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VGS Chateau Potelle

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VGS Chateau Potelle offers two different visitor experiences. At our Tasting House & Garden in St. Helena visitors enjoy an intimate tasting of 6 wines, highlighted by their own unique Riedel glass and punctuated with food bites from Michelin star...more
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1200 Dowdell Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1407
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I cannot say enough good about VGS. First, a friend recommended it to us. When we arrived, it was a small house, no vineyards, very cute but unassuming. DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER HERE! We arrived early and Anthony was very accommodating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Tmac, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful words! I couldn't be more happy to hear you had a great experience. We take what we do very seriously and it's always so nice to get validation from our visitors. No...YOU are the best...thank you!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

VGS was a phenomenal stop between our morning tours on Spring Mountain before we headed south into Napa. The wines are amazing and the food was spectacular. This was truly a delicious pairing. We sat in the charming tent in the garden and enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natalie P
Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you Natalie P, Thats so nice to her you enjoyed your visit with us. Anthony is a great part of the VGS team and always does a superb job! I hope to meet you personally upon your next return to the Napa Valley!

Reviewed October 22, 2018

We are club members with VGS, and this was our 3rd time visiting the tasting house. It is almost impossible to convey the feeling of friends/family that comes from this special place. The wine is amazing, and really unlike any we have had in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Hi Jeff H, Thank you for the wonderful write up! We really appreciate you taking the time to share the "secret" of our success. It was a pleasure meeting you, please be sure to continue enjoying the VGS in your club shipments...we have an amazing...More

Reviewed September 8, 2018

We were impressed from the time we walked in with the simple, but elegant atmosphere, which is so inviting. All of the wines were amazing!

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you araulerson! Clearly you have great taste:) Please come and see us again soon.

Reviewed September 5, 2018

If you are not an aficionado on wine, this is THE place to learn, treat your taste buds to excellence! The grounds are so beautiful and set a perfect ambiance for a relaxed, convivial visit. Anthony Bartolomucci is fully knowledgeable on wines, food and the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Merci NorthernBirdie2013, I love that-"Because greatness is made to be taken"...that should be our motto when people buy our wines:) So happy you had a nice visit with Tony, as you may have learned while visiting Tony has been with VGS Chateau Potelle for over...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

As longtime fans of Chateau Potelle, we were excited to visit the tasting room to reconnect with favorite wines and try new ones. The experience was terrific from the moment we arrived, with a welcome glass of Rosé and delicious smoked salmon appetizers. Throughout our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelly N
Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you Kelly for your thoughtful and kind words. Everyone at VGS Chateau Potelle takes great pride in providing all our guests with a private, curated tasting experience. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us and of course, please continue to enjoy the...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We did a tasting and pairing the food was awesome, the wine wonderful and setting so lovely. Host was entertaining and enthusiastic, we had the best time of all our Napa trips and wineries this was the most worthwhile, even joined the club.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you beachbums004! We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed your visit with us. Be sure to chill a nice bottle of VGS Sauvignon Blanc or Riviera Rose next time your bums are on the beach:)

Reviewed August 11, 2018

VGS stands for very good s**t. The branding in and of itself is memorable. We did the food and wine pairing in their private room. This is where my love affair with red blends begins with the Illegitimate. They don't sell at any wine retailers...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you losaltos88! YOU'RE RIGHT...VGS IS VERY GOOD SHHHHHH.... And The Illegitimate may be the best value red wine around these days...thanks for sharing with Trip Advisor winos...hope to see you when you visit us again!

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Anthony was unforgettable. We can not say enough good things!!! Not only was he knowledgeable on the wine but also the area, other wine, and many other personal questions on Oakland/San Fran which I will soon be moving to. He was so friendly, personable, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thank you SO much Katie for the fantastic note. We agree, Anthony is amazing...and the VGS, well...were so glad you found it to be just that...VGS. e look forward to having you join us again soon when your a "local".

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing!! We have been coming to Napa at least once a year for years, but have never stopped here. This was hands down the BEST food and wine pairing under$125pp by far!! The wines were phenomenal and the food bites were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

DesertFoodies...Merci!!! SO wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit. As you can attest, everyone at VGS truly takes pride in our experience and wines. It makes my heart smile to know it's appreciated! We cannot wait to welcome you back. In the meantime, enjoy VGS!!!

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fremont5
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Response from Jean-Noel-owner | Property representative |
Hello Fremont5, The VGS Food & Wine Experience lasts 60-90 minutes on average...however, this is totally up to you the guest. If you need for it to be expedient, we can do that for you...but we really recommend allowing a... More
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