Clif Family Winery

St. Helena, CA

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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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  • 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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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
Andrew S. Member Since 11/11/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 11/11/19 1:00 PM

Excellent atmosphere. Fantastic hosts. The cheese and wine pairing was excellent. I loved the wines and ended up getting some shipped home! Recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michal M. Member Since 8/2/2018My BFF
Rise and Wine, a Breakfast Pairing on 11/10/19 10:30 AM

The Rise & Wine Experience is the best way to kick off a day of wine tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley M. Member Since 3/22/2014My Parents
Farm Feast on 11/07/19 1:30 PM

The experience was very expensive for what it was. Wines were ok. They poured us the cheapest in their portfolio. Food (from the food truck) was fabulous, though they served brussel sprouts and half our group dislikes them. It would be more cost effective to just do a tasting and buy food al la cart from the food truck. Tasting room was cute. Fortunately there was no pressure to buy wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kristi S. Member Since 11/3/2019My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 11/03/19 3:30 PM

It was a great experience due to the wine steward that walked us through the wine tasting sensory evaluation

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rose and Brad B. Member Since 9/2/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 11/02/19 11:00 AM

Great experience at Clif Family Winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dawn K. Member Since 10/22/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 11/04/19 4:00 PM

Wines were pretty good but it’s just a tasting room not adjacent to the winery. That takes away from the experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Landyn C. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 11/02/19 12:00 PM

The wine tasting was great, especially when paired with little bites of cheese and jam. And the food truck had amazing food! The great hospitality combines to create the perfect trifecta for tasting!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Myrna L. Member Since 7/6/2018My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 10/16/19 12:00 PM

A few of us went to Clif Family Tasting Room and was hosted by Sean Groome who provided an amazing experience with our wine tasting. We were given samples of a variety of cheeses with their very own preserves paired with exceptional wines… the best Gewurztraminer I had in many years. And if that wasn’t enough, we indulged in some perfectly prepared and seasoned entrees from their food truck. This wasn’t any old food truck mind you, the food prepared by a Michelin starred chef no less. We were all delighted by our experience at Clif Family and will be back soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike W. Member Since 3/13/2014My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 10/20/19 11:30 AM

Clif Family is a small family owned winery with tasting room in St. Helena. The hospitality and tasting was fantastic. I highly recommend them!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Myrna L. Member Since 7/6/2018My Boss
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 10/17/19 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful wine and cheese pairing with Scott.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Myrna L. Member Since 7/6/2018My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 10/15/19 12:00 PM

The tasting room was fun, the wines were amazing and the prices were very fair for Napa wines. Our host were wonderful and very welcoming and let us move at our own pace through the tasting and gave us time to enjoy our experience. The food truck was the bomb! We all shared different dishes and everything was fresh and artfully prepared by the chef. I would highly suggest a visit. DP

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris B. Member Since 10/2/2019My BFF
Farm Feast on 10/08/19 11:30 AM

We had preselected Clif Family as one of our three destinations for our Platypus Wine Tour on Tuesday. The Clif tasting room is modern, well appointed comfortable. We were able to sit in the private dining area for our tasting and lunch. We found the wines and the pairings from the food truck for lunch to be wonderful. Our host, Tom was knowledgeable and fun.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sean C. Member Since 5/14/2018My Parents
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 10/15/19 1:00 PM

Great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William F. Member Since 9/25/2019My BFF
Farm Feast on 10/12/19 11:30 AM

Of all the venues we visited while in Napa the Clif Family Tasting Room was by far the favorite of my family. Visits to other venues had my parents repeatedly commenting, "I still think Clif was the best!". Not only did we enjoy their wines the most of any venue, they provided larger pours and did an fantastic job pairing the food from their Bruschetteria Food Truck better than other locations.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Meike H. Member Since 9/29/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 10/01/19 4:00 PM

Our host was super fun and the wine and food pairings were superb! We ended up not just buying wine but some very tasty snacks as well, their own apple butter being my favorite!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sioux E. Member Since 6/13/2019My BFF
Seasonal Wine Tasting, A White & Red Tasting on 9/24/19 1:00 PM

A very warm welcome. And Samantha was an exquisite hostess,and

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

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