AXR Napa Valley

St. Helena, CA

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  • AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

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    Enjoy your down-home, private experience on our pre-prohibition site, tasting wines handcrafted by consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger. The Signature Tour and Tasting experience at AXR takes you on a journey through the past, present, and future of Napa Valley. Begin the tasting with our newest release of white wine touring the historic estate, then move into our seated introspective tasting of our current release red wines. *for parties larger than 6 please call to reserve your tasting Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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About AXR Napa Valley

Tour our historic property with a private seated tasting in this incredible experience at a ghost winery site that has been a winery, saloon, brewery, restaurant and inn over the last 134 years, all while enjoying award-winning AXR and V Madrone Wines

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If only these vines could talk, they would tell you stories of the old Napa Valley. The history of our estate is compounded in layers; rooted in historic tales of fierce Native American hunting grounds, wild west pioneers and the first woman vintner of California in 1886. It has changed hands over the course of 134 years to become a brewery, restaurant, inn, winery and saloon. Tales of love, lust, heartbreak, murders and great fortune create an imaginative backdrop to our present-day vision of AXR.

AXR Napa Valley is now a winery that pays homage to its history and blazes the trail of excitement and innovation in Napa Valley as the pioneers before us did. We want to be reminded every day to live fully and to leave a lasting impression on our layer of history. Named after the AxR rootstock (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AxR#1 eventually succumbed to Phylloxera and most of California wine country was left as a blank canvas. Vintners now had a chance to replant and to rethink the entire structure of the vineyards; attention was paid to the terrior and unique varietals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it. AXR invites you to go on a journey through the past, present and future of Napa Valley.

Our consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger, using fruit from the best vineyard sites in Napa Valley, including our St Helena estate, Beckstoffer To Kalon in Oakville, and Sleeping Lady in Yountville. The essence of Jean's winemaking style is brought to life through a particular craft: fundamentally balanced by his experiences in Bordeaux, now left unbridled on the frontier of Napa Valley, making AXR a delectable intersection between the past and future of wine.

Enjoy the moments that truly matter,
with those who matter most.

For Reservations within 24 hours, please contact the estate at 707-302-8181 or email info@axrnapavalley.com

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Ghost Winery
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • Private Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dan P. Member Since 7/2/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 7/05/19 10:00 AM

Amazing experience. The wine was phenomenal, the grounds were beautiful, and the guide was perfect.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kylie D. Member Since 6/18/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/26/19 2:00 PM

We scheduled a tasting with our team and everyone was really impressed. Thomas made us feel right at home and we loved learning about the history of AXR! With such a storied past, this was a really fun winery to visit. Thanks for hosting us, we will definitely recommend AXR to our friends and family visiting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle S. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/24/19 10:00 AM

From the moment we drove onto the property we knew we were going to love it. Then we were greeted by Michelle who was so welcoming & hospitable as if we were guests in her own home. She gave us the grand tour & was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the property. Then we tasted the wines. Wow! Wish she hosted every tasting we attended. We’ll be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Howard P. Member Since 6/8/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/21/19 12:00 PM

We were running late and yet were warmly greeted. Our hostess was mindful of our schedule and did a superb job of taking care of us. Truly a great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff G. Member Since 5/28/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/25/19 2:00 PM

Excellent personalized experience. While relatively new winery, the wines were exceptional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori & Bernd S. Member Since 6/20/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/20/19 2:00 PM

We were referred by a friend to visit AXR, as she recommended it based on our tastes in wine & our preference for boutique wineries. Our host Michelle was professionally hospitable when we arrived, & then warmed up to us & became even more personable as we learned more about AXR & its wines. Love the story behind the winery, its property, founders, & wines. Truly memorable experience- thank you!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pamela W. Member Since 6/21/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/23/19 10:00 AM

Awesome visit. Really enjoyed the way they answered question about vineyard and.wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather P. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/12/19 4:00 PM

AXR is a beautiful winery with amazing wine! I would definitely recommend and can’t wait to visit again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark B. Member Since 12/9/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 6/06/19 10:00 AM

Great welcome, tour and wines. Loved the cheesy chips too! We’ll be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debbie and Dave B. Member Since 7/26/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 5/30/19 10:00 AM

Thomas was a wonderful host and we immediately loved everything about AXR from the beautiful interior decoration of the renovated home to the gardens and redwoods out back to the terrific wines. We highly recommend this experience as a personal Charming journey through Napa wine history!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Molly D. Member Since 3/13/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 5/17/19 2:00 PM

Thomas was a great and welcoming host. The wines were delicious and the hospitality was excellent. Enjoyed the tour around as well! A found gem- we will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sierra N. Member Since 4/11/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 5/18/19 12:00 PM

Michelle was incredibly knowledgeable and kind. She gave our group exactly what we were looking for! I would highly recommend this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan K. Member Since 3/28/2012My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 5/04/19 10:00 AM

Thomas was great in leading us around the property, explaining winery history , and hosting the wonderful wines. It is such a beautiful old house and property. The owners have done a fabulous job.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth S. Member Since 10/25/2012My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 5/05/19 12:00 PM

Michelle was our hostess and she was full of energy and knowledge. LOVE EVERY MINUTE WE WERE THERE!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ken G. Member Since 4/2/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 5/02/19 12:00 PM

Very pleasant and welcoming. VERY nicely surprised with the quality of the visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jack N. Member Since 4/10/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/27/19 10:00 AM

The experience at AXR was beyond great. Our host Thomas was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, really made us feel like VIP’s. Wines are all outstanding. Can’t give a higher recommendation, simply fantastic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael S. Member Since 8/14/2013My Parents
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/26/19 2:00 PM

This is an escape to days gone by to a time when customer service and personal attention really meant something to businesses. If this is what you are looking for, then come to be pleasantly surprised.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Briana J. Member Since 4/2/2019My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/21/19 4:00 PM

Good ambiance. Nice staff. Good wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Peter C. Member Since 4/13/2014My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/17/19 12:00 PM

Alex was wonderful as was the WINE!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wilfredo S. Member Since 4/13/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/21/19 10:00 AM

Richard was great, excellent and super funny! Congrats to all!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edward C. Member Since 7/16/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/21/19 2:00 PM

AXR is an extraordinary addition to the Napa valley. Unpretentious, friendly, and focused on producing world class wine. And the chips with Gouda are delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan S. Member Since 4/14/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/20/19 12:00 PM

AXR was recommended to us by a friend and it was one of the best experiences we had in Napa. We were immediately greeted at the door (reservation needed) in a warm fashion and then brought into a beautiful back room. All of the tastings were brought into the room for us. Our guide, Richey, was excellent and the most personable person we met on our trip. This is a great place to visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shelly L. Member Since 3/9/2015My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/14/19 10:00 AM

Staff was very knowledgeable and the wines were excellent. Setting was beautiful and even had a redwood grove.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana R. Member Since 1/25/2017My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/13/19 2:00 PM

AXR’s beautiful property is just the beginning to a wonderful tasting with Michelle as our host. The wines are excellent and worthy of wine club membership, so we joined! Michelle enhanced the experience and entertained us while showcasing the wines in a lovely fairy ring of Sequoias.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark G. Member Since 10/10/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/08/19 10:00 AM

Richy did a great job in welcoming us to your winery and was very professional and informative. Needless to say, but the wines were exceptional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tyler M. Member Since 1/29/2019My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/13/19 10:00 AM

Top notch! Michelle was amazing from arrival with wine in hand to finish where majority ofnusnsigned up for the club and all bought wine. Wonderful tour and even better wines! Can’t wait to come back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sister Dorothy S. Member Since 8/9/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 4/03/19 2:00 PM

Alex was great...we had a fantastic time and were so pampered and honored with each moment of our time...we will be back!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Grace A. Member Since 12/6/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/30/19 4:00 PM

We were sent here by a friend and had a wondetful tasting - highly recommended. Just a perfect way to enjoy a private tasting-great hosts, great wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shelby S. Member Since 7/21/2017My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/31/19 12:00 PM

AXR is an ancient winery made new again. The Ambiance is great, the decor, the CHIPS!! The tour though the magical forest, all great for newbies and valley vets alike.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul K. Member Since 2/10/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/30/19 2:00 PM

It’s like being at home in a private natural enclave with a first-class home and a spectacular peaceful setting with an excellent collection of wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kurt b. Member Since 12/26/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/26/19 10:00 AM

Alex greeted us and provided an amazing tasting experience. The estate is beautiful and we took a short walk to see the gorgeous redwood grove. Alex greeted us with wine and shared the story of AXR with us during our walk. We returned to the house and sat down for our tasting with wonderful wines and a few small bites to accompany. Great wines and experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deb G. Member Since 3/15/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/25/19 12:00 PM

Richies was great! He was so accommodating. He knows his wine. We had so much fun! We didn’t want to leave!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley S. Member Since 2/11/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/24/19 4:00 PM

AXR is definitely a one of a kind winery. The ambiance, hospitality, and wine selection are unparalleled in comparison to any of other winery. Definitely a "must visit" when you're in Napa Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James H. Member Since 3/7/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/10/19 12:00 PM

Loved the whole experience - touring the ground, tasting the wine, and the ambiance of the winery. The wine was very good, and very high quality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan H. Member Since 1/16/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/09/19 10:00 AM

Staff was humorous, real, articulate, well informed and most importantly they did not come across as used car salesmen slangin' wine.... Felt good vibes the second we walked in. Killer space, killer wine... Would definitely recommend and return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry R. Member Since 1/15/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/01/19 4:00 PM

Outstanding tasting experience. If you love big, full throttle Napa reds then consider AXR for your next visit. Fantastic seated tasting by Richard. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob B. Member Since 7/22/2017My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/22/19 12:00 PM

I visited AXR with two business colleagues in local real estate as well as the local wine industry, so we have seen many wineries. We had an amazing experience, from discussing local wine issues to learning about the unique aspects of AXR wines. The salon presentation, congenial setting, highly professional staff and above all Richard's entertaining hospitality made it an unforgettable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug K. Member Since 6/9/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/20/19 4:00 PM

Lovely tasting and fun history to the site. Thomas was a fun and energetic host. axr does not have dozens of wines to taste but the wines they make are well worth the visit. We visited 25 wineries this week and this was somewhere in the top 3. The v Madrone cab sav 2015 was worth the trip by itself.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff M. Member Since 8/23/2012My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/16/19 10:00 AM

Learned of them because they recently became members of GEMS, a collective of wineries that share some wine club privileges. Excellent visit. Thomas was a terrific host. We took a brief tour of the property, sampled wine in a grove of giant redwoods, then sat down for the formal tasting. Will recommend them to friends who visit the valley. P.S. Ask about the ghost.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob and Joann B. Member Since 4/20/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/15/19 4:00 PM

Richard Cooksey took very good care of us. Very knowledgeable, listened well to see what type of wine we like, had a great personality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5

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