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Address: 1960 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
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In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the...

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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Free Wine Tasting in Napa Valley

If you wish to have free wine tasting at Napa Valley, you can go to Beaulieu Vineyard. Their staff are very accommodating and pleasant. They explain the different types of wines... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Show Low, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Jacksonville, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We visited this one and didn't enjoy it very much. The wine was just ok. The setting wasn't nearly as charming as family wineries that are all around you. It was really just walking into a store and tasting a little wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wines and a truly informative and educational tasting experience delivered with fun. Had a great time here.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you wish to have free wine tasting at Napa Valley, you can go to Beaulieu Vineyard. Their staff are very accommodating and pleasant. They explain the different types of wines and can even assist you in choosing the best one for your taste. They also sell other products such as wine-infused soap and cream. They also have items for... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Located next to Rutherford Grill restaurant. This winery is focused on wine tours. Individual tastings don't get the same attention. I felt like I was at a time share appointment. The wine club was a hard sell by two different employees. Tasting fees are only waived for wine club members. If you buy a bottle of wine, the tasting fee... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Beaulieu Vineyard was the fourth stop on a group wine tasting tour my wife and I took in Napa Valley. We knew what we had paid for and what to expect when we arrived at the winery but when the bus dropped us off, we were greeted with entirely different instructions. We were expecting a private tasting for our... More 

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Long Island/Brookhaven, NY, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a wonderful tour of this vineyard with Maris Devalle and her boss! Wines were delicious and especially enjoyed the reds (that's our favorite!). We were with a group of friends and it was truly spectacular.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great winery, great wine, very hospitable, reasonably priced wine. A must stop in wine country. Tim our hostvwas EXCELLENT

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very polite staff. Easy parking lot , right off highway 29. Attractive tasting room. Recommend you try all 200+ wineries in Napa !! Read the book "Napa" and suscribe to excellent "Wine Enthusiast" magazine to learn more about BV and Napa wineries. Also watch dvd "Bottle Shock" to learn how Napa Valley winemakers beat the french ,in France with french... More 

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