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  • Estate Tasting $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    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

    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)
  • Private Tasting
  • 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 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
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
Daniel D. Member Since 10/4/2018My Parents
Estate Tasting on 11/24/18 1:00 PM

Charles Krug has excellent wines paired with a very enjoyable wine tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jorge A. Member Since 10/1/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 11/15/18 10:30 AM

Exquisite wines during the tour and tasting. Bought several bottles of the cab.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doreen B. Member Since 10/21/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/09/18 12:00 PM

This was our second winery we stopped at, we ran late, they were very accommodating. We did tasting and cheese board which was delicious. We ordered a few bottles for delivery, look forward to receiving them. The grounds and winery are beautiful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Glen B. Member Since 10/30/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 11/09/18 2:30 PM

Charles Krug is wonderful winery and a must for any Napa trip. Great wine always!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ROGER S. Member Since 11/4/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 11/09/18 10:30 AM

Great time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bill H. Member Since 10/9/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 11/06/18 10:30 AM

As one of the greats, the Krug tour and tasting lived up to its reputation. Our guide, Annie, was extremely informative about both wine making processes and Krug history. The wine pairing with cheeses, meats, olive oil and crackers perfectly concluded our visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley E. Member Since 6/22/2018My Boss
Estate Tasting on 11/02/18 12:00 PM

We had a nice afternoon at Charles Krug. I do wish we had been given an explanation of the wines more and the process of making it/grapes used, etc. The woodier pizza were delicious. We did enjoy the sitting outside with our wine in the adirondacks and playing corn hole. It was a nice way to spend time with friends.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Lindsey F. Member Since 11/4/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 11/04/18 10:30 AM

The experience here is incredible. Our tasting guide Jay did a phenomenal job!! She went above and beyond and gave my friend and I an amazing experience and it was our favorite winery experience. Her storytelling abilities are amazing. She told us the history of Charles Krug and it was such a compelling story that kept us interested. The wine was amazing and so was our experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa M. Member Since 9/18/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 11/02/18 10:30 AM

Great wine, great tasting experience and fantastic wine educator!!! I will definitely tell everyone that Krug is a MUST stop!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diccon W. Member Since 10/15/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/28/18 11:30 AM

Wonderful professional tasting with platter pairing and then artisanal pizza on the grass for lunch. Lovely warm experience and great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erika G. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/28/18 10:30 AM

Always a great visit! Had amazing service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
laura b. Member Since 9/18/2018Evil Stepmother
Tour and Tasting on 10/26/18 10:30 AM

My husband and I are members at Charles Krug - It was the highlight of the trip. We were able to book the Library for our private tasting and our guide (Giselle) was great! Everyone loved the entire experience from the walking tour of the grounds, the history of the winery and family, the cheeses n sausage but most importantly - The WINE! We will return to this winery again and again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sonya M. Member Since 10/20/2018My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 10/21/18 2:30 PM

comfortable coaches with beautiful interior. Wine was alright, other than Volt everything was too sweet for us. Hostess was serving a few other tables. She was like rushing us. We just has a sip she was already here with the next bottle, we ended up dumping the wine into the spit tube for ar least 3 times.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill S. Member Since 1/8/2014My Parents
Estate Tasting on 10/08/18 11:30 AM

It was an excellent visit and we were well taken care of. Highly recommended and we learned a lot about the winery, history and sales information. We really enjoyed the Pizza lunch in the park and tasting through their great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria P. Member Since 10/15/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/20/18 3:00 PM

Great wine, service and ambiance. Luke was an incredible host, taking the time to explain the different wines in the tasting, the history of the winery and even ended up taking us on a short tour of the property. Can’t say enough about the personal service we received as well as the wonderful wine!! We will definitely be back.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael B. Member Since 8/21/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/22/18 4:30 PM

Greeted immediately with a smile and a glass of wine. Nice, informal tour with David, walking the beautiful grounds and talking wine and THE Ohio State :). Didn't even notice I stayed an extra hour. Would be 5 stars if there was food available after 4:00, especially after flying in from the East Coast.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lawson D. Member Since 8/12/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/18/18 10:30 AM

Quite welcoming. Great atmosphere. Lots of attention and knowledge by the staff. Super friendly. Fabulous wines!! Loved the experience!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie S. Member Since 9/17/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 10/19/18 4:30 PM

The person who did our tasting acted as if we were a bother to her. Definitely our worst experience in the wine country.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kari A. Member Since 9/14/2017My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 10/18/18 10:30 AM

I initially thought we were going to a winery that did bubbles, but I certainly was not disappointed after we were welcomed with a glass of Sauvignon bland and the. Began the grounds tour. Our guide was great! She was so fun and personable. She gave us the family and winery history in the perfect storybook fashion. Loved her!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Trevor M. Member Since 11/1/2013My Boss
Estate Tasting on 10/18/18 12:00 PM

Our host was great! She is also the local historian, so shared tons of great info!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erika M. Member Since 10/12/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 10/17/18 3:30 PM

I had been here previously but I wanted to take my family here while they were visiting. Candace went above and beyond for our tasting! She made it very special for us and my family had such a great time. She was such a hospitable host and really made it such a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tanya & Dunie Ray A. Member Since 1/7/2014My Boss
Estate Tasting on 10/17/18 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful tasting! They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. So much history with this winery. A must see and taste!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robin B. Member Since 9/23/2018My Parents
Estate Tasting on 10/12/18 3:00 PM

Was not aware that we had to drink each tasting from one glass. Pourer was not able to answer all questions. Her lack of knowledge was made up by her enthusiasm The meat and cheese platter was delious

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
diana s. Member Since 5/2/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 10/08/18 10:30 AM

Everyone made us feel welcome and introduced us to some great wines. Enjoyed having pizza outside and it was perfect. Thank you for an enjoyable visit. Diana

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gerard H. Member Since 9/16/2018My Ex
Estate Tasting on 10/08/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful place, but a complete lack of hospitality.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
luci b. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 10/04/18 10:30 AM

Great place. Enjoyable tour and tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephen H. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/29/18 2:00 PM

Excellent experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ruth K. Member Since 10/27/2016My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/28/18 12:00 PM

We chose to visit Charles Krug because it is the oldest winery in Napa. We had the experience of a lifetime because Mondavi family members were there that afternoon and we got to sample some older wines. And yes, their current wines very good too.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John M. Member Since 9/24/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/26/18 3:30 PM

Wonderful wines. Great history. Lovely merlot

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Trina C. Member Since 5/2/2014My Boss
Estate Tasting on 9/18/18 3:30 PM

There are a lot of amenities at the winery and the wine is very good.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kris F. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/22/18 10:30 AM

We enjoyed a wonderful tasting experience! Scott was informed about the wines, winery and area - sharing all that with us, as well as being very personal and funny. The wines were fabulous! Thank you Kimberly for helping to make the experience so wonderful; we all purchased some wines to take home with us. I would highly recommend Charles Krug winery!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy P. Member Since 5/16/2014My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/22/18 3:00 PM

loved it and will definitely return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel M. Member Since 9/13/2018Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 9/20/18 4:30 PM

The winery and wine itself was amazing! The service was horrible! Our appointment was the last one for the day and the last for the week. We visited 8 other wineries for the week and purchased wine at all 8. This is the only one that we did not purchase anything at! We were rushed to leave and could care less if we purchased anything! Needless to say we will never go back!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Gregory L. Member Since 7/17/2018My BFF
Tour and Tasting on 9/14/18 10:30 AM

Very informative tour about Chas Krug and the other longtime wine families. Tasting was plentiful, even served with cheese, sausage, crackers and chocolates.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carmen G. Member Since 11/3/2017My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 9/14/18 3:30 PM

I was so excited. This winery has a great history. I liked that there was a kitchen-Cusina Di Rosa. Yet when I arrived nothing was explained to me. When I asked The gentleman, he merely said I see you were reading the pictures. I was very disappointed.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Rogerio F. Member Since 8/15/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/14/18 1:00 PM

Amazing experience My wife and I enjoyed the experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff & Annette S. Member Since 8/30/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/13/18 1:00 PM

From start to end, a fabulous time...friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming staff in a beautiful setting. Perfetto!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas C. Member Since 9/7/2018My BFF
Estate Tasting on 9/08/18 12:30 PM

Outstanding experience! A great place to take anyone visiting you if you really want to impress them with a Napa experience.

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