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“Affordable wine and a great vibe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clif Family Winery

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, Bars
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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.
California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Affordable wine and a great vibe”
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 mixes and of course clif bar samples.

If you are outdoorsy and into wine definitely try the climber pouch. It's this handy little carrying pouch that keeps 2 bottles worth of wine fresh all day/week while hiking. It's also much lighter than a traditional bottle and easier to carry.

Visited October 2012
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San Jose, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great place for happy hour wine tasting!”
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 good. The first time we went, we bought wine in the "astropack" foil pouch, which we brought camping and everyone loved it, especially the innovative packaing. Unfortunately, they didn't have any this time, so we'll have to check back another time.

They have a Friday night wine tasting happy hour, so you could top off your day of wine tasting etc in the Valley at Velo Vino with more wine tasting after the other places have closed. All the cycling focus is great and there is not a hint of snootiness!

Visited March 2013
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Stateline, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Lot of fun for this cyclist”
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 wine. Friendly and helpful staff. A slice of heaven for a wine enthusiast with a cycling problem.

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Kent, Washington
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“Nice & relaxing place”
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!

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“By far my favorite tasting experience”
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.

Visited August 2012
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