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 our customer and your experience, since for us friendship is why we're in the wine business. Read More

Goosecross® invites you to join our family and experience all the road less traveled has to offer. We produce only 8,000 cases each year, and our winemaker Geoff Gorsuch focuses all of his time and energy on growing grapes and guiding their transformation into great wine. Geoff 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 barrel cellar, bond with the friendly staff, wander the vineyard, relax on the scenic patio, and witness production. Since 100% of our wines are sold consumer-direct, the winery is the only place to find them.

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  • Goosecross Cellars Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Sip and socialize while you enjoy a tasting of five current release wines at our tasting bar inside our barrel cellar. Our friendly staff guides the tasting, keeping it casual and fun while sharing the rich history, tasting techniques, our winemaking style, and, the people behind Goosecross. After your tasting, feel free to stroll the vineyard and take in the stunning views.

    • Duration: 30 Minutes
      Location: Barrel Cellar Room
    • Fee: $20.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/6
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/2 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so 2 hours before the event starts. If you fail to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will still be responsible for the fees.

  • Goosecross Cellars Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Sip and socialize while you enjoy a tasting of five current release wines at our tasting bar inside our barrel cellar. Our friendly staff guides the tasting, keeping it casual and fun while sharing the rich history, tasting techniques, our winemaking style, and, the people behind Goosecross. After your tasting, feel free to stroll the vineyard and take in the stunning views.

    • Duration: 45 Minutes
      Location: Barrel Cellar Room
    • Fee: $20.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/10
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/2 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so 2 hours before the event starts. If you fail to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will still be responsible for the fees.

  • Vineyard View Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Enjoy beautiful vineyard views as you overlook our 10 acre property in the heart of Yountville, so you can relax and embrace the charm of every day life in the Napa Valley.  A cheese plate is included with this conducted tasting experience, which includes five small production, limited-release and estate wines. This semi-private experience is available for up to 8 people.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Vineyard View
    • Fee: $30.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 24 Hours/24 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so 24 hours before the event starts. Credit cards will be charged at that time. If you fail to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will still be responsible for the fees.

features Notable Features tours and tastings Tours & Tastings varietals Varietals Produced
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Cellar Tours
  • Reservation Required
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Muscat
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Viognier

    There are no special events at this time.

Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Badge
Overall Score 5 Glasses 5/5
First Impression 4 Stars 4/5
Hospitality 5 Stars 5/5
Ambiance 4 Stars 4/5
Jennifer Y. Member Since 3/13/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/18/14 10:00 AM

We were there right when it opened and right away felt at home. Kim served our tastings and she immediately figured out who we were at heart (we love to joke around, and movie fanatics - we ended up quizzing each other with movie lines). This personal experience while tasting is rare, as we had just arrived from Silver Oak which did not have this feel.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lei Lani W. Member Since 9/20/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 4/12/14 1:00 PM

Goosecross has excellent wines, excellent people and and a stellar location, right between Hwy 29 and the Silverado trail and nestled in its own State Lane Vineyards, it is an excellent place to stop and taste the best wines that Napa has to offer.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John K. Member Since 2/24/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 3/22/14 12:00 PM

Great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy B. Member Since 3/20/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 3/23/14 10:00 AM

Very friendly & knowledgeable staff. Good wines. Tasting room was small, not sure if there was an outside area or seating. Was there a food option for some of the heavier reds? What might have been lacking in size, comfort was quickly forgotten after tasting the yummy wines and speaking with the welcoming staff. Will highly recommend to others!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Katherine P. Member Since 3/15/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 3/18/14 10:00 AM

Laid back, very friendly and knowledgable. Had an absolute great time here and tried some amazing wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Viviana L. Member Since 2/11/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 3/01/14 2:00 PM

There is not much of an experience. You walk into a very small tasting room, you taste, you go. There was not any extensive explanation about what you were tasting. However, the staff is very amicable and made for good conversation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Will D. Member Since 2/21/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 2/22/14 10:00 AM

My preference is a private tasting from a winery from whom I cannot buy at home (Texas) with a personal and enjoyable touch... Goosecross more than delivered on all. Jose and team made the entire experience absolutely superb and I would - and do - recommend to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandy B. Member Since 11/21/2013
Private - Sandy Brien on 2/19/14 3:30 PM

Had a marvelous time of our private tour and tasting! The wines are superb here and no one should miss coming to Goosecross Cellars. Been a long time wine club member and we always get treated very well. Everyone is exceptional in helping us from a simple visit to taste wine, entertain out of town guests, or with our daughter's wedding. Thank You!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ann B. Member Since 2/13/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 2/15/14 3:00 PM

It was a bit confusing to find the tasting room but once there, we were greeted in such a friendly manner. Although we picked a preset tasting, Jose and staff listened to our preferences as we went along. So it ended up being a customized tasting! They were right on the money when determining what we would like. Also go to try the Amazing Aeros 2010. Ended up purchasing the Viognier & Aeros.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jesse N. Member Since 2/1/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 2/01/14 2:00 PM

We had a great time. Great staff. Friendly, patient, and knowledgable. We'll definitely come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don T. Member Since 1/27/2014
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 2/08/14 11:00 AM

Kim and Jose were awesome and made our experience extremely enjoyable. The rain Drowned our patio reservation, so we migrated to the main tasting room. Can't wait till april

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy M. Member Since 1/23/2014
Private -Merino on 2/07/14 3:30 PM

Goosecross was the second winery we visited. My husband and I attended. We are not experts with wine, but were just looking for a nice relaxing atmosphere to drink good wine! The people were fantastic and made it a truly pleasureable experience. This ended up being the most fun we had all day and one of our favorite wineries to visit. We would highly recommend it to others!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
DAVID S. Member Since 10/29/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/29/13 2:00 PM

Goosecross Cellars was recommended by a couple where we were staying. We found the Goosecross server exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the wines and, as a result, signed up as club members. We would recommend Goosecross as a place to visit during a visit to Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mary H. Member Since 10/24/2013
Herrmann on 10/28/13 11:00 AM

As members of the wine club, we were always treated very well. We were promised patio seating and a snack tray with the wine, neither of which we received. Under new management, we were received like anyone walking in the door. Treatment was OK, but far from warm, and certainly not like a member of the wine club. We are looking for another wine club.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jeff & Melissa S. Member Since 10/18/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/19/13 10:00 AM

We are members and always experience wonderful service! They are very informative about their wines and are very attentive to their customers! It is a very intimate setting inside and beautiful grounds to sit outside.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melodie W. Member Since 11/13/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 11/14/13 11:00 AM

This was our second visit. We had a great time on both visits. Kim is very friendly and remembered us from our visit two years before. We love their wine And joined their wine club. We will go back on our next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy P. Member Since 9/19/2013
Std. Tasting - Pittmon on 10/03/13 12:30 PM

We loved our visit to Goosecross, even joined their wine club. It is nice that the club allows you to choose your wines. It would help if your score marks above had an explanation. I'm not sure if I marked them correct, so in explanation: the vineyards were beautiful 5 out of 5, and the hospitality was great 5 out of 5. I would deduct only one mark on the ambiance.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Charlie S. Member Since 9/26/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/01/13 2:00 PM

We had a private tasting with Michael Andrews and it was fantastic. The experience and the wine was so good that we joined their wine club too! I would not hesitate to recommend Goosecross Cellars to any of our friends and business contacts too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey S. Member Since 9/26/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 10/10/13 2:00 PM

My husband and I visited Goosecross on our first trip to Napa. The hospitality was amazing and we learned a lot about the wine making process with casual conversation with employees.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott B. Member Since 9/18/2013
Vineyard View Tasting on 10/04/13 11:00 AM

Was a great winery, wonderful experience, amazing & knowledgeable staff, will go back again

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcia C. Member Since 9/16/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/18/13 10:30 AM

As always we were treated as one of the family. A special, relaxing experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole O. Member Since 9/13/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/14/13 1:00 PM

It was a lovely day with our picnic on hand and great wine to taste. The gentleman that helped up was very nice, informative and fun to be around. I would definitely recommend this to my friends as I prefer the smaller, family owned wineries.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Barbara A. Member Since 10/4/2013
Aschenbrener on 10/07/13 11:00 AM

First and foremost you spelled my name WRONG!! ASCHENBRENER- Also the lady they greeted us did not smile was not pleasant at all!! But, Jose Garcia was the gentlemen who gave us the greatest experience with the wine presentation. He was exceptional!! If my friend and I were to come back it would be to meet with him again!! Thanks for the experience!

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Rachel F. Member Since 9/17/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/21/13 10:00 AM

Ashley made us feel right at home. The tasting room is in the winemaking plant, which is super cool. Great environment, great wine, super fun tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul O. Member Since 9/16/2013
Goosecross Cellars Tasting on 9/16/13 1:30 PM

We have been long-time wine club members. We haven't been to the winery for any years (we live in te Midwest) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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