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VGS Chateau Potelle

1200 Dowdell Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1407
+1 707-255-9440
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Intimate wine tasting + food pairing, like you are in a frien's house

VGS stands for very good s**t. The branding in and of itself is memorable. We did the food and wine... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
losaltos88
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Los Altos, California
OMG!!!! GO HERE

Anthony was unforgettable. We can not say enough good things!!! Not only was he knowledgeable on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katie L
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VGS Chateau Potelle offers two different visitor experiences. At our Tasting House & Garden in St. Helena, visitors enjoy a seated tasting of 4 wines, each in their own Riedel glass, paired with food bites from Michelin star rated La Toque Restaurant. Open year-round daily 10AM-5PM; $45 per person. Reservations are strongly recommended. "Lunch Above the Clouds" is available only to Chateau Potelle Wine Club Members. This unique vineyard tour, wine tasting and 5 course lunch on our mountain vineyard is an outdoor experience available April-November only. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance; valued at $185 per person.
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“small bites” (12 reviews)
“food pairings” (23 reviews)
“road noise” (2 reviews)
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1200 Dowdell Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1407
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+1 707-255-9440
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Reviewed 6 days ago

VGS stands for very good s**t. The branding in and of itself is memorable. We did the food and wine pairing in their private room. This is where my love affair with red blends begins with the Illegitimate. They don't sell at any wine retailers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anthony was unforgettable. We can not say enough good things!!! Not only was he knowledgeable on the wine but also the area, other wine, and many other personal questions on Oakland/San Fran which I will soon be moving to. He was so friendly, personable, and...More

Thank Katie L
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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you SO much Katie for the fantastic note. We agree, Anthony is amazing...and the VGS, well...were so glad you found it to be just that...VGS. e look forward to having you join us again soon when your a "local".

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely amazing!! We have been coming to Napa at least once a year for years, but have never stopped here. This was hands down the BEST food and wine pairing under$125pp by far!! The wines were phenomenal and the food bites were...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

DesertFoodies...Merci!!! SO wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit. As you can attest, everyone at VGS truly takes pride in our experience and wines. It makes my heart smile to know it's appreciated! We cannot wait to welcome you back. In the meantime, enjoy VGS!!!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

If you have time this is an absolute must. We visited on an Sunday morning and had the place to ourselves. Anthony was incredible in his presentation and discussion of the wines. The food pairings were a nice touch, but the wines were better than...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Greetings from Napa Dady8tor, THANK YOU so much for the very kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to write these nice words. It truly means a lot to me and my team here at VGS to know you enjoyed your visit and...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is a must stop if you're in Napa. Don't be fooled by "the little house on the corner". The grounds are magnificent and it's a little piece of heaven nestled behind the hedges. Tony was great as he walked us through our small bites...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome wine and food pairing. Was quiet so we got to talk about a lot of the wines. Make sure you get the little book big experience from your hotel or some where in town. You save a lot of money at this winery with...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks for the 5 Star rating Breaking1...so glad you enjoyed your experience at our VGS Chateau Potelle Tasting House & Garden. Come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I live in the Bay area and it took me a little while to find this absolutely darling winery! So home-like, the food and wine pairings spectacular, and oh my gosh the staff is amazing too! Stop by, it is one of my ALWAYS go...More

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Jean-Noel-owner, Owner at VGS Chateau Potelle, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. I agree with you, we are definitely worth the stop :) Everyone at VGS Chateau Potelle is dedicated to making everyone's visit memorable...and then there's the wines, we call them VGS for a reason!!! Please come back...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We had an amazing time at VGS. Anthony told us about the history of the winery, about the owner, and about the wine. Anthony is one of four staff members and did a stellar job. The food recipes are from La Toque, They do the...More

Thank mini
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We visited in September and Anthony could not have been a more friendly or informative guide to our tasting. The food pairings made it a 5+, although the wines would easily stand up on their own. Their Mt. Veeder vines are distinctively flavorful and we...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The hospitality and passion of Anthony from VGS was extraordinary. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at the tasting learning about the history of VGS while sampling the wonderful wines and the food pairings that were prepared. We even stayed on afterwards to relax...More

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