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Judd's Hill

Food & Wine, Special Events

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Napa County 

About Judd's Hill

Judd's Hill is owned and operated by two generations of the Finkelstein family. Bunnie, Judd and Holly Finkelstein are vintners dedicated to producing ultra-premium, handcrafted wines.

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Our family has been making wine in Napa Valley since the 1970's and continues to produce signature wines that are fruit-driven, concentrated and just simply delicious.Taking an intimate and personal approach to our winemaking, we limit our annual production to less than 3,000 cases.

In 2006 construction was completed on our new winery located at the southern end of the Silverado Trail. We designed it to be as green as possible, minimizing our impact on the land. The use of environmentally efficient drainage, solar lighting and an aggressive recycling and composting program are a few ways that our winery uses smart design to make a difference. As a result, Judd's Hill has been certified as one of the first Napa Valley Green Wineries by the Napa Valley Vintners.

Notable Features

  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
Experiences

  • General Tasting
  • Sensory Experience
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Charbono
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sara G. Member Since 10/13/2018My Boss
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 10/13/18 12:00 PM

The staff was wonderful, but this winery fell a little flat for me. While it was beautiful there, I thought it was rather odd that there was very limited seating space and no seating or store we could go into inside. The small bench my husband and I were sat at was awkward and uncomfortable to do our tasting at, and the wines were all mostly very dry.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
James C. Member Since 9/16/2018My BFF
Wine and Food in Balance Seminar on 10/02/18 10:00 AM

Excellent Food and wine pairing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brittney H. Member Since 9/12/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/29/18 12:00 PM

Judd's Hill was recommended to us and we are so glad it was. Very laid back ambiance and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. CJ took her time with us, answered questions and shared a lot about the wines and Judd's process. Wines are easy to drink and very affordable. Can't wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ben A. Member Since 8/20/2018My Ex
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/02/18 10:00 AM

We arrived at 10am for our tasting, there was one other couple that was doing a tasting at the same time. By 10:45 we had only received two of five tastings of wine each and had only been talked to for a total of 6 minutes. A wine club member also showed up during that time and was turned away due to not having space. We ended up leaving due to the poor service.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Nicole K. Member Since 8/14/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 8/19/18 4:00 PM

Wonderful Hostess, very nice. Wine was delicious and bought two bottles. Outside area is nice, lovely overlooking the vineyard, parking lot not so much. Inside appeared to be a lovely. Decent price for tasting that is waved with purchase. Very nice staff and lovely chicken coop.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
sammi d. Member Since 8/12/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 8/13/18 11:00 AM

Amazing experience that felt like a private tasting. We learned so much about how wine is made and what to look for when buying and tasting wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan C. Member Since 12/29/2015My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 8/14/18 1:00 PM

Welcoming, low key, pleasant experience, wines prices are good value

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ariel A. Member Since 1/1/2018My Parents
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 7/24/18 4:00 PM

beautiful grounds, a small winery, by appointment only. Wines are great, the tasting was superb!.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanne P. Member Since 5/23/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 7/11/18 10:30 AM

We had a lovely time doing a tasting with Michael. He explained the wines and property to us. He was also generous giving us recommendations in the area. I have to say he was spot on!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Karen F. Member Since 6/25/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 6/25/18 3:00 PM

Awesome experience. Todd was very welcoming and entertaining. We learned and laughed a lot and had some excellent wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa H. Member Since 5/31/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 6/15/18 11:30 AM

A lovely, small winery with excellent customer service. We were the only ones there for our tasting and had the undivided attention of our host, which was fabulous. We learned a lot and enjoyed our tasting very much.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Danielle M. Member Since 6/5/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 6/05/18 12:30 PM

We enjoyed the ambiance as well as the excellent wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nathalie M. Member Since 4/5/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 6/02/18 3:00 PM

We loved Todd and the wines, thanks!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John W. Member Since 4/28/2018My Ex
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 4/28/18 2:30 PM

Great value for Napa wine tasting but you do get what you pay for

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Alyssa W. Member Since 4/15/2018My Parents
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 4/25/18 3:00 PM

It was a nice, small winery & our host, Michael, was very nice and knowledgeable!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mark H. Member Since 4/5/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 4/25/18 2:00 PM

Quaint farm-like setting surrounded by vineyards. Our host Michael was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great winery to enjoy a flight of Judd’s Hill signature wines in a relaxing rustic setting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jamie F. Member Since 2/28/2018My Parents
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 4/20/18 10:00 AM

We arrived to a patio table set with with my name written on a chalkboard. CJ greeted us and let us know about the tasting options. We had a fantastic experience and it was largely because of CJ! She described the wines and offered suggestions and how to taste appropriately. She had such a welcoming and approachable demeanor which truly made us comfortable during our tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dustin I. Member Since 3/4/2018My Parents
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 4/18/18 10:30 AM

Easily my favorite wines of the trip. We sat inside and were able to try 5 wines, plus an extra dessert port (which was delicious). Bought a couple of bottles and got one of our tastings discounted. We found that we liked it so much better than some of the other tastings we did, that we went back the next day to buy another bottle.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diogenes M. Member Since 3/22/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 3/26/18 11:00 AM

We were a bit surprised by the lack of ambience of the place. We were quickly received by the host who invited us to look for a table and was very kind. We has a lot of knowledge and really took his time to explain all the wines to us. Maybe the season was not the best to visit but I really think they could give us a tour of the place and offer some food. We would have paid for it, even.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mollie L. Member Since 3/2/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 3/02/18 3:00 PM

Fun and informative! We are really wine people but enjoyed this tasting and felt very at home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Natallia K. Member Since 2/10/2018My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 2/10/18 2:00 PM

We loved Judd's Hill. Testing session was very informative and had nice atmosphere. We lerned a lot of new things about wine and winemaking. Next time we definitely will be back for wine blending! Looking forward to come back to Judd's Hill!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Manisha P. Member Since 1/14/2018Evil Stepmother
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 1/16/18 11:00 AM

This was one of the best tastings that we did doing our trip. The staff were excellent, attentive and informative. We will be going back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie G. Member Since 12/22/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 1/13/18 11:00 AM

Todd is an amazing wine genius with teaching talent using the Socratic method. Wines are delicious ?? and we would like to do the micro crush event in the future.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Myles M. Member Since 12/24/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 12/26/17 12:30 PM

Extremely enjoyable wine tasting experience, super knowledgeable staff, and delicious wine! We had a great time talking with the staff and tasting the wine in the warm sun outside. Extremely pleasant!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea S. Member Since 9/22/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 11/10/17 3:00 PM

Lovely welcome, beautiful view, excellent hospitality and delicious wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steve P. Member Since 11/8/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 11/09/17 3:00 PM

This was our last tasting of the day. We sat out on the patio to enjoy the views. Even though it was a little chilly, Michael made us feel at home with a warm blanket and portable heater. Especially enjoyed the Syrahs and Cabernets.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jennifer S. Member Since 9/16/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/23/17 11:00 AM

Todd was great in answering all of my questions and a great educator of wines! He made the experience remarkable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Scarlet E. Member Since 7/28/2017My Parents
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/02/17 2:00 PM

A wonderful experience. They treat you with warmth and kindness, true hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David M. Member Since 9/11/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/16/17 2:00 PM

Judd's Hill was such a welcomed change from the usual big, snooty wineries of Napa. They actually care about the wine they produce and the experience their visitors take away from their visit. It was easily my favorite.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna K. Member Since 9/13/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 9/13/17 11:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful and very homey feeling! All the staff we encountered were extremely helpful and kind. This was my very first experience in Napa and CJ was absolutely fantastic with our wine tasting. Love Judd's Hill and will definitely return in the future!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian W. Member Since 9/6/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/09/17 3:00 PM

Very enjoyable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sarah L. Member Since 8/30/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 9/04/17 1:30 PM

It was a lovely setting. A lady was tending lovingly to a pair of guests when we arrived who departed shortly after - she offered to take as many photos as they liked and even recommended places to pose. We had a gentleman guide. My husband and I expressed lots of interest in the manufacturing process and blending and he curated the experience. We chatted for an hour or so after. It was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric P. Member Since 9/3/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 9/04/17 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful time at Judd's Hill! Mike greeted us immediately and took the time to chat with us and explain details about all of the wines we sampled. The surrounding scenery is beautiful and we much appreciated the laid-back and relaxed nature of our experience compared to the bigger wineries. We are eagerly looking forward to our first wine club shipment!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer H. Member Since 8/25/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting Weekend on 9/02/17 2:00 PM

Lovely setting, extremely pleasant staff, good wine, good conversation. Well worth visiting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Grace B. Member Since 8/18/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 8/19/17 2:30 PM

4 friends travelling found this gem by a stroke of luck. Small and quiet, beautiful relaxing atmosphere. Todd who walked us through the wines was extremely personable with great knowledge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sophie B. Member Since 7/30/2017My Frenemy
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 7/30/17 2:30 PM

We were underwhelmed by our experience at Judd's Hill (ambiance, slight lack of professionalism, etc.). We also felt misled into choosing a more expensive tasting. Wines were overall good (almost all red), if that is what you like.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Angela P. Member Since 5/31/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 5/31/17 11:00 AM

Great, chilled tasting session. Knowledgeable but not stuffy and really good if you want to experience some lovely wines in a pleasant setting without great formality and pomp that can be associated with this sort of thing. Would definitely recommend - we booked on line before we went and got same day reservation and there were options to accommodate those who arrived without reservations.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Delvin A. Member Since 1/2/2014My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 7/17/17 10:00 AM

A very thorough and informative tasting experience with CJ. She debunked many a wine myth.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cristian Z. Member Since 6/20/2017My BFF
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 6/20/17 1:00 PM

Our experience at Judd's Hill was amazing. We had the simple tasting for $25. Our host CJ was great! She shared lots of knowledge and suggestions about the wine, food pairings, and the overall manufacturing process. Would definitely recommend this winery to my friends!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Connor T. Member Since 5/26/2017My Parents
Judd's Hill Wine Tasting on 5/26/17 3:00 PM

Really good wines, affordable for napa valley. Staff were great, very knowledgeable. Tasting was incredibly personalized, wonderful experience

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