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Sequoia Grove Winery

Napa, CA

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About Sequoia Grove Winery

A hidden gem amongst the giants located in the heart of Rutherford. We've been proudly producing small-lot, terroir driven Cabernet Sauvignon since 1979.

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For forty years, Sequoia Grove Winery has been obsessed with the details that go into crafting our Napa Valley wines and single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Our commitment to quality starts in the vineyard; we grow the very best grapes in the finest terroir to form the foundation of our wines. Quality is intrinsic to everything we do, from winemaking to our gracious hospitality; it’s engrained in our culture and the vanguard of our philosophy. The next step in our compelling evolution begins this year with the introduction of our new state-of-the-art winemaking and hospitality facilities. At Sequoia Grove, we’ve been carving our own path for decades while never losing sight of who we are: rooted in history, guided by integrity, resolute in our values, and committed to the future.

Notable Features

  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Food Service
  • Gardens
  • Historic Building
  • Limited Production
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Pet Friendly
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • Wine Education
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Henrique R. Member Since 8/27/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 10/16/19 11:00 AM

We visited Sequoia Grove Winery as a group of 6 adults and 4 children (all under the age of 5). The staff made a great effort to accommodate our group and make us feel welcome.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neil R. Member Since 9/18/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 9/28/19 11:00 AM

We went for the Taste of Cab event and it was great. Very nice event but made special by our host Lisa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ray L. Member Since 9/27/2018My Ex
A Taste For Cabernet on 9/28/19 3:00 PM

Disappointing. Our guide had zero personality.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Steve R. Member Since 8/12/2015My Boss
A Taste For Cabernet on 8/16/19 3:00 PM

We had a great Cabernet Tasting experience which was really educational and provided a good understanding of terroir and how the valley works so well for Cab. The kicker was learning about tannins and how different foods could positively or negatively enhance the wine taste of the Cabernet or enhance it. I would highly recommend Dean and this tasting experience. S. Rogers

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Elizabeth N. Member Since 1/9/2017My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 7/14/19 3:00 PM

We had a private tasting of all Cabernets with Mason. We had a party of 6 and the other large party scheduled did not show up. Mason did a great job and the wines were fantastic. The gardens and tasting rooms are tastefully decorated. Sequoia Grove Cab is one of our family favorites!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nancy C. Member Since 6/4/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 7/16/19 3:00 PM

The first few minutes I felt as if it was not as advertised. However I did learn a lot and found it a good experience. I only had a few days to visit and I was looking for something else. The “teacher” was very knowledgeable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kevin L. Member Since 5/7/2019My Parents
A Taste For Cabernet on 7/10/19 1:00 PM

Absolutely the most educational winetasting in the four days We spent in Napa! We share this experience with our friends and family. Fantastic wine, and Dean gave a fantastic presentation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David S. Member Since 6/20/2019My Boss
A Taste For Cabernet on 6/21/19 3:00 PM

We brought six guests for a wine tasting at Sequoia Grove Winery. With a total group of eight people we were placed in beautiful private room and were provided with a very educational trip through the historical wine vineyards of Napa. Of course the wines and cheese selections were incredible.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa B. Member Since 4/29/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 5/14/19 3:00 PM

Great educational experience and Dean was an attentive host with great knowledge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Malene Taarn S. Member Since 5/8/2019My Parents
A Taste For Cabernet on 5/12/19 11:00 AM

The place is fantastic, and our host Lisa was super good.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth B. Member Since 2/9/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 4/08/19 3:00 PM

Lisa Pinn and the Sequoia Grove Winery Team were absolutely amazing. Lisa took the time to greet us, teach us about terroir, brix, how different types of food impact our wine experience, e.g., sweet, sour, etc. through a series of pictures as well as a plate of food items. Lisa even let us try other wines not part of the original tasting. My friend/coworker became a wine club member.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan C. Member Since 5/8/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 3/30/19 11:00 AM

I love the friendly, comfortable feel of Sequoia Grove. The wine is exceptional, and the Cabernet tasting experience was by far the most informative of the many tasting experiences I have had elsewhere. Napa just needs to get over itself, and allow us to bring in food.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tyler J. Member Since 3/15/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 3/23/19 3:00 PM

We did a tasting experience / class with Dean and he was very insightful and did a great job. We all learned a lot and it sparked a lot of discussion in the group. Overall an A+ experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lou J. Member Since 1/7/2019My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 2/23/19 11:00 AM

We were greeted warmly. Once we settled in, we had our best experience to date in Napa and have recommended anyone who will listen to spend time with Dean!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Karen J. Member Since 2/14/2019My Frenemy
A Taste For Cabernet on 2/22/19 1:00 PM

The wine was great and the area was beautiful. Would have preferred more information about the wine. It was very short and they weren’t busy.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Doug R. Member Since 2/26/2017My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 2/12/19 11:00 AM

Excellent and educational tasting experience with Dean. One of our top two for the week.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle r. Member Since 10/2/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 10/26/18 3:00 PM

Wonderful wine and dean made it a fun and educating experience! Loved it and so did our guests.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tiffany K. Member Since 9/13/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 10/12/18 3:00 PM

I have been a member for many years and there has not been one shipment of wine that I haven't been overly impressed with. This winery, like it's wine, gets better with age. I love the having the wine and food pairing experience! The chef. Whitney, is outstanding and Lisa just made our time more memorable. I am excited that my family now are also wine club members after their experience!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patrice F. Member Since 6/26/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 10/06/18 3:00 PM

I brought a group of 17 guests to the Sequoia Grove winery as part of a weekend excursion to NAPA Valley for my husband's 50th birthday. 13 of my guests participated in the wine tasting. Our wine educator was Dean. He was AMAZING! Dean was very educational, welcoming and humorous as well. The wine experience at Sequoia Grove was a weekend highlight for my guests! Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shayne N. Member Since 9/9/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 10/05/18 1:00 PM

We had so much fun at A Taste for Cabernet! Dean welcomed us and taught us about the Napa Valley terroir and how it affects the taste of the grapes from different vineyards. We sampled several single-vineyard Cabernets that are not generally available for purchase. Then we got to the really fun part -- understanding how different flavor profiles in food affect the wine. Informative and fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katrina S. Member Since 9/11/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 9/30/18 1:00 PM

Great wine, and Lisa are host had excellent wine knowledge !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
julie l. Member Since 9/23/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 9/27/18 11:00 AM

Best tasting EVER, we learned so much and had a GREAT time. The wine was superior as expected but the entire package was 5 star which was a real treat!! Can't wait to get back again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barrett E. Member Since 8/10/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 8/09/18 3:00 PM

Dean was THE BEST! He was our favorite of all the places we visited on our trip to Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bob C. Member Since 8/21/2018My Ex
A Taste For Cabernet on 9/16/18 1:00 PM

Wines were ok, experience was less than

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Giovanni O. Member Since 7/25/2018My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 9/11/18 3:00 PM

Facility is great and people are very knowledgeable

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim C. Member Since 9/11/2016My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 8/21/18 11:00 AM

Very informative. Especially the wine to food matching.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Martin Perez C. Member Since 1/7/2016My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 8/11/18 1:00 PM

It was a great experience! Everything was great. Dean Busqueartt was great host!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin R. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
A Taste For Cabernet on 8/07/18 11:00 AM

What a great experience. Not only did we get to taste a number of excellent Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux, but you get this all with a very entertaining and informative background on Napa, the Valley, it's complex environment (Marine Layer, San Pablo Bay, Soils, Tectonic Plates, Valley and Floor) and how it all comes together to make a wonderful wine. Excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy S. Member Since 2/11/2012Evil Stepmother
A Taste For Cabernet on 7/25/18 3:00 PM

I signed up for a hands-on activity in which we were to taste Cabernet with foods that affect wine flavor and then divide into teams, receive a basket of crostini and 12 different toppings, and create Cabernet-complimenting foods. Instead, we sat through 2 hours of a boring lecture, tasted two bites of cheese, a slice of apple, a lemon, and some salt. It was a total bummer!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5

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