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VGS Chateau Potelle

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Great wine+great people =great experience!

We were impressed from the time we walked in with the simple, but elegant atmosphere, which is so... read more

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Reviewed 8 September 2018
araulerson
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Fort Myers, Florida
An enlightened experience!

If you are not an aficionado on wine, this is THE place to learn, treat your taste buds to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
northernbirdie2013
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Trois Rivieres, Quebec
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VGS Chateau Potelle offers two different visitor experiences. At our Tasting House & Garden in St. Helena, visitors enjoy a seated tasting of 4 wines, each in their own Riedel glass, paired with food bites from Michelin star rated La Toque...more
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1200 Dowdell Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1407
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were impressed from the time we walked in with the simple, but elegant atmosphere, which is so inviting. All of the wines were amazing!

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you araulerson! Clearly you have great taste:) Please come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 5 September 2018

If you are not an aficionado on wine, this is THE place to learn, treat your taste buds to excellence! The grounds are so beautiful and set a perfect ambiance for a relaxed, convivial visit. Anthony Bartolomucci is fully knowledgeable on wines, food and the...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Merci NorthernBirdie2013, I love that-"Because greatness is made to be taken"...that should be our motto when people buy our wines:) So happy you had a nice visit with Tony, as you may have learned while visiting Tony has been with VGS Chateau Potelle for over...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018

As longtime fans of Chateau Potelle, we were excited to visit the tasting room to reconnect with favorite wines and try new ones. The experience was terrific from the moment we arrived, with a welcome glass of Rosé and delicious smoked salmon appetizers. Throughout our...More

Thank Kelly N
Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you Kelly for your thoughtful and kind words. Everyone at VGS Chateau Potelle takes great pride in providing all our guests with a private, curated tasting experience. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us and of course, please continue to enjoy the...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We did a tasting and pairing the food was awesome, the wine wonderful and setting so lovely. Host was entertaining and enthusiastic, we had the best time of all our Napa trips and wineries this was the most worthwhile, even joined the club.

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you beachbums004! We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed your visit with us. Be sure to chill a nice bottle of VGS Sauvignon Blanc or Riviera Rose next time your bums are on the beach:)

Reviewed 12 August 2018

VGS stands for very good s**t. The branding in and of itself is memorable. We did the food and wine pairing in their private room. This is where my love affair with red blends begins with the Illegitimate. They don't sell at any wine retailers...More

Thank losaltos88
Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you losaltos88! YOU'RE RIGHT...VGS IS VERY GOOD SHHHHHH.... And The Illegitimate may be the best value red wine around these days...thanks for sharing with Trip Advisor winos...hope to see you when you visit us again!

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Anthony was unforgettable. We can not say enough good things!!! Not only was he knowledgeable on the wine but also the area, other wine, and many other personal questions on Oakland/San Fran which I will soon be moving to. He was so friendly, personable, and...More

Thank Katie L
Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you SO much Katie for the fantastic note. We agree, Anthony is amazing...and the VGS, well...were so glad you found it to be just that...VGS. e look forward to having you join us again soon when your a "local".

Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing!! We have been coming to Napa at least once a year for years, but have never stopped here. This was hands down the BEST food and wine pairing under$125pp by far!! The wines were phenomenal and the food bites were...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

DesertFoodies...Merci!!! SO wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit. As you can attest, everyone at VGS truly takes pride in our experience and wines. It makes my heart smile to know it's appreciated! We cannot wait to welcome you back. In the meantime, enjoy VGS!!!

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

If you have time this is an absolute must. We visited on an Sunday morning and had the place to ourselves. Anthony was incredible in his presentation and discussion of the wines. The food pairings were a nice touch, but the wines were better than...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Greetings from Napa Dady8tor, THANK YOU so much for the very kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to write these nice words. It truly means a lot to me and my team here at VGS to know you enjoyed your visit and...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is a must stop if you're in Napa. Don't be fooled by "the little house on the corner". The grounds are magnificent and it's a little piece of heaven nestled behind the hedges. Tony was great as he walked us through our small bites...More

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome wine and food pairing. Was quiet so we got to talk about a lot of the wines. Make sure you get the little book big experience from your hotel or some where in town. You save a lot of money at this winery with...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks for the 5 Star rating Breaking1...so glad you enjoyed your experience at our VGS Chateau Potelle Tasting House & Garden. Come back and see us again soon!

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fremont5
26 September 2018|
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Response from Jean-Noel-owner | Property representative |
Hello Fremont5, The VGS Food & Wine Experience lasts 60-90 minutes on average...however, this is totally up to you the guest. If you need for it to be expedient, we can do that for you...but we really recommend allowing a... More
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