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“Excellent stop and super friendly people”
Review of VJB Cellars

VJB Cellars
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Kenwood
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We read the reviews and looked forward to our day here. We got here mid week around 11am and wandered around. It is like being in Italy. Staff were super friendly as were the owners. Charlie helped us out in the tasting room and we loved these wines much better than any other winery we visited which says a lot since we spent a week in Sonoma. Our favs were the prosecco, fruilana, and Red Primativo. Excellent. We tspasted and then had lunch out on the piazza with gelato for dessert. We liked it so much we returned the next day for pizza which was good. Don't miss this place!

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi There!

Thank you so much for reviewing my Family's Winery. I know you have many options when visiting Sonoma Valley so I feel honored that you are putting us at the top of your list. Hope to see you back on the Piazza soon!

Cheers!
Henry Belmonte
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Make sure you stay for lunch which adds to the wine tasting experience.

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi There,

Thank you for reviewing my Family's Winery. We pride ourselves in giving exceptional hospitality. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time. Hope to see you back soon.

Cheers,
Henry Belmonte
Owner

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Our group of four couples had lunch and tasted wine here on the last day of our trip! What a wonderful time we had. We were served delicious food and wonderful wine outdoors on the charming piazza. We even had a sing-a-long with the strolling musicians. The staff was very attentive and Ryan, who did our wine tasting, was wonderful!! We even brought home some wonderful salami from the deli to enjoy back at our rental. Would highly recommend VJB Cellars to anyone!

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi Lorrie,

Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and even got to sing with the Tenors! Definitely let us know when you will be back in town and we can set up another tasting with you.

Cheers,
Henry Belmonte
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had not planned in advance to visit VJB but it was recommended by our Airb&b host. We love Italian wines and it was great to taste these grape varietals grown in California soil. Great host, great wines and a great visit. I will be drinking their wines for some time to come.

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi There!

Thank you so much for reviewing my Family's Winery. It's great to hear that you enjoyed our Italian Varietals. Let us know if you need more wines before your next visit.

Cheers!
Henry Belmonte
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I visited Napa Valley in early September, when it was 116 degrees. We made the best of the weather/wine tastings in Napa for one day. Then we took a day to drive over to VJB in Sonoma for lunch because we had belonged to the wine club since we were there the year before. Also, we wanted to recreate the wonderful ribs and Montepulciano pairing.

The VIP room is upstairs from the tasting room and refreshingly air conditioned. We had a very personal wine tasting and they served our ribs, so we didn't have to step a foot into the 100 degree weather until we were ready to leave! The ribs and wine were just as good as we remembered! Glad we visited this winery again!

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Henry B, Owner at VJB Cellars, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Hi There!
Thank you for your review and being a part of our Family. We created our club room for all our guests to enjoy on the weekends to be able to sit and have your tasting in a private setting. I'm so glad to hear that the ribs are just as good as you remembered...my personal recipe. We look forward to your next visit!

Cheers,
Henry Belmonte
Owner

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