Clif Family Winery

St. Helena, CA

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  • Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    At Clif Family, food and wine go hand in hand. Your seat at the bar awaits you for a relaxed and comfortable tasting experience. Taste through our favorite white and red wines of the season, which you can find only at our Tasting Room, through our Wine Clubs and select Napa Valley restaurants. When your tasting is complete, retire to the patio for a glass of wine or espresso and settle in for the afternoon. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    The King of the Mountain experience features a selection of our Howell Mountain Estate wines presented with thoughtful and curated pairings from the Clif Family Kitchen. Explore the flavors of the acclaimed Howell Mountain appellation through our small-production wines which you can find only at our Tasting Room, through our Wine Clubs and select Napa Valley restaurants. Learn how red wines pair with both savory and sweet flavors on your plate. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Farm Feast $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Gather with your friends & family at the table for the complete Clif Family Experience. Your host for the day will lead you through flavorful food and wine pairings featuring some seasonal offerings from our Farm and the Clif Family Napa Valley product line alongside a flight of white and red wines. Enjoy an ingredient-driven lunch prepared by the Clif Family Food Truck. Your farm-to-table meal will include starters, salads, bruschetta and sweets to finish. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Rise and Wine, a Breakfast Pairing $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Rise and Shine with Clif Family. Begin your day in Wine Country with tasty bites inspired by the Clif Family Kitchen and Farm enjoyed alongside a line-up of refreshing wines. Complete your morning with a hand-crafted espresso to finish. Approximately 1 Hour.

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About Clif Family Winery

Clif Family celebrates wine, food and adventure in all that we do. Visit us and share our love of artisan wines, handcrafted food and authentic experiences.

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Our story begins with Gary and Kit’s cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit sought to bring these memorable experiences to their Napa Valley home with our Clif Family Tasting Room and Bruschetteria Food Truck. Our organic farm and estate vineyards located high atop Howell Mountain provide a bounty of grapes, olives, fruit and vegetables to fuel our journey. We hope you find time to slow down, fill your glass and spend an afternoon with us.


If the reservation time you are looking for isn't available, please give us a call to inquire about your options at 707.968.0625

Notable Features

  • Big Screen TV
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
  • Urban Tasting Room
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Lunch
  • Meeting-Private
  • Reserve Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewurztraminer
  • Grenache
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nath P. Member Since 1/4/2017My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 8/25/19 11:30 AM

The wines were good, but the little bite sized pairings made everything great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Buddy D. Member Since 8/19/2019My Boss
Saluti (Cheers) Flight on 8/25/19 3:00 PM

Friendly group and very busy . Had table reserved for tasting. Seemed like many of guests were just dropping by. Servers were very helpful and service was great.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Scott B. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 8/20/19 2:30 PM

Friendly staff. Very nice wines. Recommend the updated tasting with the cheese/ chocolate. Great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Betty Z. Member Since 2/25/2019My BFF
Saluti (Cheers) Flight on 8/12/19 1:00 PM

My partner and I are relatively new to wine so we love that there are plenty of options for us to figure out what we like/dislike. Mikhail guided us through both the saluti and mountain tastings and their perfect food pairings, we ended up taking some things home! We will definitely stop by another time since the bruschetteria truck isn’t open on Mondays.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle S. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Saluti (Cheers) Flight on 8/11/19 11:00 AM

First wine tasting in Napa, expected to be walking into a wine tasting room at a beautiful vineyard. Were surprised when it seemed like we were walking into a restaurant. That being said, we had best experience of 5 Napa wine tastings. Our host, Mikhail was huge part of great experience. Very personalized, cheese wine pairings, chocolates&even taste of food truck appetizer. No pressure to buy.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marian S. Member Since 7/25/2016My BFF
Saluti (Cheers) Flight on 8/04/19 3:00 PM

Amazing! The relaxed, unhurried atmosphere of the tasting room, together with the knowledgeable, friendly, efficient staff made this a memorable tasting experience. The cheese and food pairings were delicious and well matched with their wines. This is an experience to be revisited with family and friends.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kaitlin H. Member Since 6/4/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 8/04/19 2:00 PM

I was scheduled to have a wine tasting, but sadly had some unforeseen travel delays and had to cancel. Was able to stop in the next morning to pick up a few items to take home. Wish I could've stayed longer. Very friendly staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather P. Member Since 8/23/2017My BFF
Saluti (Cheers) Flight on 7/28/19 11:00 AM

This place never disappoints!! Fantastic wine, delicious snack pairings, terrific staff, and the bruschetteria truck...the best!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris W. Member Since 7/15/2019My BFF
Saluti (Cheers) Flight on 7/21/19 11:00 AM

Fantastic experience, great wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katrina K. Member Since 6/12/2019My BFF
Rise and Wine, a Breakfast Pairing on 7/10/19 10:30 AM

The Rise and Wine with our hostess Jenna was awesome! The personalized service along with the wine tasting was a great way to start our day! Plan to visit and ask for Jenna- the wines are excellent and unique!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica V. Member Since 7/20/2015My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 6/23/19 2:30 PM

Wonderful Experience! Was great to have food elements be a part of the wine tasting experience. Great Experience overall!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cary M. Member Since 5/14/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 6/16/19 3:00 PM

We had a lovely time. Very informative and pleasant staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rebecca H. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Rise and Wine, a Breakfast Pairing on 6/11/19 10:30 AM

The Clif Family Rise & Wine experience was a great way to start off the day in Napa Valley! We were greeted by friendly faces and taken through a great experience of wine & small bite pairings. I would recommend this experience to all of those who love to pair wine with food!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
April S. Member Since 4/20/2019My Ex
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 6/07/19 1:00 PM

The winery was clean and modern, the bathrooms were clean and smelled good, and there was a lot of cool things to look at. Once we began our tasting is where it all fell apart. We were ignored and barely talked to. No one seemed to care if we liked the wine, were ready for more, or even wanted to buy anything. After our time there, we have no plans to return.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Megan B. Member Since 5/24/2019My BFF
Rise and Wine, a Breakfast Pairing on 5/31/19 10:30 AM

We arrived at Clif Family for our Rise and Wine and the moment we entered, I felt super excited! The food was excellent - super tasty and we were both so happy to see that it wasn't overly carb heavy or sweet, just the right amount of balance - hot sauce anyone?! Our host on a scale of 1-10, was a 20!!! We loved him! We ended up joining the club because how could we not?!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stacy W. Member Since 4/26/2019My Ex
Farm Feast on 5/29/19 2:00 PM

The wines were good. The food was excellent. The wines weren’t actually “paired” with the food offerings. And both the wine pours (maybe 1 Oz/pour) and food servings weren’t a good value. You are better off getting food from the truck and doing a tasting at the tasting bar. You’d come out ahead on the cost, and have a chance at being satisfied with either experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lucinda & Randy M. Member Since 6/9/2018My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 5/14/19 1:00 PM

Friendly, knowledgeable staff made us feel welcome. Delicious wines and nibbles! We always enjoy visiting Clif Family!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rich B. Member Since 5/4/2016My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 5/19/19 3:00 PM

Our group of 4 felt anticipated & welcomed immediately! Bobby was our host and provided a bountiful and memorable wine tasting and food pairing experience. He was friendly, fun and full of knowledge about each wine. We love Clif Family Tasting Room and would highly recommend to all our friends & family!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelsey C. Member Since 1/27/2019My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 5/18/19 3:30 PM

The wines are absolutely the star of the show at Clif, we did the King of the Mountain tasting, and WOW. They were all beautiful and well paired with small bites. My only complaint is the service is slow, we sat for maybe 20 minutes (we were offered a tasting of the rose while we waited) before our actual tasting and pairing began. Beautiful reds, staff is well educated on their wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeffrey T. Member Since 11/11/2018My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 5/05/19 11:00 AM

My family adores this place. We bring our 3 1/2 year old son and 11 month old daughter and they are always welcome. The wines are a hidden gem (favorites include The Climber Red, and Rte Blanc). The Bruschetteria food truck is worth a visit on its own- the fungi with a soft egg on top is paradise. Much of what they make is from the family farm!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily W. Member Since 2/20/2019My BFF
Farm Feast on 4/17/19 12:00 PM

Out of 8 wineries visited in 3 days, Clif was the first winery we visited and my ultimate favorite. Clif provided a casual experience with knowledgable and personable staff for a lunch tasting. The food truck lunch was unbelievably good, with a personal visit from their chef, and their unique wines were beautifully presented by Amy. We loved conversing with Amy and learning about wine from her.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon M. Member Since 4/9/2019My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 4/16/19 11:30 AM

Awesome experience! Fun, comfortable, and impressive from start to finish.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Richard K. Member Since 9/29/2016My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 4/07/19 11:00 AM

The tasting room was very welcoming and comfortable. Our host Amy was wonderful. Service and amenities were very good. Would definitely visit again and would recommend to others.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Samantha O. Member Since 11/30/2017My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 4/07/19 1:00 PM

The wines were amazing and very easy to drink, it was a challenge to narrow it down and not buy all of them! Our host, Amy was extremely knowledgeable and tailored the tasting to what each of us told her we liked and was spot on with all of our different palates!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda And Chuck J. Member Since 1/25/2016My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 4/06/19 12:30 PM

First visit. Greeted warmly. Had a reservation. Amy was our hostess. Did a great job of explaining the wines which we loved. Loved the wines. We joined and look forward to coming back????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hazel D. Member Since 4/1/2019My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 4/05/19 4:00 PM

Our experience at the Clif Family Tasting Room was outstanding. We were greeted with warm smiles and good energy. Their staff was super knowledgeable and accommodating. We chose to do the wine and chocolate and nut pairing, which was so delicious. I really wanted to leave out of there with 3 bottles of wine + all of the chocolate/nut offerings, but I was good. Til the next time :)

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrea M. Member Since 4/8/2014My BFF
Rise and Wine, a Breakfast Pairing on 4/05/19 10:30 AM

My husband and I were in Napa to celebrate his 50th birthday. We have been a few times before and wanted to try something different. Clif Family fit the bill with its unique tasting experiences. We opted for the "Rise and Wine" experience. We were not disappointed! It was a lot of fun to try the different yummy bites they served us along with the various wines. Our hostess, Amy, was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sue B. Member Since 5/31/2018My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 3/23/19 11:30 AM

The name itself says it all: FAMILY. It’s a cozy, casual, friendly tasting room where everyone is treated like family. My advice: go in time to have lunch! Their food is as fantastic as their wines. If you are looking for a casual, fun food and wine experience, this is the place for you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzie C. Member Since 2/8/2019My BFF
Chef John’s Spice and Wine Tasting on 3/02/19 11:30 AM

This is not my first tasting, I've always enjoyed the food truck and the employees there have always been wonderful. Candace & Sam have been very helpful and responsive whenever I had to book a tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sita and Finny A. Member Since 8/29/2018My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 2/23/19 10:00 AM

Bobby was awesome - so hospitable and taught us so much. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry M. Member Since 2/7/2016My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 2/15/19 12:30 PM

Clif always provides a superb experience! The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable, the wines are fabulous, the hosts are wonderful. Dusty was fantastic, and went above and beyond!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark & Maureen D. Member Since 8/28/2013My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 2/10/19 12:00 PM

The pairings are a real bonus. We like Clif for it's professional, yet down to earth approach. Gemma helped us and was cute/sweet but had a great understanding of the foods and the wines. We were well taken care of, greeted when we came in and the wines were good. The Sauv Blanc, Rose, Grenache, Zin and Cab are always good. I think the Grenache is a star here. This is a nice low key tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Maria R. Member Since 1/12/2019My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 2/08/19 11:30 AM

Amazing wine & chocolate. Our fabulous host Rob was very knowledgeable and fun. Great experience, can’t wait to do it again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry & Diane R. Member Since 1/15/2015Evil Stepmother
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 2/02/19 2:00 PM

The wine and chocolate pairing is a complete miss. Our host was friendly but was not in tune with our palates or that we are experienced wine consumers. Not a good experience at all.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Kandace H. Member Since 1/26/2019My BFF
The Perfect Pairing, Wine and Chocolate Tasting on 2/04/19 4:00 PM

Our tastings was perfect. The clif pourer even customized our tasting based on our taste in wines. Almost our whole table joined the cliff club and look forward to returning

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Helen W. Member Since 1/26/2019My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/27/19 11:00 AM

There were three of us. Two of us chose the sweet and spicy nut pairing and the other did the mountain wine pairing. All the wines were delicious and the nuts were extraordinary! Tyler was very friendly and helpful and even gave us some side-by-side tastings beyond the menu. I can’t wait to go back when we visit Saint Helena next time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim A. Member Since 1/14/2019My BFF
Tour de St. Helena, Bike Rental with Tasting on 1/21/19 10:00 AM

A fun and unique Napa experience! Not just for seasoned cyclists, this adventure can be experienced by anyone. Choose your bike route and duration then meet up for a delish and fun tasting menu. The aesthetic and staff are top notch. The wine is very good too!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Nicole M. Member Since 11/10/2018My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/20/19 2:00 PM

Clif Family offers some of the best wine/food pairings - and they are complimentary to club members, which is a plus! We indulged in the wine and savory nut pairing as well as the red and savory bites pairing, and both were great! We always enjoy our trips to Clif Family, and we would highly recommend Tyler!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Les B. Member Since 10/23/2013My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/17/19 12:00 PM

the wines are great, the food truck is amazing, and the staff are fabulous, very friendly and knowledgeable, would recommend this as a wine and lunch stop for anyone who wants a great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Eiren Y. Member Since 1/14/2019My Parents
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/15/19 3:00 PM

As a cyclist, I was biased to try this winery. When booking I had a hunch that it was related to the Clif Energy Bar and upon arrival, my suspicions were confirmed. This winery has a very interesting history behind it. Though that is not enough to bring people by, their wine itself can hold the business together. They had great ranges from dry to sweet, light to full bodied, crisp or tannic.

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

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