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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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San Jose, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vancouver, Washington
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Velo Vino is home to Clif Family Winery's goods....and a fantastic array of cycling gadgets and gear. The blend of wine and cycling makes for a unique atmosphere and there are many things to watch and see at this small venue. I loved their wines and very much enjoyed the staff--very genuine and knowledgeable without being snooty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We visited a bike store and this winery was suggested to us. Completely wonderful the many biking photos the kind friendly and knowledgable staff make this a must see and a wonderful contrast to the big expansive wineries. We would have done the food pairing but time did not permit.

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