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Charles Krug

Charles Krug 2800 Main Street
Saint Helena  CA 94574
707-967-2229
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Hours:
10:30 to 5:00
Tastings/Appointments:
707-967-2229


The oldest winery in Napa Valley, founded in 1861, is also home to California's first tasting room. Opened for public tastings in 1882 by Charles Krug, our tasting room has evolved into a world-class hospitality center, renowned for its exceptional wines, stunning design, and storied heritage.

Open daily, 10:30 am to 5 pm, Charles Krug Winery has been named one of the "Top 10 California Tasting Experiences" by Food & Wine Magazine. Winner of the 2015 Architecture and Landscape Award for Best of Wine Tourism, this is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the legacy of Napa Valley winemaking.

Visit our Cucina di Rosa Salumeria and Outdoor Pizza Kitchen, which pays tribute to our Italian heritage while engaging guests in the pleasure of food and wine. Try our Salumeria’s handcrafted cured meats and artisan cheeses or wood-fired pizzas enjoyed seasonally on our lawn.

From Prosciutto to Coppa, Pecorino to Taleggio, our handcrafted Italian cured meats and cheeses showcase our estate wines and our Italian heritage. Allow us to prepare a special selection of cured meats, cheeses or both. Pair with a flight of wines tableside or a glass of wine at our counter. Offered daily, 11 am to 4 pm.

Join us May through October when we fire up our Mugnaini wood-burning pizza oven outside our historic Redwood Cellar. Relax on our tree-lined lawn and enjoy one of our authentic Italian-style pizzas, made with herbs and vegetables from our estate garden and with selected meats from our Salumeria. Each pizza and charcuterie platter pairs perfectly with an array of Charles Krug wines. Offered out on the lawn Friday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.

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  • Open by appointment - call/email
  • Offers tours by appointment - call/email
  • Winery is family friendly
  • Dog friendly - It's ok to bring your dog!
  • Seated tasting available
  • Tasting available in private area
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Winery has gardens
  • Winery has picnic area
  • Winery has unique architecture
  • Winery has an EV charging station
  • Couches
  • Winery property is historical landmark
  • Family run
  • Napa Green Certified Winery
  • Napa Green Certified Land
  • Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
  • Winery can host corporate functions up to 300 people
  • Club member lounge

Family Friendly Winery
Charles Krug guests may relax on our tree-lined lawn (weather permitting) and enjoy one of our authentic Italian-style pizzas, made with herbs and vegetables from our estate garden and with selected meats from our Salumeria. Each pizza and charcuterie platter pairs perfectly with an array of Charles Krug wines (seasonal). Dogs are welcome on leash in the picnic area. Offered 11 am to 4 pm. (seasonal)

Tasting Room Size

Medium

Tasting Room Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere

Open daily, 10:30 am to 5 pm, Charles Krug Winery has been named one of the "Top 10 California Tasting Experiences" by Food & Wine Magazine. Winner of the 2015 Architecture and Landscape Award for Best of Wine Tourism, this is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the legacy of Napa Valley winemaking.

The Charles Krug Tasting Room is a vibrant blend of old and new. Rustic, yet modern, the room pays tribute to the winery’s history with high, open-beam ceilings, large windows showcasing a Reserve Barrel Room, a giant wall of 1861-label wines, and seated tasting options. Our Estate Tasting features five small-lot, estate wines. They may include our Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc, Limited Release Malbec, Family Reserve Generations Bordeaux-style blend, Vintage Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cold Springs Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Selections vary based on availability. Reservations required. ($45)

Explore the unique history of Charles Krug and the Mondavi family with an intimate tour and tasting that includes a selection of handcrafted artisan cured meats and cheeses to enjoy with our estate wines. Offered 7 days a week at 10:30 am and 2:30pm, with advanced reservations ($75).

Music in Tasting Room:  Music from contemporary to the classics will play, to enhance tasting ambiance and create a lively-yet-intimate experience.

View from Tasting Room:  Mount St Helena to the North, housed in the 1872 historic Redwood Cellar, historic 1881 Carriage House to the South, vineyards

Food Available:  Cucina di Rosa pays tribute to our Italian heritage while engaging guests in the pleasure of food and wine. Try our Salumeria’s handcrafted cured meats and artisan cheeses or wood-fired pizzas enjoyed seasonally on our lawn.

Charles Krug Wine Club

Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.

To join the wine club, visit www.charleskrug.com or call 707-967-2229.

Charles Krug Wine Club Members...

Receive a 20% discount on Charles Krug Wines
Members only Lounge, complimentary Tastings for you and up to three guests, referral rewards, wine club pricing on current release wines, food, merchandise and more!
Exclusive access to vintage library wines, wine club events and barrel tastings.

Club ships two to four times a year, three to six bottles per shipment. Average cost before tax and shipping is $185.00 - $400.00 (price varies by club level).
Shipments include the newsletter, Bottles & Bins newsletter.

Napa Neighbor

The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.

Charles Krug extends an invitation to Napa County residents for a 10% discount on wine purchases. Please present a valid form of identification upon arrival. Our Tasting Room hours are 10:30 to 5:00.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel
  • Howell Mountain
  • Los Carneros
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
  • Yountville

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.

 

Napa Green Winery

Napa Green Certified Winery

Charles Krug 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.

 

Napa GreenLand

Napa Green Certified Land

Charles Krug is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Charles Krug 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.

 

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