Bell Wine Cellars is committed to handcrafting limited edition bottlings of extraordinary wines that reflect the terroir of their vineyards and the care and passion of their growers. Read More

"In California we are blessed with a great variety of microclimates, each capable of producing grapes of extraordinary quality and style. I seek out these individual vineyards with their unique microclimates, and working closely with the winegrower, strive to optimize the fullest potential of each property. from the appellations of Rutherford, Mount Veeder and Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley, to the Lake County north of us, and the hot Sierra foothills to the east, each vineyard I purchase grapes from is blessed with a singular terroir. Displaying exquisite balance and produced in very small lots, each varietal displays the distinct flavor and personality by the particular growing conditions nurturing each vine - a true sense of place." -Anthony Bell, proprietor and winemaker

 

After working for fifteen years at Beaulieu Vineyard, Anthony took his experience defining appellations, exploring differences between grape clones and helping growers produce the finest fruit possible, to the next level. In 1998, he opened the doors of his small Yountville winery to the public, having found the perfect place to produce the wines he had long dreamed of - limited production, hand-crafted wines that showcase the concept of "terroir". Here, we invite the public to get up close and personal, experiencing the din of tanks being sanitized, barrels being worked on, and the controlled chaos of crush during harvest season. Once you smell the barrel room of new wine, you'll never forget the beguiling scent.

If you like to be in the middle of things, come taste our current releases in our tank room, between the towers of stainless steel. Would you enjoy a bit of relaxed education? Take the Grape to Glass tour and make yourself at home in our glass-enclosed reserve room after a walk through the Merlot and Chardonnay vineyard adjacent to our winery. See the barrels we use and understand why we use them. Taste young, up-and-coming Cabernet out of the barrel, and then appreciate what magic time can do, tasting finished wines with artisan cheeses. Are you a true Cabernet-phile? Our clonal blending seminar would appeal to your inner winemaker.

These days, Anthony utilizes his 35 years of winemaking passion simply to make wines we love to drink. Come by for the perfect tasting that share both our rich Napa background and exquisite wines - we think you'll agree.

  • BE1 Current Release Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Daily tasting of five current vintage wines, to include our Cabernet sauvignon and Syrah. Hosted at our tasting bar in the tank room. For more than 8 guests in your party please call the winery directly.

    • Duration: 45 Minutes
      Location: Tasting Bar
    • Fee: $20.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/12
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/4 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Seasonal selection of five wines, including our Signature Clone 6 Cabernet sauvignon, paired with artisan cheeses. Hosted at our tasting bar amongst the tanks and barrels. For more than 8 guests please call the winery directly.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Tasting Bar
    • Fee: $25.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/12
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/2 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Seasonal selection of five wines, including our Signature Clone 6 Cabernet sauvignon, paired with artisan cheeses. Hosted at our tasting bar amongst the tanks and barrels. For more than 8 guests please call the winery directly.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Tasting Bar
    • Fee: $25.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/12
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 30 Minutes/2 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE3 Grape to Glass Tour - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Learn the ABC's of winemaking from grape to glass. Stroll through our Younville vineyard exploring our farming relationship with terroir and climate. Understand what happens in the vineyard to make great wines. Visit the tank and barrel rooms. Learn about barrel types and taste Cabernet from barrel. Finish with a seasonal selection of five wines, including our Signature Clone 6 Cabernet, paired with artisan cheeses. Tours are for guests over the age of 21.

    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
      Location: Barrel Room
    • Fee: $40.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 2/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 24 Hours/24 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE4 Large Group Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Seasonal selection of five wines, including our Signature Clone 6 Cabernet sauvignon, paired with artisan cheeses. Seated tasting hosted in our barrel room with table linens, flowers and candles. Visit includes tour of vineyard and winery. Tours are for guests over age 21

    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
      Location: Barrel Room
    • Fee: $40.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 8/40
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 96 Hours/48 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE5 Sensory Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    For beginners or connoisseurs, our sensory wine tasting is a fun and educational way to fine tune your skills. We guide you through a blind tasting and teach you how to expreience wine to the fullest - using fresh fruit, herbs, and other delctables carefully selected by our winemaker. Enjoy wine in a way that you never have before. Requires 48 hours notice. Tours are for guests over age 21

    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
      Location: Special Experiences
    • Fee: $75.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 4/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 48 Hours/24 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE6 Cabernet Sauvignon Clonal Tasting - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Experience the innovation of Anthony Bell's Cabernet Sauvignon clonal experimentation with a tasting and discussion of four unique Cabernet Sauvignon Clones paired with artisan cheeses. Requires 48 hours notice. Due to the special nature of this tasting experience your reservation will be tentative and must be confirmed by the winery directly. One of our winery hosts will contact you for your final confirmation.

    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
      Location: Special Experiences
    • Fee: $125.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 4/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 96 Hours/48 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • BE7 Winemaker for a Day - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Be winemaker for a day! Study a comparative tasting of varietals and explore clonal variation, then it is your turn to blend and create your own private reserve. This is a great team building exercise for corporate groups or to commemorate a special occasion. Individuals will receive a 750ml bottle of their blend, couples can choose either a magnum bottle or two 750ml bottles, to be shipped.

    • Duration: 1.5 Hours
      Location: Special Experiences
    • Fee: $200.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 4/20
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 96 Hours/48 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • Bocce and Wine - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Enjoy a wine tasting on our patio and a game of bocce on our beautiful courts! Reservations by appointment only, credit card required, 48 hour cancellation notice. Reservations are for up to 2 hours per court. 2 Courts available. ?$20 per person for groups up to 8, includes a current release tasting. ?$30 per person for groups of 9 or more, includes a current release tasting. ?Complimentary for wine club members and up to 3 guests. ?Add a cheese pairing for $10 per person.

    • Duration: 2 Hours
      Location: Patio
    • Fee: $20.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 1/8
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 24 Hours/48 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

  • Bocce and Wine (Group) - View Event Details

    Event Details
    Enjoy a wine tasting on our patio and a game of bocce on our beautiful courts! Reservations by appointment only, credit card required, 48 hour cancellation notice. Reservations are for up to 2 hours per court. 2 Courts available. ?$20 per person for groups up to 8, includes a current release tasting. ?$30 per person for groups of 9 or more, includes a current release tasting. ?Complimentary for wine club members and up to 3 guests. ?Add a cheese pairing for $10 per person.

    • Duration: 2 Hours
      Location: Patio
    • Fee: $30.00 Per Person, Fee(s) Charged Upon Arrival- CC Required
      Min/Max Guests: 9/60
    • Club Member Benefits: None
      Lead/Cancel Window: 24 Hours/48 Hours

    • Cancellation Policy: To cancel or change an appointment, you must do so before the event starts. Failure to attend the event or cancel later than our policy allows, you will be responsible for the fees.

features Notable Features tours and tastings Tours & Tastings varietals Varietals Produced
  • Bocce Ball
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Blending Seminar
  • Cave Tour & Tasting
  • Cellar Tours
  • Component Seminar
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Sensory Experience
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Winemaker Tour
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Port Wine
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Syrah

    There are no special events at this time.

Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Badge
Overall Score 5 Glasses 5/5
First Impression 5 Stars 5/5
Hospitality 5 Stars 5/5
Ambiance 5 Stars 5/5
Deandre P. Member Since 4/8/2014
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 4/12/14 2:30 PM

The information provided was interesting. We enjoyed ourselves and the wine tasting experience. I would definitely visit again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anne G. Member Since 2/23/2014
Goyer on 4/12/14 10:45 AM

By far the best winery we visited on this trip. The Bell story and customer service is like no other! We are happy to now be part of the Bell family! Keep making great wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan B. Member Since 3/18/2014
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 3/31/14 2:30 PM

I felt as if we were the only people in the world when we walked in. The tour was great and the tasting stellar but towards the end of the tour I felt as if we might have been brushed off a little. We made a wine purchase and unlike 99% of the other wineries, were still charged $60/person for what I felt like was a $30 experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Eric H. Member Since 3/25/2014
Current Release Tasting on 3/27/14 1:00 PM

Amanda was delightful and knowledgable about the wine. Very down to earth. Excellent wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
MIGUEL B. Member Since 3/6/2014
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 3/18/14 1:00 PM

It was very satisfactory. I liked it a lot!! We share it with other couple, the guy who attend us was very nice and polite. I will recommend it of course!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
brandon m. Member Since 3/5/2014
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 3/15/14 10:30 AM

Tucked away on a quiet little road in a beautiful stone building is where we found Bell Wine Cellars. It's a fantastic little place with great wine and great hosts. One of the coolest experiences we've had in Napa and we will definitely be back. And if you're a Cab fan you've got to try the clone 6. Amazing stuff

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
John J. Member Since 2/3/2014
Trade on 3/15/14 11:30 AM

Very Knowledgeable staff that displayed a passion for the owners vision. Constant references to the wine and owner were inserted throughout the presentation.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Beth S. Member Since 1/17/2014
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 3/08/14 2:00 PM

Arrived early for our tasting. Tried to find someone who could answer a question, wandered around the tasting room without notice or greeting. Had to interrupt a tasting to ask if we could sit outside and picnic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Calvin B. Member Since 3/7/2014
Current Release Tasting on 3/08/14 1:00 PM

This was the first Winery I have ever visited in Napa. It exceeded my expectations and provided a wonderful experience. The current wine release was spectacular, especially the clone 6. honestly some of the best wine I have had. The ambiance is perfect for serious groups and those that want to relax and go at a slower pace.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kayla K. Member Since 2/27/2014
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 3/02/14 1:00 PM

Fantastic VIP tasting with Maggie!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James C. Member Since 2/26/2014
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 2/27/14 2:30 PM

We did the grape to glass tasting. Very nice tour. Surprised they didn't waive the tasting fee since we made a size able purchase but overall lovely vineyard.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
V. Member Since 2/25/2014
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 2/26/14 12:00 PM

First impression, ambience, hospitality were all excellent as was product knowledge and general knowledge of wines and region. Delicious cheeses paired well with a number of excellent wines. One of the better winery tasting experiences I have had. Hat's off to Bell for great wines and a great tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Megan D. Member Since 1/6/2014
BE4 Large Group Tasting on 2/07/14 2:30 PM

Takes me back to old school tastings a bit - tasting in the wine making area. I really enjoyed the cheese and pairings. And loved the clone 6

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy T. Member Since 2/11/2014
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 2/16/14 2:30 PM

We loved our experience! Amanda was great, she didn't talk down to us b/c we didn't know everything; she used both wine terminology and lay mens terms, she explained anything we asked questions about. Overall it was a great expereince we can't wait to go back and do their sensory class.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sue B. Member Since 12/11/2012
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 2/13/14 2:00 PM

As always, I enjoyed my visit and tasting the newer releases. It was great to see Sandra and Anthony and I look forward to attending the fall grape stomp!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Martin G. Member Since 1/11/2014
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 1/22/14 2:30 PM

Wonderful staff beautiful setting what else is there to say!! I will coming back with another group of friends!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie B. Member Since 1/23/2014
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 1/24/14 10:00 AM

Me and my two girlfriends were greeted at our car with three glasses of Sauvignon Blanc and then given a tour of the vineyard and winery. We felt special and were well attended to. The wine was fabulous, I would highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brandon L. Member Since 1/17/2014
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 1/18/14 2:00 PM

Michael was fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Phillip D. Member Since 10/17/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 11/07/13 1:00 PM

great experience, hospitable hostess, enjoyable afternoon ... all good

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carlee V. Member Since 12/6/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 12/07/13 2:00 PM

The place was nice. intimate, and pretty. I booked an hour long appointment for 2 for a wine and cheese tasting and it lasted only 25 minutes. It was in and out. I tried about 8 different wines in half the time. It was really rushed, I feel like our hostess could have slowed it down and educated us more about the wines and everything. Im not sure if I will be going here again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
James R. Member Since 10/21/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 10/26/13 12:00 PM

Had a great visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bruce R. Member Since 11/5/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 11/13/13 11:30 AM

Beautifull setting, outstanding staff and excellent wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eva B. Member Since 11/4/2013
Grape to Glass on 11/24/13 10:30 AM

We had a great experience, the host was knowledgeable and interesting. The winery very clean and inviting, we loved the wines we tasted along with the delicious cheeses. We have to get our order in ASAP so we will receive the shipment before Christmas. We'll be back at our next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jane F. Member Since 10/14/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 11/10/13 2:30 PM

Maggie did a terrific job from beginning to end. Her delivery, expert knowledge and overall presentation was professional and friendly. We can tell that she's very passionate about Bell Wine Cellars. All the wines we tasted were amazing. LOVED the location of the actual wine tasting room. It was such a treat and unique experience. Can't wait to bring the family for a tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob T. Member Since 8/2/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 10/27/13 10:30 AM

It was our first winery and one of our favorites. It was the smallest winery we visited but the ambiance was wonderful and our guide delightful. Best of all--every wine we tasted was excellent and paired with just the right cheese. We joined their club and can't wait to go back for their grape harvest party next fall. Our wines are in their way!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane M. Member Since 9/12/2013
Bocce and Wine on 10/25/13 1:00 PM

Michael was very personable and gave us a wonderful afternoon. Weather was perfect, bocce was fun, and the wine delicious! Our favorite winery of the 7 we visited while in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chip B. Member Since 9/23/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 10/20/13 11:00 AM

This was without question the best visit we had in our four days of touring Napa Valley. Outstanding wines, by far. Great hospitality and we even spent some time with the wine maker/owner.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom D. Member Since 10/1/2013
G2G on 10/11/13 10:00 AM

Greeted by everyone who passed by. The rest of the group was running late, but our host graciously offered us a taste of the new Chardonnay, just put into the fermentation tank a week ago, and chatted with us until everyone else showed up. Got to chat with Anthony Bell for a few minutes, which is always a treat, such a terrific person. The tour was informative, interesting, and most of all fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stacey C. Member Since 10/2/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 10/05/13 10:30 AM

We were welcomed straight out of our car with a friendly face and glasses of wine, which was an amazing start to a relaxing and enjoyable day. Learned so much, loved the pairing of wine with cheeses, and the host couldn't have been better!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Judy F. Member Since 10/2/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 10/05/13 2:30 PM

We were greeted immediately and graciously. We were allowed to get up close to the grape processing equipment and heard all about the grape-to-glass process. We viewed several varieties of wine in the warehouse (also discussing the strategies of fermentation) and had a private tasting. Our time at Bell Wine Cellars was so enjoyable - I will recommend this tour to all of our friends!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lorena T. Member Since 9/22/2013
G2G on 10/03/13 2:00 PM

We truly enjoyed having chosen Bell Wine Cellars as one of three wineries we visited on our trip to Napa Valley. Sitting on their terrace overlooking their vineyard while we sampled a delicious selection of their wine and cheeses on a gorgeous afternoon with Amanda walking us through the pairings was a memorable experience! Be sure to include Bell Wine Cellars, and Amanda, on your visit to Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John Robert D. Member Since 7/10/2013
g2g-wc members on 9/30/13 4:00 PM

A perfectly delightful experience as is every visit to your winery! Takes for that personal touch.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Crystal W. Member Since 2/9/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 9/25/13 11:30 AM

When we arrived for our tasting, our greater "Michael" was instantly personable, informative and accommodating. He provided a thorough explanation of the wine processing starting with a taste of grapes on the vine. The wines were premium quality and even more enjoyable because of his presentation. My friends and I agreed that Bell was the absolute best all around experience of our trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lola J. Member Since 5/19/2013
Sensory on 9/28/13 3:00 PM

Bell Winery is an excellent winery to visit. Maggie is phenomenal & a welcome breath of fresh air of energy. Ron who completed the sensory tasting was extremely knowledgeable. Both are the best. Best of all is we believe that Bell is one of the top wines in all of wine country. We are part of club and would highly recommend joining and visiting. Anthony and Sandra Bell are such wonderful people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael M. Member Since 9/24/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 9/25/13 2:30 PM

Friendly staff. Very knowledgeable. Excellent wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kevin P. Member Since 9/13/2013
CRT on 9/20/13 10:30 AM

We were lucky enough to be hosted by Sandra Bell, and she gave us a delightful hour of her time. The wines were very good, we learned more about Napa and Bell (we've been to Napa several times) and we never felt rushed or pressured. Thanks, Sandra!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Randy H. Member Since 7/16/2013
LGT on 9/19/13 2:30 PM

Great experience with our group of 10. We weren't able to taste outside due to a bee problem, but were setup inside the barrell room. We had two couples that had never been tasing before. Sandra Bell did a wonderful job explaining the grapes and allowing us to pick/taste grapes directly from the vine. You can taste the Bell's passion for their business in their wines and their hospitality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cheryl t. Member Since 10/17/2011
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 9/19/13 4:00 PM

Very small family-owned winery with a great story. Everyone was very friendly and hospitable. Ron Edmunds conducted our tour/tasting/cheese course and was extremely knowledgable and had lots of personality which made it fun and memorable. This was one of our favorites...and of course, the wine was excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Timothy B. Member Since 9/13/2013
Wine & Cheese on 9/18/13 3:00 PM

Everyone was very friendly. Sandra was finishing up with another couple and the staff began the tour with us. They could not have been more accommodating. Sandra was lovely and educated us on Napa and wine making. It was one of our favorite tours. The wine was wonderful and the cabs. were our favorites. Thanks to the Bell Winery for a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Vanessa B. Member Since 9/16/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 9/16/13 4:00 PM

We arrived early & no one was available to greet us. We stepped into the business office to ask for the location of the ladies' room-- a VERY nice lady showed me the way, then showed us to the patio overlooking the vineyards. She took our names for the reservation & returned a a few minutes later with wine to enjoy while we waited. The tasting was good, simple & we left with 2 bottles.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dan D. Member Since 9/3/2013
Grape to Glass on 9/04/13 2:00 PM

We loved the ambiance and the extremely helpful description of the winemaking process. It was a great fist stop for two novices!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jan M. Member Since 8/12/2013
BE1 CRT/Wine Club on 8/26/13 11:00 AM

Our trip to Bell was lovely, informative and a favorite!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karl P. Member Since 8/22/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 8/23/13 3:00 PM

Greeted by the person who would lead us through the wine tasting. Private areas for tasting in the barrel room that let us carry on a very intimate tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carolyn B. Member Since 8/21/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 8/22/13 1:00 PM

great experience! great Bell wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jackie C. Member Since 10/29/2010
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 8/10/13 11:00 AM

We had a party of six and were treated like we were royalty. Everyone was so helpful and very friendly. This was our friends second time and we all loved Amanda our wine educator. She was knowledgeable and answered all our questions but more importantly she served us full bodied, mouthwatering wines. We fell in love with many of their wines....and the syrah was a big hit for us all. Go and enjoy!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Keith A. Member Since 5/2/2013
BLENDING SEMINAR on 7/18/13 10:00 AM

an amazing event, with a lot of interaction with the ownere/winemaker

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris F. Member Since 7/12/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 7/12/13 4:00 PM

Absolutely the BEST merlot I've ever tasted! Highly recommend buying as much as you can of this age worthy wine with its complex structure and beautiful tannins. Full-bodied and DELICIOUS!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brent W. Member Since 3/8/2013
BLENDING SEMINAR on 7/11/13 10:30 AM

Outstanding

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendy H. Member Since 6/19/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 6/29/13 10:30 AM

The experience was incredible. Great wine, great host, great time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Danyce S. Member Since 6/28/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 7/01/13 10:30 AM

We stumbled upon this winery and it was the best part of our trip!! Maggie did a phenomenal job educating us on the process of making Bell's quality wine and her passion was contagious! Anthony Bell is one of the best winemakers in Napa and is breaking the mold by making quality wine at the expense of his profit. You will not regret this stop!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle P. Member Since 9/16/2012
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 6/26/13 10:00 AM

We enjoyed a cheese and wine tasting with owner Sandra Bell. This was a very informative tasting/tour. The wines were extraordinary and well balanced, reflecting the care and passion that the winemaker puts into his wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deborah T. Member Since 6/13/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 6/16/13 10:30 AM

Very educational tour with great hostess

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pete S. Member Since 3/14/2013
PATIO/BOCCE on 6/15/13 2:00 PM

Maggie was great.. very knowledgeable able to roll with the punches and give it back to us..She truly believes, and is passionate about the product. My family was amazed by the entire experience. one of the highlights of the trip. We will be back

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan S. Member Since 6/11/2013
Grape to Glass/Comp on 6/15/13 1:30 PM

Enjoyed the entire experience. Made my wife and I feel comfortable and the wine is incredible.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa B. Member Since 5/16/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 5/23/13 10:30 AM

did the wine & cheese pairing. it was fantastic, put together beautifully. Our hostess was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Bell Cellars. We had a wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rusty P. Member Since 6/4/2013
BE4 Large Group Tasting on 6/15/13 10:30 AM

Maggie, our host, was incredible. She was incredibly knowledgable about wines and the history of the winery, and she quickly adapted to pick up our sense of humor and catered the event just for us. This was easily the best place we went all day - so great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Garett H. Member Since 6/12/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 6/12/13 2:30 PM

Amanda was terrific and the wines were beautiful

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric G. Member Since 6/4/2013
Grape to Glass on 6/04/13 2:00 PM

Very personal experience (had the honor of meeting the Bells and their daughter); we went on a Tuesday and had the entire place to ourselves. We sprung for the grape-to-glass tour and it was well worth the extra money. Definitely a unique winery with a fun flare; I would absolutely encourage others to invest their time on a tour of this winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lydia C. Member Since 5/23/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 5/25/13 2:30 PM

We only had a reservation for 4 for the Grape to Glass Class but ended up with a group of 6. The host was extremely accommodating and immediately poured us wine to taste. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained the different the grape varieties, harvesting, the equipment and the wine making process. We were then led to a private tasting room for wine and cheese. We had such an amazing time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Stephanie R. Member Since 4/18/2013
Wine & Cheese on 5/25/13 12:30 PM

This is my new favorite winery! The quaint setting is warm and inviting. Staff was knowledgable and very friendly. The wine was very yummy - in fact there was not one we didn't like. Excellent experience overall!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard F. Member Since 5/24/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 5/25/13 3:00 PM

We were very fortunate to have Amanda as our guide. She was personable and knowledgeable. She didn't shy away from technical questions--her experience in the business is apparent. Of course, we lucked into having an owner the last time, but no complaints! Prices on the wines have snuck up a bit, but Bell's cabs are really perfect examples of how to make great cabernet.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rob F. Member Since 8/12/2011
Private -Murdhi on 5/25/13 3:30 PM

This is not about the tasting, this is about not being able to get in touch with your techs about third party reservations. As concierge for a B&B, I make reservations all the time and keep getting confirmations in the name of one of my guests. Please fix this problem and answer your phone!!! Shirlee Quick, Oak Knoll Inn 255-2200

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sue P. Member Since 8/17/2011
Private -Platypus Tours on 5/09/13 2:45 PM

great as always.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick F. Member Since 4/22/2013
CRT-Group on 5/18/13 1:15 PM

The outdoor lunch setup was fantastic and the wines were excellent. Maggie and Amanda were a blast. That you for a great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marty A. Member Since 5/6/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 5/09/13 10:30 AM

Really enjoyed the entire experience. It was easy to find. Beautiful facility. Friendly staff and Maggie was awesome in the tour and education.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sonia O. Member Since 4/19/2013
Private -Orellana on 4/20/13 2:00 PM

Amanda was very good during the whole time of the tour. I would book again to do another tour. We were very impress with Bell's winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sue P. Member Since 8/17/2011
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 4/05/13 11:00 AM

maggie is always a gracious host! thanks girl!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan R. Member Since 3/29/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 3/29/13 1:00 PM

We were greeted with a cool class of Sauvignon Blanc while waiting for another couple to arrive. The 4 of us got a chance to sit with Maggie who was extremely knowledgable and friendly. She showed us the process from the vine to the glass. The wine was amazing and a great mix of affordable to extraordinary.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kari E. Member Since 3/30/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 3/30/13 2:00 PM

We were able to make an appointment the day of, which was convenient, and we almost had the place to ourselves! It was supposed to be rainy so I think there were less people out in general :-) We basically had the whole place to ourselves, which was a little eerie, but it was nice to be able to take in all of our expert's information! We feel like experts now! She was so nice an helpful!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sue P. Member Since 8/17/2011
Private -Platypus Tours on 2/20/13 2:30 PM

Maggie was very hospitable to my group and a great host. Thank you, -sue Platypus tours.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shannon S. Member Since 1/22/2013
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 2/07/13 10:30 AM

Bell is a beautiful, smaller winery with a large selection of great wines. I highly recommend a tour at Bell.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paige O. Member Since 2/16/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 2/18/13 1:00 PM

The tour was very structured and the staff were very knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Richard M. Member Since 2/25/2013
Mundhenk on 2/27/13 10:30 AM

It's a lovely setting, and the wines are very good, but the pourer, Amanda, made the experience special. She knew her wines, answered LOTS of questions, and was willing to shape the tasting to my tastes, rather than to go thrugh a mechanical sequence of scripted pours and responses.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dean X. Member Since 2/13/2013
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 2/16/13 2:00 PM

My girlfriend and I got to try some fantastic wines while learning a lot about them by the very knowledgable staff. We also got to walk around the property which is very beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Austin L. Member Since 2/11/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 2/16/13 1:00 PM

Our visit to Bell couldn't have been a better introduction to Napa. It was the first stop on our winery tour and it was an incredible experience. We signed up for the Grape to Glass tour and loved every minute of it. The staff was extremely friendly and the wine was delicious. Would definitely revisit on my next Napa trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David H. Member Since 1/28/2013
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 2/22/13 10:00 AM

Amanda was our host and did an oustanding job in sharing the story about Bell Wines. She was fun and we really enjoyed the wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Gary H. Member Since 11/5/2012
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 11/12/12 12:00 PM

We had a terrific time tasting the excellent wine with a cheese pairing. The wine was as good as any we tasted in the Napa mountain wineries. Maggie gave us top notch treatment. Thank you.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Colleen T. Member Since 11/30/2012
BE3 G2G on 12/01/12 2:00 PM

Ron did an outstanding job with his Grape to Glass tour! My friend and I had never been to Bell Wine Cellars before, and now we feel connected to the winery and the staff. We learned so much from Ron and it was one of the best winery experiences we have ever had. Thanks to Ron, we bought a case and are enjoying the wine and the good memories.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
justin c. Member Since 11/13/2012
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 11/18/12 10:30 AM

We had a great time. this was basically private and was very good

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
William S. Member Since 11/8/2012
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 11/15/12 1:00 PM

By far the very best tasting I have ever experienced. Informative, educational and most of all, memorable. The Bell wines and the experience is a must.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elia M. Member Since 10/4/2012
BE2 Wine & Cheese on 11/10/12 4:00 PM

It was the first time visit for my group. We definitely plan on going again!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Canda A. Member Since 10/30/2012
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 10/30/12 4:00 PM

We booked a tasting with wine and cheese paring. It was fantastic. I would highly recommend all of Bell's wines. They have a great line up of both white and red wine. Love the facility and grounds - smaller operation and just beautiful. This team has it going on. Staff is very knowledgable, helpful and fun. Very relaxed atmosphere with AWESOME WINES!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jackie C. Member Since 10/29/2010
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 10/27/12 2:00 PM

We came with a group of 10 people and Amanda was our wine instructor. She immediately was aware of the groups dynamics and she accommodated the group well. She was fun, knowledgeable and very adaptive. One of our members was a white wine drinker only and Amanda graciously accommodated her needs. The beautiful wines, the gorgeous day and the pristine grounds made this winery our favorite!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ilie P. Member Since 9/12/2012
Pavel on 10/22/12 2:00 PM

We had a great time, my friends love it too and Maggie was a wonderful host. Thank you Dr. Ilie Pavel

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sandra S. Member Since 10/1/2012
BE3 Grape to Glass Tour on 10/01/12 2:30 PM

My husband and I had such a wonderful experience at Bell Wine Cellars. We loved the wine so much that we started looking for it all over Austin, TX. We haven't stopped talking about our wonderful tour to our friends and family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt H. Member Since 10/8/2012
BE1 Current Release Tasting on 10/08/12 11:00 AM

It's a working winery and you'll either love it, or be unimpressed. The wines were good but a bit expensive to buy when compared with other wineries. We'd go back, but mostly to show people something different in Napa.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mark H. Member Since 9/28/2012
BE2 Wine and Cheese Tasting on 9/28/12 1:00 PM

Leisurely tasting with good cheese pairings. This is high-end wine for folks who like the Euro style and are willing to pay for something out of the ordinary. The winemaker is a Napa institution and the history lesson was enlightening, although I knew some of the story already. A little difficult to find, not as close as hotel maps suggested, fairly long walk from Yountville. I suggest driving.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Becky W. Member Since 9/13/2012
Weber on 9/21/12 10:30 AM

The wine us wonderful. The personal attention was great! The winery is beautiful, I recommend this winery to all those who appreciate good wine.

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