Del Dotto Winery & Caves

Napa, CA

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  • Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Come and experience wines that are thieved right out of the barrel in our Cave Tour and Barrel Tasting Experience. Taste the difference between wines produced in oak barrels from the great forests of the world: a common example is a side-by-side comparison of a single vineyard cabernet aged in French oak tasted alongside that same cabernet aged in American oak. With up to 45 different wines for your host to choose from, you are sure to get a customized experience on each visit. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Napa Historic Bar Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    The Bar tasting includes a sampling of five wines at our tasting bar. The tasting will also include an assortment of fine cheeses and breadsticks. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • St. Helena Estate Winery Bar Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    The Estate Bar tasting includes a sampling of five wines at our beautiful tasting bar. You will also enjoy a delicious array of cheeses from all over the world, accompanied by breadsticks. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Come and experience wines that are thieved right out of the barrel in our sumptuously appointed Venetian Cave. Taste the difference between wines produced in oak barrels from the great forests of the world: a common example is a side-by-side comparison of a single-vineyard Cabernet aged in French oak tasted alongside that same Cabernet aged in American oak. With up to 45 different wines for your host to choose from, you are sure to get a customized experience on each visit. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Piazza Del Dotto Bar Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    The Bar tasting includes a sampling of five Piazza wines at our stand-up tasting bar at La Barchessa. Guests will also receive a complementary cheese and salumi plate to pair with the wine flight. Approximately 45 Minutes.

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  • Piazza Del Dotto Delicacies Wine & Food Pairing $175.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    The Delicacies Wine & Food Pairing is at the heart of Piazza Del Dotto, embodying Dave Del Dotto’s philosophy that wine tasting should be a complete sensory experience. This one of a kind connoisseur tasting should not be missed! Guests will begin with a group barrel tasting in our marble lined cave of approximately 5 of our highly rated world class wines. Then they are seated at a communal table to enjoy a welcome bite plus 4 luxurious small plates paired with 5 bottled wines. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Piazza Del Dotto Poppers $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Our Poppers Tasting Experience is the perfect entry to Piazza Del Dotto.  Guests will enjoy a selection of 6 Piazza wines paired with four savory, bite-sized treats from our Chefs. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

    Daily

    Come and experience highly rated world class wines that are thieved right out of the barrel at our newest winery, Piazza Del Dotto. The marble lined caves, located in the heart of Oakville, are home to some of Del Dotto’s most decadent barrels. Taste the difference between wines produced in oak barrels from the great forests of the world! Each barrel tasting concludes with our house made sourdough pizza featuring cultured yeast from our own grape vines and house cured salumi. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Del Dotto Winery & Caves

Come and experience wines that are thieved right out of the barrel on our Cave Experience and Barrel Tasting. Call (707) 963-2134 for same-day reservations. Please note all patrons must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID.

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Come and experience wines that are thieved right out of the barrel on our Cave Experience and Barrel Tasting. Call (707) 963-2134 for same-day reservations.

Taste the difference between wines produced in oak barrels from the great forests of the world. Taste approximately eight wines and after you exit the caves, you will be offered a selection of cheese & house-made salumi. Port accompanied by dark chocolate will complete the tasting.

Please note all patrons must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Family Owned
  • Ghost Winery
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
Experiences

  • Cave Tour
  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Special Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Super Tuscan Blend
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claudine A. Member Since 6/23/2019My Boss
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/11/19 12:00 PM

Was first visit to Del Dotto. Was very pleased with experience, ambiance and how knowledgeable staff was. Plus wine was great! Del Dotto was our first winery on trip, and one of the best. Definitely returning on next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg F. Member Since 7/8/2019Evil Stepmother
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/09/19 1:00 PM

Awful, pretentious, over-priced, bad value, insufficient wine....I feel completely ripped-off and deceived. Never, ever again.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Mariana S. Member Since 6/15/2019My Parents
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/07/19 3:00 PM

Great!! Wonderful host, great wine, amazing tour of the caves!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Phil R. Member Since 7/1/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/03/19 1:00 PM

From the time we arrived until the time we left we felt like family. Staff was very friendly as well as informative! Definitely will go back again. Best part was the tasting directly from the barrels.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike H. Member Since 6/26/2018My Parents
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/04/19 1:00 PM

Our barrel tasting tour was very well done. All of our party thoroughly enjoyed the education that came along with the wine tasting. Additionally, Del Dotto was very generous with its food offerings at the end of the tour. After tasting a significant number of barrel tastings, the snacks were high quality and substantive, which was greatly enjoyed!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
tracy d. Member Since 7/4/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/06/19 12:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Siyi C. Member Since 6/26/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/05/19 10:00 AM

Very knowledgeable tour guide. Very engaging cave tour. Love the wine and the food!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wayne M. Member Since 6/3/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/05/19 3:00 PM

Awesome

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff M. Member Since 5/26/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/26/19 10:00 AM

We were fortunate to be the only ones on the tour. Chris did a fantastic job of catering the presentation to us, especially since my girlfriend doesn't drink but had lots of questions. Overall, it was a wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yvonne Yi Voon C. Member Since 6/24/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/02/19 11:00 AM

This was my first cave barrel-tasting and it truly exceeded my expectations. Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. I loved almost all of the 10 wines we tasted, my favorites were the 2017 Sangiovese and the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (I can’t remember it’s full name though.) And the pizza and cured meat served to us towards the end of the tour was scrumptious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Saskia M. Member Since 4/22/2019My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Poppers on 7/03/19 12:00 PM

Sat out on back patio for wine tasting with poppers after a quick visit to the caves. Walked the gardens, visited the peacocks ... gorgeous day

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rodney G. Member Since 6/27/2019My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/28/19 11:00 AM

It was a very pleasant tasting experience. I was paired up with two other females who kept the conversation moving. I appreciate the insight and the questions they asked. I learned a lot and the wines were delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
natalie g. Member Since 6/16/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/02/19 3:00 PM

My boyfriend and i absolutely loved the experience, we learned about the barrels and the roasting which was very interesting we learned the different taste and smells of the wine. We had an amazing time our host was amazing as well. I would definitely come back for another tour. The food afterwards was delicious as well!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leonardo D. Member Since 12/29/2016My Boss
Piazza Del Dotto Poppers on 7/02/19 2:00 PM

Amazing time as usual. First time for east coast family. They were over the moon with everything. Keep it up. You have raised the bar for Napa. Everyone else better try and catch up Leo

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica S. Member Since 6/27/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 7/01/19 3:00 PM

the caves were beautiful and the wine was delicious! Our tour group was small - and we really loved the personal touch the guide gave to our group! We're hanging onto the cards of the wines we enjoyed to purchase in the future

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
May S. Member Since 6/7/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/30/19 10:00 AM

Our tour guide was Kyle and he was amazing. He gave us so much information but delivered it in a way that a novice can understand and made it approachable and not intimidating. I enjoyed Tasting young wine. Totally different experience for me.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard G. Member Since 1/23/2017My Parents
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/30/19 10:00 AM

It was ok

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Arthur F. Member Since 1/19/2016My BFF
St. Helena Estate Winery Bar Tasting on 6/28/19 1:30 PM

The Del Dotto tasting experience is truly a special experience. Because of the unique method of introducing the wine making process via different tasting of French versus American Oak, the guests get incredibly luscious powerful Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaimie Z. Member Since 6/24/2017My Frenemy
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/29/19 11:00 AM

I thought that the price was not worth the experience just because our tour guide didn't seem as knowledgeable as I had hoped. However you do get your money's worth of wine! I think our group tasted a total of 10 different wines! The caves were smaller than I had thought they would be, but offered some cool historic background.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Melissa L. Member Since 5/30/2019My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/29/19 11:00 AM

Simon was highly knowledgeable and very engaging. And the food served after the tasting was delicious and needed! Had a wonderful time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana K. Member Since 5/6/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/24/19 3:00 PM

Mark at Del Dotto treated us to an amazing 90 minutes of wine education and tasting bliss. Each wine was lovely and interesting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Josie M. Member Since 6/20/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/29/19 11:00 AM

It was wonderful to explore the natural caves and learn about the history! And it was a unique experience to be able to taste the wines straight from the barrels in the caves!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay B. Member Since 6/25/2018My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/29/19 11:00 AM

This was my second trip to Del Dotto (first at Piazza) and we brought 4 other friends along this time because we wanted to share the experience with them. My husband and I love the information given during the cave tastings, the side by side barrel comparisons, and overall great treatment! The piazza grounds are gorgeous. Also we love our host Jim and requested him again this year!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel E. Member Since 4/26/2019Evil Stepmother
St. Helena Estate Winery Bar Tasting on 6/29/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful estate, couldn't have asked for anything more in that regard. Host was a bit uptight and pretentious, everything I don't like about Napa. She loosened up as the tasting went on though. Cellar Pass was totally worthless as they did not accept and we had to pay $45 per tasting. I am not even sure what the point of cellar pass is if we had to walk in and pay full price?

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Meeky H. Member Since 6/21/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/26/19 2:00 PM

Truly one of a kind extraordinary experience from start to finish... our tour probably took almost 3 hrs and included cheese, meat, bread, chocolate, pizza... wine, more wine, and lots more wine. Wine was lush and buying their candles (in wine bottles) are a must!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis S. Member Since 6/23/2019My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/28/19 11:00 AM

A must to go to. Beautiful marble floored caves. Try their delicious classic barrels. They are great now. Just think about what they’ll be like years later. The tour guide Branden was the best! Pizza at the end was Delicious! Wanted more!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda K. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/28/19 11:00 AM

Todd was amazing and we had an amazing small group and an amazing experience this location is beautiful and was better than any other tour we have gone through the wine was just as amazing which I thought is amazing that u didn’t just get a good tour or good wine but we got both!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Charles C. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/27/19 3:00 PM

Wonderful experience. Host Tim did a great job.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sara S. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/23/19 11:00 AM

Beautiful property with lots of rustic charm. My husband and I did the 90 minute barrel tasting tour. It was very informative, and the experience was unique. I lost count of how many wines we tasted, and it was hard to narrow down a favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JENNY S. Member Since 5/3/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/20/19 3:00 PM

Enjoyed the tour greatly! The caves and sampling from the barrels provided an authentic experience. The snacks provided at the end were delicious!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug and Shirley S. Member Since 4/12/2018My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/25/19 11:00 AM

As always wonderful tour, great knowledge by staff, fun to talk with Dave

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nathan J. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/24/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful gardens and caves. Also very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly host (Jimmy). We had a wonderful experience at Piazza Del Dotto. Can't wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian E. Member Since 5/20/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/23/19 11:00 AM

I experienced the St Helena cave experience in 2014. I wanted my out-of town family to experience it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa and Dan A. Member Since 6/22/2019My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/23/19 11:00 AM

The Tasting room itself is exceptionally beautiful, a transportation to Italy. The caves are a wonderful space to barrel taste. Our guide and excellent educator, Michael McFarren, was a delight in every way. We recommend him HIGHLY for a top notch experience - very elevated knowledge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jerry K. Member Since 1/28/2014My BFF
St. Helena Estate Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/23/19 1:00 PM

This is always one of my favorite experiences in Napa - the Food pairing at the end, just tops off a great Barrel Tasting experience. The décor and Caves are Fantastic -and the personnel are as good as it gets. My Favorite hosts are Ed, Michael & Tim - they know their stuff and always are engaging. Jennifer - the Front Counter Manager - is efficient and personable as well.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 6/21/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/23/19 10:00 AM

It was fantastic!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill W. Member Since 6/14/2019My BFF
Napa Historic Bar Tasting on 6/22/19 10:30 AM

First time at this winery. A nice ambience, and friendly greeting by Vincensa, who was very knowledgeable about the winery and its wines. As a rule, I am not a white wine drinker, but was impressed with the Sauvignon Blanc that I bought a bottle.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Angie N. Member Since 5/9/2014My BFF
Piazza Del Dotto Poppers on 6/22/19 4:00 PM

The small bite and wine pairings were great. The winery is beautiful. We sat on a patio with a beautiful view.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcy T. Member Since 5/14/2019My Parents
Piazza Del Dotto Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/22/19 3:00 PM

Upon arrival, it had a bit of a Vegas feeling. The building were you check in gave me that impression. The tour was really nice and of course the barrel tasting. I’ve been to the other Del Dotto location and loved that! The grounds are beautiful with the vegetables, chickens and turkeys. Pizza was yummy! Overall, it was a nice experience. And of course, the wines are great!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kelsey W. Member Since 5/9/2019My Parents
Napa Historic Cave Experience & Barrel Tasting on 6/21/19 2:00 PM

Wonderful experience from start to finish. It's not everywhere in Napa that you feel like you can ask absolutely any question and be greeted with a friendly response; at Del Dotto, you can! Unbelievably great tasting wines in a perfect setting. Doug was so sweet and treated my friends and I with respect despite us being significantly younger than the rest of our group. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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