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Charbay Winery & Distillery

4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
+1 707-963-9327
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Charbay Distillery Tour and Wine Tasting in Napa Valley
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Looking for somewhere off-the-beaten-path & refreshingly different in Napa Valley? Come visit this iconic Napa Valley boutique winery, hidden away on Spring Mountain, just minutes from downtown St. Helena. What were you doing when you were 7? If it wasn’t winemaking & distilling alongside your dad, that’s ok! Charbay began its American story in 1983 – when Miles & Susan Karakasevic launched their own dream, following in this family's European tradition. Since then, the journey has encompassed both wines & spirits that have caught the attention of wine enthusiasts & spirits lovers across the country - and two generations here in the U.S. Grab a rocks glass - your tour begins with an aperitif & 'Distilling 101' where you'll learn the how this 13-generation winemaking/distilling family makes classic Alambic brandy. From there, you'll get introduced to Charbay's classic small-lot wines, as well as Napa Valley's favorite port - made with our 30-year collection of Alambic brandies. Humidor of handrolled cigars available to enjoy on the winery patio. Pair it with your favorite wine or port & enjoy the Napa Valley countryside. Charbay is one of the only wineries in the U.S. that distills its own brandy to create the ports and aperitifs you'll remember. To make a great port, we believe you should add a great brandy. So we pick from our 30-year library of barrel-aged brandies made personally by our family's 12th & 13th Generation Master Distillers, Miles & Marko Karakasevic.
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4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574-9773
+1 707-963-9327

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I happened to find Charbay while on google maps and let me tell you it is an awesome place. The tasting was great and John was excellent. I would recommend this place to everyone. Sometimes the hidden gems are ones we want and Charbay...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the first tour on our three day visit. They offered a wide variety of different types of beverages, not just wine. The blue label port was absolutely outstanding. I bought a bottle to bring home and it didn't make it 12 hours. I...More

Thank Michelangelo S
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We came to this little winery/distillery during our tour on Platypus. Our group of 15 people thought this was the highlight of our wine tour. John was a great host and walked us through the process of the various liquors and port wine that they...More

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AnnieCharbay, Chief Evangalist at Charbay Winery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Awesome - and thanks very sincerely for taking the time to review us. Cheers!

Reviewed 30 September 2015

This small winery and distillery really delivers an amazing experience! I just happened to find it online and decided to try something different during a recent visit to Napa. John was a wonderful host, providing a personalized tasting experience. He even sent an email in...More

1  Thank Beth T
Reviewed 17 April 2015

We spent a week in Napa Valley and on our last day we decided to visit Charbay on a whim. I called when we were about 20 minutes away and the nice man I spoke with (John, I think) said sure, come on over! But,...More

2  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Pro tip - when a winery says "by appointment only" that also includes calling them up on your mobile while outside their door, it's a standard Napa thing to do. A rustic winery and distillery, this is a family winery at its best. I loved...More

2  Thank axs666
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

Wow, this winery/distillery was a gem! I wasn't sure what to expect but it was great. They had the most amazing Port and I don't even like Ports! LOL We had a tasting and it was just the two of us with the employee. We...More

Thank Lindsey N
Reviewed 9 April 2014

First class experience with the most experienced vintners and distillers in California. The staff is thoughtful and will to answer every question. Great line of wines and spirits.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here randomly on the way down from Schweiger. We were greeted by their celebrity dogs at the car. We were welcomed with a small cup of split pea stew. The absolute must try/buy is the green tea aperitif. A glass of it with...More

Thank MistaDP
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Like several other reviewers, we wanted something different from the other wineries, so we decided to give Charbay a try. You have to make an appointment, but they were very flexible and accomodating. When we arrived, we were greeted by John, who was very friendly...More

2  Thank shashabear
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