Quintessa

St. Helena, CA

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  • Quintessential Experience $150.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

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    Our Quintessential Experience exemplifies the ideal fusion of world class wine and nature. A private pavilion surrounded by vineyard covered hills awaits you on top of Dragon's Hill. Your dedicated host will share the story of Quintessa and the unique 26 vineyard blocks that bring complexity to every bottle. In this tasting, we are pleased to share an exclusive barrel selection, 2016 Quintessa, as well as rare library vintages. The experience concludes with a guided walk through the winery. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Quintessa

Visit our 280-acre biodynamic and organic estate for a once in a lifetime fine wine experience, where the natural surroundings and Quintessa wine come together to make an indelible impression.

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Located in the heart of Rutherford, visits are small group experiences of up to 8 guests. First, take a walk to a scenic overlook of the property, with sweeping views of our estate vineyards encompassing the Rutherford appellation. Guests are then guided through the winery cellar and and caves to learn more about our winemaking process. The experience culminates in a relaxed sit down tasting showcasing the current release of 2015 and library wines of Quintessa.

Vineyard Circle Members, to apply your benefits towards your visit, please contact reservations directly at 707-286-2730.

Experience fees apply to all guests included in the reservation.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Certified Organic
  • Family Owned
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Private Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard H. Member Since 8/11/2018My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 11/23/19 12:30 PM

We arrived to a flurry of activity at the entrance with several large vans full of eager drinkers looking for their tours. The lobby area is minimalistic but warm and the hostess who greeted us was pleasant. We took a brief tour and then Megan took us to Dragon lake for a tasting. She is very knowledgeable about wine and shared her expertise with us. We were very impressed with the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leon I. Member Since 10/25/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 11/06/19 12:30 PM

AMAZING EXPERIENCE !! THE HOST WAS GREAT THE WINE IS VERY GOOD. THE ESTATE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL !!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa B. Member Since 9/3/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 10/19/19 10:00 AM

Our time at Quintessa was magical! After our tour where we were able to see the grapes being harvested and sorted and even try a few grape samples, we were disked away in a 4 wheeler to our own private bungalow for our tasting. Evan was incredibly nice and knowledgable and was a wonderful host for our tasting. This is a truly fantastic private experience that I recommend to anyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Josef W. Member Since 5/1/2018My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 10/15/19 3:00 PM

It was breathtaking. The entire experience was a 10/10. I will recommend to everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hanna S. Member Since 8/19/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 9/27/19 3:00 PM

We were a part of six, one of the last appointments of the day and the staff made us feel welcomed and happy to see us, to show us the property. Our guide (Alvaro) was excellent with a charming, witty and engaging personality and informed us well of all aspects of Quintessa. The experience we chose was hands down the best one we had in our three days of touring local wineries. Highly recommended!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James K. Member Since 5/27/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 9/15/19 12:30 PM

The whole experience was fantastic. We can't say enough about Megan. She was knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was great and the tasting overlooking the vineyard was incredible. It is a day my wife and I will not forget. My sister highly recommended the tour to us and we will highly recommend the tour and tasting to all our friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yaisy L. Member Since 8/2/2019My Boss
Quintessential Experience on 9/22/19 3:00 PM

The entire experience was awesome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren C. Member Since 11/3/2015My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 9/02/19 12:30 PM

"The Quintessential Experience" is the perfect description. The estate is pristinely maintained. The tasting overlooking the beautiful Dragon Terrace Vineyard and lake is idyllic. And the wines are outstanding year in and year out. One nice feature was the two single vineyard barrel tastings that we sampled prior to tasting the final blend. Our hostess, Desiree, couldn't have been better!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Donald P. Member Since 8/24/2019My Boss
Quintessential Experience on 9/08/19 12:30 PM

Amazing

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsay P. Member Since 7/28/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 9/01/19 3:00 PM

My husband and I traveled to Napa for our 1st year wedding anniversary expensive and top notch wineries. It was an amazing trip. However, we can confidently say our tour and tasting with Erik was the best we've ever had. His knowledge, humor, and candor was perfect. When it came time to deciding on any purchases he approached the sales side of the discussion very professionally.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Valarie B. Member Since 3/3/2019My Boss
Quintessential Experience on 8/24/19 10:00 AM

Quintessa exceeded our expectations. The tour was very informative, and the tasting on the hillside was one of the best experiences we had while in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Josh K. Member Since 7/29/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 8/19/19 3:00 PM

We had the most amazing experience with Desiree’ on a private tour. Of course the wine is top notch but seeing what goes into it is enlightening. Of 6 wineries visited, Quintessa wins!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate L. Member Since 6/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/17/19 2:00 PM

This was our favorite stop- it was far and away the most enjoyable and informative “tasting “ ! Our host was outstanding and patient with regards to our questions . The tour was awesome! And the wine, OUR FAVS!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mitsu N. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/02/19 11:00 AM

Ricardo our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the overall experience superb. Group tour and tasting experience was outstanding and perfect for the less sophisticated wine drinker like me. Scenery was amazing. A bit challenging perhaps for elderly groups who may have a bit of trouble walking up and down stairs. Will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Paul K. Member Since 3/1/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 6/28/19 2:00 PM

Amazing facility and tje hospitality was top notch!@

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy A. Member Since 3/3/2015My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 6/19/19 3:00 PM

We had a fantastic tour with a fantastic guide and LOVED the room and the view for the tasting. I could have stayed there all day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe Y. Member Since 5/10/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 6/19/19 3:00 PM

Amazing estate, great host, and delicious wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Fred L. Member Since 4/29/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/07/19 2:00 PM

Really friendly hosts that do a great job of making you feel welcome. Also a beautiful setting to wine taste and visit. The wines they offer for tasting are also excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen A. Member Since 5/20/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 6/13/19 2:00 PM

We enjoyed the time at Quintessa

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Graham S. Member Since 10/10/2016My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 5/22/19 12:30 PM

The pavilions experience is absolutely delightful. The wines are amazing - both the reds and the white. We also had a barrel sample in our tasting. The cheese and charcuterie plate was also delicious. Our host Evan was knowledgeable, hospitable and fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert L. Member Since 1/24/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

It was fabulous, and beautiful, and the tour and wine are amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg B. Member Since 9/22/2014My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 5/14/19 12:30 PM

We loved the setting; it was almost as delicious as the wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda S. Member Since 3/6/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 5/11/19 10:00 AM

Amazing facility and experience and host. The wine is delicious too. A must visit

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David V. Member Since 4/22/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/24/19 11:00 AM

This is was an absolutely amazing world-class experience. I have done about 30 Napa tastings and toured about 8 Napa places. This and Opus 1 are the best. Thanks you so much. Very friendly people start to finish. It was noticeable and appreciated. I have already started to recommend you to friends. I appreciate that you high level of your wine matches the high level of the visitor experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
erik g. Member Since 6/13/2011My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 4/21/19 12:30 PM

We tasted the amazingly approachable new 2016 release in an all glass tasting room at the top of a hill with sweeping, panoramic views of the valley. Exquisite wine with an unmatched view! Our guide, Mike, was incredibly knowledgeable and put together mind blowing vertical tasting for our group. A must visit anytime you are in Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Max W. Member Since 3/18/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 4/08/19 2:00 PM

When I think of my experience, I'm immediately brought back to the ATV ride through the winery/rolling hills. It was invigorating to see the vineyards and greenery while on the move. Additionally, the stone wall built into the winery set it apart from the other wineries we visited, and provided a castle-like feel. The actual tasting felt intimate, relaxed, and private which was appreciated.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sally A. Member Since 3/9/2016My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 4/07/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful venue Megan was our Host & she was spectacular, lovely tasting at one of the personal lookouts, she made the entire experience special?? We came home as new members & some great memories

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
sandra c. Member Since 3/4/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 3/16/19 12:30 PM

Quintessa was by far the nicest vineyard we visited. I am so glad that we got the private tour and it was an unbelievable experience. The tasting room up on the hill was stunning. And the tour through the winery showing us the magic of how you make wine was lovely. We loved our host. He was so pleasant, informative and passionate. Thank you! We are glad to now be members!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Giancarlo D. Member Since 3/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/27/19 2:00 PM

Amazing wine and great tour guide!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sayoun H. Member Since 3/21/2019My Parents
Quintessential Experience on 3/24/19 10:00 AM

My family and I had a tasting at Quintessa. We signed up for the Quintessential Experience and it was a nice quick tour first(which was perfect since we had an extensive tour about winemaking and wineries the previous day) and then a ride up to the pavilion with a breathtaking view of the entire vineyard in full bloom. Tasting wine from the pavilion was definitely the highlight - worth the price.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
pam p. Member Since 8/12/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/10/19 11:00 AM

Beautiful winery and grounds, we had a wonderful tasting and tour with Mike who was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we were happy. We can’t wait to bring friends to visit with us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley S. Member Since 2/10/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 3/02/19 12:30 PM

Top notch winery. Loved every part of this experience and was by far the best winery we visited. Pay the extra money for the private tasting and you won't regret it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melinda P. Member Since 2/24/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/25/19 11:00 AM

Despite the pouring rain, our hostess took us on the full tour of the cellar, wine making facilities as well as a beautiful vista above the property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelli V. Member Since 1/17/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

We were celebrating a milestone birthday and Quintessa made it over-the-top-special for us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christopher N. Member Since 12/29/2018My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

Don’t miss this one. One of the best wine experiences of the trip. Mike, our tour guide, gave us one of the best tours of the winery and the underground caves. We then went into the vineyards via Polaris ATV. At the top of a hill, overlooking the vineyards, was a glass pavilion where the tasting took place. Spectacular view and wines were exceptional!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roxanne H. Member Since 6/19/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/14/19 11:00 AM

Although it was raining the experience was quite nice!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christine P. Member Since 12/5/2018My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 2/02/19 12:30 PM

I would HIGHLY recommend the Quintessential Experience. The tour was the highlight of our trip. Top notch & the special pavilion had breath-taking views, not to mention we got to taste winery exclusives and a vertical of Quintessa. Go big & take this tour. The experience was like no other in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Juan M. Member Since 1/15/2019My BFF
Quintessential Experience on 1/19/19 12:30 PM

This was the best experience ever, PERIOD! We were hosted by Evan Cronin who was very attentive & professional. Quintessa exceeded my expectations. It was our first visit to Napa and it couldn’t be more perfect. Quintessa has a rich history, beautiful scenery and superb wines. Will definitely come back every time I’ll visit Napa. It will be our secret that will share with everyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danny N. Member Since 6/22/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 1/12/19 11:00 AM

Great wine, people and winery/ vineyard!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathleen K. Member Since 12/22/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 12/29/18 11:00 AM

The wines are absolutely lovely and the tour and experience were even better. I will certainly visit again.

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