Clif Family Winery was founded in 2004 in St. Helena, California. Owners Gary Erickson & Kit Crawford are focused on hand-crafted wines that sustain the natural resources of the local community and bring awareness of organic and sustainable farming to others. The fruit for our estate wines comes from our vineyards located high atop Napa Valley’s famed Howell Mountain appellation. We also source fruit from small, family-owned vineyards in other regions of the Napa Valley and Mendocino.
In 1992, when we started Clif Bar & Company, we were driven by our passion for food and adventure and a desire to create convenient, portable and above all delicious food for today’s busy lifestyles. Several years later, in 1997, we moved with our family to the Napa Valley. What started as a home in the country soon developed into a wonderful adventure in winemaking and a deeper commitment to sustainability and farming.
Today, on our Food Alliance- and CCOF-certified farm we grow a variety of fruits and vegetables that make their way to our Clif Family Bruschetteria food truck, the local Farmer’s Market and our preserved fruit and vegetable products. For our wines, we source our fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley and Mendocino appellations, working with growers that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and sustainable farming of their land. Our Cabernet offerings come from our organically farmed Howell Mountain estate vineyards.
Our goal is to craft unique, regional wine and foods using practices that care for the earth and to support growers who use sustainable and organic farming methods. In this way, we can contribute to a more vibrant and healthy food community. We hope that as you discover our products, Clif Family becomes a part of your own adventure, reminding you to slow down and find pleasure in everyday life.
Our Tasting Room:
You can experience our wines at Velo Vino, the Clif Family Tasting Room on Main Street, St. Helena during your Napa Valley adventures. Velo Vino is a unique place where the passions of cycling and wine are celebrated and blended. We offer a variety of wine and food pairing experiences, customized bicycle rides, espresso and an electric vehicle charging station. Our outdoor patio is the perfect venue for a glass of wine and post ride celebration.
Our Food Truck:
The Clif Family Bruschetteria serves a seasonal menu of bruschetta, spiedini (an Italian skewer), farm fresh salads and rotisserie chicken. One of our signature dishes is our succulent porchetta bruschetta – sustainably farmed at Devil’s Gulch Farm in Marin and stuffed with organic fennels and herbs from the farm, it is the staff favorite.
Although you will find the Clif Family Bruschetteria touring throughout the Napa Valley, it is most at home just off the back patio of our Velo Vino tasting room. Guests can order food to go or linger on our patio with a glass or carafe of Clif Family Wine.
Plan a trip to Clif Family Winery on our interactive winery map:
We welcome you to visit us at Clif Family Winery @ Velo Vino, our St. Helena tasting room. Velo Vino is a unique place where the passions of cycling and wine are celebrated and blended. We offer a variety of wine and food pairing experiences, customized bicycle rides, espresso and an electric vehicle charging station. Our outdoor patio and wine sensory garden is the perfect venue for a relaxing wine tasting and post ride celebration. www.cliffamily.comFood Available: Unique food and wine pairings with our own gourmet foods.
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.cliffamily.com or call 707-968-0625.
Named after one of Gary and Kit's favorite mountain passes in Italy, Club Passo Gavia offers members a selection of our limited-production wines, access to great events throughout the year, unique food and wine pairing experiences and special perks at our Velo Vino tasting room. Two bottle or four bottle shipments are sent six times per year (Feb, Apr, Jun, Sept, Nov, Dec).
Club Peloton is a unique club that combines the passions of wine and cycling. Take the road less traveled and experience a wine club like no other, where you get to enjoy our latest wine releases, receive special perks at our Velo Vino tasting room and sample the latest Clif Bar products. Four bottle shipments are sent six times each year (Feb, Apr, Jun, Sept, Nov, Dec).
Wine is a great complement to food and our club Rifugio Buon Appetito celebrates our love of great food and wine. The Rifugio Buon Appetito combines both wine and food in your shipments along with recipes, food and wine pairing tips and more. Two bottle or four bottle shipments are sent six times per year (Feb, Apr, Jun, Sept, Nov, Dec).
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
10% off all wine bottle purchases. One tasting fee is also waived when purchasing 3 or more bottles.
The Napa Green program is supported by a wide variety of groups including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the University of California. The Napa Valley Vintners, along with Fish Friendly Farming, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa County Farm Bureau and others developed the Napa Green program. Learn more about the program at napagreen.org.
Clif Family Winery is certified under the Napa Green Winery Program by the Napa County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Green Business Program and completed all the regulatory components needed for environmental sustainability. These components included developing water and energy conservation methods, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste. In addition to developing sustainable winery practices, this program is set to become the standard for the state of California.
Clif Family Winery is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Clif Family Winery has created and implemented a customized farm plan with measured results that addressed all aspects of its property, vineyard land as well as non-farmed land, including practicing soil conservation, water conservation, stable drainage, riparian corridor enhancement, fisheries and wildlife habitat enhancement and long-term improvement and sustainability.
Certification - certification is granted by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioners Office of Pesticide Regulation, the Regional Water Quality Control board, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.