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About Chateau Potelle

We promise a St. Helena Wine Tasting experience that is innovative, intimate, convivial & extraordinary. Enjoy our unique Food & Wine Pairings, with food bites from the Michelin starred Chef Ken Frank of the famed La Toque Restaurant.

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It is our honor to have you visit our Tasting Home & Garden in St. Helena and taste the wines of our family boutique winery.

Despite our 30 years in the Napa Valley, we continue to be an anomaly. We love what we do and we do it with all our heart. We love our customers and love rubbing elbows with them. For that reason, we sell our wines exclusively to you, our private customers, and not in restaurants and stores.

Our vision at Chateau Potelle is to produce wines with style and character that are representative of their birth place, Mt. Veeder. Like for each of us, our "roots" provide us with an unique culture, a set of mores and traditions...a style and character. After all, people from the California coast and the hills of Tennessee embody vast differences! Our job as winemakers is to respect and exploit the unique qualities of our "roots" ...to craft wines with a sense of style and personality.

Chateau Potelle has built a solid reputation for its avant-garde approach and for its commitment to quality. This experience is an opportunity for you taste the product of our passion.
You will Love it!

Take your time and enjoy.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Experiences
  • By Appointment Only
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Private Tastings
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Cinsault
  • Dessert Wine
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Grenache
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Port Wine
  • Primitivo
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
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Robb W. Member Since 1/14/2018
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 1/15/18 12:00 PM

Tony is an absolute pro and made our tasting experience relaxing, fun, and informational. The food pairings were delicious.

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Mark B. Member Since 9/9/2016
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 1/14/18 1:00 PM

Excellent wine, food and host!

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Lauren S. Member Since 1/13/2018
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 1/13/18 12:00 PM

The staff was beyond fantastic. The wine was equally great. We will be going back again next time in Napa.

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Robert R. Member Since 1/9/2018
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 1/10/18 2:00 PM

Great food and wine pairing. Terrific presentation and conversation.

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Bob and Joann B. Member Since 4/20/2016
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 1/09/18 1:00 PM

The pairing was well done. However, Tony failed to send us an e-mail receipt for the wines we purchased.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Sonny & Sue Z. Member Since 12/19/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 12/26/17 1:00 PM

We loved everything about this tasting from the wines to the food pairings to the hospitality. i would highly recommend!

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Wayne S. Member Since 11/6/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 12/30/17 12:00 PM

Great wine, great food tasting, great hospitality and just a great time! A hidden gem in Napa and some of the best wine anywhere.

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Jean-Pierre G. Member Since 12/21/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 12/26/17 12:00 PM

Great welcome upon arrival with a taste of the Riviera rose, some chat with Tony. The sit-down wine and food pairing was awesome and we were able to take it at our pace, making it enjoyable and special. Bonus was to get to spend some time with the owner and share wine and life stories. Overall a great and friendly experience with amazing wines !

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Mari C. Member Since 11/28/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 12/02/17 2:00 PM

Excellent wine tasting and we would highly recommend it. The atmosphere is perfect, excellent wine and the food is such a nice touch. You will learn a lot and it is in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The outdoor patio is perfect for a warm afternoon but you won't be disappointed inside.

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William and Carolyn O. Member Since 2/12/2016
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/02/17 11:00 AM

A very nice experience. We sat outside in awesome weather. Enjoyed the wine and the conversation.

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Josh R. Member Since 10/13/2015
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 11/11/17 10:00 AM

The food and wine pairing was amazing, and they know hospitality!

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Wayne S. Member Since 11/6/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 11/10/17 12:00 PM

Very nice tasting experience. Each wine is paired with some incredible small bites and each of the wines is well explained by the staff. Very intimate and very nice.

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Brad and Vicki R. Member Since 4/10/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/29/17 3:00 PM

The team is so welcoming every time we visit. Todd is a hero for always getting us in for tasting with visiting friends and Anthony is just wonderful setting the right venue in the Garden and his great conversation and certainly knowledge. Visiting VGS is like visiting old friends. And the wines, well we love them all!

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Beth T. Member Since 6/7/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/23/17 11:00 AM

Lovely atmosphere with the French music. We really enjoyed our food & wine pairing with Tony! The whole experience made us feel like we were in France. The outdoor tasting was beautiful!

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Annie K. Member Since 1/8/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/13/17 4:00 PM

We experienced the Food and Wine tasting. It was absolutely delicious with an array of flavors paired with each wine. At this tasting I LOVED each wine served to us (that has never happened before!). I've been to France and did not enjoy any Rose as much as the VGS Rose served at this tasting. It is an intimate setting and great family feeling experience. I highly recommend.

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Stephanie P. Member Since 11/29/2015
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/08/17 10:00 AM

Perfect in so many ways. Made my birthday celebration extra special.

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Maria M. Member Since 10/3/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/07/17 10:00 AM

The ambience was relaxing. I loved the food pairing. Our host was knowledgeable and very hospitable she had a very sweet smile. Mainly the wine was outstanding.

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Daniel R. Member Since 9/25/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/07/17 2:00 PM

The building and patio area are beautiful, but mostly all you hear is the traffic on 29, great wines, delicious food pairings

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Andrea E. Member Since 9/15/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 9/30/17 11:00 AM

Anthony was outstanding! He tailored our visit to the type of informatin related to our family! My parents do not often do winery visits, and he created the perfect environment for them.

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Donna R. Member Since 9/12/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 10/04/17 1:00 PM

Quiet, lovely must-experience spot! Our favorite winery in Napa.

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Suzanne F. Member Since 3/17/2016
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 9/24/17 11:00 AM

A gem, literally! Great wine, served with wonderful pairings, and knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed meeting owner. Will be back, with more friends.

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June G. Member Since 9/17/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 9/21/17 1:00 PM

Chateau Potelle over delivered in every category. They honored a complimentary wine tasting pass that we received several years ago. We had a private wine tasting and food pairing for 3 on the patio. The tasting was relaxed, informative and the staff took time to address us by name and get to know us personally. We loved their wines and food pairings! We purchased 6 bottles to ship home!

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Kristine D. Member Since 9/16/2017
VGS Tasting (wine only) on 9/17/17 3:00 PM

I liked it very much. I joined the the wine club. I enjoyed each tasting

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Don S. Member Since 10/30/2015
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 9/20/17 11:00 AM

They are always welcoming at Chateau Potelle. Best tasting room experience!

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Linnea A. Member Since 7/7/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 9/09/17 11:00 AM

Anthony did a wonderful job of presenting the wines and small bites. We loved the private tasting room. The space is airy and fun and the outdoor spaces lovely as well. Thanks for a great visit.

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Peter A. Member Since 6/8/2011
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 9/07/17 11:00 AM

Very delicious wine/food pairing.

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Vicki & Rick H. Member Since 8/10/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/25/17 10:00 AM

First the tasting "cottage" was simply charming. The bright colors, art work and outside garden nooks were upbeat, original and delightful. The wines and food pairings were right on point. Todd was an excellent host. I would recommend Chateau Potelle to anyone tasting in Napa and look forward to going g again.

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Bernhard V. Member Since 8/24/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/26/17 2:00 PM

The wines and the food were excellent.

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Beth & Larry H. Member Since 8/1/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/25/17 4:00 PM

Skip the hype of other wineries and go straight to the Very Good S _ _ _!

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Laverne M. Member Since 8/19/2017
VGS Tasting (wine only) on 8/19/17 4:00 PM

Lovely tasting on the covered outdoor patio; beautiful garden area. Tony was very entertaining & informative & took wonderful care of our group of four.

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Billie B. Member Since 7/14/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/12/17 10:00 AM

VGS is one of my favorite wineries, we are club members. Their wine is excellent as is their hospitality. We did the small plate wine pairing, it was great. Tony handled our tasting, very knowlegeble and a wonderful host. Two other couples joined us, it was their first visit. They loved the experience.

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Robert M. Member Since 10/7/2014
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/03/17 12:00 PM

Our host was very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. Loved our name on the wine tasting table. Wines were great. We joined the wine club.

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Paul D. Member Since 5/30/2016
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 8/01/17 1:00 PM

Always fun. Great wine and hospitality.

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Nick H. Member Since 7/3/2015
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 7/30/17 2:00 PM

Tony was a fantastic host. Food was delicious on and they had red and white wines that were delicious. Joined the wine club and am looking forward to returning

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Bob L. Member Since 4/3/2015
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 7/28/17 3:00 PM

Excellent

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Jeana & Bill R. Member Since 7/19/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 7/19/17 3:00 PM

I loved that the owner was present, approachable and quite charming ;). I loved that we had time to chat about more than just the wine but the area, the players, the climates, the cultures and changes of the industry etc.

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Melissa T. Member Since 7/3/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 7/11/17 12:00 PM

Staff was friendly and super hospitable. Only slight minus was the ambience as the place is located by the highway. Nevertheless would highly recommend this place! Definitely worth a visit

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Stuart F. Member Since 6/19/2017
VGS Tasting (wine only) on 7/07/17 3:00 PM

Extremely well prepared for our arrival and great follow up

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James T. Member Since 7/2/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 7/02/17 1:00 PM

The wine was delicious and the hospitality was great. The food pairing was amazing. Overall loved the experience and will bring my friends there again!

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Roger K. Member Since 5/31/2017
VGS Food & Wine Tasting Experience on 6/27/17 3:00 PM

We had a marvelous time! Luckily for us, we were the only couple, so it wound up a private tasting and intimate experience with a charming and enthusiastic host. The wine was uniformly excellent and the food pairings were spot-on. Would recommend this winery tasting for those who enjoy a small-production, low-pressure, high-quality experience.

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