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Clif Family WInery

709 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
707-968-0625
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Ranked #1 of 2 nightlife in St. Helena
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: Velo Vino is a unique tasting room, cycling hub and retail location where the passions of cycling, wine and food are celebrated and blended. At Velo... more » Owner description: Velo Vino is a unique tasting room, cycling hub and retail location where the passions of cycling, wine and food are celebrated and blended. At Velo Vino, you can taste Clif Family Wines, enjoy a cheese plate or an espresso drink, and embark on a world-class cycling excursion, all in the heart of Napa Valley. « less
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This winery is right on the main road so we were worried it would be overrun with people like many of its neighbors. However, we went for a tasting and were the only ones there! It was such a wonderful experience. The wine was good, the snacks provided were delicious, and the women working the tasting room was pleasant, knowledgable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were so very fortunate to be invited to a private tasting on the vineyard. and OMG- Clif Family Winery, was the best Oasis to be immersed in this private classy back yard with pairings with local great cheeses and jams! Our host was so pleasant and friendly and gave us the family tour from breakfast bars to wine- who... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

"Why are there so many clif bars in this store?" "Wait a second... they make wine?" This was a unique experience. Sitting down for a tasting paired with various nuts, cookies, chocolates, and chatting with the hosts about cycling. They also make a very good espresso. Make sure you pick up a bottle or two with the signature "Clif" logo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We also came here aspartame of a tour, however our guide texted the wine maker on the way, and he stayed to chat with us. I really enjoyed most of their wines, liked that they served different nut mixes with the wines, which really did enhance our enjoyment. Nice shop setting with cool cycling stuff and beautiful patio.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We came as part of a tour and after milling around a bit we were shown to a room. The person they assigned to pour our wine seemed distracted and we had to wait long stretches in between pours. She apparently was also covering another area of the establishment. Good thing they provided nuts or we'd have just been twiddling... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Velo Vino features Clif Family wines (Clif, as in Clif bars). The wine is good and reasonably priced ($20-40) for Napa standards. What keeps us coming back in the wonderful staff and casual atmosphere. The tasting area is fairly large and has a cycling motif; If you're a cycling enthusiast, you'll love the place. There is also an outside patio... More

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California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I love Velo Vino. Like many of the nearby wineries the wine is delicious. Unlike some of other wineries it is also affordable with a wide range of prices. I also really appreciate that the staff are friendly and utterly lacking any of the pretension that sometimes come with the wine tasting territory. The snacks are great with interesting nut... More

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We have been to Velo Vino twice in the past couple of years. We are both cyclists, so that's what drew us in the first time. But it's such a laid back friendly place, that we had to come back on our most recent trip. Everyone is very nice and the wines and snacks (flavored nuts and other goodies) are... More

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Stateline, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Very cool cycling theme in the Clif Family Winery tasting room-bicycles, clothing, maps, energy bars. Good tasting whites and reds at the wine bar, particularly the 2010 red climber release. Interesting information about Clif Bar owners Kit Crawford and Gary Erickson. Great location to stage local rides such as Howell Mountain Road. Enjoyed pre-ride morning coffee and post-ride glass of... More

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Nice people here- they have a great patio! The wine was very good and I even became a wine club member! It was so relaxing and comfortable I already felt like a family member!

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