Chimney Rock Winery

Napa, CA

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  • Vineyard Odyssey Experience $125.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Journey out of the winery and into the vineyards in a specially designed touring cart for an unforgettable exploration of our Stags Leap District estate. Enjoy a guided excursion & wine tasting in the vineyard, with our estate’s sweeping, dramatic views serving as your backdrop. Chimney Rock history, viticulture, and winemaking come together with commentary; stop along the way to enjoy photo opportunities. Sample single vineyard Cabernets in the very vineyards that they are grown in. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Journey to Omega Point $125.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    An Omega Point is described as “a maximum level of complexity and consciousness.” This concept inspires our winemaking team to create a wine that represents the maximum level of quality achievable in a given year. Starting with a brief tour, this exclusive experience displays the meticulous and extraordinary efforts involved in the journey to creating our transcendent Omega Point wine. A seated tasting presents multiple vintages of Omega Point wine alongside a delectable seasonal pairing plate. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Estate Tour and Barrel Tasting $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 5

    Daily

    An in-depth experience perfectly suited for collectors and enthusiasts! Tour the grounds of the estate with an experienced Wine Educator and learn how our unique setting, diverse vineyards, and detailed production processes shape the crafting of our celebrated wines. Sample wines directly from the barrel, and then return for an intimate seated tasting of our wines along with select artisan cheeses. Daily @ 10:30am & 1:30pm 24hr advance notice required Limited to 8 participants $85 pp | $70 Club Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Single Vineyard Tasting $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Discover our limited-production single vineyard wines on our shaded patio, or in our beautiful tasting salon. (based on season and availability) Begin with an overview of Chimney Rock and the Stags Leap Appellation, followed by a selection of our vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignons. Appreciate the difference that place makes in our highly coveted, award-winning wines. •Daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm •$65 per personI$55 Club Members •One Tasting Fee waived for each 3-bottle purchase of red wine Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Estate Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Experience a selection of our renowned estate-grown wines on our shaded patio, or in our beautiful tasting salon. (based on season and availability) Our knowledgeable wine educators will share the history of Chimney Rock, the uniqueness of our estate-grown wines, and lend insight into Chimney Rock's vision and winemaking style. •Daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm •$50 per person (Complimentary for Wine Club member parties up to 4 in attendance) •One Tasting Fee waived for each 3 bottle purchase Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    As a member of Chimney Rock Winery wine club enjoy a complimentary tasting for 4 guests at the tasting room bar. As a member of our sister wineries, Sanford and Rutherford Hill you can enjoy a complimentary tasting for 2 guests. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Chimney Rock Wine Club Palisades Patio Tasting ComplimentaryGROUP SIZE 2 - 4

    Daily

    We are thrilled to extend to our Palisades Society members only the best seats in the house! The Palisades Patio offers an intimate and tranquil setting, and unparalleled vineyard views of the estate and the majestic Palisades. This new wine tasting venue is available daily, exclusively for Club Members. Enjoy your wine tasting experience from the comfort of one of our covered settees and revel in the moment. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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About Chimney Rock Winery

Enjoy a tasting of our renowned estate-grown wines, or elevate your experience to a seated tasting on our shaded patio or in one of our beautifully appointed private salons.

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At Chimney Rock, we invite you to explore Cabernet Sauvignon like never before. Through our wines, we work to transform the enticing potential of the world's most exalted variety into riveting reality. And through our tours and tastings, we strive to provide immersive experiences that complement the exceptional qualities of our wines.

What starts in the vineyard comes to fruition in the winery. Chimney Rock Winemaker, Elizabeth Vianna, is deeply cognizant and intimately familiar with the estate's vineyards and she fully captures the estate's unique terroir through meticulous vineyard management and careful, artistically minimal winemaking principles. This “non-interventionist” style of winemaking allows the winemaker to fully utilize that which this wonderful and unique Stags Leap soil is capable of delivering. The end result offers wines that are pristine and authentic in terms of varietal character, accompanied by a velvety taste in the mouth and astounding softness, balance, and cohesion.

We hope to see you at our Stags Leap District Estate soon!

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Seated Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aaron B. Member Since 7/8/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/18/19 2:00 PM

Amazing wines and beautiful scenery. Dennis took great care of us. Is wine knowledge was as entertaining as it was impressive.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edward H. Member Since 7/7/2019My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting on 8/17/19 10:30 AM

They accommodated six of us in the courtyard (pretty setting) mid to late morning on a Saturday. The day was perfect and the wines did not disappoint. We have been club members for several years but shared them with two other couples who were also very pleased with the selection of wines and quality. The wines are a little pricey but worth the splurge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carson K. Member Since 7/31/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 8/17/19 2:30 PM

Very nice venue! Staff seemed busy/annoyed but great wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ernie & Jennifer J. Member Since 7/10/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 8/10/19 3:30 PM

It was a wonderful experience in great facility. We loved it

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anita T. Member Since 12/26/2017My BFF
Vineyard Odyssey Experience on 8/10/19 10:30 AM

Mick was a terrific host, and even as a long time club member, I learned a ton of new things. We had a great time and our friends had so much fun that they signed up as club members too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark & Nichole H. Member Since 10/6/2017My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Palisades Patio Tasting on 8/09/19 3:00 PM

Great time again visiting. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kate T. Member Since 8/1/2019My Boss
Single Vineyard Tasting on 8/03/19 3:00 PM

Neither of us enjoyed the wines, which was very disappointing given we thought Chimney Rock was known for reds and we are avid Cab drinkers, plus we had upgraded to the $65 tasting for this reason. The outdoor patio was hot but nice. Server was friendly, but we didn’t get the great, personalized level of service we received at other wineries. Not worth the cost at all.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jeff J. Member Since 7/12/2019Evil Stepmother
Single Vineyard Tasting on 8/02/19 3:30 PM

The interesting property and solid wine were diminished by sub par service - so much so that my wife and I decided that we will stop purchasing Chimney Rock wine in the future.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Andrew W. Member Since 8/15/2016My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting on 8/02/19 4:00 PM

Very good host who help us explore the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pamala L. Member Since 12/10/2018My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting on 7/26/19 3:30 PM

We always enjoy our visits to Chimney Rock. Wonderful experience. The staff is professional and polite. The tasting room and outside areas are very pleasant. Tom was our host.... Great guy. Love Chimney Rock wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adam S. Member Since 7/14/2019My BFF
Estate Tour and Barrel Tasting on 7/20/19 1:30 PM

Great Place. One of the best we were at.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Holly L. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 7/20/19 3:30 PM

Marvelous

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Clark Y. Member Since 7/17/2017My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Palisades Patio Tasting on 7/19/19 3:00 PM

I have always loved visiting Chimney Rock and became a wine club member on my first visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lindsey W. Member Since 7/9/2019My Boss
Single Vineyard Tasting on 7/13/19 3:00 PM

This was the last of our tours after a long day so it’s hard to gauge exactly how the wine was. The ambiance was gorgeous and the staff were friendly. I found the prices to be fairly high compared to the other vineyards we visited. I would like to go back earlier in the day to give it another try!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lucia V. Member Since 3/3/2016My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting on 7/04/19 12:00 PM

Was greeted kindly by a gentleman outside the front door help with our reservation. Was greeted by one of your servers, Tom, whom I have met prior, great service, answered some of our questions. Superb service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Morgan M. Member Since 4/14/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 6/22/19 1:30 PM

Scenery was beautiful and everyone that worked there was warm and welcoming from the moment we walked into the door. The indoor and outdoor spaces were both gorgeous and homey. Wine options were spectacular and well explained when poured.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ron T. Member Since 7/5/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 7/05/19 3:00 PM

Booked a patio tasting. Short wait for table. Shared two tasting flights, the wines were great. Melissa was very helpful and engaged. She provided interesting facts and took time to answer our questions. Well worth the time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tara B. Member Since 6/3/2019My BFF
Vineyard Odyssey Experience on 6/21/19 10:30 AM

The Odyssey experience was exceptional! Sipping wine in the vineyard it came from was so cool. Tom was an amazing host with a wealth of knowledge. He was interesting and very personable. I was also refreshing that they didn’t push their wine club. Their wines speak for themselves. Delicious ??

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul W. Member Since 5/30/2019My BFF
Single Vineyard Tasting on 6/20/19 3:00 PM

Excellent service for my visit as well as my Brother and his family. Mick is a great representative of their brand and reserve wines of course were excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chuck H. Member Since 8/5/2015My BFF
Estate Tour and Barrel Tasting on 6/19/19 1:30 PM

Warmly greeted upon entering the main tasting building. Our guide, Mick, greeted us in a friendly, professional manner. We had reserved an Estate Tour and Tasting. Mick started our tour by pouring us glasses of Rosé. Then, we stepped outside to enjoy CR’s beUtiful back patio area. Next we walked to their special events venue to step inside. From there Mick took us through the production area

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark R. Member Since 5/8/2014My BFF
Estate Tour and Barrel Tasting on 6/15/19 1:30 PM

It is the best winery visit we’ve ever had. The atmosphere was incredible, the service was exceptional, and the wines were fantastic. We’ve been to a lot of wineries over the last 15 years, and both my wife and I agree that Chimney Rock is our new favorite, is it surpassed any and all expectations. It was truly a wonderful Napa Valley experience!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tamara L. Member Since 5/28/2019My BFF
Single Vineyard Tasting on 6/02/19 4:00 PM

Chimney Rock was by far one of the top experiences in Napa. Tom greeted us for our reservation and had a private tasting and experience set up and ready for us as soon as we walked in the door. His knowledge of viticulture and the Stags Leap district along with relaxed personality just made this the perfect way for us to end our day in Napa. CR's cabs are superior. Wonderfully, great winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris & Nina S. Member Since 12/2/2016My Boss
Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting on 6/08/19 1:00 PM

Always great to visit the winery. The last 2 visits we've brought friends that loved the wines and the location.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve B. Member Since 6/3/2019My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 6/08/19 3:00 PM

Sales pitch to join wine club was too strong.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Christine H. Member Since 6/4/2014Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 6/02/19 3:00 PM

We set up a tasting visit a few days in advance using Cellar Pass. When we arrived w were greeted as if our visit were a surprise. We had reservations but for some reason, only received three of the five tastings on the menu. We had the first two and suddenly he skipped to the last wine. Our person seemed a bit distracted or bored. The descriptions he provided were just the standard descriptions we've heard in many tasting rooms. Nothing about what makes Chimney Rock special. We did not feel we received good value for our money and felt our time would've been better spent elsewhere.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
julie e. Member Since 4/5/2019My BFF
Single Vineyard Cabernet Tasting on 6/01/19 12:30 PM

We indulged in the single vineyard tasting. We learned so much about the winery, the lots, their grapes, the art and science of winemaking, and the passion of chimney rock’s history. We enjoyed their wine and the knowledge we gained. I am now a new member of their wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nadene R. Member Since 5/22/2019My Boss
Estate Tasting on 6/01/19 12:30 PM

Gorgeous and comfortable setting. Good to try a variety of the wines as we were already familiar with one particular cab

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol S. Member Since 10/31/2014Evil Stepmother
Single Vineyard Tasting on 6/01/19 2:00 PM

The staff was nice and friendly, and knowledgeable. But, honestly, the single vineyard wines were not good at all. I've had Chimney Rock in the past and enjoyed it. But, these tasted very olive-y... I was able to tolerate the very last one. I saw someone tasting a rose and asked for a sample of that. Turns out I liked the rose and bought 4 bottles. So it wasn't a total waste.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Karen M. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 5/23/19 4:00 PM

We had a wonderful time at Chimney Rock. Relaxing and peaceful atmosphere with a very engaged team to help you understand the history of the winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan M. Member Since 3/15/2019My Parents
Estate Tour and Barrel Tasting on 5/18/19 10:30 AM

We had a wonderful time with Donna during our Estate Tour and Barrel tasting. Donna was very informative and made the experience very enjoyable. We can't wait to get back to Chimney Rock.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chrissy Y. Member Since 5/24/2019My BFF
Vineyard Odyssey Experience on 5/25/19 10:30 AM

WE took the Odyssey Vineyard tour and had Jason as our tour guide. He was an excellent tour guide and we really enjoyed the tour. We even found a "white pebble".

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mandy W. Member Since 5/22/2019My BFF
Estate Tasting on 5/23/19 12:00 PM

Cata and Melissa were super great! They catered to my preference of white wine although it wasn't necessarily on the tour. They made the experience amazing! And the views behind the property are stunning!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia S. Member Since 10/16/2014My BFF
Estate Tasting on 5/23/19 4:00 PM

Our wine tasting host was extremely nice and articulate.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Margot K. Member Since 4/21/2019Evil Stepmother
Estate Tasting on 5/22/19 2:30 PM

Of the 6 vineyards we visited, this was the least satisfying. Why? 1)even though I made reservations, there was no formal set up/seating area, only a bar. Why not outside or on couch? Why not have breadsticks/crackers as other places whose prices were comparable? 2)the 2013 wines we tasted were not good. We bought nothing, a first for the trip. 3)weak info on history and winemaking process

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
John M. Member Since 12/29/2014My BFF
Chimney Rock Wine Club Member Bar Tasting on 5/19/19 1:00 PM

Always a delight. Staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
SIMA P. Member Since 4/4/2019My BFF
Estate Tour and Barrel Tasting on 5/18/19 10:30 AM

Donna was an awesome host, the barrel room tasting was awesome, and the final sit down tasting was out of this world

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel N. Member Since 3/20/2019My Boss
Estate Seated Patio Tasting on 5/18/19 3:30 PM

Chimney Rock had a great wine and set us up in a fantastic private room. The property is beautiful and I will absolutely be returning.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Steve K. Member Since 5/6/2019My Frenemy
Estate Tasting on 5/16/19 4:00 PM

We had reservations because of our membership at Rutherford Hill Winery, and brought two friends, which paid for a tasting. The lady who served us was very distant and unwelcome toward us. I was only impressed with one of the Cabs. The overall impression was extremely underwhelming.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
James K. Member Since 4/26/2019My Ex
Estate Seated Patio Tasting on 4/28/19 1:00 PM

There are other wineries that will take much better care of you during your visit.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 1/5
Freddi W. Member Since 6/14/2014My BFF
Estate Seated Patio Tasting on 5/09/19 2:00 PM

We had such a delightful experience at the winery with your tasting room associate Cata. She was so knowledgeable about chimney rock wines and your estate, growing process but lean process etc. We learned a lot and so enjoyed your beautiful wines particularly your big reds and your new rose ! She was also very knowledgeable about The wine industry, great restaurants and NAPA Valley in general

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

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