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Clif Family Winery

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Address: 709 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: 707-968-0625
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Description: Velo Vino is a unique tasting room, cycling hub and retail location where...
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.
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Amazing wine, cheese and preserve pairings!

We were lucky enough to do a tasting at the Clif Family's small tasting room on top of Howell Mountain. Jeff, our host, was knowledgeable, fun, and clearly passionate about wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were lucky enough to do a tasting at the Clif Family's small tasting room on top of Howell Mountain. Jeff, our host, was knowledgeable, fun, and clearly passionate about wine and food. Each of the wines we tasted had a unique cheese/preserve/spice pairing that Jeff had previously picked out, and everything was amazing - we couldn't leave without buying... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The best part of our Clif wine tasting was the bruschetta truck. The ambiance is geared more for their biking crowd, which was not for us.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First, I love Clif Bars, so naturally I had to visit the winery. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the wines. Whites and reds were perfectly balanced with friendly, knowledgeable staff. They take your time with a tasting, rather than prodding you through like some wineries do. Out of all the wines, the Gertztweiner... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit and partake at the top of the mountain rather than down at the Velo vino tasting center. Jeff was a great host and has put together a great tasting experience with their wine, exotic cheeses and home grown/made jams/jellies and spices. Just a quality experience all around.

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We chose the Refugio wine tasting experience at the Clif Family Vino Velo in St. Helena to celebrate our granddaughter's 21st birthday. It was perfect! Clif Bars are a favorite, but we had no idea that the wine would be so good! Candace led us through 5 tastings (plus an extra-or should I tell?) and provided different and interesting treats,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had no idea that the makers of Clif bars also had a winery. We found the tasting room while walking along Main St. after having lunch at Gott's Roadside. Loved hearing about how the winery was started and how Eco friendly the Clif family is about all their products.

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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visit Napa and/or Healdsburg at least once per year, and this year one of our favorite new experiences was a Clif tasting we lucked into. We had been at another Howell Mountain tour/tasting that day, packed a picnic lunch because it's quite a track up the hill & had another mountain visit planned later that day. Our driver is... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We chose to rent bikes through Velo Vino/Clif Family Winery. It was an awesome experience. Arrived in the AM and were treated to our choice of hot beverage and a Clif Bar to go. The bikes we rented were outside waiting for us all labeled and with helmets. The Conastoga Bike Shop called after I made my reservation to get... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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