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About Delectus Winery

Cabs, Merlots, Petite Sirahs, Syrahs & Cab Francs. All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered. We pride ourselves in producing expressive red wines that are big and bold without compromising the art of winemaking.

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With passion and a commitment to hard work Linda Butler and winemaker, Gerhard Reisacher launched Delectus Winery in 1995. Delectus is a small family-owned winery that handcrafts luxury red wines from select vineyards throughout Napa Valley and Knights Valley. We produce 4500 cases annually of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Syrah, most of which is sold directly through the winery. Delectus wines have received high scores and praise from wine critics and consumers alike. All Delectus wines are crafted unfined & unfiltered and are completely unadulterated (no spinning cone, reverse osmosis, mega purple, concentrate, or other magic tricks). We pride ourselves in producing expressive red wines that are big and bold without compromising the art of winemaking.

In August 2014 we moved our Tasting Room to St. Helena. We are located on Highway 29 just south of Dean and DeLuca market. Our intimate tasting room allows us to offer our guests an informative tasting in a fun and relaxed environment. Because we are a family-owned working winery, it is not uncommon to see Linda behind the bar or hosting a tasting. The Tasting Room is open daily for tastings from 11-5pm. No appointments are necessary but we do recommend calling ahead with groups of 6 or more.


We offer a VIP Tasting ($55) by appointment daily at 11am and 2pm. This tasting is approximately 90 minutes in length. Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you must cancel please do so in advance to avoid cancel.

features Notable Features
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Special Events
  • Urban Tasting Room
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Syrah
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Brett N. Member Since 4/26/2016
VIP Experience on 4/30/17 2:00 PM

Always one of my favorite wineries to visit. However, if book the reserve tasting you must be sure to tell them that you booked the reserve tasting otherwise you may get the regular tasting like I got which doesnt even require a reservation.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Melanie & Rob L. Member Since 3/23/2017
VIP Experience on 3/28/17 11:00 AM

We have been wine club members for almost 6 years. We love the wine and the people. Our tasting was great. We shared it with two brothers from Texas. As usual, Steve did a great job.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ash C. Member Since 11/8/2016
VIP Experience on 11/12/16 11:00 AM

Had a fantastic time at Delectus Winery. We were treated to phenomenal wines and a great experience with their in-house Som...Mark and Christian! Very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kate P. Member Since 9/21/2016
VIP Experience on 10/24/16 2:00 PM

We had an appointment as was supposed to have a tasting for four, a tour and two barrel tastings. When we arrived it was like the staff knew nothing about this. We did have a tasting at the walk-up bar area, but the guy was snotty and said he had only been working their 7-days. We left very disappointed. We returned the next day to express our concerns, it was like they could care less. Very bad.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Rachel M. Member Since 8/10/2016
VIP Experience on 9/28/16 2:00 PM

It was a great experience. All 5 of us enjoyed the tasting and interesting facts learned. My only complaint is that we ordered 36 bottles of wine in September and they still have not arrived as of October 25th.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jill M. Member Since 6/1/2016
VIP Experience on 8/05/16 2:00 PM

We enjoyed out tasting and the ambiance of the outside tasting area was great.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Robert and Nancy K. Member Since 7/19/2016
VIP Experience on 8/02/16 2:00 PM

What a super intimate setting for a tasting.My husband and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Delectus. We sampled nice wines and had a table set up showcasing the great view. It was just the two of us to enjoy cheese, crackers and almonds with our wines. Our host was wonderful but gave us time to savor and enjoy each wine before tasting the next. If you are looking for a quiet experience, this is it

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Pat H. Member Since 6/29/2016
VIP Experience on 7/20/16 11:00 AM

Fantastic cabernet. One of the best, if not the best, of our trip! We look forward to drinking what we bought. We had a wonderful time with Dave Greve. It was really nice to sit at the table between the buildings, looking at the vineyard, sampling wine, eating cheese, enjoying the breeze, and taking in the area. Just wonderful. Thank you for a great time.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Tracy S. Member Since 6/14/2016
VIP Experience on 7/28/16 2:00 PM

Delectus was a fantastic experience. The wines are amazing and so is the staff.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Matthew C. Member Since 7/14/2016
VIP Experience on 7/14/16 11:00 AM

Perfect example of top notch wine at a boutique winery that does not overspend on storefront to attract crowds

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ellen M. Member Since 3/13/2015
VIP Experience on 7/06/16 2:00 PM

Not as good as when we visited last year. We like their wines but our host was talked more about the vineyard he had owned rather than Delectus.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Katie M. Member Since 4/6/2015
VIP Experience on 6/18/16 3:30 PM

Fantastic wines

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Tracy K. Member Since 6/23/2014
VIP Experience on 5/22/16 3:30 PM

Great wine, great service and a lot of fun.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Bryan V. Member Since 8/27/2015
Winemaker Experience on 1/09/16 1:30 PM

So the first impression was less than stellar with the winemaker's tour canceled due to the area being filled with pallets for shipment. Despite this initial glitch, the tasting itself was great. The wines are excellent and the staff is very personable and knowledgeable about the wines.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Mike & Erin R. Member Since 8/4/2015
Winemaker Experience on 8/20/15 3:30 PM

We are long time Delectus Winery fans. Can't say enough about the wines and wonderful team. Truly a gem!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Amy R. Member Since 10/19/2015
Winemaker Experience on 10/24/15 3:30 PM

We loved it! Nine of us did a private wine tasting in the barrel room with Frank (I believe, I'm horrible with names). He was super knowledgeable and entertaining. The wine was delicious! It was the smallest winery we visited, but it was definitely everyone's favorite.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Megan P. Member Since 9/22/2015
Winemaker Experience on 9/26/15 3:30 PM

I chose this destination because the reviews all said that it was unassuming, had fantastic wine and amazing hospitality. We had reserved the barrel room tasting at 3:30pm. However, when we arrived and checked in all the hostess did was have us taste some wines at the bar. We never once went into the barrel room or had any great experience with the snacks or out of the barrels.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Mavis M. Member Since 3/12/2013
Winemaker Experience on 9/09/15 1:30 PM

Delectus wines are amongst the best wines in the valley. We have tasted much more expensive wines and still rate Delectus Bang for the Buck. Yes, producing a good wine is an expensive operation but not all pricey wines are good. Delectus rates 5 stars.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Brooke S. Member Since 8/4/2015
Winemaker Experience on 9/12/15 3:30 PM

What a great experience! Anthony at Delectus did a great job showing us the different wines and explaining them. They had music going while the workers were sifting through grapes and we could help pick out of the stems as well. It was fun to feel like a part of the process and sitting in front of the vines was so pretty.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Dwight A. Member Since 8/9/2013
Winemaker Experience on 8/27/15 1:30 PM

Not only is the wine amazing (of course that's why we brought friends to introduce them), as we have loved it for many years, but the staff's hospitality is second to none. For years we have used several of the Delectus wines as the standard bearer by which to measure other wines. Without question some of the finest wines from Napa Valley!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
BOB C. Member Since 5/30/2012
Winemaker Experience on 7/26/15 1:30 PM

Andrea and Julia were awesome. The wine was phenomenal. The Cab Franc and Petite Sirah were particularly delectable. Love the new St. Helena location. Made our Club Members tasting a memorable, exceptional experience especially since we were not able to make the Annual Estate Wine Club Block Party this year. Many thanks for your kind and gracious hospitality.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Voyles J. Member Since 10/7/2014
Winemaker Experience on 7/11/15 3:30 PM

The wines were outstanding, the setting was gorgeous, and the team at Delectus made us feel like we were part of the family! You have to visit this awesome winery.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ninad D. Member Since 7/6/2015
Winemaker Experience on 7/09/15 1:30 PM

Best experience in Napa Valley ever! Not only did my husband and I find the wines to be superior to all the wines we have tasted in the Valley, but the staff was fabulous as well. We loved Linda, Andrea and Julia. We have already told numerous people abut Delectus Wines, and we will continue to purchase wine from them when we run out. A definite must have wine...if you really enjoy "fine wines!"

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
David B. Member Since 4/7/2015
Winemaker Experience on 6/14/15 1:30 PM

Excellent!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Cathy & Greg C. Member Since 4/22/2015
Winemaker Experience on 6/07/15 3:30 PM

We had a wonderful time. Will be returning.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Dave M. Member Since 3/23/2014
Winemaker Experience on 5/23/15 3:30 PM

We had a great time wine tasting with Andrea She welcomed us like we were old friends The boulder falls cab and the sparkling wine was our favorite. We'll be back!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Rick H. Member Since 11/8/2014
Winemaker Experience on 5/13/15 11:00 AM

Great time and great wine. Our host was awesome. She made it a lot of fun.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ellen M. Member Since 3/13/2015
Winemaker Experience on 5/06/15 3:30 PM

Awesome experience, barrel tasting was exceptional, guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend, one of our best tours. Now one of our favorite wines!! Looking forward to a second trip in the near future.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Rusty C. Member Since 4/4/2015
Winemaker Experience on 4/11/15 1:30 PM

The staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable about their craft. The wines are amazing. I wish Gerhard, Linda and all the Delectus Family all the best.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Bonnie C. Member Since 1/30/2015
Winemaker Experience on 2/17/15 3:30 PM

The WINES ARE OUTRAGEOUSLY INCREDIBLE on the palate! If you have a Wine Cellar you WILL WANT their Merlot, Cuvee Julia and their silky smooth Petite Syrah in your Cellar for sure!!! Can shelve some for 40 YEARS!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
John M. Member Since 9/29/2011
Winemaker Experience on 1/23/15 1:30 PM

Amazing wines and amazing wine!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Helen D. Member Since 8/2/2012
Winemaker Experience on 1/11/15 11:00 AM

Amazing beyond expectations!!! We bought more wine and enjoyed the spectacular wines. They are tops!!!! Andrea was our host and made our experience memorable.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
jean b. Member Since 10/23/2012
Winemaker Experience on 1/06/15 3:30 PM

Outstanding "Winemaker Experience and Barrel Tasting" ! We have been club members for 10+ years and were thrilled to visit the new facility on Highway 29 and learn about/taste some of the exciting upcoming wines. Thanks to Gerhard and Linda and the rest of the Delectus crew for making our visit so unique and memorable.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Allen A. Member Since 4/17/2013
Winemaker Experience on 12/14/14 1:30 PM

The new location is convenient and inviting. The staff does an excellent job! The wine is amazing. So proud to call the folks at Delectus our friends.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jay E. Member Since 9/27/2014
Winemaker Experience on 11/18/14 1:30 PM

Every time I visit Delectus, it is an amazing experience. This time, I took some of my family and their friends, and sat back and watched them learn for themselves how great the Delectus staff is, and how spectacular the wine is. Can't wait to head back to California to share Delectus with others.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Amy H. Member Since 1/20/2013
Winemaker Experience on 11/20/14 11:00 AM

The new tasting room in St. Helena is convenient and the tasting reserved through Cellar Pass was held in among the wine barrels - very true to the Delectus style. The wines were, as always, wonderful and the pairing of cheese, breadsticks and chocolates was delicious. Tasting these wines is always a pleasure, and the new location should help more people find out about this gem.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Guy S. Member Since 10/10/2014
Winemaker Experience on 11/09/14 3:30 PM

Jeremy was an expert with the Cabs. Great discussions and we saw eye to eye on a lot of the wines. He shared all of the best wines Delectus has to offer, which is one of many reasons we buy most of our Cabs from Delectus :)

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Shylo S. Member Since 11/7/2014
Winemaker Experience on 11/08/14 3:30 PM

We visited the winery after being introduced to the wine thru a friend. We had a very unique and amazing experience at the tasting room. It was intimate, relaxed and very educational. The owner even came in and had a tasting with us and many many laughs. Amazing on many levels, the wine was some of our favorite of the entire trip.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Mark G. Member Since 10/31/2014
Winemaker Experience on 11/01/14 11:00 AM

The people at Delectus are forever open, friendly, informative, fun, and more. We always feel right at home and like true VIP's. It's a real treat to taste from the barrel, comparing to vintages from the bottle, all while seated at the really cool soil display tabel among the barrels. The Wine? There nothing better in the whole valley, and only a handful that compare. Delectus is stellar!!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Kelly G. Member Since 10/7/2014
Winemaker Experience on 10/20/14 1:30 PM

The wines were amazing, the facilities impressive, and the staff charming!

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

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Delectus Winery
1091 St. Helena Hwy
St. Helena, CA 94754
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