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VJB Vineyards & Cellars

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Address: 60 Shaw Ave., Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone Number: +1 707-833-2300
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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More than just wine

Fun place to visit. Not only are the wines excellent, but they have great food choices. A deli for sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas. And a courtyard in which to relax, eat, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fun place to visit. Not only are the wines excellent, but they have great food choices. A deli for sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas. And a courtyard in which to relax, eat, and have a glass of wine. The wines can be purchased only through the winery or its club. Uniformly good wines. Try the Sangiovese, though it might be sold... More 

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san francisco, ca.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Small town, big Villa Palazzo setting, doesn't add up. Owners, servers very friendly, wine is decent, if you want an intimate experience, avoid it. Better choices with wine quality and setting: St.Francis, Imagery, BWise, Kaz, Landmark...

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We loved our visit to VJB! The ambiance was so nice, outside on the patio with the tenors singing. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch there as well. Their cafe had so many great choices. And the wine was one of our very favorites on our trip! I highly recommend visiting VJB when you have time to taste wine and enjoy... More 

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Hi Danny, pleasure to have been one of your very favorite spots from your trip! My mother, Maria, who is our Executive Chef has been perfecting our deli and pizza recipes for years. Please come back and visit us again on your net wine country trip. Stay cool in Fort Worth, and thank you for your review. Cheers, Henry Belmonte... More 

Rohnert Park, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fabulous all people servers wine tasting deli were all wonderful This is fast becoming one of our favorite spots plus we joined wine club. 👍👍👍May and June were our visits

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review my family's winery! Welcome to the family! Lovely to hear that we are one of your favorite spots. Since your a local, come back more often! Can't wait for your next visit. Enjoy your VJB wines! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner More 

Concord, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a private wine tasting on the patio and ate some really good food. The ribs are a great choice as well as the Panini in the deli. Our server was very knowledgeable about the winery family, wines produced and let us taste some wines not on the list that we decided to buy after tasting. Overall we had... More 

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

My mother's rib recipe have been my favorite since I was a kid! Always a fun experience to taste our very small production, off the menu wines. Glad you enjoyed my family's small slice of Italy in the Sonoma Valley! Thank you for your review. Enjoy your VJB wines! Cheers, Henry Belmonte, Owner More 

Santa Rosa, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My friends and I stopped by VJB for tasting after a morning hike and tour at Jack London State Park. VJB came highly recommended by other visitors we met at our hotel. The server was very knowledgeable and made us feel right at home. We ended up having a delicious pizza and signing up for the wine club!

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Welcome to our wine club family! Our tasting room staff are more than just wine "pourers", they are wine educators. Glad to hear you not only enjoyed our wines but also my mother's pizza! Thank you so much for your review on my family's winery. Enjoy your VJB wines! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner More 

HOUSTON TX, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

the wine sampling was very cost effective and generous and the wine was very good. bought a case of mixed wines... the shipping charges are quite a bit out of line and the reason given was slightly lame. Overal experience out in the courtyard was fun and food very good I highly recommend a visit and if local buy the... More 

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Thank you Vincent for visiting my family's winery and for taking the time to write a review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the wine, piazza, food and overall experience! Enjoy your VJB wines in Houston! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner More 

Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We live in Sonoma county, and are always on the hunt for fun places to picnic, taste, and have some wine. VJB has it all. We normally have a "no wine club" policy because we would be members of a million of them, living here. But, VJB made us break that policy and we joined! The building is beautiful with... More 

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Laura, much appreciation for your beautiful review. Welcome to the family! The fact that you broke your "no wine club" policy with us hits home. My family loves sharing our unique experience and environment with locals like yourself. Make sure to visit on Saturdays and Sundays when the Wine Country Tenors perform on the piazza! Looking forward to many more... More 

Dana Point, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This winery was amazing. They feature Italian wines, but also have the most amazing homemade Italian food and gelato. We joined their wine/sauce club which features 2 wines and 2 sauces every other month + a family recipe, which we can't wait to try out! The food was amazing, if you don't like wine just stop to eat!!

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ariana, and welcome to our wine club family! My mother, Maria, takes special attention to creating a beautiful and savory recipe to highlight the wines and sauces in the Club Cucina allocations. Looking forward to having you visit us again. Enjoy your VJB wine and recipes! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner More 

Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went there for lunch but were amazed by the wines. They have great food and awsome wines. I can't speak more highly about this winery. They have a very nice patio, great pizzas, and the people are friendly. The only negative was that the gelato store closed at 4 on Tuesday. That would have been a great finish to... More 

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Vineyards & Cellars, responded to this review

Thank you for your highly rated review! My family and I wanted to create a destination where visitors could have the full Italian family winery experience. Glad to hear you savored our wines just as much if not more than the pizza! Make sure to come back and visit us during your next trip to the area, our tasting room... More 

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Additional Information about VJB Vineyards & Cellars

Address: 60 Shaw Ave., Kenwood, CA 95452
Phone Number: +1 707-833-2300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Kenwood
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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