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“Came as part of a tour”
Review of Clif Family

Clif Family
Ranked #1 of 3 Nightlife in St. Helena
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Owner description: Clif Family celebrates wine, food and adventure in all that we do. Visit us and share our love of artisan wines, handcrafted food and authentic experiences. Our story begins with Gary and Kit’s cycling adventures through Italy where long days of cycling would end in leisurely evenings of good wine, food and hospitality. As great lovers of food, wine and adventure, Gary and Kit sought to bring these memorable experiences to their Napa Valley home with our Clif Family Tasting Room and Bruschetteria Food Truck. Our organic farm and estate vineyards located high atop Howell Mountain provide a bounty of grapes, olives, fruit and vegetables to fuel our journey. We hope you find time to slow down, fill your glass and spend an afternoon with us.
Reviewed October 26, 2013

We came as part of a tour and after milling around a bit we were shown to a room. The person they assigned to pour our wine seemed distracted and we had to wait long stretches in between pours. She apparently was also covering another area of the establishment. Good thing they provided nuts or we'd have just been twiddling our thumbs. Was the longest and most boring stop of our 4 wineries we tasted at, and the wine wasn't that great.

Thank boilermish
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Velo Vino features Clif Family wines (Clif, as in Clif bars). The wine is good and reasonably priced ($20-40) for Napa standards. What keeps us coming back in the wonderful staff and casual atmosphere. The tasting area is fairly large and has a cycling motif; If you're a cycling enthusiast, you'll love the place. There is also an outside patio with ample seating. The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and not pretentious. They let you take your time while tasting.

Overall, a great experience and just a really fun place to enjoy good wine!

Thank Randy N
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I love Velo Vino. Like many of the nearby wineries the wine is delicious. Unlike some of other wineries it is also affordable with a wide range of prices. I also really appreciate that the staff are friendly and utterly lacking any of the pretension that sometimes come with the wine tasting territory.

The snacks are great with interesting nut mixes and of course clif bar samples.

If you are outdoorsy and into wine definitely try the climber pouch. It's this handy little carrying pouch that keeps 2 bottles worth of wine fresh all day/week while hiking. It's also much lighter than a traditional bottle and easier to carry.

Thank Karla L
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We have been to Velo Vino twice in the past couple of years. We are both cyclists, so that's what drew us in the first time. But it's such a laid back friendly place, that we had to come back on our most recent trip. Everyone is very nice and the wines and snacks (flavored nuts and other goodies) are good. The first time we went, we bought wine in the "astropack" foil pouch, which we brought camping and everyone loved it, especially the innovative packaing. Unfortunately, they didn't have any this time, so we'll have to check back another time.

They have a Friday night wine tasting happy hour, so you could top off your day of wine tasting etc in the Valley at Velo Vino with more wine tasting after the other places have closed. All the cycling focus is great and there is not a hint of snootiness!

1  Thank shashabear
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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Very cool cycling theme in the Clif Family Winery tasting room-bicycles, clothing, maps, energy bars. Good tasting whites and reds at the wine bar, particularly the 2010 red climber release. Interesting information about Clif Bar owners Kit Crawford and Gary Erickson. Great location to stage local rides such as Howell Mountain Road. Enjoyed pre-ride morning coffee and post-ride glass of wine. Friendly and helpful staff. A slice of heaven for a wine enthusiast with a cycling problem.

Thank Valleybear
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