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A brief history

Clif Family Winery was founded in 2004 in St. Helena, California. Owners Gary Erickson & Kit Crawford are focused on hand-crafted wines that sustain the natural resources of the local community and bring awareness of organic and sustainable farming to others. The fruit for our estate wines comes from our vineyards located high atop Napa Valley´s famed Howell Mountain appellation. We also source fruit from small, family-owned vineyards in other regions of the Napa Valley and Mendocino.; In 1992, when we started Clif Bar & Company, we were driven by our passion for food and adventure and a desire to create convenient, portable and above all delicious food for today´s busy lifestyles. Several years later, in 1997, we moved with our family to the Napa Valley. What started as a home in the country soon developed into a wonderful adventure in winemaking and a deeper commitment to sustainability and farming.; Today, on our Food Alliance- and CCOF-certified farm we grow a variety of fruits and vegetables that make their way to our Clif Family Bruschetteria food truck, the local Farmer´s Market and our preserved fruit and vegetable products. For our wines, we source our fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley and Mendocino appellations, working with growers that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment and sustainable farming of their land. Our Cabernet offerings come from our organically farmed Howell Mountain estate vineyards.; Our goal is to craft unique, regional wine and foods using practices that care for the earth and to support growers who use sustainable and organic farming methods. In this way, we can contribute to a more vibrant and healthy food community. We hope that as you discover our products, Clif Family becomes a part of your own adventure, reminding you to slow down and find pleasure in everyday life.; Our Tasting Room:; You can experience our wines at Velo Vino, the Clif Family Tasting Room on Main Street, St. Helena during your Napa Valley adventures. Velo Vino is a unique place where the passions of cycling and wine are celebrated and blended. We offer a variety of wine and food pairing experiences, customized bicycle rides, espresso and an electric vehicle charging station. Our outdoor patio is the perfect venue for a glass of wine and post ride celebration.; Our Food Truck:; The Clif Family Bruschetteria serves a seasonal menu of bruschetta, spiedini (an Italian skewer), farm fresh salads and rotisserie chicken. One of our signature dishes is our succulent porchetta bruschetta sustainably farmed at Devil´s Gulch Farm in Marin and stuffed with organic fennels and herbs from the farm, it is the staff favorite.; Although you will find the Clif Family Bruschetteria touring throughout the Napa Valley, it is most at home just off the back patio of our Velo Vino tasting room. Guests can order food to go or linger on our patio with a glass or carafe of Clif Family Wine.
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709 Main Street
Napa Valley, California, United States


Clif Family Winery Wines

Featured Wines

Clif Family Winery Malbec Bottle Preview
Clif Family WineryMalbec

This juicy and refreshing red wine jumps from the glass. Aromas of red cherry and raspberry jam, complemented by a savory spice. The palate has a great acid backbone with balance tannic structure to support the mid-palate. It finished long and fruity.

Clif Family Winery Estate Zinfandel Bottle Preview
Clif Family WineryEstate Zinfandel

Light in color with aromas of blueberry cobbler, coffee bean and bing cherry. This Zinfandel is not your over ripe style, but has elegance and pure varietal character. The palate opens with light tannin structure, followed by bright acidity on the mid-palate that carries through to a long finish and lasting fruit.

Clif Family Winery Rose' of Cab Franc Bottle Preview
Clif Family WineryRose' of Cab Franc

With its pale pink color, this Rose’ wine has elegant aromas of stone fruit, such as a ripe summer peach. There is a touch of sweetness on the entry, followed by a rich and textured palate with complexity. The mid palate has a gentle tannin presence that is well balance by the natural acidity in the wine.

Clif Family Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bottle Preview
Clif Family WinerySauvignon Blanc

Stone fruit, ripe cantaloupe melon, and lemon-lime. The fruits burst with flavor on the entry, followed by a tangy mid palate and long, fruit filled finish. This wine has wonderful balance, supported by gentle use of oak, which has a subtle presence in the finish. 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast 92 Points - Wine Spectator

Clif Family Winery Rte Blanc Bottle Preview
Clif Family WineryRte Blanc

2020 Rte Blanc Sauvignon Blanc fills the glass with fresh grapefruit and gooseberry. The palate is bright and refreshing with a grassy character reminiscent of New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc.

Clif Family Winery Viognier Bottle Preview
Clif Family WineryViognier

Asian pear, rose petal, apricot and orange blossom. The palate has a rich entry with weight, texture and spice, followed by bold acidity that is characteristic of this cooler vintage. 92 points - Wine Enthusiast