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About Bell Wine Cellars

Bell Wine Cellars is committed to handcrafting limited edition bottlings of extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir of their vineyards and the care and passion of their growers.

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In California we are blessed with a great variety of microclimates, each capable of producing grapes of extraordinary quality and style. I seek out these individual vineyards with their unique microclimates, and working closely with the winegrower, strive to optimize the fullest potential of each property. from the appellations of Rutherford, Mount Veeder and Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley, to the Lake County north of us, and the hot Sierra foothills to the east, each vineyard I purchase grapes from is blessed with a singular terroir. Displaying exquisite balance and produced in very small lots, each varietal displays the distinct flavor and personality by the particular growing conditions nurturing each vine - a true sense of place. -Anthony Bell, proprietor and winemaker

If you like to be in the middle of things, come taste our current releases in our tank room, between the towers of stainless steel. Would you enjoy a bit of relaxed education? Take the Grape to Glass tour and make yourself at home in our glass-enclosed reserve room after a walk through the Merlot and Chardonnay vineyard adjacent to our winery. See the barrels we use and understand why we use them. Taste young, up-and-coming Cabernet out of the barrel, and then appreciate what magic time can do, tasting finished wines with artisan cheeses. Are you a true Cabernet-phile? Our clonal blending seminar would appeal to your inner winemaker.

These days, Anthony utilizes his 35 years of winemaking passion simply to make wines we love to drink. Come by for the perfect tasting that share both our rich Napa background and exquisite wines - we think you'll agree.

features Notable Features
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Hand-crafted
  • Limited Production
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • By Appointment Only
  • Cellar Tours
  • Component Seminar
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Sensory Experience
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Port Wine
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
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Kelly S. Member Since 4/11/2016
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 5/20/16 11:00 AM

This was by far our favorite winery we visited (others were Cakebread, Sequoia, and Caldwell). When we first arrived we were warmly greeted and showed around with a tasty glass of wine. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and made the wine and cheese experience a lot of fun. We enjoyed seeing the vines and learning about the wine making process and aging process. Highly recommend.

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Alexander C. Member Since 4/5/2016
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 4/17/16 4:00 PM

beautiful spot and fantastic wines!

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Mary F. Member Since 9/23/2015
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 3/20/16 3:00 PM

It was a rainy day but upon entering immediately felt warm and welcome. The heat lamp was on and we were invited into the small dining room for a wine and cheese pairing. The host was knowledgeable and gracious and the wines delicious.

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Pam W. Member Since 3/15/2016
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 3/16/16 12:00 PM

We had a very nice experience and enjoyed it thoroughly. The wines were wonderful too. Thank you to Regina for making our visit so pleasurable.

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William B. Member Since 3/1/2016
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 3/04/16 11:00 AM

We learned about this vineyard last year while on vacation as we were heading out of town and it was too early for the tasting room to be open. Since our last name is Bell, we made the time to stop this year and were so blown away by the quality of the wines that we became club members. We had a very personalized and informative tasting. Keep up the excellent work!

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Kyle N. Member Since 3/1/2016
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 3/04/16 12:00 PM

Maggie was amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and welcoming! Bell Wine Cellars makes an amazing product and I would highly recommend visiting their operation!

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Jeff R. Member Since 3/12/2015
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 2/15/16 3:00 PM

Great experience in every way at Bell. Maggie Bernat is a wonderful hostess, knowledgeable and friendly. Of course, the proprietor, Anthony Bell, has a tremendous attention to detail in his craft and the wines are consistently of the highest quality. An absolute must-visit in Napa.

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Richard and Carol S. Member Since 2/3/2016
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 2/12/16 11:00 AM

very educational

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Kara M. Member Since 12/27/2015
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 1/02/16 1:00 PM

We had a wonderful visit to Bell for the cheese and wine pairing! We loved the cozy, rustic ambiance of the winery and tasting room. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and engaging, and the wines were outstanding! The Cabernets were particularly impressive, and we really enjoyed seeing pictures of various Cabernet clones and tasting the differences in the wines. Highly recommended!

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Julie W. Member Since 10/31/2015
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 11/16/15 1:00 PM

Amazing! Very knowledgable and wonderful experience. Made us feel like VIPs!

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megan S. Member Since 8/16/2015
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 11/06/15 12:00 PM

Courtney did and amazing job with my husband and I on our tour of Bell. Clone 6 was our favorite wine. I highly recommend this tasting experience!

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Jeff S. Member Since 10/11/2015
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 10/16/15 2:30 PM

We had a lovely experience on our VIP Grape to Glass tour and wine/cheese tasting. Maggie was our hostess. She was so passionate about BWC and their wines that it was contagious. She was very informative and made the experience a lot of fun. Their wines were divine! We were partial to the Clone 6 cabernet. We can't wait to get our first wine club shipment. This is definitely a "Don't Miss!".

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Patricia B. Member Since 10/16/2015
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 10/18/15 1:00 PM

Bell Wine Cellars is a small winery that makes a select number of bottles of their various types of wines. Their wines are rarely found in commercial stores. We were greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable hostess The history of their winemaker, Anthony Bell (formerly of Beaulieu), is extremely interesting due to his careful and lengthy process to produce Clone wines.

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Kimberley L. Member Since 9/16/2015
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 10/16/15 1:00 PM

The place is lovely! Regina does an excellent guide! I do not like cabs.... My favorite, their delicious CAB!!?? Our wine and cheese, delightful. I loved walking in with the candles burning and everything welcoming and comforting! Cheers!!

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Don S. Member Since 9/23/2015
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 10/16/15 10:00 AM

Our host, Regina, was very friendly and knowledgable on the wine making process and history of Bell

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Halley M. Member Since 9/30/2015
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 10/13/15 4:00 PM

Great stop at the end of a long wine tour day!

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Kathleen S. Member Since 5/30/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 9/27/15 2:00 PM

I scheduled a 2:00pm tasting but we were delayed in getting to the winery to make our reservation. I called and left a message for Bell informing them of this. I called back a little later to follow up and they were very accommodating. Upon arrival, they knew who I was and took us out on the patio do the tasting. Our host was very knowledgeable and was able to answer any of our questions.

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stephanie s. Member Since 9/14/2015
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 9/16/15 3:00 PM

Best winery in napa region! Love the wines!!

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Nathan and Jamie F. Member Since 9/2/2015
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 9/08/15 10:00 AM

Wonderful. Great balance between education of history and wine making and tasting.

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Jeff K. Member Since 8/2/2015
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 9/12/15 4:00 PM

This is a toss up we did not enjoy the wines as much as other wineries but the folks tasting next to us liked it so well they became members. We really enjoyed the staff and they are very friendly.

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