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tastings & experiences

We offer several unique tasting experiences at Velo Vino. We also invite you to visit us for a glass of wine, a delicious snack or just to browse our wide selection of merchandise. Our outdoor garden patio is a fantastic place to enjoy a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch.

The Passo Gavia tasting

No appointment necessary
$15 ( $10 refunded with a 2 bottle purchase)

Drop in at any point during the day for a tasting at the bar of Clif Family Winery Wines in the heart of St. Helena on Main Street. Enjoy our relaxing atmosphere as you get a chance to sample our small, production wines, only available for sale at Velo Vino. Savor an amuse and finish your tasting experience with an espresso before you head to your next stop.


The Le Maillot Jaune ( The Yellow Jersey)

No appointment necessary
$25, ( $10 refunded with a 2 bottle purchase)

If you'd like to savor a bit more with your wine tasting, let us "Yellow Jersey" your experience, a tasting at the bar of Clif Family Winery wines accompanied with a sampling of our nut mixes, olive oil, dukkah and some chocolates to finish. A perfect introduction to the products from our farm.


Rifugio Wine & Cheese Pairing

Join us for a tasting inspired by travels afar and flavors from our farm. Our Rifugio experience is named for mountain hut "refuges" found atop the highest passes in Europe, where one can have a sip of wine, savor a bite, and revive with a lively espresso. Gather around the table to learn about all things Clif Family while enjoying a food & wine pairing in a comfortable setting.

Our Rifugio experience includes a selection of five of our favorite, small production wines paired with preserves and food products from the farm accompanied by a selection of local artisan cheeses and finishing with an espresso.

Offered daily at 11AM by appointment. Allow about 1.5 hours for the Rifugio experience.

$50, reservation required 24 hours in advance.

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Elevated Tasting Experience

Elevate your Clif Family Winery experience to the top of Howell Mountain. Enjoy a delightful walking tour of our Howell Mountain Estate vineyard where you get to discover the mystique of the Howell Mountain AVA. We'll incorporate the best elements of Clif Family Winery and Gary and Kit's Napa Valley specialty foods by offering various experience levels. Let us tailor this exclusive tour to your group's preference.

Reservation required 24 hours in advance.

Enjoy a mountaintop experience at our Cold Springs Estate. Email us at or call 707-968-0625 to explore options and schedule your ascent.

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Velo Vino Bike Tours

Grab an espresso and a Clif Bar before embarking on a world-class cycling excursion from Velo Vino. Bike rentals arranged through:

Calistoga Bike Shop

Book a Private Tasting

Use Cellar Pass to book a private tasting at Velo Vino. You are also welcome to taste anytime at our tasting bar or on our patio without an appointment.

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Wake up call?

Our state of the art Faema espresso machine serves up some pretty tasty coffee. Stop by anytime to enjoy a cappuccino or espresso.

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