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About Goosecross Cellars

A family owned and operated winery in Yountville. While we are very proud of the different wines we make, our primary focus will be on you and your experience, since for us, friendship is why we're in the wine business.

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Goosecross invites you to join our family and experience all the road less traveled has to offer. We produce only 7,000 cases each year, and our winemaker Bill Nancarrow focuses all of his time and energy on growing grapes and guiding their transformation into great wine. Bill crafts our wines to show true varietal character by staying focused on the basics, sustainable farming with attention, care, and diligence in the cellar. At Goosecross we took a different path, a path that supports our perspective that producing great wine is not enough and our deep commitment to hospitality, service and connecting with people is tantamount to our mutual success with customers.

A visit to Goosecross provides an authentic, working family winery experience. We're known as much for our laid-back atmosphere and hospitality as we are for sustainable farming and dedication to making seriously great wines. We offer a rustic, off the beaten path retreat for wine tasting. You can taste in our new and inviting tasting room, bond with the friendly staff, wander the vineyard, relax on the scenic deck, and witness production. Since 100% of our wines are sold consumer-direct, the winery is the only place to find them.

features Notable Features
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Patio Tasting
  • Reservation Required
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
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Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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Dean S. Member Since 9/4/2011
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 11/22/16 1:30 PM

We really enjoyed Goosecross and their wines. Jose Garcia was our host and he's a great guy with great sense of humor. If you're not into having a good time and sharing some friendly ribbing don't bother - they want to engage with fun people.

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Brian J. Member Since 11/5/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 11/06/16 11:30 AM

Britney was very attentive despite being busy. She asked us about our preferences and was able to guide us through our tasting.

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Jeff O. Member Since 10/16/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 11/12/16 10:00 AM

I really loved the location and the staff; however, the wine was not our favorite.

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Katie M. Member Since 10/21/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 11/04/16 11:30 AM

This was our best experience in the Napa Valley region, hands-down. The personal service was great, but not too pushy. We were given great wine information, but also left alone to enjoy the wine until the next offering. The scenery was amazing, as was the indoor-outdoor seating options.

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Michael O. Member Since 10/31/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 11/05/16 10:30 AM

Wine was OK, but you have a way to go with all your local competition. We were there at 10:30 AM so a bit early for wine consumption, but none the less Goosecross fit our schedule. A couple of things that would go along way in your "customers" experience.1. Offer water-none was offered to us. 2. A small bread stick to cleanse between wines helps tremendously. You have great potential. Good luck!!

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Erich S. Member Since 10/27/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/30/16 11:00 AM

Great experience! Felt very welcome and so did our dog. Our tasting host was new but he did an excellent job making the experience great for us and our friends who are new to the valley.

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Traci A. Member Since 8/9/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/19/16 2:00 PM

Daniel was informative and fun. We got the opportunity to meet Jose and Neil and they were both a lot of fun too! Loved our time spent there!

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Meg B. Member Since 10/10/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/16/16 11:00 AM

We loved it! We had never been to Goosecross before and can't wait to go back. The location is beautiful, great views, cute outdoor seating area, etc. The staff was very welcoming and friendly, clearly enjoy their jobs and having fun! I love this type of personal environment at a vineyard.

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Erin H. Member Since 9/26/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/09/16 1:00 PM

GO HERE! That's all you really need to read - all the wines were amazing no matter what your preference of red or white. Sitting outside in the sunshine or standing in the new tasting room - the atmosphere was perfect! You will find it difficult not to sign up for one of their wine clubs so you can keep getting the wines.

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Anna Marie L. Member Since 3/19/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/07/16 1:30 PM

tasting room and patio were comfortable with a great view staff were informed and helpful wines were outstanding and reasonably priced

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Amy K. Member Since 8/1/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/22/16 11:00 AM

We had a fantastic tasting with Daniel! He was knowledge about the wine and was a hilarious and engaging host.

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Kevin C. Member Since 8/25/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/16/16 10:00 AM

We totally enjoyed the new tasting room. Our host Britney was extremely good. Though she had only been at Goosecross for 2 days she was extremely professional and helpful. Neil was, also, very good. He gave us a short tour of the vineyard explaining what the winemaker is looking for in with the grapes. His talk was informative, but his presentation was very entertaining.

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Dotty D. Member Since 5/19/2015
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/17/16 10:00 AM

Denise rocked!! We were going to cancel our membership this weekend, but she was great. We've been coming here for a very long time and frankly, the service and the wines have deteriorated since the remodel. Recent experiences haven't been great - poor service, unpleasant/unwelcoming staff, and so-so wines. But this time the wines were great and Denise really made us feel welcomed. We'll be back!

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Janis E. Member Since 8/19/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/16/16 11:30 AM

Excellent, beautiful new tasting room and patio. Warm and friendly.

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krista k. Member Since 8/30/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/14/16 2:30 PM

Jose is the best. Really great experience. The deck was lovely.

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Nancy M. Member Since 9/2/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/09/16 12:00 PM

Fun knowledgeable staff, beautiful environment and delicious wine. What more could a girl ask for??

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Abby G. Member Since 8/21/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/10/16 2:30 PM

It's beautiful modern young feeling tasting location.

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Mari h. Member Since 9/9/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/10/16 11:00 AM

True winery experience. Beautiful, serene. And while not all wines were "the one," they had elements to appreciate.

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Alice B. Member Since 9/2/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/03/16 1:30 PM

Lovely wine, great and informative staff, lovely outside seating area

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Cindy B. Member Since 8/30/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/31/16 10:00 AM

We arrived at 10 in the morning! Warmly welcomed by Daniel who was superb! He joined us outside on a glorious day! He was very informative and knowledgeable and we would definitely go back. Wine was awesome!

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Joe M. Member Since 8/26/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/26/16 3:00 PM

I am a member at this winery, but had a very bad experience. We were there for a half hour and only received two pours. We got up and walked out. Of all the people at the winery, we received the worst service. However, they realized their mistake and ran out to our truck. Denise apologized for the error and Neil called me afterwards. They both promised to make it up to us. It will be better.

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Fred H. Member Since 12/10/2015
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/24/16 3:00 PM

It's an entertaining experience.

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Fred H. Member Since 12/10/2015
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/16/16 3:00 PM

A delightfully engaging staff makes the whole experience a real treat. The wines are top notch.

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Patrick B. Member Since 8/13/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/20/16 11:30 AM

Fantastic. Great views, very hospitable. Incredibly relaxing.

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Helene B. Member Since 5/27/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/02/16 11:00 AM

We had an amazing time at Goosegross-- Jose was so knowledgable, friendly and funny. We could not have asked for a better time and look forward to coming back!

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Lyla P. Member Since 7/16/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/13/16 2:00 PM

It was very hot on the patio.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Stephanie A. Member Since 8/8/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/13/16 11:30 AM

Beautiful tasting room, great ambiance! Loved it!

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Dave S. Member Since 7/6/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/09/16 10:30 AM

Airy and bright tasting room with lots of interesting art. Wines are very accessible and enjoyable

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Lucina N. Member Since 8/4/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/06/16 2:30 PM

Great wine and best staff ever!

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Tom L. Member Since 7/7/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/06/16 3:00 PM

We were welcomed immediately and treated like family the entire visit. The patio is as good as they get in the valley. Too many wineries are pretentious but Goosecross has professional people with a sense of humor in addition to great wine knowledge. Highly recommended experience. There is a great book of wines where everyone will find something they love.

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Paul H. Member Since 5/16/2012
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/05/16 3:00 PM

Neal and crew do a masterful job Took some out of town friends for a afternoon tasting. They thoroughly enjoyed the wines and the great hospitality. This is our go to place when we want to show visitors to the valley a great time.

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Lori D. Member Since 7/7/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 8/02/16 12:30 PM

We really enjoyed the wine and the employees who provided or tasting. Very intimate and fun!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Brown C. Member Since 7/26/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/29/16 10:30 AM

I have to say that I'm thrilled we decided to become wine club members as Goosecross. It's a small winery just 5 minutes outside of Yountville, so it's cozy, friendly and convenient. The staff are incredibly passionate and attentive to you and your guests when you taste there. They also tend to give you a taste of something special along with your flight, which is always a nice touch!

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Stuart R. Member Since 6/4/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/17/16 10:30 AM

Beautiful winery, but didn't fall in love with the wine (otherwise 5 stars).

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Carolee M. Member Since 8/13/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/16/16 2:00 PM

Very well done winery. They have the sales pitch down to a science including the banter between servers which makes you feel like they've opened something special just for you. Nevertheless, their wine is excellent, setting was charming, and service excellent. We joined their wine club and are looking forward to some great wine.

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Bradley O. Member Since 3/12/2012
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/15/16 11:00 AM

Great experience.... beautiful place, fun staff, great wines!

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Chris J. Member Since 7/15/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/15/16 12:00 PM

Wine tasting room and patio were fantastic as were the staff. Great place!

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Ken C. Member Since 4/27/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/09/16 1:30 PM

Eric was outstanding. He is very knowledgeable, polite and efficient. He was able to answer all of my son-in=laws questions. He had more answers than we had questions. Overall experience despite my son-in-law falling off the patio was excellent.

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Elizabeth P. Member Since 7/6/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/08/16 12:30 PM

Denise and staff provided a wonderful experience. Very educational. I highly recommend a visit to Goosecross.

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Susan F. Member Since 6/29/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/05/16 1:30 PM

Our experience at Goosecross cellars absolutely amazing. We loved the atmosphere and wine so much that we stayed for over three hours, and joined the wine club. We cannot say enough good things about Goosecross, and cannot wait for our next trip back!

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