Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Napa and Sonoma Sights

VJB Vineyards & Cellars

  • 60 Shaw Ave. Map It
  • Kenwood
  • Restaurant–Sight

Updated 03/11/2013

Fodor's Review

In 2012, the Belmonte family, VJB's Italian owners, opened a Tuscany-tinged courtyard marketplace with tasting spaces and food shops. Although it's unlikely that many patrons will feel transported to Toscana (the 21st-century sheen needs to age a bit first), this is a fine spot to sip value-priced wines, enjoy a pizza or a deli sandwich, or just relax. The wines, most from Italian varietals (some rare in these parts), are like the complex, which is to say less rustic

than in the old country and clearly adapted for contemporary American tastes. This isn't always a bad thing, and the best vintages—the Barbera, the Sangiovese, and the Primitivo—are lively and clean on the palate. For gourmet dolci, check out Wine Truffle Boutique, which sells chocolates, Italian gelato, and wine-infused sorbets.

Read More

Sight Information

Address:

60 Shaw Ave., off Hwy. 12, Kenwood, California, 95452, United States

Map It

Phone:

707-833–2300

Sight Details:

  • Tastings $10–$15
  • Daily 10–5

Updated 03/11/2013

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Napa and Sonoma

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

Advertisement