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Napa and Sonoma Sights

Charles Krug Winery

  • 2800 Main St./Hwy. 29 Map It
  • St. Helena
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 02/06/2015

Fodor's Review

A historically sensitive renovation of its 1874 Redwood Cellar Building transformed the former production facility of the Napa Valley's oldest operating winery into an epic hospitality center with a tasting room and a café. Charles Krug, a Prussian immigrant, established the winery in 1861 and ran it until his death in 1892. Italian immigrants Cesare Mondavi and his wife, Rosa, purchased Krug in 1943, and operated it with their sons Peter and Robert (who later opened

his own winery). Krug, still run by Peter's family, specializes in small-lot Yountville and Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignons and makes Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and a Zinfandel Port. The café sells food to eat inside or at oak-shaded picnic tables (reservations recommended).

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Sight Information

Address:

2800 Main St./Hwy. 29, across from the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, California, 94574, United States

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Phone:

707-967–2229

Sight Details:

  • Tastings $20–$50, tours $60 (includes tasting)
  • Daily 10:30–5; tours by appointment Mon.–Thurs. 10:30 and 12:30, Fri.–Sun. 10:30

Updated 02/06/2015

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By juleel

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Oct 11, 2007

Thoroughly enjoyed it--

With the construction project under way, there's not as much to do on property, but the staff was friendly and informative--Pam took us through a tasting complete with comparisons, and for we newbies that was great! I had a great conversation with Ralph when I was in the gift shop, and boy does he know some stuff!! I had no idea how many variables go into the flavors /smoothness /qualities of wine, simply at the vineyard stage. Overall, well worth

my time.

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