About This Winery
The Charles Krug Winery was established in 1861 and was the first winery in the Napa Valley. It has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi family since 1943. The winery focuses production on lush red Bordeaux-style blends, New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc, and classically crafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.
Three generations of the Peter Mondavi family have been pioneers and innovators in the Napa Valley wine industry. Today the family continues its stewardship of 850 acres of estate land with organic and sustainable farming practices and state-of-the art winemaking techniques.
The tasting room is located on the original Charles Krug Estate Vineyards, between the vineyard and the wine cellar originally built by Charles Krug. The property is listed (Historic Landmark #563) on the National Register of Historic Places. The tasting counters are made from the family’s original redwood tanks. A good gift shop and nice picnic sites are also on the premises.
Adjacent to the tasting room, the historic Redwood Cellar and Carriage House are undergoing renovations. A total of 68 windows in the Redwood Cellar and 12 windows in the Carriage House will be restored, as well as the wooden floors and shutters, the rooftop belvedere and the winding spiral staircase.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10:30 to 5 pm
Fees: Tasting fees - $20 for classic tasting | $40 for Family Reserve/Limited Release tasting.
Price Range: $18 to $100 per bottle
Vineyards: 850 acre estate
Production: 70,000 cases
Discounts: 10% case discount
Tour Info: Tour & Tasting - $60* |Enjoy an intimate, 90 minute tour of Napa Valley's oldest winery and its new, beautifully renovated hospitality center. We begin the tour outside (weather permitting) as we view our lush Culinary Institute of America farm-to-table garden with a splash of our Sauvignon Blanc, the first of five wines featured. From there, we venture into our historic Redwood Cellar where we continue with a barrel sampling and finish with three more of our delicious Bordeaux varietals.
Unique Amenities: Historic Redwood Carriage House
Winery Dog: Buddy (cat)
- "Green" Technology
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Hip & Stylish
- Historic Features
- Kid Friendly
- Resort Like
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir