Reviews of Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves (Winery)

1445 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574, United States

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REVIEWS OF Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves IN California

Norberto Daluz

Simply amazing. Hands down the BEST cave tour we have ever experienced. Jonathan, our wine tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. We spent over 1.5 hours learning everything there is to know about Del Dotto wines. This was a very very memorable experience. We will be returning in the future. This is must visit in St. Helena.

Jack Neenan

Super nice venue for parties!! Sometimes they have ice sculptures.

Donnie Holzinger

Visiting Del Dotto was the highlight of our Napa trip. Tasting the wines directly from the barrel in the caves was a truly special experience. The wines themselves are pricey, but definitely worth it as they are exceptional. Would highly recommend a visit to Del Dotto for anyone visiting Napa.

Ken Simmons

Wine tasting was fabulous. Great hosts. Best cab I've had.


Shelly Ferensic

A must do tour! The wines were amazing and the overall experience incredible. Michael was our guide, and he was so personal, engaging and fun!!

Geoffrey Rhoades

Great experience!

Joshua Tom

Jeffery Sheffer

Great experience cave tasting!

Jacob Varnes

Michael Gochis

Great stuff. You'll drink a lot!

Mike Rodgers

Very pretty, tastings are 30+

Rachel Large

Sheldon Mike


(Translated by Google) Last year, I went to Historic and was satisfied, but I came to Estate and I was deeply moved. Even in the same year, tasting by the difference between vineyards was very interesting and the difference was well understood and valuable experience. The knowledge of the staff, correspondence is the best and I would like to come again. I came back again for the first time in a year Del Dotto. This time when I came with a Japanese wine-lover's friend, I used to roll it up and bought it for sale with a lick of Del wine. (Original) 昨年はHistoricに行って満足したがEstateに来て感動が深まった。同じ年でも葡萄畑の違いによるテイスティングは非常に面白かったし違いが良く分かり貴重な体験だった。スタッフの知識、対応は最高で是非また来たい。 1年ぶりにまたまた来ましたDel Dotto.今回は日本のワイン好きの友人と来たらハマリまくりでDelのワインべた褒めで買いまくってました。

Dhiman Chowdhury

Nice interior, marvel pillars.

Brent Langston

Ken Schutt

Teresa Noel

Went on a private tour. Was amazing! Beautiful and elegant!

Marlon Williams

The tour of the winery was a great experience. We tasted various types of wines all straight from the barrells.They have a wine called the Beast which they have locked away in a cage, Amazing blend.

Hayley Guth

Gorgeous place! Our guide, Kristen was wonderful. She enhanced our wine tasting experience with her knowledge and fun personality. The wine was some of the best you’ll taste in Napa.

Murat Pasaoglu

TinaMarie Jackson

Kendall Darr

Wonderful experience! At first my friends and I were a little skeptical about the $75pp charge; however, it was well worth the price. We started with barrel tasting in their cave for about an hour. The guide explained their different wines and the differences between the oak barrels. After the caves, we had pizza, meats and cheese paired with several additional wines. In the end, we had port paired with dark chocolate. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time.

David Tong

Very interesting architecture. The wine tour into the tunnel is fun. However, the property itself isn't huge and so don't expect to see a lot even with tours.

Ingo Bednarz

If you are visiting and only have time to for one winery in Napa Valley, Del Dotto is the one. I have been coming back for years, brought family and friends and it was a great experience every time. IMO the best wines in California and a fun and laid back atmosphere. Very different from some of the stuffy wineries you may find in Napa. Btw, I have tried Del Dotto wines against several much pricier Super Tuscans and Bordeaux grand cru classe A wines. IMO DD beat every one of them. So whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply looking for a fun spot to do some quality day time drinking, you're going to have a great time. If you have time to plan ahead, do the barrel tasting experience at the estate winery. If the weather is nice and you want to also enjoy a snack outside, you will like the tastings with food pairing at Piazza Del Dotto. Enjoy!!

Eric Ford

Book early and book now. Cask tastings in Napa are few and far between. Great educational tour of the wine caves followed by pizza to allow you to regain your sobriety before departing to your next stop.

Kristina Daily

We LOVED our experience at Del Dotto! At first I felt $60 per person was too expensive, but Michael was our tour guide and he made the experience worth it! The majority of the wines are red, but we had some of the smoothest, most delicious Cabernet Sauvignon (and other variety wines) of our entire trip to Napa. Michael was very educational, and funny! And he handled a rowdy crowd in our tour group well. Even though the tour is only through one cave, we felt the experience of tasting wine directly from the barrel was unique and awesome! At the end we counted that we had sampled at least 10 different wines and the pours were generous. We came back later in the day to purchase a few bottles, and once again Michael was extremely helpful in choosing the right wines by talking with us and providing additional samples. We will definitely return!

Ali Price

Kitschy and overpriced

Eric Nichols

Thanks cave experience and tasting is incredible! The building itself is beautiful and the guide is able to tell you all about it. You get to try 8 wines and they bring out a fair amount of snacks at the end too. Meats, cheeses, small pizzas. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend this!

Eric Michalski

Ace Johnson

The cave tasting tour was far and away the best tasting experience I’ve been on. Getting to sample wine side by side, right out of the barrel was special. Todd was a fun host and full of educational bits. 11/10 would go again.


Great cave tour. Worth the price and great experience. Our tour guide was Roseanne

Trinity SF Bay Tours

Great staff wines very accommodating

Katie James

Del Dotto is the best. My husband and I recently took a couples trip to Napa and visited the Del Dotto caves for a second time around, and it was just as great as we remembered. The staff here is so passionate about the wines, and both of their properties are amazing. Because there are multiple locations you may assume this is a corporate-style winery- IT'S NOT! The experience is as personalized and top notch as it gets. The cave tour is a great time and the pizza and cheese plate at the end was a great touch. All of their wines are fantastic! This has become our Napa Valley tradition. My only disappointment is that I can't become a member of the Del Dotto family! Cheers!

Pat Valerio

Fun and informative Barrel tasting the wine can be pretty pricey it a nice snack at the end

Andy Krygier

You have got to be kidding me. This is the kind of place people who think Las Vegas is nice recommend. They served a bunch of 2015 cabernets. If you don't see that as a problem then feel free to buy one of their juvenile bottles for $200.

Aliette Chanfrau

Fernando Diaz

Trevor Newkirk

David Dawson

Staff was great, very friendly. They offered cheese! Why don't more tasting rooms offer cheese!

Kiwi Apple

짧은시간에 와인을 계속줘서 4번째 잔까지는 맛이구분되는데 그다음 부터는 취해있었던거 같습니다 한장소에서 두개씩 시음할 때 두번째꺼가 좋은와인이니 첫잔 너무 많이 드시지마세요 술안마시는 분은 25불 입니다 같은 품종의 포도일라도 미국오크통과 프랑스 오크통에 따라 포도주 맛이 많이 달라지는걸 배웠어요

Jimmy Noehren

Owen Prater


Bar None, The Best Wine out here!

Darnell Helton

Very nice i don't drink but I'm told the wine here is very good alone with the pricing

Sean Flower

Great tour, caves are worth the trip by themselves. Was a lot of fun trying the wines straight from the barrel. Definitely a unique place.

Sara McKinley

My boss absolutely loves this winery!!!!

Matthew Johnson

Zach Taher

Robert Beaudry

Kevin Witt

It was an amazing experience, delicious wines, a bit pricey.

david schwabauer


A fantastic upscale winery. We had a group of eleven, including young kids, and the staff successfully got everyone’s attention. It was our first time to taste wine made in clay barrels. The staff was not only knowledgeable but also humorous. Everyone in our group had a great time and excellent experience here. Highly recommended.

David Krochmal

I am from Chicago Il. I grew up in the Bay Area. I have been to Napa 100's of times. We went on a CAVE TOUR Feb 25th 2014, Excellent. Tim Leonard, took his time and did an OUTSTANDING job, from hello to good-bye. Thank you, David Krochmal

Javier Evans

Del Dotto Wineray Estate is done in an Italian ornate style that replicates Tuscany. The caves have terra cottages tiles and chandeliers imported from Italy. Thier Zinfandel is exquiste.

Rachel Lu

Joshua David

There is no better place to be in the Napa Valley. Food....Amazing, Wine....Crazy, Parties....from what I remember they are always a blast!

Evan Knezic

If you can tour with Simon you're in for a treat. There are cheaper tours, don't come here if you're looking for cheap. This place is an experience.

Edwin Dávila

Excellent wines, and excellent hospitality.

Mitchell Allen

wonderful wine, Tim our wine guide was great fun and informative.

Andrew Thomes

This was my favorite winery on our trip to Napa. The wine was good, but the staff was so friendly and really gave so much more personal attention than anywhere else we went. You could tell it was a fun place to work and they enjoyed their jobs. The cave was also very cool to see and the grounds and building are just gorgeous.

Nedie Casio

Scott Staudinger

Marc was amazing.

Yolanda Xiuying Jin

Jenny Na

Lovely scenery and wine tasting from the barrel and in the cave!

Ruth Ochoa Oviedo

It's very enchanting and inviting, all of the employees are very courteous, it's a romantic getaway for any occasion .My Family and I are very excited to share our experience ...

Greg Blatnik

Not only good wine, but great service and we got food at the end

chuck russell

Very classy wine tasting

Michael Mayne

Best winery in the Valley, nobody comes close. Tours are outstanding like their wine!


deborah bennett

Nimish Shah

Definitely a must visit for any wine lover or any visitor with a desire to taste some good wine. My favorites here are the Cave Blend and ALL of their French Oak Cabs. It’s too bad that their wines are really hard to get at retail outlets, they just make me visit them all the more. Plan to spend at least 1.5 hours on this pit stop. There are three properties of Del Dotto, I think this one’s the best for wine but I may be biased. :)

Austin & AJ Culberson

Alex, our host, was phenomenal! If you are a red wine enthusiast this winery is a MUST! The entire cave experience including the hearty plate of charcuterie, cheeses, pizza, and chocolates at the end is worth every cent! Amazing!

Einav Weinberger

Carlos Cruz


James W

Such an under rated winery. Had a great tasting with Jennifer with some really nice wines. Recommend a visit.

D Adler

Melissa Rivera

Make an appointment!!

Lorie Vollerthum

Bradley Larsen

Cabs and chards are best of class in the Napa valley. Very knowledgable team of employees. Marc is a spectacular host with a deep understanding of the DD history along with the MANY varietals they serve and taste

Jody Resnick

Our guide was the singular low point of the tour. It felt like a high pressure sales tactic in its entirety. We enjoyed the wines but could have done without Dan's schtick.

Doreen Finkle

Jan Birkelund

Vicky Chiao

Beautiful place

Sameh Alaguz

Best Cave tasting tour in Napa Valley

Charles Hooks

Mike Kula

Excellent experience! Our guide Jeff really went the extra mile to make sure my lady and I had a great time, and fully answered all of our questions. From the road it's definitely easy to miss, but if you get the chance, strongly recommended. Wines are mostly Cabernet Sauvignon reds, which makes sense based on where they're located in the valley.

Björn Jernberg

Fantastic place with great wines and knowledgeable staff. Not your ordinary vineyard visit.

Vishal Sinha

Greg Gressel

Went to Del Dotto very excited and left feeling used. The experience they offer is very overpriced for what you get, and our host was quite low on his level of fun and very high on his level of snootiness. They have good wine, but there is a lot of good wine in the area for much more down to earth price points. The experience seems like it is a wine tasting in caves and meat and cheese pairing after the tour. Although that is true, both are on the slim side. The tastings were small and you were not given an opportunity to taste a second time. The meat and cheese plate they put out is more sized for two and they served it to eight. This left everyone feeling uncomfortable that they might be taking away the chance for someone to try something on the plate as there wasn't even a taste of each element for each person. This part of the tour is also very rushed at the end after you do the cave tour and while they are hoping you buy their overpriced wine - $85 - $195 a bottle which is not even bottled yet. The cave itself seems gimmicky too. In terms of our host, he started out fine with a nice greeting, but became more and more snooty as the tour went on. Someone needs to tell these folks how to have fun and welcome guests; especially those who may be shelling out that kind of cash.

Spenser Wagner

If you tour Del Dotto, I hope you have Dan as a guide. Dan was a wonderful guide and really made the experience with his breadth of knowledge and great sense of humor! Also a very unique experience being able to taste straight from the barrel. It was an added treat to sample some of their homemade meats.

Kevin Foley

Fabulous winery! Rich, smooth and silky red wines. Beautiful tasting salon. Wonderful experience!

5 Mile Ranch LLC

Very rude customer service, regardless of what you spend. But, the wine is great.

Riqui Alleyne

We had a great time! The winery is wonderful and Matt gave us a very well informed tour! Don't forget to buy your wine before you leave!

Brian Downing

The wine cave is out of this world, especially at the end. Lavish.

Jeff Bezos

Bezos approves.

John Kimbrough

Wines are good, not great. But tour is like no other. Pure salesmanship, but entertaining. Plus, underground to beat the heat.

tyler moore

Really wonderful experience but a bit expensive. Worth the visit!

Michael Jones

James Haupt

Cave tour was interesting and the pours were generous but the tour guide was just going through the motions. Get yourself a better guide and you'll have a five-star experience.

Kenard Puchalski

It's expensive but the pours are generous. Our guide was very informative and enjoyable.

Adam Francella

Mike Salter

A very ornate setting. We had a good selection of wines to taste.

Michael McAlonan

Ok, drank a lot,

Zak Goldin

Very unique tasting experience, definitely unlike anything I've tried in Napa!

Greg Bender

I have to say that their wine is very good but the $60 each for their cave tour and tasting is a bit steep, especially since they don't wave the fee if you buy anything. A completely different experience than that at their old caves in Napa but still fun if you've never done it before.

Nicole Fernandez

DO NOT GO TO PIAZZA -Was not treated very nicely at the end of our tour were told we told too loud and out of control by Simon. Ultimately that is not just just true paid a good amount per couple over $1K per couple between the tasting and wine tour which not great and in the end were embarrassed. We have been to the historic tavern and Estate tours which many friends which has never been an issue until today. I am sadden as yes after many glasses of wine we may have been a bit loud at the end but this have never been an issue at any winery until we visited until today. So unless you plan on being on your best behavior - quiet, eloquent and not verbose DO NO GO to this winery

Courtney Cox

I've been to this location twice and it will always be my favorite experience in Napa. Yes, it's an EXPERIENCE, not just a wine tasting. It's so much bang for your buck: hilarious tour guides, barrel tasting, lots and lots of wine, cheese, pizza, and chocolate. Alex was such a fun tour guide. Everything is beautiful. The wine is delicious!

Chase Walters

Kerry Barker

Tiem Song

chevalier patterson

Christie Davis

Fun tour and tasting through their wine cave. Learned about about their use of barrels and it's impact on flavor profile. Eric was a great guide!

Penny Ross

Lisa Petrucz

Very kind! Beautiful!

carter Long

Met the owner Dave and sampled multiple wines each more rich and amazing than the last. The cave is opulent yet simple and overwhelms the senses when combined with the world's best wine!

Nicole Pollard

Eric Marhofer

Jamie O

David McMasters

Pricey tasting but you get to sample a nice variety of their cabs. We got to taste several wines from different oak barrel makers and types. This is a nice establishment and our tour guide Robert was a fun host. Del Dotto is not distributed so you'll need to come in to try and buy their wines.

Des O.

This winery is overrated and definitely overpriced, Paying $60 per person. The only tour given is through a short cave. The wines are OK, but not worth the money!!

sadhana kolli

Heather Leiss

The wine was amazing and our guide Michael was phenomenal! Very informative and entertaining!

Sheri Shapiro

Sumanta Ray

Chunglin Wen


If you’re short on time... skip it. But, if you want to experience something “different” this is worth a look.

Jackie Clark

So beautiful, great wines and wonderful accommodating staff !

Juan Carlos Gomez

Dave Johnson

Kelly Petersen

carlo petrillo

Damnath De Tissera

Great wines and tours! Small winery with big aspirations


The reds here are fantastic and if you're in a good group that's engaging and enjoys conversation your guide should open up a wonderful world of Del Dotto wines to you. I was skeptical about the tour, but that's how I am generally with tour groups at vineyards, but this one was more personable.

Tony Pisello

Dawn Phillips

Ken Taylor

A great and unique tour. Well worth the price of admission.

Dr. Lucas Plumb

The head chef, Joshua is a real artist and knows how to do food so right! Don't miss his pairings!

Taylor Nguyen

Had Dan as a tour guide and he is hands down the best and funniest guide I've had in Napa. Del dotto was an absolute treat!

daoud dalia

Two Fat Meatballs

Fun experience and good wines, be prepared to have at least six glasses, most likely more. The pizza,cheese and meats at the end of the tour are really good. Just a reminder, they have two locations with caves, make sure you are going to the correct one.

Michael Scott

Awesome reds here and very helpful tour guides

Taylor Callahan

maria nunes

We accidently went to the wrong spot (since there are 3 locations). Marc made us feel at ease and resscheduled it (unlike another place that gave us a hard time). He even let us check out the cave. Beautiful estate and wine cave. Definitely coming back again. By far one the top places we went to in Napa.

Roy Merlino

Beautiful grounds, gorgeous estate with some of the very best wine around.

Harsh Travels

Great wine lots of wines to taste. Will get you dizzy. And great food at the end. Cheese. Meats and pizza. Tons of food and great chocolate also

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