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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
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Ambiance Rating 5/5
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.

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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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Andrew S. Member Since 7/25/2015
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/02/16 3:00 PM

The wine speaks for itself. Nice varieties, friendly and personable staff, beautiful tasting room. This is a napa valley must visit winery.

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Fred B. Member Since 6/29/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 7/02/16 2:30 PM

Wonderful setting, friendly people. I enjoy taking friends here.

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Rick & Robbie F. Member Since 9/24/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 6/26/16 12:00 PM

The views are lovely! You feel like you're in the country!! Our host was very accommodating and pleasant! Unfortunately, we were visiting in June; and, while the deck does have shade, it wasn't enough to keep us comfortable.

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Rochelle N. Member Since 3/26/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 6/13/16 12:00 PM

Wines were wonderful. Prices were good for Napa. Very enjoyable, relaxing experience. Never felt rushed. Grounds were lovely. Service was very friendly, casual and excellent. They let us taste several wines that were not on the list of tastings. We ended up buying one of those too. I would definitely recommend this winery to friends and family.

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Chaela C. Member Since 10/29/2015
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 6/04/16 3:00 PM

Goosecross is an amazing stop! The first time I went there I joined the wine club because they were just so awesome! They have such a fun vibe and the most friendly team you've ever met. The wines are top notch and they make many varietals. The space is killer too! There's a huge window that opens up between the tasting room and back patio overlooking the vineyards. Definitely a worth while spot.

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Jessica F. Member Since 5/29/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/30/16 1:00 PM

Awesome, personalized tasting experience. Great staff. Every variety was high quality. We decided to join the wine club because we were so pleased with the selection!

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Cary and Barb B. Member Since 2/2/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/27/16 1:00 PM

It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed our visit and some delectable wines!

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Kar-Wing H. Member Since 3/29/2015
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/30/16 2:00 PM

lovely wines and great service. big shout out to denise, she's awesome!

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Steve H. Member Since 12/10/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/20/16 11:00 AM

Daniel, our tasting room host did a great job. Very entertaining, and a huge hockey fan, Go Sharks, and remember, I'm the guy who came up with bottling a commemorative "Patrick Merlot" wine in honor of #12, when the boys from San Jose win the Stanley Cup! http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/15708107/nhl-2016-stanley-cup-playoffs-san-jose-sharks-veteran-patrick-marleau-enjoying-being-close-finals

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Rudy H. Member Since 5/20/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/21/16 12:00 PM

Great winery and excellent wines.

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Mike M. Member Since 5/14/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/15/16 1:00 PM

Great wine, amazing people, tranquil location. If you have only experienced the circus at the big wineries you need to give Goosecross a try and see how relaxing and enjoyable wine tasting can be.

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Holly P. Member Since 5/30/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/15/16 10:00 AM

Outstanding! Quaint winery with a beautiful view and great wines! We were greeted by Daniel and Eric and they both poured the wines and made an effort to get to know our likes and dislikes not only of wine, but food and music as well. Amazing experience! Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!

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Jason K. Member Since 7/1/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/14/16 3:00 PM

Outdoor seating was lovely, service by server was exceptional, wines were disappointing.

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Shelley T. Member Since 5/5/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/08/16 3:00 PM

I always love coming here. Everyone is super friendly.

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Francine E. Member Since 5/2/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/08/16 10:00 AM

Great Company and great wine. It was an exceptional experience. The staff were extremely accommodating and very knowledgeable about the wine we were tasting.

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Darrell B. Member Since 2/3/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/08/16 1:00 PM

My wife and I come up to pick up our wine club shipment. We always enjoy the atmosphere, the people and the wine. We always end up picking up our shipment and buying a bottle. I voted all five stars above. Don't know if they went through.

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Mary Ann H. Member Since 4/28/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 5/01/16 11:00 AM

As always we had a wonderful time. We pick up our shipment each time so we can enjoy the winery and the ambience of the new building. The view is spectacular. The staff is so friendly and fun to chat with.

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Peggy B. Member Since 4/16/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/23/16 10:00 AM

Love Goosecrooss Cellars. It was an awesome experience. Staff was very knowledgable and friendly.

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Dan F. Member Since 4/25/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/28/16 10:00 AM

I love the new tasting area and the work they are doing to keep improving it. The wines are awesome and reasonably priced. I do so hope they don't go the route of other Napa producers and push the prices higher and higher. That will send me away to Sonoma.

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Andrew O. Member Since 4/10/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/25/16 10:00 AM

Amazing is the best word...Goosecross was recommended by a co-worker of mine who is a member. He spoke very highly of it and he was not incorrect at all! Truly amazing staff, atmosphere...oh and wines! It was so good, we both started and ended the day at Goosecross!

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Michael M. Member Since 1/18/2016
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/23/16 12:00 PM

Amazing experience every time! Don't change! Don't become one of those large and impersonal wineries! You guys are great just the way you are!

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