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Address: 4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
Phone Number: +1 707-963-9327
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Interesting, Fun, and Excellent products!

We came to this little winery/distillery during our tour on Platypus. Our group of 15 people thought this was the highlight of our wine tour. John was a great host and walked us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2016
Beth V
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We came to this little winery/distillery during our tour on Platypus. Our group of 15 people thought this was the highlight of our wine tour. John was a great host and walked us through the process of the various liquors and port wine that they make and how they should taste and be served. It was fascinating and quite fun.... More 

Thank Beth V
AnnieCharbay, Chief Evangalist at Charbay Winery, responded to this review

Awesome - and thanks very sincerely for taking the time to review us. Cheers! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This small winery and distillery really delivers an amazing experience! I just happened to find it online and decided to try something different during a recent visit to Napa. John was a wonderful host, providing a personalized tasting experience. He even sent an email in advance of our visit, advising us to buy cheese and crackers at the Sunshine market... More 

1 Thank Beth T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We spent a week in Napa Valley and on our last day we decided to visit Charbay on a whim. I called when we were about 20 minutes away and the nice man I spoke with (John, I think) said sure, come on over! But, since it was around lunch time and a beautiful day, he told me to first... More 

1 Thank Rebecca M
Canberra, Australia
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1,457 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pro tip - when a winery says "by appointment only" that also includes calling them up on your mobile while outside their door, it's a standard Napa thing to do. A rustic winery and distillery, this is a family winery at its best. I loved the old stills they had laying around you can admire. Great wines and spirits. Plus... More 

1 Thank axs666
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Wow, this winery/distillery was a gem! I wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. They had the most amazing Port and I don't even like Ports! LOL We had a tasting and it was just the two of us with the employee. We learned a lot about the difference between making wine and liquor. A very interesting experience!

Thank Lindsey N
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

First class experience with the most experienced vintners and distillers in California. The staff is thoughtful and will to answer every question. Great line of wines and spirits.

Thank Paul H
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here randomly on the way down from Schweiger. We were greeted by their celebrity dogs at the car. We were welcomed with a small cup of split pea stew. The absolute must try/buy is the green tea aperitif. A glass of it with a splash of sparkling lemonade is perhaps the most refreshing alcoholic beverage we have ever... More 

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Like several other reviewers, we wanted something different from the other wineries, so we decided to give Charbay a try. You have to make an appointment, but they were very flexible and accomodating. When we arrived, we were greeted by John, who was very friendly and helpful. The first order of business was to take our photo next to the... More 

2 Thank shashabear
Detroit, Michigan
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781 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

WOW, what a nice place to stop in. Yes you need an appt, but it's not that hard to get one. John helped us out for our visit. He was nice and very informative. He let us try all of there wines. They also sell spirits but no can try. I ended up buying a full case of this and... More 

Thank Joe M
Austin, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My friend and I recently visited Charbay and had an incredible time. We were running a little bit late and John was gracious and told us just ot take our time and arrive safely. Once we arrived to Charbay among the winding hills we were in for a wonderful surprise. John greeted us by name and this small winery/distillery is... More 

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