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

    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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  • Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    Enjoy our favorite culinary and wine pairings and kick it up a notch! For the month of May, Clif Family will offer a Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing experience. Take the time to enjoy and savor the flavors of Napa Valley paired with our small-production Napa Valley wines. Our Savory Nut Mixes are created by Executive Chef John McConnell to pair with our Clif Family Wines. Made in small-batches using the finest ingredients. Approximately 1 Hour.

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

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    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
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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
Anna F. Member Since 2/2/2018My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/13/19 11:00 AM

I am never disappointed at the Clif Family Tasting Room. Everyone there makes me and my guests feel welcome and the wine is wonderful. We are Farm & Vine members and we love the food products just as much as the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeffrey and Pamela S. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/12/19 2:00 PM

We love the Clif Tasting Room. All of the cyclist memorabilia is our favorite part of the room itself. The wine pairing was a lovely experience with an enthusiastic and gracious host! We had the best time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy S. Member Since 9/20/2017My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/10/19 1:00 PM

Gemma (spelling??) is just terrific, so personable and professional while being friendly and accommodating. She is eloquent when educating us on the nuances of the different wines, as well as the foods.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie and Steve M. Member Since 1/11/2019My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/10/19 12:00 PM

Bobby is the perfect host. Really friendly and knowledgeable without being overbearing. Always reminds us why we should make the drive up from Oakland more often!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan and Dennis R. Member Since 9/26/2018My BFF
Sweet & Spicy! Savory Nut Mix and Wine Pairing on 1/09/19 12:00 PM

It is always a great experience at the Clif Family Tasting Room. Whenever we arrive with a reservation, a table has been set up for us. Never fail to please us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan D. Member Since 12/31/2018My BFF
Oh! What Fun Chocolate Bar and Wine Tasting on 12/31/18 1:00 PM

We had an amazing time! Everything was ready for us when we arrived, and all we had to do was kick back and relax! Each tasting and pairing that we tried was described to us in detail. Made it a wonderful experience, and cannot wait to go again soon!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan and Dennis R. Member Since 9/26/2018My BFF
Le Maillot Jaune, A White & Red Tasting on 12/28/18 11:30 AM

At the Clif Family tasting room, it is true to its name...FAMILY. Tyler went above and beyond what would normally be expected in a tasting room. The employees must certainly love their job, because it shows in every task they perform. You will never hear "that is not part of my job". They are more than willing to satisfy your every want and need. I cannot say enough praise for this "family".

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sita and Finny A. Member Since 8/29/2018My Boss
Oh! What Fun Chocolate Bar and Wine Tasting on 12/30/18 11:30 AM

As always, such a wonderful experience. Great service, conversation, friendly folks and great food.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia H. Member Since 9/21/2013My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 12/26/18 3:00 PM

Gemma was an excellent host and was every knowledgeable about the wines! The food pairings of cheese and chocolates were very yummy and highlighted the wines. We ended up joining the club and purchasing a number of the different chocolates that we tasted.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pauline L. Member Since 7/18/2017My BFF
Oh! What Fun Chocolate Bar and Wine Tasting on 12/13/18 11:30 AM

We are wine club members but only visit once every few years due to the fact that we live in Portland, OR. Samantha from the wine club came out to greet us and our wine tasting host was absolutely fantastic and hospitable. He made some great recommendations of other wineries to visit as well when we were there. One of the best stops this trip St Helena! Great wine at reasonable price points!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise C. Member Since 4/26/2016My BFF
Le Maillot Jaune, A White & Red Tasting on 12/11/18 11:30 AM

As always, another awesome visit, great food, great wine and incredible staff!! Highly recommend this as a must have experience!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna C. Member Since 12/8/2018My BFF
Oh! What Fun Chocolate Bar and Wine Tasting on 12/08/18 12:00 PM

Hi, The tasting bar was beautiful with comfortable leather stools. We were served delightful chocolates/nuts along with our first pour for tasting. The lighting was amber and very warm and inviting. Each varietal was described along with soil information, the weather of the harvest year and a tasting description. We were not rushed and felt it was a real treat and fulfilling experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roxanna J. Member Since 2/5/2016My BFF
Le Maillot Jaune, A White & Red Tasting on 12/01/18 11:30 AM

It was a wonderful visit! The team was very organized and had wonderful information to share!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danielle and Reese P. Member Since 11/6/2018My BFF
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 11/23/18 11:00 AM

We are always treated like royalty without the pretentiousness. Comfortable open tasting room with cozy nooks and bar seating. The wine and delicious bites from the food truck were amazing as always.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise C. Member Since 4/26/2016My BFF
Le Maillot Jaune, A White & Red Tasting on 11/14/18 11:30 AM

Another stellar visit!! Impeccable service, excellent food and superior wine!! What more can you ask for?

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sita A. Member Since 8/29/2018My Boss
King of the Mountain, A Red Wine Tasting on 11/11/18 11:00 AM

Super friendly staff and so hospitable and generous. These folks are the best. Thank you Troy, Tyler, Bobby, Amy, Sam! LOVE being a member.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lori K. Member Since 9/27/2018My Parents
Bruschetteria Trio, a Wine and Bruschetta Pairing on 11/10/18 12:00 PM

Our tasting and lunch were wonderful. The pairings from the food truck with wines was perfect. The story of the family and winery were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Janet C. Member Since 4/5/2018My BFF
Le Maillot Jaune, A White & Red Tasting on 11/10/18 3:30 PM

Absolutely love coming to Clif Family winery. From the very first time I visited over a year ago, the ‘family’ have always made me feel like an old friend and a close family member. Shout out to Amanda, samatha, Gemma & the nice young guy who signed me up With the food club. (Sry I can’t think of your name at this moment.) in addition to wine & the jams, nuts, coffee, etc.. is the food truck !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin J. Member Since 3/23/2017My Frenemy
Le Maillot Jaune, A White & Red Tasting on 11/10/18 10:30 AM

I brought my Nephew and his wife for their first wine tasting experience. They were expecting a grand winery with lots of people but got Clif at its best. Both of them commented that it was an experience they will never forget and much more intimate than they were expecting.

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