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! (updated May 2018)
2012 Estate TRIO - 93 Points and "Top Bordeaux Blend of the Year", Wine & Spirits Magazine
2012 Estate Merlot - 92 Points, Wine & Spirits Magazine
2012 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
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
Jackie Y. Member Since 2/28/2014My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 3/02/14 3:00 PM

It is always awesome talking to Dave. He tells different fun tales (wine related or not) every time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James H. Member Since 8/30/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/19/13 11:00 AM

One of the best winery experiences I've ever had. Personal, friendly, informative, fun... and some incredibly good wine. I would highly recommend Bravante to anyone looking for a change from the high volume, generic tasting experiences at so many other places.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tammy B. Member Since 7/24/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/25/13 3:00 PM

My second visit to Napa and my first time to Bravante. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Doug L. Member Since 5/29/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/19/13 11:00 AM

I went here with my Budweiser drinking buddy from North Carolina that wanted to go to Napa while in NorCal. I had Bravante on my to do list based on reviews. We were welcomed at the door and had a great time. We had a tour and lesson on wine. It was relaxed and warm with OUTSTANDING WINE. Even had a chance to speak with the wine maker. Top notch all the way.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa D. Member Since 6/5/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/17/13 11:00 AM

Wonderful. Very hospitable and educational without being pretentious. The wine was incredible!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Christian J. Member Since 6/29/2013Evil Stepmother
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 7/06/13 3:00 PM

The grounds are very small and not really that impressive. I signed up because there was supposed to be a tour, but when I arrived found out that was not the case. The guy that does the testings regularly was not there that day, so we were hosted by 2 ladies that did not share too much about the wine or the history of the vineyard. They were very nice ladies, but not what I expected from a testing

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
RT P. Member Since 5/24/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 6/21/13 11:00 AM

Dave is a great host and very hospitable. Great wine !! Strongly recommend this Howell Mt winery to friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cici M. Member Since 4/16/2013My BFF
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 4/19/13 1:00 PM

It was wonderful. Took a friend from out of town to a big winery in Napa and then to Bravante so he could get two different winery experiences. He loved the time we spent at Bravante and said it was his favorite part of his entire California trip. Dave (or Dan?.. I can't remember his name!) is fantastic and very knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Domenic V. Member Since 8/28/2012My Frenemy
Private Winery Tour & Tasting on 9/05/12 3:00 PM

Nice enough visit. Hospitable host but a little pretentious and talkative. Wines were fine but not memorable.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5

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