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, 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 the Clif Family Tasting Room on Main Street, St. Helena during your Napa Valley adventures. The Clif Family Tasting Room 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:
Executive Chef John McConnell and the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck serve a seasonal menu of bruschetta, farm fresh salads, seasonal side dishes and rotisserie chicken. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, Chef John McConnell’s cooking career spans several noteworthy restaurants in food-centric cities including Hillstone Group, Campton Place and Terra Restaurant. Chef John brings his passion for local food sourcing and seasonal ingredients to Clif Family.
One of our signature dishes is our succulent porchetta bruschetta. Sustainably farmed at Long and Bailey Farms in Manteca, California and stuffed with organic fennel and herbs from our farm, it is the staff favorite. Although you may find us traveling throughout the Napa Valley, we are most at home just off the back patio of our Tasting Room, Tuesday through Sunday, 11:30AM – 4PM, extended hours on Wednesday until 730PM.
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Clif Family celebrates wine, food and adventure in all that we do. Visit us and share our love of artisan wines, handcrafted food and authentic experiences.
Our story begins with Gary and Kit’s cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit sought to bring these memorable experiences to their Napa Valley home with our Clif Family Tasting Room and Bruschetteria Food Truck. Our organic farm and estate vineyards located high atop Howell Mountain provide a bounty of grapes, olives, fruit and vegetables to fuel our journey. We hope you find time to slow down, fill your glass and spend an afternoon with us
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To join the wine club, visit www.cliffamily.com or call 707-968-0625.
With a passion for food, we craft all our wines to be food-friendly and highly enjoyable. We produce just 8,000 cases of wine annually, which you can find only at our tasting room, through our wine clubs and at select Napa Valley restaurants. The fruit for our estate wines comes from our CCOF certified organic and Napa Green Certified vineyards located high atop Napa Valley’s famed Howell Mountain appellation. Our viticulture and winemaking team strive to achieve balance, structure, varietal character and richness while also protecting our environment and our community. We release twelve small production bottlings a year that include Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Grenache, a Red Rhone Blend, Zinfandel, a Red Bordeaux Blend, Petite Sirah, and three Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignons. Our wines range in price from $26 to $110. Clif Family has many clubs to choose from based on your preference ranging from a Food and Wine club, a Howell Mountain Cabernet Club and a Cycling and Wine Club to name a few. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over. 10% off all wine bottle purchases (not including our Vineyard Designate bottlings)
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.