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Charbay Winery & Distillery

4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
+1 707-963-9327
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Domaine Charbay, Utterly Unique and Worth a Visit

We’ve made numerous trips to Napa and have gone back to Domaine Charbay every time. The tasting... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
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Great visit!

We had a great time at Charbay. Most unique tasting we’ve done in Napa or Sonoma. John was super... read more

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Reviewed January 6, 2018
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Looking for somewhere off-the-beaten-path & refreshingly different in Napa Valley? Come visit this iconic Napa Valley boutique winery, hidden away on Spring Mountain, just minutes from downtown St. Helena. What were you doing when you were 7? If it wasn’t winemaking & distilling alongside your dad, that’s ok! Charbay began its American story in 1983 – when Miles & Susan Karakasevic launched their own dream, following in this family's European tradition. Since then, the journey has encompassed both wines & spirits that have caught the attention of wine enthusiasts & spirits lovers across the country - and two generations here in the U.S. Grab a rocks glass - your tour begins with an aperitif & 'Distilling 101' where you'll learn the how this 13-generation winemaking/distilling family makes classic Alambic brandy. From there, you'll get introduced to Charbay's classic small-lot wines, as well as Napa Valley's favorite port - made with our 30-year collection of Alambic brandies. Humidor of handrolled cigars available to enjoy on the winery patio. Pair it with your favorite wine or port & enjoy the Napa Valley countryside. Charbay is one of the only wineries in the U.S. that distills its own brandy to create the ports and aperitifs you'll remember. To make a great port, we believe you should add a great brandy. So we pick from our 30-year library of barrel-aged brandies made personally by our family's 12th & 13th Generation Master Distillers, Miles & Marko Karakasevic.
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4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We’ve made numerous trips to Napa and have gone back to Domaine Charbay every time. The tasting experience at Domaine Charbay is unlike anything you’ll find at other wineries and offers far more opportunities to appreciate more than just a few varieties of wine. Be...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

We had a great time at Charbay. Most unique tasting we’ve done in Napa or Sonoma. John was super friendly and knowledgeable about both wine and spirit distilling.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Visiting the winery and having a 'private' tasting with John was a truly awesome experience. His personality, knowledge and kindness was a delight. Not to mention, the wine, spirits and cigars were tasty. I would recommend this experience for those looking for an intimate setting...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

All five of us loved our visit to Charbay. The host spent a lot of time with us giving history of the winery and how to distill hard spirits. The ports were outstanding; sweet enough for the late harvest wine drinkers among us and a...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

The visit to Charbay is always a little like seeing an old friend. No matter how long between visits, each time we make it back there we feel right at home again. Every time we get to St Helena and take the drive up Spring...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Charbay Winery and Distillery is a must see when you're traveling to the Napa area. My wife and I were there for an anniversary trip and loved our time with John at Charbay. John was engaging, thorough, and informed. The Cab was the best we...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

So I happened to find Charbay while on google maps and let me tell you it is an awesome place. The tasting was great and John was excellent. I would recommend this place to everyone. Sometimes the hidden gems are ones we want and Charbay...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

This was the first tour on our three day visit. They offered a wide variety of different types of beverages, not just wine. The blue label port was absolutely outstanding. I bought a bottle to bring home and it didn't make it 12 hours. I...More

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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...More

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AnnieCharbay, Chief Evangalist at Charbay Winery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2016

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

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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...More

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