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von Strasser and Lava Vine Winery, Calistoga

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  • We stopped for wine tastings at several Napa Valley wineries yesterday. The stop at Von Strasser was far and away the most pleasant. We had visited Von Strasser in the past, at its former location up ...  more »
  • This was our second visit to the Lava, unfortunately I enjoyed the vibe more last time. It seemed more stuffy and not as relaxed and comfortable this time. Still amazing wine!!!  more »
  • Only $15 for tasting and I was a walk in. They are merging with Von Strasser who makes great Diamond Mtn Cabs. Of the Lava wines, I found the Cab Franc to be one of the best Cab Francs I have ever had...  more »
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  • Wines were good- if you are into Sirah blends. However, they buy their grapes and are not a vineyard. The tasting room was mediocre.
  • The staff made the experience here. Wine and the space were unremarkable, but it was probably our favourite tasting experience!
  • This winery was recommended to us by another winery that we visited in Napa and I must say, what a really cool winery. It had a very "no nonsense" kind of appeal to it. Not flashy, just very simple in a really good way. The wine was also very good too. I would recommend this place to anyone.
  • I love the different feel of this winery. Tasting room is more like a craft brewery than winery which is a welcome change of pace from every other identical winery. The owner is super friendly and talked with us for a while. Even went back and got a thief of their port!
  • Very occasionally you find a winery that offers that perfect combination of casual wine country vibe and incredibly well-crafted wines. Lava Vine is one of those rare breeds. Friendly staff and frequent musical breaks in a fun-loving atmosphere makes for the kind of winery that reminds you that wine is supposed to be as FUN as it is delicious. But no, Lava Vine doesn't trade flavor for fun. They have both nailed. The wines are confident enough that the tasting room staff don't need to oversell their goods. The wines are uniformly great and they know it. No hard sell here. Love it! We'll be back many times!

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