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Charles Krug Winery

2800 St. Helena Hwy.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-5057

Tasting:   Open daily 10:30 to 5 pm
Tasting fee $10 & $20 for reserve
10% case discount
Undergoing 4 million dollar renovation
  Historic Redwood Carriage House
Price Range:   $18 to $100 per bottle
Established:   1943
Vineyards:   850 acre estate
  70,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Buddy (cat)

Charles Krug Winery Description

The Charles Krug Winery was established in 1861 and was the first winery in the Napa Valley. It has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi family since 1943. The winery focuses production on lush red Bordeaux-style blends, New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc, and classically crafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.

Three generations of the Peter Mondavi family have been pioneers and innovators in the Napa Valley wine industry. Today the family continues its stewardship of 850 acres of estate land with organic and sustainable farming practices and state-of-the art winemaking techniques.

The tasting room is located on the original Charles Krug Estate Vineyards, between the vineyard and the wine cellar originally built by Charles Krug. The property is listed (Historic Landmark #563) on the National Register of Historic Places. The tasting counters are made from the family’s original redwood tanks. A good gift shop and nice picnic sites are also on the premises.

Adjacent to the tasting room, the historic Redwood Cellar and Carriage House are undergoing renovations. A total of 68 windows in the Redwood Cellar and 12 windows in the Carriage House will be restored, as well as the wooden floors and shutters, the rooftop belvedere and the winding spiral staircase.

Charles Krug Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Gift Shop - Special
Private Tasting
Picnic Sites
Event Space
"Green" Technology
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SBStacey, Santa Barbara
I'd wanted to visit Charles Krug for a while, so I was glad when we found it up in the northern reaches of the Napa Valley. Unfortunately, the main winery building was being renovated, and we tasted in a little makeshift tasting room to the side. However, the wines were very good. I picked up a bottle of the Sauvignon Blanc. I had just read The House of Mondavi, so it was fun to see the winery where the whole family used to live.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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