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Gustavo Wine

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1021 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559-2615
+1 707-257-6796
12:00 - 17:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We got lucky with this recommendation from TripAdvisor as we're rookies at wine tasting. Amber was very friendly and made us feel at home. Great introduction to Napa. The best one of the flight is with no doubt the Cabernet Sauvignon at $85.

Thank Steelman61
Las Vegas, Nevada
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Go to Gustavo if you want classic, French-style wines. Chardonnay will be unlike most in Napa, no secondary malolactic fermentation so no butter bomb, just pure expression of lovely Chardonnay. Cabernet and Merlot are also awesome and very reasonably priced. Happened to be there on a day Gustavo stopped by, great to be able to meet a legendary wine maker.

Thank 115steved115
Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Take the time to visit this tasting room. For those that have seen the movie Bottleshock it will have added meaning. For those that haven't, the wine is great and the men and women behind the counter offer plenty of added value to the experience.

Thank brent8213
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a remarkably good time here on a random stop while traveling through the area. Lots of history/story telling about the family and the region. We felt welcomed and relaxed and the wine was wonderful.

Thank dmjoye
Napa Valley, California
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

true Napa pioneer. wine is AMAZING. there is a touching movie about Gustavo, the title is slipping my mind, watch it. this wine is by far one of our valley's very best. Chardonnay is top notch. do your self a favor and try this spot, walking distance from every where downtown.

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I along with my touristy and curious family found Gustavo Wines as we were wandering Napa downtown. We saw the at first unsuspecting shop that is Gustavo Wines and despite arriving there slightly after closing, we were welcomed with open arms and warm smiles. Laura, the daughter of the skilled wine maker Gustavo himself, was knowledgeable, affable, and took us... More 

Thank Rahil P
mlopez08, Manager at Gustavo Wine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in! We are so glad you enjoyed your tasting experience, and welcome you back any time! Hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Mackenzie Lopez Asst. Tasting Room Manager, Gustavo Wine More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Laura was very personable and friendly. Very knowledgeable about the wines they sell. And loved hearing the Gustavo Wine family history, as well as the history or Napa Valley. And GREAT personalities/flavours in their wines too!

Thank Mitsi K
mlopez08, Manager at Gustavo Wine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here, as well as the wines! We will be releasing our next wine, a Syrah, this month, so we hope you come back and try that as well! Have a wonderful day! Mackenzie Lopez Asst. Tasting Room Manager, Gustavo Wine More 

Greenville, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We were walking downtown Napa and looking for a wine tasting place We found a great one. Laura the owners daughter was very knowledgable and was fun to converse with. $15 for tasting was even better news. It's a must stop place.

Thank dode53
mlopez08, Manager at Gustavo Wine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in and trying us out! We are so glad you had a great experience, and welcome you back any time! Please don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions! Cheers! Mackenzie Lopez Asst. Tasting Room Manager, Gustavo Wine More 

Knoxville, TN
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

This tasting room is exceptional. We visited both Sonoma and Napa, many times. I believe that Gustavo wine rank among the top 5% of all the wines we have tried. After visiting it, we decided that, for that day, we would not try anything else because we realized that nothing would compare. We wanted to remember that taste. In addition,... More 

Thank salvadorb2
mlopez08, Manager at Gustavo Wine, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response, and thank you so much for the kind review! We are so excited that you enjoyed our wines and the experience so much! We would love to have you visit again! We have our newest release coming out this month, and hope you can come try it soon! Have a wonderful day! Salud, Mackenzie Lopez,... More 

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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

When you get to talk to the owner's daughter Laura almost at closing and get to sample four exquisite wines for only $15, you know you have found something special. From one small business owner to another, it was fascinating hearing the family history over several satisfying glasses of beautiful wine. What a surprising great find!

Thank Steven A
mlopez08, Manager at Gustavo Wine, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming in! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience so much! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Mackenzie Lopez, Asst. Tasting Room Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1021 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559-2615
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-257-6796
A few decades ago, Napa Valley wine makers were often told that their wines would never stand up to the European elite. Since proving the world wrong in the mid 1970's, Napa valley winemakers have striven to keep up a more American standard of excellence, where great wine is equal parts a result of the best grapes, the best processes, and only the strongest love for the art of winemaking.
Gustavo Wines cherishes this environment, and has grown one owner's extreme love of making wine into an established winery. As a family business, the same processes that landed Gustavo Brambila a spot in the Napa Valley elite are passed down amongst the generations, preserving a rich heritage and art.
Today, patrons are invited to come sample our wines, and hopefully fall in love with them half as much as the owners themselves. Wine tastings run for around $15, but are complimentary with the purchase of a bottle. For our buyers that just couldn't get enough, we've established our very own Wine Club which lets us ship our best wines to your doorstep.
In the words of Gustavo Brambila himself, "Gustavo Wine is a reflection of my passion, heritage and lifetime love affair with wine. Winemaking is an artform and when others appreciate what I love, solidifies myself as an artist!". When done right, winemaking is a beautiful art-form, and we invite you to come experience it for yourself.

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