HoursDaily from 10:30 am to 5 pm
TastingsWalk-ins Welcome, Reservations Recommended
A Legacy Isn't Built Overnight — It Takes Time. 80 Years to be Exact.
Welcome to Charles Krug, Napa Valley’s oldest winery, established in 1861, and the home of California’s first wine tasting room. Since its founding by Charles Krug, a pioneer and visionary, this winery has continued to contribute significantly to the world of wine. Our story starts 80 years ago in 1943, when The Mondavi Family purchased the winery and vowed to continue Krug’s legacy of visionary thinking and innovation. To this day, five generations later, the family remains committed to the stewardship of this iconic place, and to those principals.
When you visit our estate winery, you’ll enter our driveway, and follow the olive trees lining the vineyards to our tasting room, located in our historic Redwood Cellar. There, you’ll be offered a variety of curated tasting experiences, all detailed below. If you do not have time for a full experience, and would like to simply enjoy our beautiful space, we offer wines for purchase to enjoy at your leisure.
While outside-food and picnicking are not permitted, we do offer a cheese and charcuterie board as an add-on option.
Get an insdier's view of Charles Krug Winery
Join us as we take you through the history of this iconic winery. We’ll share our stories and winemaking traditions while you taste through five of our current release Napa Valley wines.
CABERNET CONNOISSEUR TASTING
This experience gives you the chance to learn about the influence of “terroir”, and how a vineyard’s location can affect a wine’s flavors and aromas, all while you taste through each of our exquisite, limited production, single-vineyard Cabernets.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
Wine and food are interwoven, and pairing them together in just the right way can enhance the flavors of both immensely. In this new experience, you’ll learn more about how each can elevate the other.
OUTDOOR PRIVATE CABANA
Available daily in two-hour blocks, reserve one of our private cabanas. Groups from 2 to 12 guests may enjoy a relaxing time amongst history with tasting flights or even by the glass and full-bottle selections to delicious culinary fare, we will tailor a custom experience just for you.
PRIVATE GROUP TASTINGS
We are delighted to offer PRIVATE GROUP TASTINGS for parties of 13 or more guests. Included in this experience is a tour of our beautiful historic estate and reserve barrel room, along with a seated tasting of wines selected just for your group.
At A Glance
AVASt Helena Ava
- Red Wines
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- White and Dessert Wines
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Dessert Wines
- Club Member Lounge
- Deli / Marketplace
- Sustainably Farmed
- Wine And Food Pairings
Charles Krug Winery
- Your Go-To Guide To Napa Valley Wedding Venues
- The Perfect Napa Valley Itinerary for First-Time Visitors
- 9 Fantastic Napa Valley Wine Tours For Every Traveler
- Top Wines From Napa Valley
- Ultimate Guide to St. Helena
- Top 10 Things to do in Napa Valley During Summer