Charles Krug Winery

St. Helena, CA

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  • Estate Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    This tasting features five small-lot, estate wines. They may include our Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc, Limited Release Malbec, Family Reserve Generations Bordeaux-style blend, Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cold Springs Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Selections vary based on availability. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Tour and Tasting $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 10

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    We begin the tour outside (weather permitting) with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc as we view our lush Culinary Institute of America farm-to-table garden and share stories about our legendary winery. From there, we tour our historic Redwood Cellar, and then continue with 3 more of our delicious Bordeaux varietals in our Vintage Selection Library. You will also enjoy a selection of handcrafted artisan cured meats and cheeses to pair with our wines. Advanced reservations required. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Charles Krug Winery

Located in the original 1872 Redwood Cellar, the Charles Krug hospitality center melds rich history with warm, contemporary visitor experience.

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Designed by renowned architect, Howard Backen, of Backen, Gillam and Kroeger, the renovated Redwood Cellar showcases the grand scale of the building while preserving the patina of time with steel beams, wooden posts and re-purposed redwood wiall finishes taken from the production tanks that formerly occupied the space. Stone and shot Crete walls and the original concrete floor add to the sense of history evident in the room. A grand entrance reveals the open tasting space for visitors and arched glass windows that view into the reserve barrel room where one remaining redwood tank with its original glass pipes stands in the corner. In the center of the hospitality center, the building's scale comes into view with an opening to the mezzanine space, used for events and private venues for winery guests and club members.

A tasting bar and trattoria anchors the main space with ample room at the tasting bar and high and low metal tables and chairs creating a comfortable seating with a modern, contemporary feel. A steel and glass elevator linking the main floor with the mezzanine separates the hospitality center and reserve barrel room while tying the historic space together. Behind the long tasting bar, topped with fir timbers repurposed during the renovation, is a wall of wine amid the warm redwood wall finishes.

A library room in the north corner is anchored with a temperature-controlled reserve cellar, showcasing vintages of Charles Krug Winery wines dating back to the 1940's with a long table for private group tastings. A walk up the stairway to the mezzanine exposes the building's original 18-inch think stone walls.

The hospitality center is open daily from 10:30am to 5pm with walk-ins and by appointment tours and tastings available throughout the day.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Weddings
Experiences

  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathleen M. Member Since 4/13/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 4/19/19 2:00 PM

Good wine and a complimentary salami and bread appetizer. A beautiful cellar but my complaint would be that it is dark and no outdoor seating.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
chris D. Member Since 4/24/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/18/19 11:30 AM

We went Tasting at Charles Krug and were introduced to Giselle who proceeded to educate and entertain us ! What a Fabulous Host ! The Wine is Spectacular but the Presentation is equally so, Giselle is who you want to pour for you when you visit !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kip-Ja H. Member Since 4/3/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/06/19 11:00 AM

Beautiful winery in a stunning setting. The indoor wine tasting with cheese and meat platter was excellent.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin S. Member Since 4/15/2019My Parents
Estate Tasting on 4/15/19 10:30 AM

We had a wine tasting. We were big Charles Krug wine fans prior to coming to the winery but the experience we had with our wine historian Daniel really reinforced our love for Charles Krug. We loved the history and the winery itself was beautiful. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana H. Member Since 11/4/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/15/19 1:00 PM

Welcoming, generous host. Good wines. Will return

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Chris D. Member Since 4/24/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/13/19 2:00 PM

Charles Krug is the Best, but Giselle is who makes it so !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joe C. Member Since 3/22/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/10/19 2:30 PM

A fantastic experience from start to finish. Our host was very friendly, hospitable and we never felt rushed. Learning about the history of C Krug along with tasting some beautiful wines led for a great memory. We were a group of 10 people, within the industry, and I know the tour left a lasting impression.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Troy A. Member Since 7/29/2014My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/12/19 2:00 PM

Was a great tasting of 4 to 5 wines in a very modern tasting room with a salami plate to accompany the wines. I would recommend hitting up this winery for the wine and being one of the oldest wineries in the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David D. Member Since 4/7/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/08/19 2:00 PM

Simply amazing. From the beginning to the last moment. Felt like a personal friend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Duncan W. Member Since 7/28/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 4/06/19 10:30 AM

Well its really about the wine isn't it !!?? The Krug and Mondovi families trace there wine making back generations . My personal choice is Krug . Beautiful tasting room with amazing wood beam construction in a renovated antique building . Just sit back relax and enjoy , you earned it .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana S. Member Since 4/5/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/31/19 1:00 PM

Do not care to comment

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marie K. Member Since 3/22/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/31/19 11:00 AM

Great tasting experience shared with lovely meat and cheese platter. Extremely knowledgeable staff made this tasting an unforgettable experience. The wines selected for this tasting were wonderful.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
rebecca w. Member Since 3/23/2019Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 3/28/19 2:30 PM

Of the 12 Wineries we visited this was by far our least favorite. We found the hospitality lacking and to be honest, I don't even remember the taste of the wine as the greeting of the staff left such a bad taste in our mouth. We won't go back to Charles Krug, there are enough wineries in Napa that are more inviting.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Dawn G. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/26/19 11:30 AM

This is one of the most wonderful tasting rooms in the valley! Huge space with food available. We had a group of 6 and they provided a wonderful, private tasting with our reservation. We rated this one of the best wineries we visited during 3 days in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lenize S. Member Since 2/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/20/19 1:00 PM

I loved the experience! The wine tasting are really good!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda D. Member Since 5/15/2018My Parents
Estate Tasting on 3/16/19 12:30 PM

The tasting room was nice and the guy pouring was fun, but the wine itself (other than a couple $100+) left us underwhelmed.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Andrew B. Member Since 2/9/2016My Parents
Estate Tasting on 3/18/19 11:00 AM

Amazing wines at oldest winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
andrea s. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/16/19 11:00 AM

The gal hosting us was an amazing storyteller - we could have listened to her all day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dimitra G. Member Since 2/22/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/09/19 12:00 PM

Such a great place and everyone of the staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
shane j. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/11/19 1:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristin M. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 3/09/19 11:30 AM

We had a wonderful time and people there were amazing,

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeanine M. Member Since 1/9/2016Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 2/20/19 11:00 AM

Great wine, but the hostess was actually rude. I was mad at myself later for buying any wine from her! We told a group at another winery how she treated us and they all said they would have got up and left. I will not return.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dave G. Member Since 2/12/2019My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 2/19/19 10:30 AM

Wonderful winery with great history and beautiful grounds and facility. Should be at the top of anyone’s list.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catherine V. Member Since 2/16/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/17/19 12:30 PM

Giselle was dope.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sean H. Member Since 11/2/2017My Ex
Estate Tasting on 2/16/19 12:00 PM

Tasting felt rushed, despite us getting a late start because another party was lingering in our tasting area.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Brenda V. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/17/19 11:30 AM

Ron was our server and was delightful. Knowledgeable and friendly. The wines are amazing as well. We had a great tasting and left with an order to look forward to when we get home!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Justin J. Member Since 1/15/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/15/19 12:00 PM

Excellent experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James T. Member Since 12/6/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 2/14/19 10:30 AM

Wonderful Valentine’s Day tasting and tour. I’ve already recommended the winery to several friends...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Becky J. Member Since 1/6/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/14/19 11:00 AM

Loved it so much I became a member!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris B. Member Since 1/21/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/08/19 11:30 AM

I appreciate the intention they took with updating the property while still keeping the heritage of the property. I visited four wineries while in Napa and this was the best one!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gregory N. Member Since 11/10/2015My BFF
Estate Tasting on 2/02/19 11:00 AM

Fantastic combination of modern amenities with unparalleled history. Wine was only surpassed by the friendliness of the staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura L. Member Since 1/15/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 1/28/19 2:00 PM

The staff was super friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable! We loved it thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tad B. Member Since 1/5/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 1/19/19 11:00 AM

This was an excellent experience where we were seated for the tasting. The events manager was fantastic and she spent a lot of time explaining the wines and included a salumi tasting. The wines and salumi were excellent. I highly recommend this tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ardath K. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 12/26/18 12:30 PM

We had a wonderful time tasting your delicious wine!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa C. Member Since 12/29/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 12/29/18 12:30 PM

We had excellent service and a wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kay T. Member Since 12/28/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 12/28/18 2:00 PM

The place was decorated with holiday decor, and made the place feel very homey. It gave me the idea of what it would be like to host a comfy gathering on the sofa with friends while chit chatting and sipping some nice Charles Krug wines. We did not feel rushed tasting from one to the next, which gave my brother-in-law and sister time to digest and think about the differences.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Samara J. Member Since 12/19/2018My Boss
Estate Tasting on 12/23/18 3:30 PM

The overall experience was lovely. Beautiful setting and atmosphere. The wines were delicious. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you for having us!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Louise H. Member Since 12/7/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 12/26/18 1:30 PM

The wines were good but the experience was average. We got a nice history lesson but some of the information was incorrect. I don’t think you should tip on wine tasting. The original purpose of winetasting with to get to know the wines that are available. Not to be entertained. Especially on a group of four it’s ridiculous to give even 15%. That’s over 30 bucks but I feel guilty not given it.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Louise R. Member Since 11/2/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/15/18 1:30 PM

Wonderful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren B. Member Since 10/23/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/24/18 12:30 PM

Unfortunately, we were rushed through our experience and could not relax by our own fault. However, we LOVED who helped us. I have forgotten her name but we were there in the afternoon on a Saturday, Nov. 24. She was very friendly and extraordinarily knowledgeable. We wished we could have stayed longer just to hear her tell us more about the history.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
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