VJB Cellars

VJB Cellars, Kenwood: Hours, Address, VJB Cellars Reviews: 5/5

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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Mark
Tampa, FL1 contribution
The presentation on history of VJB and formulation of wines while having 3 superior bottles at our home for tasting truly has a 5 star assessment. The wine selection and vintage were rated as a 4.5-4.9 while we would apply a higher number if possible. The personal experience in meeting family members of VJB and to hear the excitement within their presentation had us in awe. I would recommend to any true wine cellar enthusiast, you will be impressed.
Written April 29, 2022
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Hi Mark, Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my absolute to be able to share my family wines with you and your colleagues. Mike Rosenbaum, Jimmy Merrill and I were so happy and excited to be a part of the virtual experience, truly an honor. Please reach out to us when you plan on visiting the heart of the Sonoma Valley, we look forward hosting you and your loved ones. Feel free to contact Mike Rosenbaum at 707.833.2300 whenever best for you. Salute, Henry Belmonte "the big parm" Owner
Written April 30, 2022
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sf1217
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I was looking for a new wine club to join that would be close to home. Four of us went to VJB. They were so friendly and welcoming from the phone call asking if we needed reservations, to the person who greeted us at the door to the tasting room employee.
We started with a single glass of wine and sharing paninis, to a full tasting when I joined the wine club.
I look forward to bringing friends and family to taste the wine.
Written July 28, 2022
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Barbara H
Washington DC, DC14 contributions
We found VJB because we like Italian style wines. VJB did not disappoint. The wine tasting was excellent. Our host guided us through the wines, taking as much time as we needed and adapting to our tastes. The setting on their patio is lovely. We came to early to order pizza but we will make sure to do that when we return. We liked the wine so much, we joined the VJB club and have been enjoying the wines at home. If you like Italian style wines like Nebbiolo and Montepulciano, do not miss VJB.
Written June 8, 2022
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Barbara, thank you for your review, and thanks for becoming part of our wine club family! So happy to hear you enjoyed our wines, next time you visit you'll have to pair it with some of our great food- Mom's cooking is the best! We look forward to having you back soon, thanks again. Salute!
Written June 9, 2022
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Marissa K
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At first the wine tasting was going amazing, we received better service since our group was signing up to join their wine club. After we joined their wine club, it's been awful. We went back a third time for a free tasting and the server was so rude. He wouldn't let us sample any wine unless we bought bottles for our table. I cancelled my wine club membership and I was still charged for shipments after I cancelled and they would not refund me. Every bottle of wine that we received in the wine shipments have contained complete grape skins. It's absolutely disgusting to drink wine and see clumps of grape skins being poured. Do not recommend. Go to Mayo Winery next door for better service, better wine and friendlier staff.
Written August 11, 2022
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Kimberly C
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Some of the best wine I have had. We went to three wineries the day we visited VJB and this was by far the best service and wine. They also have AMAZING Italian style pizza. A family owned winery. The presenter had great stories of the wine, the family, and the food. We had a large group and they were VERY accommodating. I ended up joining the wine club and get deliveries of their delicious wines! Every person I spoke to from making the reservations, visiting the winery, as well as joining the wine club were so sweet and charming. I highly recommend this to be a stop on your Sonoma wine country tour!
Written June 25, 2020
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Hi Kimberly, Thank you so much for your kind words and Welcome to the Family. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the Italian Varietals, my Mother's cooking,and most of all the experience you had! I can't wait to share this with the Team. Hope to see you back soon! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner
Written July 7, 2020
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Alvarez_Family
New Jersey5 contributions
The wines are great they the service is excellent but it is Hannah who gave us the personal touch. Her ability to pick wines that would be liked by our group of 8. Also asking questions before we had our first taste. Her knowledge of which wines to start with AJ’s always letting us know a bit about the wines and what to expect.
Leaving all of those things to the pro. (Hannah) in mind there is only one thing out of their control going with a “Good Group”. If your bases are covered before you leave your experience will be exceptional.
Written April 24, 2021
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Beth S
Sudbury, MA59 contributions
What a wonderful time we had a VJB Vineyard. First, my husband was like "I've never heard of this place", but he soon changed his mind. We arrived earlier than our reservation, but we're able to be seated right away. We went inside to order the most delicious pizza and salad, then went back to our table, where the wine just kept on coming. We enjoyed everything so much, that we actually joined one of the wine clubs. Oh, don't miss the gelato to top off your visit.
Written September 7, 2021
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Hi There, Thank you for your review and Welcome to the Family! I'm glad you and and your Husband enjoyed the Piazza Tasting and my Mother's cooking. Hope to see you back soon! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner
Written October 19, 2021
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Momof2Virginia
Ashburn, VA258 contributions
Couples
We stopped by VJB for lunch and we’re glad we did. They have a great Italian cafe with very good pizza, salads, sandwiches and Italian specialty items like olive oil, pasta, and much more. And they have gelato. We enjoyed our pizza in the nice courtyard, had a great wine tasting and bought 2 bottles. It was a great visit and we will return on a future trip!
Written August 1, 2021
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Hi There, Thank you for reviewing my Family's Winery. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed my Mother's cooking and the Italian Varietals we offer. Hope to see you back on the Piazza soon! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner
Written August 31, 2021
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Seaside08892327847
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I love visiting VJB so much, I finally joined the club. This winery is focused on Italian wines, unlike so many of the others in Napa/Sonoma. They have a great place for lunch, a store, gelato, and some fantastic champagne.
Written August 29, 2020
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Hi There, Thank you for your review and Welcome to the Family! We love our guests and so excited you decided to join. I'm glad to hear you appreciate the Italian Varietals we offer and the Prosecco continues to be a favorite among members and employees alike. Hope to see you on the Piazza soon! Cheers, Henry Belmonte Owner
Written September 22, 2020
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Maddy
Roseville, CA2 contributions
Friends
The wines here were really good but i was disappointed when i walked into a very loud/crowded patio area. One of the ladies in our group has a gluten allergy and we had been to Ledson Winery before hand and tasted several different wines and headed here for lunch and she was give 2 chicken skewers. Needless to say that wasn’t enough food they provided for her. I was expecting them to maybe have a gluten free crust or maybe more chicken. I booked the long table tasting expecting for our party of 12 to be able to sit together; this was not the case “due to COVID,” but a table not too far from us has 10 people at one table, didn’t make sense. It was more of a restaurant patio vibe then a winery vibe. We got no sort of history on the wines at all. If i new what this was going to be like i would’ve rather stayed or went to a different winery that gives you a real wine tasting experience, because of this we ended up going to a third winery that gave us a cave tour and all. I do understand all wineries are different but when i wine taste i expect a little more peace & quiet. I’ll have to try and see if it’s a better experience without Covid but this winery just wasn’t very personable sadly.
Written March 7, 2021
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Hi Maddison, Thank you for sharing your experience. Our maximum table capacity currently is 10 guests so any groups larger, we have to split up. We do our very best to follow all Covid-19 guidelines given by the county and state while still trying to accommodate and take great care of all our guests. As for your experience, it is my expectation that every group is given a fantastic tasting - with our educators showcasing their knowledge and passion for wines and telling our family story. I sincerely apologize that you were not given such experience. We have already shared your review with the team and discussed how we can continue to improve our group tasting experience. As for gluten free - we only have one kitchen and therefore we can only make our regular pizza crust. The chicken skewers are usually a huge hit and she should of also receive a salad with no croutons. Again, we have reviewed with our hospitality team to ensure a seamless experience! We are a winery that prides itself on giving guests a fun, educational experience. Sometimes is a bit loud, especially with our tent - seems to echo a lot in there! But our focus is always making everyone feel welcome and wanting to come back for more wine, food and fun. We thank you for taking the time to share your experience - we are always open to feedback as it helps us to improve! We hope you visit again and give us a chance to show you a great time! Cheers, Henry
Written March 22, 2021
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