019My Parents
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/22/19 4:00 PM

Beautiful vineyards and grounds. Enjoyed the experience and their wines

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tad B. Member Since 1/5/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/23/19 11:30 AM

Sonny, the GM was extremely personable and knowledgeable. After 40 years of visiting Napa and various wine regions around the world, I learned a few new information about winemaking. And the wine was outstanding. I highly recommend this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debora P. Member Since 5/5/2017My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/10/19 1:00 PM

Wonderful tasting and tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/13/19 11:30 AM

Sonny always terrific!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Connor B. Member Since 5/17/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/31/19 1:00 PM

We had a great experience on our tour and tasting with Sonny. Very personal and laid back atmosphere, fantastic spread of wines. We will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kari T. Member Since 2/14/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/01/19 11:30 AM

Loved the wine, the tour, Sunny and the tastings. Oh, did I mention the wine was delicious?!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James M. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/30/19 10:00 AM

What a great experience on we had at Bravante! Sonny was very engaging and performed a fantastic sit down tasting of 6 wines, followed by a tour of facilities, cave, and a visit to the vineyards. Winemaker Dwayne also joined us in the vineyard which was a pleasant surprise. The wines were all truly very deep, rich, and delicious. I highly recommend this stop to any serious wine consumer. JTM

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rob D. Member Since 11/29/2016My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/03/19 11:30 AM

Very nice experience. Sonny was a gracious host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg H. Member Since 5/6/2016My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/15/19 10:00 AM

Great Experience, Great Wine,

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tara G. Member Since 5/13/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/14/19 2:30 PM

We had an exeptional experience at Bravante. The wines were out of this world and I could not believe we were able to taste with the wine maker himself!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Linda B. Member Since 9/27/2017My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/05/19 11:30 AM

Our favorite wine. Beautiful location. Friendly atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa P. Member Since 5/4/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/04/19 11:30 AM

We had a fabulous visit to Bravante, even when I made a mistake as to which winery we had an appointment with. Sonny accommodated us and treated us very well. We enjoyed the experience and liked the wine so much we signed up for the wine club and will be coming back regularly!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/20/19 1:00 PM

Sonny is always terrific

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deb P. Member Since 4/14/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/20/19 2:30 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sue S. Member Since 3/28/2015My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/06/19 11:30 AM

2nd visit. Nice each time

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd S. Member Since 4/5/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/06/19 11:30 AM

Sonny is very knowledgeable of the Napa Valley, Mt. Howell and the entire winemaking and tasting experience. The vineyard is intimate and was our favorite tasting of the day. The location is out of the way for many, but well worth the journey as the big crowds are left behind down in the valley. I would repeat without question, and since we joined as a member, I am sure that we will.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rohit R. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/25/19 10:00 AM

Staff was very knowledgeable and made the entire experience pleasurable. They really went out of their way to explain their entire process and reasoning behind it. The wine was absolutely delicious. I would definitely come back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Calvin H. Member Since 2/15/2017My Frenemy
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/23/19 10:00 AM

Excellent hospitality and tasty wine in Howell Mountain. Nice picnic area.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole W. Member Since 7/28/2018My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/16/19 10:00 AM

Excellent tasting in very serene private setting. Incredible wine knowledge by staff. Howell Mountain is among the best areas for prized wines .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ed P. Member Since 9/1/2011My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/06/19 11:30 AM

Great experience with a knowledgeable host. Great wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tracey I. Member Since 1/30/2019My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 2/08/19 11:30 AM

Our group of six enjoyed our visit to Bravante. The wine was amazing, and the intimacy of our tasting was fabulous. Sonny told us things we had never heard in many years of wine tasting. Visiting a small producer on Howell Mountain is very different from the crowded tasting rooms on the valley floor. We loved the natural setting and special feel of Bravante, the wines were delicious!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Beverly M. Member Since 5/2/2015My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 1/26/19 1:00 PM

The grounds were beautiful and peaceful as was the tasting room and caves. Our host was very knowledgeable and sincere. I've been on quite a few tours and tastings and I learned new information from this one. One of us joined the wine club. Sonny was an excellent host on our small private tasting for 3 people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christine A. Member Since 11/9/2011Evil Stepmother
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 2/10/18 3:00 PM

Uninspired presentation

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Hans v. Member Since 9/6/2017My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/07/17 11:00 AM

Great little winery on Howell Mountain. Tasting includes the '10 and '11 vintages (it's now '17), different from the new '13/'14 releases at many other wineries that need a couple more years to mature. Hospitality was great and so was the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole P. Member Since 8/7/2016My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 11/13/16 11:00 AM

Beautiful property, wines, and knowledgeable host. A truly wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jill T. Member Since 9/3/2015My Frenemy
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 10/18/15 3:00 PM

The manager greeted us upon arrival and was very kind. No comped tasting w club purchase and when we said we were going to another winery he spoke negatively about them (not cool). We went anyway and it was some of the best wine we had. Other stops were much more impressive and fun. Wine is good but not dramatically better than other places

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Eric S. Member Since 6/20/2014My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/12/15 3:00 PM

This was a great tasting experience. The ambiance of being in their tasting cave and the great wines they had. Would highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darren G. Member Since 9/8/2010My Frenemy
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 5/16/15 1:00 PM

Hospitality was great. The wines were decent, but not exceptional from my viewpoint. I think the altitude at Bravante produces different tasting grapes than what one would find on the valley floor.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
JAY P. Member Since 1/14/2015Evil Stepmother
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/21/15 3:00 PM

I could never recommend to my worst enemy. Host was rude language was crude!!!! Wine was not even in the league With other wineries within 1/4 mile....after 5 years of tastings in Napa, Sonoma this is the worst tasting out of 46 wineries!!!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Michael G. Member Since 4/19/2012My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 2/18/15 3:00 PM

Beautiful setting. Very nice tasting experience with truly enjoyable wine. The Howell Mountain Cab continued to get better in the glass as it opened.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Peter J. Member Since 5/29/2014My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 10/12/14 3:00 PM

Nice folks, great wine. A recommended visit.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Gary W. Member Since 4/21/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 10/01/14 1:00 PM

I almost hate to write this - Bravante is a hidden diamond. Crawl up the back road and taste what higher altitude on Howel Mtn does. Each year they makes something new as well as their consistent wines. Go there and you will want to bring everything home. Dave is great as a host - don't change. He knows exactly how to educate and discuss, and entertain. And Bravante's vintner...too good!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie W. Member Since 8/13/2014My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 8/14/14 11:00 AM

Dave was an excellent host and provided a great tour. The wines were good and the host was great but my suggestion is not to charge for a tasting if people buy more than 3 bottles of wine. Many of the nicer wineries don't charge for a tasting once you buy a certain number of bottles of wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
David H. Member Since 7/8/2014My Parents
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/10/14 11:00 AM

Bravante has a beautiful, quiet atmosphere on the hill up from the valley, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and the wines. Dave was highly knowledgeable and very friendly - we'll visit again in the future.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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