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Charles Krug Winery

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Address: 2800 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574-9502
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+1 707-967-2229
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Now offering wood-fired Pizza on the Lawn, Saturdays & Sundays, 11-4....

Now offering wood-fired Pizza on the Lawn, Saturdays & Sundays, 11-4. Enjoy wood-fired, Italian-inspired pizza on the Charles Krug lawn with a delicious glass of Charles Krug wine. The oldest winery in Napa Valley, Charles Krug recently renovated its historic Redwood Cellar, turning it into one of the region's most stunning Tasting Rooms. Named one of the "Top 10 California Tasting Experiences" by Food & Wine and winner of the 2015 Architecture and Landscape Award for Best of Wine Tourism, this is the winery that put Napa on the map. A must-see for anyone interested in the legacy of Napa Valley winemaking. We offer several tasting options daily, including barrel tastings, private tours, and exclusive tastings of our limited release wines. Walk-ins are welcome, or call to make an appointment.

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This is a great plac with a lot of history. The wines are very good and great service people at the winery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lees Summit, Mo
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Lees Summit, Mo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great plac with a lot of history. The wines are very good and great service people at the winery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I came here the day before New Year's Eve and even though my group was a party of 8 we had no problem getting a table set up with a very short wait. The gentleman did a good job talking about the vineyard as well as the wines we were tasting. He was very friendly, personable, and knowledgeable with his... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic wines to taste. Food on premise & a beautiful building & tasting room. Friendly staff with knowledge of their wines

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

As members of their wine club for many years we Decided to stop by for quick visit on a whim as we drove by. Very nice welcome by staff and special attention for being members. Nice perks we were not expecting such as Free tasting and unusual opportunity to do barrel tasting from their reserve collection. Very cool and wines... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Krug Vineyard, we were treated like second class citizens after I mentioned we were supposed to get complementary tastings because of a partnership with the Harvest Inn ($560+per night!) I wouldn't buy a bottle of wine from Candace if it was the last bottle in Napa!

Thank Larry T
Aura B, General Manager at Charles Krug Winery, responded to this review

I discussed this incident with my staff, because we take all of our reviews very seriously, and it appears that some miscommunication occurred. We apologize for this, and we will do everything we can to make sure something like this does not happen again with any guest. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You can NEVER go wrong with wine from Charles Krug! Add in their amazing tasting room, and going here becomes a no-brainer! Every time I go to Napa, I always bring my friends and family to this winery because they are the best!

Thank Lisa L
Rhode Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here on a referral from another closeby vineyard. We were disappointed. The wine pourer was snobby and even mocked us to the guest on the side of us. Unprofessional...

1 Thank am420jeep
Aura B, General Manager at Charles Krug Winery, responded to this review

I am so sorry you had a bad experience. I am quite frankly stunned that this happened to you. I assure you we will discuss this incident with our entire Tasting Room team to remind them that each guest must be treated with warmth and graciousness. I cannot apologize strongly enough. If you have any interest in discussing this incident... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

There were two flights available at $20 and $40 for 4 one ounce pours. We chose one of each. We really enjoyed the wines, but it was just too expensive. The employees were very knowledgeable about the wine, the history and the region. To buy the premium wines, you must be a member. They can't ship to our state or... More 

Thank SuzyCincinnati
Aura B, General Manager at Charles Krug Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed the wines and that the staff shared their knowledge of our historic winery with you. We do offer less expensive wines that range from $18 to $30 a bottle, and we are very proud of the quality of those wines. Admittedly, some of our small-lot,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our wine train visit to this beautiful winery. What a great story on the Krug family, knowledgeable staff, great wine. You must go in and see the beautiful historic renovation - amazing!

Thank HLP033
Aura B, General Manager at Charles Krug Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! We LOVE our partnership with the Napa Valley Wine Train, primarily because they bring so many wonderful guests to our winery. We are so happy you enjoyed the tour, the wines and our staff. Please come back again soon. More 

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I rarely go to Napa without stopping by Charles Krug for a tasting. I love the location, the facility, the barrel room, the service, and the proximity to the Culinary Institute of America (another aesthetically pleasing structure). You just feel good being in this beautiful place. The wine is excellent as well. Is it the best wine Napa has to... More 

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Aura B, General Manager at Charles Krug Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such an amazing review! We are so pleased you believe we are one of the top "must-taste" stops in Napa. We are very proud of our wines, our staff, and our historic estate. Thank you again, and please come back and visit soon. More 

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