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Hans Fahden Vineyards

Calistoga , CA

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5300 Mountain Home Ranch Road
Calistoga, CA US 94515 (map)
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WINE, WEDDINGS, CORPORATE AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Hans Fahden Vineyards and Winery is a family producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and a popular destination for wine country weddings. This... Read more
WINE, WEDDINGS, CORPORATE AND SPECIAL EVENTS
Hans Fahden Vineyards and Winery is a family producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and a popular destination for wine country weddings. This heirloom property is located five minutes from Calistoga and features an event facility that can accommodate 120 guests. The facility offers a Monet Garden setting with ponds and water lilies, a volcanic wine cave for candlelit dinners, and a grandroom for dancing and champagne toasts. You may take a virtual tour by visiting our website at www.hansfahden.com. In addition to hosting full service weddings, Hans Fahden is also available for smaller weddings for 30 guests or less, elopements, and committment ceremonies. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
8/8/2014
4.0/5.0
I loved my wedding at Hans Fahden and I highly recommend. My wedding was everything I could have ever wanted and more. The wine cave dinner is breathtakingly beautiful and the garden ceremony was the perfect setting.
There are a few things to note: 1) they and their vendors are a little behind the times. Websites aren't updated and they aren't technologically savvy. I was able to work around, but I could understand how some people might not be able to.
2) their all inclusive package is not only a great deal, but makes for a beautiful wedding. The only thing I would caveat is that they are a well oiled machine! This was a great quality except that I hired a different photographer than what came in the package. The vendors at Hans Fahden failed to communicate effectively with our photographer which resulted in a few minor mishaps, but overall still was not a big deal.
I loved my wedding at Hans Fahden and I highly recommend. My wedding was everything I could have ever wanted and more. The Read more...
I loved my wedding at Hans Fahden and I highly recommend. My wedding was everything I could have ever wanted and more. The wine cave dinner is breathtakingly beautiful and the garden ceremony was the perfect setting.
There are a few things to note: 1) they and their vendors are a little behind the times. Websites aren't updated and they aren't technologically savvy. I was able to work around, but I could understand how some people might not be able to.
2) their all inclusive package is not only a great deal, but makes for a beautiful wedding. The only thing I would caveat is that they are a well oiled machine! This was a great quality except that I hired a different photographer than what came in the package. The vendors at Hans Fahden failed to communicate effectively with our photographer which resulted in a few minor mishaps, but overall still was not a big deal. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I just got married at Hans Fahden Vineyards and had a perfect wedding experience there. You must visit Hans Fahden to understand just how beautiful it is. The venue is gorgeous, intimate, and unique. My favorite features are the lily pond, tea house veranda, the luscious garden, the adirondack chairs on the patio, the scattered wine barrels, and the illuminated wine cave.

Beyond the venue itself, the people involved made my experience amazing and personal. Antone, the owner, first guided us through the venue and explained how the wedding would take place. He is so kind and clearly loves holding weddings on his property. I appreciated how organized he was and how they have everything planned out so well. I also really appreciate knowing the owner and having a personal experience with him. Mary Pierce, the events director, helped us throughout my planning process. She relayed information promptly and clearly. She also met with our caterers on site and gave an additional tour, which was much appreciated. Sue Luna, our day-of coordinator provided by Hans Fahden as part of our package, was absolutely amazing. Everything came together perfectly because of her expertise, her absolute understanding of the property, and her lovely demeanor. She helped me during the planning process to solidify plans and helped elevate my wedding. She also reassured me and helped me feel very comfortable before and during the wedding. She made sure that everything was set up and executed perfectly. It was so nice to see her steadiness throughout the day. I also appreciated her calm energy and lovely spirit.

The combination of a gorgeous venue and incredibly talented people made my experience at Hans Fahden so absolutely incredible.
I just got married at Hans Fahden Vineyards and had a perfect wedding experience there. You must visit Hans Fahden to Read more...
I just got married at Hans Fahden Vineyards and had a perfect wedding experience there. You must visit Hans Fahden to understand just how beautiful it is. The venue is gorgeous, intimate, and unique. My favorite features are the lily pond, tea house veranda, the luscious garden, the adirondack chairs on the patio, the scattered wine barrels, and the illuminated wine cave.

Beyond the venue itself, the people involved made my experience amazing and personal. Antone, the owner, first guided us through the venue and explained how the wedding would take place. He is so kind and clearly loves holding weddings on his property. I appreciated how organized he was and how they have everything planned out so well. I also really appreciate knowing the owner and having a personal experience with him. Mary Pierce, the events director, helped us throughout my planning process. She relayed information promptly and clearly. She also met with our caterers on site and gave an additional tour, which was much appreciated. Sue Luna, our day-of coordinator provided by Hans Fahden as part of our package, was absolutely amazing. Everything came together perfectly because of her expertise, her absolute understanding of the property, and her lovely demeanor. She helped me during the planning process to solidify plans and helped elevate my wedding. She also reassured me and helped me feel very comfortable before and during the wedding. She made sure that everything was set up and executed perfectly. It was so nice to see her steadiness throughout the day. I also appreciated her calm energy and lovely spirit.

The combination of a gorgeous venue and incredibly talented people made my experience at Hans Fahden so absolutely incredible. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We chose this site for our spring wedding due to the natural beauty and flexibility. I couldn't have been happier with our decision. The owner was very friendly and easy to talk to. We had an issue with our DJ (wasn't on their list) and they were flexible with resolution. We were able to rent the whole site all afternoon and the areas for getting ready were ample. Our guests were amazed with the beauty of the site and we are still getting compliments. Would recommend 100%. Enjoyed the wine, too!
We chose this site for our spring wedding due to the natural beauty and flexibility. I couldn't have been happier with our Read more...
We chose this site for our spring wedding due to the natural beauty and flexibility. I couldn't have been happier with our decision. The owner was very friendly and easy to talk to. We had an issue with our DJ (wasn't on their list) and they were flexible with resolution. We were able to rent the whole site all afternoon and the areas for getting ready were ample. Our guests were amazed with the beauty of the site and we are still getting compliments. Would recommend 100%. Enjoyed the wine, too! Read less
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Caryn
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The day was magical, there is no other way to really describe it. Everyone worked together to put on an incredible event. They are so prepared, organized and thoughtful. It was beyond all expectations!
The day was magical, there is no other way to really describe it. Everyone worked together to put on an incredible event. Read more...
The day was magical, there is no other way to really describe it. Everyone worked together to put on an incredible event. They are so prepared, organized and thoughtful. It was beyond all expectations! Read less
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Georgina
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter just had a gorgeous, elegant wedding at Hans Fahden. She and all of the guests live east of the Mississippi--meaning that this mom and dad of the bride are the only ones local to this venue. It was astonishing how easy it was to organize the wedding. Anton has chosen excellent vendors who know the site well and who gave excellent advice and delivered what they promised. The grounds were beautiful; the cave for dinner was stunning; the dance hall and veranda were just right for partying. I can not imagine a more perfect celebration.
Sue Luna was our coordinator who kept things running smoothly; Tim was the pianist (who provided a sound system and accompanied the soloist); Melissa the DJ; Flaxx Florist provided flowers so dazzling they brought tears to my eyes; Joanne and the crew at All Seasons Bistro were personable, professional and feed us well; The Village Bakery topped off our evening with delicious cake and cookies. Extraordinary all the way around.
Our daughter just had a gorgeous, elegant wedding at Hans Fahden. She and all of the guests live east of the Read more...
Our daughter just had a gorgeous, elegant wedding at Hans Fahden. She and all of the guests live east of the Mississippi--meaning that this mom and dad of the bride are the only ones local to this venue. It was astonishing how easy it was to organize the wedding. Anton has chosen excellent vendors who know the site well and who gave excellent advice and delivered what they promised. The grounds were beautiful; the cave for dinner was stunning; the dance hall and veranda were just right for partying. I can not imagine a more perfect celebration.
Sue Luna was our coordinator who kept things running smoothly; Tim was the pianist (who provided a sound system and accompanied the soloist); Melissa the DJ; Flaxx Florist provided flowers so dazzling they brought tears to my eyes; Joanne and the crew at All Seasons Bistro were personable, professional and feed us well; The Village Bakery topped off our evening with delicious cake and cookies. Extraordinary all the way around. Read less
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I
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The absolute best location in wine country for value, setting etc.
they provided everything i needed and i was able to have a relatively stress free wedding planning and actual wedding.
The value is excellent for the pricing.
The Dinner Wine Cave was mind blowing...the guests LOVED it and have still been unable to stop talking about it almost a month later.
i will definitely recommend Hans Fahden for a unique and lovely wedding experience
The absolute best location in wine country for value, setting etc.
they provided everything i needed and i was able to Read more...
The absolute best location in wine country for value, setting etc.
they provided everything i needed and i was able to have a relatively stress free wedding planning and actual wedding.
The value is excellent for the pricing.
The Dinner Wine Cave was mind blowing...the guests LOVED it and have still been unable to stop talking about it almost a month later.
i will definitely recommend Hans Fahden for a unique and lovely wedding experience Read less
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Trish
Wedding:
10/21/2011
4.8/5.0
This is an excellent venue for a small wedding. We had our ceremony with 50 guests this fall. The vineyard is right out of a fairy tale . Anton has done a great job in taking care of it and is very creative. Throughout the planning process, Mary was in constant touch with me and provided great help and tips and support. The venue of the ceremony was outside and ovelooked a pond thus providing excellent photo opportunities. Throughout the vineyard, there are some amazing photo opportunities. The dinner cave completed the magical experience and our guests loved the setting. Overall we would highly recommend Hans Fahden for anyone planning a small 50 people wedding.
This is an excellent venue for a small wedding. We had our ceremony with 50 guests this fall. The vineyard is right out of Read more...
This is an excellent venue for a small wedding. We had our ceremony with 50 guests this fall. The vineyard is right out of a fairy tale . Anton has done a great job in taking care of it and is very creative. Throughout the planning process, Mary was in constant touch with me and provided great help and tips and support. The venue of the ceremony was outside and ovelooked a pond thus providing excellent photo opportunities. Throughout the vineyard, there are some amazing photo opportunities. The dinner cave completed the magical experience and our guests loved the setting. Overall we would highly recommend Hans Fahden for anyone planning a small 50 people wedding. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding at Hans Fahden was amazing. It was everything I had hoped for and more. We had Kit as our coordinator and she was great on the day of the wedding, she ensured everything went off without a hitch and stayed busy behind the scenes. Our guests are still raving about the cave dinner and the relaxed yet classy environment.
My wedding at Hans Fahden was amazing. It was everything I had hoped for and more. We had Kit as our coordinator and she Read more...
My wedding at Hans Fahden was amazing. It was everything I had hoped for and more. We had Kit as our coordinator and she was great on the day of the wedding, she ensured everything went off without a hitch and stayed busy behind the scenes. Our guests are still raving about the cave dinner and the relaxed yet classy environment. Read less
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Myriah
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.9/5.0
Hans Fahden winery was a spectacular place to get married! From the sweeping Monet-esque gardens, to the tea house, to the unbelievable wine caves, it was a beautiful venue! The only thing that I think they could improve upon is the presentation of the great room (where the dancing takes place). Other than that, it was perfect! The guests couldn't believe how beautiful the wine cave was! It was a great venue, at a great cost.
Hans Fahden winery was a spectacular place to get married! From the sweeping Monet-esque gardens, to the tea house, to the Read more...
Hans Fahden winery was a spectacular place to get married! From the sweeping Monet-esque gardens, to the tea house, to the unbelievable wine caves, it was a beautiful venue! The only thing that I think they could improve upon is the presentation of the great room (where the dancing takes place). Other than that, it was perfect! The guests couldn't believe how beautiful the wine cave was! It was a great venue, at a great cost. Read less
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myriah
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Hans Fahden winery was a spectacular place to get married! From the sweeping Monet-esque gardens, to the tea house, to the unbelievable wine caves, it was a beautiful venue! The only thing that I think they could improve upon is the presentation of the great room (where the dancing takes place). Other than that, it was perfect! The guests couldn't believe how beautiful the wine cave was! It was a great venue, at a great cost.
Hans Fahden winery was a spectacular place to get married! From the sweeping Monet-esque gardens, to the tea house, to the Read more...
Hans Fahden winery was a spectacular place to get married! From the sweeping Monet-esque gardens, to the tea house, to the unbelievable wine caves, it was a beautiful venue! The only thing that I think they could improve upon is the presentation of the great room (where the dancing takes place). Other than that, it was perfect! The guests couldn't believe how beautiful the wine cave was! It was a great venue, at a great cost. Read less
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Kirsten
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Hans Fahden is an incredible ceremony and reception venue - we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it (it was actually the first site that we looked at). The grounds, ceremony site, and tea house are all so beautiful, and the wine cave is just too cool. Everything naturally looks lovely, but it's absolutely gorgeous when set up for a wedding. Guests literally gasped when we opened the cave doors for dinner, and so many people told us that this was one of the most amazing wedding locations that they had ever been to.

Not only is the site itself wonderful, but so was everyone that we worked with at Hans Fahden. Antone, the owner, is so nice and welcoming; everytime we came to visit the site, he talked to us, gave us a glass of wine, and let us spend as much time wandering around as we liked. He also steered us in the direction of some great vendors, including Park Ave. Catering and Rev. Peadar Dalton.

Andi was our day-of-coordinator (included in site fee, selected by Hans Fahden), and she did a fabulous job. She made sure that everything ran smoothly; there were no glitches at all, and it was so nice to have someone else take care of all the details on our wedding day (we did not get a wedding planner). We have absolutely no complaints, and are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at Hans Fahden!
Hans Fahden is an incredible ceremony and reception venue - we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it (it was actually Read more...
Hans Fahden is an incredible ceremony and reception venue - we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it (it was actually the first site that we looked at). The grounds, ceremony site, and tea house are all so beautiful, and the wine cave is just too cool. Everything naturally looks lovely, but it's absolutely gorgeous when set up for a wedding. Guests literally gasped when we opened the cave doors for dinner, and so many people told us that this was one of the most amazing wedding locations that they had ever been to.

Not only is the site itself wonderful, but so was everyone that we worked with at Hans Fahden. Antone, the owner, is so nice and welcoming; everytime we came to visit the site, he talked to us, gave us a glass of wine, and let us spend as much time wandering around as we liked. He also steered us in the direction of some great vendors, including Park Ave. Catering and Rev. Peadar Dalton.

Andi was our day-of-coordinator (included in site fee, selected by Hans Fahden), and she did a fabulous job. She made sure that everything ran smoothly; there were no glitches at all, and it was so nice to have someone else take care of all the details on our wedding day (we did not get a wedding planner). We have absolutely no complaints, and are so happy that we chose to have our wedding at Hans Fahden! Read less
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cobnat
Wedding:
8/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Everyone knows that any good wedding includes a change of scenery. At this venue your guests enter through a garden for the outdoor ceremony, then move to a tea house where hors d'oeuvres and drinks can be served, then to the grand room for introductions and maybe a speech, then into the cave for dinner. Absolutely entertaining, beautiful and intriguing to all. The site provides a day of coordinator but your caterer and dj together will likely do most of the work, very little flowers or decorations are needed due to the beautiful site and their vendor list is fabulous. You will have to book each vendor individually though most work at this site quite often and know eachother well enough to make reccomendations.
Everyone knows that any good wedding includes a change of scenery. At this venue your guests enter through a garden for Read more...
Everyone knows that any good wedding includes a change of scenery. At this venue your guests enter through a garden for the outdoor ceremony, then move to a tea house where hors d'oeuvres and drinks can be served, then to the grand room for introductions and maybe a speech, then into the cave for dinner. Absolutely entertaining, beautiful and intriguing to all. The site provides a day of coordinator but your caterer and dj together will likely do most of the work, very little flowers or decorations are needed due to the beautiful site and their vendor list is fabulous. You will have to book each vendor individually though most work at this site quite often and know eachother well enough to make reccomendations. Read less
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Yvonne
Wedding:
9/1/2007
4.7/5.0
As soon as we stepped onto the vineyard, we knew that this was the place we wanted to have our wedding at. And we really did have the wedding of our dreams at Hans Fahden. The wedding coordinator that came with the venue was amazing and it made it easy not to worry about anything on our day!

Our friends and family are still talking about the cave and the beautiful monetesk gardens. Highly recommend Hans Fahden!
As soon as we stepped onto the vineyard, we knew that this was the place we wanted to have our wedding at. And we really Read more...
As soon as we stepped onto the vineyard, we knew that this was the place we wanted to have our wedding at. And we really did have the wedding of our dreams at Hans Fahden. The wedding coordinator that came with the venue was amazing and it made it easy not to worry about anything on our day!

Our friends and family are still talking about the cave and the beautiful monetesk gardens. Highly recommend Hans Fahden! Read less
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chucktgirl
Wedding:
6/1/2007
3.6/5.0
The grounds are gorgeous. It was the perfect setting for our wedding. Also perfect were the covered Tea House for cocktails, the Wine Cave for dinner, and the Ballroom for the reception. Mr. Fahden was charming. The Cabernet is wonderful. The only negatives stemmed from the inconsistencies with the assigned Coordinator. Ours was cold and rude to our guests. She was not in the least helpful, and I resented being forced to pay her. Also, a few things we requested were simply not done (requested wine barrels at the ceremony--but they were not there; requested no fake gladiolas at the cave entrance, yet there they are in all of our photos.) In the end, I never felt like they gave a crap about us at all. Follow up would have been nice. They don't really seem to care what everyone thinks about the way they run the business. "My way or the highway" kind of mentality. I think they would do well to solicit customer feedback to make improvements and become more professional. Overall, I loved it because it fit what we were looking for perfectly. It may not be right for everyone, but it was perfect for us, despite the service.
The grounds are gorgeous. It was the perfect setting for our wedding. Also perfect were the covered Tea House for Read more...
The grounds are gorgeous. It was the perfect setting for our wedding. Also perfect were the covered Tea House for cocktails, the Wine Cave for dinner, and the Ballroom for the reception. Mr. Fahden was charming. The Cabernet is wonderful. The only negatives stemmed from the inconsistencies with the assigned Coordinator. Ours was cold and rude to our guests. She was not in the least helpful, and I resented being forced to pay her. Also, a few things we requested were simply not done (requested wine barrels at the ceremony--but they were not there; requested no fake gladiolas at the cave entrance, yet there they are in all of our photos.) In the end, I never felt like they gave a crap about us at all. Follow up would have been nice. They don't really seem to care what everyone thinks about the way they run the business. "My way or the highway" kind of mentality. I think they would do well to solicit customer feedback to make improvements and become more professional. Overall, I loved it because it fit what we were looking for perfectly. It may not be right for everyone, but it was perfect for us, despite the service. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/28/2007
4.4/5.0
Everyone we worked with at Hans Fahden was wonderful. The wine cave is beautiful and a very unique reception venue.
Everyone we worked with at Hans Fahden was wonderful. The wine cave is beautiful and a very unique reception venue.
Everyone we worked with at Hans Fahden was wonderful. The wine cave is beautiful and a very unique reception venue. Read less
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Tyson
Wedding:
5/17/2005
5.0/5.0
Wonderfully Beautiful place to get married! Even though it was raining, the winery had a cave that was just perfect! The surrounding flowers, lakes, bushes, and trees were beautiful even in the rain - the pictures turned out great! We just had a very small ceremony, but had the whole place to ourselves and the staff made us feel like we were the first and only ones to ever get married there! A+++++++
Wonderfully Beautiful place to get married! Even though it was raining, the winery had a cave that was just perfect! The Read more...
Wonderfully Beautiful place to get married! Even though it was raining, the winery had a cave that was just perfect! The surrounding flowers, lakes, bushes, and trees were beautiful even in the rain - the pictures turned out great! We just had a very small ceremony, but had the whole place to ourselves and the staff made us feel like we were the first and only ones to ever get married there! A+++++++ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Hans Fahden? I just got married there last weekend, and it was the most beautiful, easy going, and perfect wedding I have ever seen. From the teahouse to the wine caves, there are no bad places in the entire venue. My guests could wander the property and look at all of the amazing scenery, and the photos are sure to be spectacular.
Antone and his staff are so sweet, and they are always ready to answer any question you have. He has worked to make this place so special, and you and your guests will love it there. I could not have made a better choice on where to have my wedding.
What can I say about Hans Fahden? I just got married there last weekend, and it was the most beautiful, easy going, and Read more...
What can I say about Hans Fahden? I just got married there last weekend, and it was the most beautiful, easy going, and perfect wedding I have ever seen. From the teahouse to the wine caves, there are no bad places in the entire venue. My guests could wander the property and look at all of the amazing scenery, and the photos are sure to be spectacular.
Antone and his staff are so sweet, and they are always ready to answer any question you have. He has worked to make this place so special, and you and your guests will love it there. I could not have made a better choice on where to have my wedding. Read less
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