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Beaulieu Vineyard

1960 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 800-373-5896
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Worth a stop if you enjoy BV wines

My husband stopped by BV's Georges de Latour Reserve Tasting room and enjoyed 7 different wines. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ray M
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Do the reserve tasting and ask for Maris.

Maris was a wonderful hostess and gave us a great tasting. Knowledgeable about the BV wines and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RaleighGirl714
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France. In 1938, he traveled to France and returned with André Tchelistcheff, the famed viticulturist and innovative enologist. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also insisted that the de Latour family's private Cabernet wine-"Private Reserve"-be bottled and sold as the winery's flagship offering. The result was the inaugural 1936 vintage of the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet. Today we continue to innovate to craft wines in our bold, classic style. We have become a leader in clonal research, and our BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently we completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of our original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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1960 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband stopped by BV's Georges de Latour Reserve Tasting room and enjoyed 7 different wines. I purchased some of their chocolate truffles to enjoy with the tasting and was so glad I did. If you enjoy chocolate with your cab, it's a nice way...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maris was a wonderful hostess and gave us a great tasting. Knowledgeable about the BV wines and vineyards, she helped us to understand more about Napa Valley wines.

Thank RaleighGirl714
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

BV is a favorite wine for my wife and I. We love their Cabernet and they have a building just for Cabernet tasting. The shop and tasting room is very nice. The staff was nice and helpful. A very pleasant experience. There is plenty of...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We have been wine club members with this winery for about six months now. You can buy a BV red wine for $13 most anywhere, or you can buy some fantastic BV red wines for $60-$150. We love visiting the downstairs wine member's Club Room...More

Thank 2Klecks
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wine tasting at Beaulieu Vineyard. We tasted most reds and enjoyed them. The staff provided excellent information about the vineyard and the wine. Good California wines but NOT the best.

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The vineyard offered free welcome wine. It has great smell, but the quality of the welcome wine was okay, as it tastes more like water. That discourages us from the wine tasting there this time. The service in the welcome reception and gift shop area...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our first winery on a couple of days in Napa. We have relished BV in the past, especially BV Rutherford. We had Brad serve us, and he was knowledgeable and fun to work with. We had the normal tasting and added in a taste of...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Yes it's expensive, but it is a pleasant time, and is not overly crowded with people just trying to get drunk. Also the wine is surprisingly good.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great winery- with very interesting history. Suzanne was outstanding and super knowledgeable. Will be back next time we visit

Thank sjgering
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Most vineyards pour wines that are special versus what you can buy in the store. Not so here unless you pay $45 tasting fee to taste wines that sell in the $140-$200 range. MANY other places to visit that offer better value and better wine.

Thank R H
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