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CRU Tasting Lounge

Napa, CA

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    Reserve your time slot now, decide on your experience upon arrival. The Tasting - $29 A choice of 4 wines from the CRU portfolio. By the Glass? A selection of current vintages of CRU and a few Vineyard 29 wines. By the Bottle A complete list of current releases of CRU and Vineyard 29 to enjoy. Approximately 1 Hour.

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About CRU Tasting Lounge

Enjoy Vineyard 29 wines by the flight, glass or bottle.

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Located just east of downtown, and centered in the OXBOW District of Napa, CRU @ The Annex, offers our guests a unique tasting experience were the wine world meets the tech world. Enjoy a quiet oasis adjacent to the bustling Oxbow Public Market, where you’ll have the opportunity to taste wines from our CRU and Estate portfolios. A curated hour of digital video content will complement the wine tasting experience in our cozy indoor space or you may choose to enjoy the scenery from our shaded outdoor terrace.

CRU @ The Annex offers the opportunity to enjoy Vineyard 29 wines by the flight, glass and bottle.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Open Late (Seasonal)
  • Special Events
  • Urban Tasting Room
  • Visa Signature
Experiences

  • General Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lauren W. Member Since 4/1/2019My BFF
The Experience on 4/06/19 2:00 PM

CRU was amazing. Loved the relaxed energy and modern design of the Lounge. The wine was delicious and the best spot to sit and sip wine is around the bonfire!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darrell U. Member Since 9/3/2016My BFF
The Flights on 12/27/18 12:30 PM

Host, seating area and wine was all very good! Relaxing setting

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Caleb S. Member Since 11/6/2018My Frenemy
The Flights on 11/10/18 12:00 PM

The reviews looked great and so did the place from the outside. However, they were closed at the time of my reservation.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Tony H. Member Since 7/21/2018My BFF
The Flights on 8/22/18 1:00 PM

We were treated like we were special. We brought our lunch from Gott's and she quickly brought us napkins and everything that we might need to enjoy our lunch. We were offered to enjoy our lunch with the tasting or eat and then have the tasting - the choice was given to us. We are pleased that we did not wait as the wine was excellent and went well with our lunch.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leigh B. Member Since 7/5/2011My BFF
The Flights on 7/19/18 2:30 PM

The biggest issue was with the employee who appeared to not want to be there. Also if you are selling wine and a paying customer (GEMS member) asks for a taste of the select/reserve rose that you bought last time that employee should be happy to serve it to you without making it a chore.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Monica S. Member Since 6/27/2018My BFF
The Flights on 6/29/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful space, amazing wines, and fantastic hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve H. Member Since 7/21/2015My BFF
The Flights on 6/09/18 2:00 PM

I've visited CRU@TheAnnex several times now, and the staff and wines have never disappointed! All 3 tasting flights present great wines, and the knowledgeable associates always take time to connect not only about the wines, but about the Napa experience in general. This is a wonderful introduction to the world-class wines of Vineyard 29!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mario P. Member Since 4/20/2018My BFF
The Flights on 4/30/18 4:30 PM

I always love the experience at CRU, it's one of the few places downtown in Napa to relax with a nice glass of wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KATHLEEN O. Member Since 9/11/2017My BFF
The Flights on 4/29/18 5:00 PM

Overall great way to try vineyard 29 without going to the winery if you can’t fit it in

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darrell U. Member Since 9/3/2016My BFF
The Flights on 4/10/18 5:00 PM

Convienient location, cozy, great service,

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Trina C. Member Since 5/2/2014My Boss
@ The Annex Tasting on 7/24/17 2:00 PM

Wonderful new space with eager staff and wonderful wines. The price point is on the high side though which kept us from purchasing much.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bob B. Member Since 7/13/2017My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 7/22/17 2:45 PM

My wife and I brought another couple for a tasting and some cheese. Had the Cab Tasting, some rose and a Pinot. Wine was fantastic, service was good and had a really nice time. Everyone was knowledgeable and had great attitudes. Both couples purchased some wine and I think you turned our guests into big Vineyard29 fans.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jonathan B. Member Since 1/7/2014My Frenemy
The Essentials Flight on 7/17/17 12:00 PM

The wines were very good, albeit different from many of the other winery visits. The Zin was built like a cab wanna be and expensive and the white table wine was creamy, but without much character. Overall, I thought the wines were.very expensive relative to other wineries, but relative to expensive wines, not as good. Also, there is no education or background given on the wines.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
James S. Member Since 3/16/2017My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 5/01/17 6:00 PM

We came to CRU@The Annex for before dinner entertaining of friends visiting from New York. The ambience, service, wines, and appetizer were all excellent. We will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jim K. Member Since 6/5/2015My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 4/02/17 3:00 PM

Generally very positive

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Benny B. Member Since 3/18/2013My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 3/17/17 4:00 PM

Great experience..

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thurston W. Member Since 2/23/2017My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 2/25/17 5:00 PM

Love this place. All I can say is what my friends told me... Tais-toi, bois, jouis.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris F. Member Since 1/26/2015My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 2/17/17 1:00 PM

We had a great time. Veronica was fantastic host. very knowledgeable. there were 8 of us and quite a few characters in our group and Veronica more than held her own.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Penny C. Member Since 1/27/2017My BFF
The Essentials Flight on 1/28/17 11:00 AM

The facility was amazing and the folks were welcoming and knowledgeable. It was a great tasting, resulting in us going home with several bottles of wine. Great Fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chaela C. Member Since 3/14/2016My BFF
The V29 Flight on 10/17/16 10:00 AM

You walk straight into a swanky, eclectic, friendly wine bar. The delicious wine is paired with artisan popcorn and the space is full of fun! Add a personalized lock to the fence outside, watch vintage films on the large screen, roll the CRU dice, even tag the bathroom with calendar pages. Talk about stimulating the senses! Thanks CRU, you made our Friday night!

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

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