Crocker & Starr Wines
Crocker & Starr Wines
4.5
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Crocker & Starr was born on a handshake. Founded in 1997, Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr met on the 25th floor of 1 Post Street in San Francisco with different intentions. In the end, they had a common goal: Resurrection of the 1870’s winery on Dowdell Lane in the historic town of St. Helena. Today, rich with history and great wines, Crocker & Starr stands as one of the premiere wine estates in Napa Valley. Our philosophy at Crocker & Starr is to capture the essence of the ESTATE VINES in every bottle. The combination of organic farming practices and minimal intervention in the winery allows us to deliver wines of purity and balance… truly authentic estate wines! Join us at the estate and ‘Touch the Vines…Taste the Wines…’ and become part of our history.
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Natalie B
Denver, CO25 contributions
A top experience on our first Napa trip. As we came in on our bikes, Louisa knew who we were and greeted us immediately. Getting the quick tour and in-depth conversation behind the start of Crocker & Starr was fantastic. Loved seeing the production room. A really intimate experience complete with our names and "Happy Anniversary" on our tasting menu- such a special touch. And the wines - my goodness! Superb! I will be dreaming of the 1 Post for quite some time. Louisa was so great, giving us fun conversation, great insight, while also giving us time to just sit back and enjoy. I will recommend Crocker & Starr to everyone, and look forward to opening bottles with friends telling them how much we enjoyed. We'll be back!
Written June 29, 2022
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Jenny S
2 contributions
This was our first stop of the day of our whole trip when we were up in St. Helena for the weekend and it was the most memorable. We were greeted by the cute dog and Pam Starr herself! 🤩 She was very welcoming and appeared truly grateful for our visit. Katie was our hostess and she was very knowledgeable. She help explain each of the flavor notes and suggested the perfect food pairing with every sip! It was just meat and cheese but hey, still delicious!

We were fortunate enough to enjoy a small tour of this beautiful boutique winery. Between the flavors and quality of the wine, there is no doubt we will be back soon to Crocker & Starr. Highly Recommended.
Written July 12, 2022
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SanFran35
Napa Valley, CA30 contributions
Myself and my husband had an absolutely fabulous tasting experience last week at Crocker & Starr. We were hosted by Shelly who was so warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The wines are absolutely amazing. We had a flight that included their Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Cabernet and each one was incredible. The setting is so pretty and intimate. I work in the wine industry and I am excited to recommend this wonderful experience to our guests looking for other high-end and unique tasting experiences!
Written July 29, 2020
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Bobby8080
Indianapolis, IN8 contributions
Couples
This place was our favorite stop of our three day Vineyard tour for our 10th anniversary. We traveled across the country to Napa for this event, and it was well worth it. Our hostess, Shelly, made us feel like the only people in Napa Valley. The wines were fabulous, the atmosphere was purely serene, and the facilities had a rustic yet modern tone to them. Very much my kind of place. The Vineyards are beautiful and well kept. Shelly took us on a tour, and allowed us to sample grapes off the vines. Our tasting came with excellent charcuterie boards in these awesome hard cases which we were able to take with us. It was a truly memorable morning, and made our 10th anniversary spectacular. We will certainly return every time we make our way to Napa.
Written September 23, 2020
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je6182
Alamo, CA92 contributions
We made reservations two months in advance for a birthday trip that was planned for my husband. There were six of us. Tasting fee is $55pp. When we arrived, we told them that one person in our party was the designated driver and would not be tasting wine. Too bad. You have to pay for the "experience". That is petty in my opinion. You try & do the right thing & they charge you anyway. That's a lame policy. We were in & out in less than one hour. Nicole was our hostess. You get a quick tour of the vineyard and then the wine making room with storage unit. You only get to taste 3 wines. We go to the Napa Valley every year for my husband's birthday and we think there are MANY other wineries with better wine & a more friendly DD policy (Try Pina, Venge, Ladera or Laird). Save your money and go someplace else!
Written August 8, 2019
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Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting us and for your feedback. We are so sorry you were dissatisfied with your experience with us here at the winery. We take great pride in our commitment to excellent hospitality, and we would like to talk more about your experience. Please give us a call at the winery, 707-967-9111 - we look forward to hearing from you.
Written August 28, 2019
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stacyburt
Indianapolis, IN51 contributions
My husband and I booked a private wine tour for our 10 year wedding anniversary and this was the first winery the tour company booked for us--and we are so happy they did! We were met by Shelly, who was just exceptional and made this experience so special for us- I can NOT say enough great things about her! She gave us a tour of the vineyards and then escorted us to our private tasting area. Our tasting consisted of 3 wines and was coupled with a delicious pairing of cheese and meats. The wine was superb and Shelly's knowledge and easygoing nature made the tasting so fun--it was our favorite experience of our entire trip! When we expressed interest in some of their other varietals she was kind enough to get us tastes of those as well. We ended up joining the wine club and buying a few bottles and can't wait to enjoy this amazing wine back home!

COVID specific details: Since we arrived in the morning, we started out as the only visitors. As our tasting went on, other people arrived for their tastings and were taken to their own tasting areas, which were separate from ours and also beautiful spots. They really seem to be handling the social distance aspect exceptionally well. Hand sanitizer was provided, masks were worn while not seated, and we felt extremely safe the entire time.

Bottom line: The atmosphere was wonderful, the hostess was charming and knowledgeable, and the wine was some of our favorite we tasted in all of Napa. Don't miss this wonderful boutique winery!
Written September 23, 2020
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markstacon
Orlando, FL217 contributions
Couples
Wonderful family run winery. Great wines. Beautiful view and winery. The tour was pleasant and the staff was very friendly.
Written July 16, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review, Mark! We're glad you had a great time with us, and so happy you enjoyed the wines. Cheers, Lauren
Written August 28, 2019
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Josh D
8 contributions
Friends
For such a small and unassuming winery their wines blew me away! Laura gave us a great tour through the vineyard while explaining their processes, ideas and winemaking style. During the tasting itself I just kept being surprised as we went through their repertoire. The setting it charming and intimate...very different than a lot of the busy wineries off the 29. The wine wasn't cheap like some of the junk you can get in bulk but so worth the price. Find the one(s) you love and grab a case!
Written September 23, 2016
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SC568
Jacksonville, FL205 contributions
CS has a gorgeous tasting room and fantastic wines. WE JOINED THE CLUB AND CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUR FIRST SHIPMENT. This is top grade vino and should be on your list to visit the next time you are in Napa.
Written August 28, 2016
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Rich O
Wichita, KS3 contributions
Couples
If you are looking for a small winery experience, a lovely setting, knowledgeable and friendly hosts and amazing wines, this is the place for you! From tastings on the old 1918 restored Farmhouse porch to Alfresco experience which is an artisan cheese and charcuterie paring with their most excellent estate wines. We so much enjoyed our porch tasting, we brought friends back for the Alfresco experience. Also enjoyed exploring the newly finished on property winery and the vineyards and had the amazing opportunity of meeting the winemaker, Pam Starr! We love her wines and are now rabid club members and are planning on returning for the Carnivus event labor day weekend which I understand will be a big blowout as Crocker & Starr celebrate their 20th anniversary! This is an experience not to be missed!
Written August 22, 2016
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