Beaulieu Vineyards

"Beau lieu" - A beautiful story about a beautiful place. In 1900, when Georges de Latour's wife, Fernande, first laid eyes on the land that would become their original Rutherford vineyard, she named it "beau lieu," or "beautiful place." Shortly thereafter, de Latour sold his thriving cream of tartar business, bought the four-acre ranch and founded Beaulieu Vineyard with the vision of making Napa Valley wines that would rival those of his native France. De Latour quickly made a name for himself by importing Phylloxera-resistant rootstock from Europe to the recently-ravaged fledgling California wine industry. He also began selling wine to the Catholic Church, establishing a strong relationship that would allow Beaulieu Vineyard to become the only Napa Valley winery to remain in business during Prohibition. In fact, during Prohibition the winery increased its business. After the repeal in 1933, de Latour began searching for someone who could contribute European winemaking expertise. In 1938, he traveled to France and returned with André Tchelistcheff, famed viticulturist and enologist who instituted the philosophy of continuous innovation in vineyard and winery to which we remain dedicated today. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also tasted the de Latour family's private wine-what they called "Private Reserve"-from the 1936 vintage. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine was so distinctive that Tchelistcheff insisted it be bottled and sold as the winery's flagship offering. The result was the inaugural release of Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet. Today we continue to turn to innovative practices to craft wines in our bold, classic style. We have become a leader in clonal research, and our BV Clone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon wines are highly acclaimed. Most recently we completed a new state-of-the-art winery within one of our original buildings. The Georges de Latour Private Reserve Winery utilizes the latest technology in combination with time-honored traditions for the production of this exceptional, wine-the longtime benchmark of Rutherford Cabernet.

 

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Beaulieu Vineyards

3PM - 5PM

Price: $75 per personClub Members: $35 per person

Maestro Tasting ($20 + tax per tasting)
The Maestro Wine Collection offers a broad spectrum of varieties and blends that are sure to appeal to both the novice and the connoisseur wine taster. The Maestro Tasting Flight includes four wines that are only available directly from the winery.

Maestro Premier Tasting ($30 + tax per tasting)
Crafted in very limited lots, the Reserve Maestro Collection features some of Beaulieu’s most popular wines. The Reserve Maestro Tasting includes a flight of four of these rare wines available only at the winery.

Reserve Tasting ($40 + tax per tasting)

The Reserve tasting includes a selection of current Reserve releases including the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – one of the most collected American Cabernets – and an exclusive Clone Cabernet Sauvignon.

Retrospective Reserve Tasting ($60 + tax per tasting) For the true wine connoisseur, this experience can’t be missed. Housing one of the most comprehensive wine libraries in California, the Beaulieu Vineyard Reserve Room offers guests the opportunity to taste vintage Cabernet Sauvignon. The Retrospective Tasting includes a flight of one current vintage & three older vintages of Georges de Latour, Tapestry and the Clone series of Cabernet Sauvignon guided by one of our knowledgeable Wine Educators. Selection of wines varies by day. Book this special tasting today!


Group Tasting
Beaulieu Vineyard welcomes your group to come experience the best of BV. We offer several options to help customize your group tasting. Please call our event concierge at 1(800)373-5896 to reserve a tasting for any group of 10 or more.

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Historic Tour ' Barrel Tasting($35 + tax per guest) Enjoy an educational tour of the winery and learn the incredible history of Beaulieu Vineyard and the Napa Valley. Guests will enjoy a barrel tasting of Beaulieu's famous Cabernet Sauvignon amongst 100+ year old Redwood Tanks, along with a tasting of current release wines in the Heritage Room (part of the original winery dating back to 1885). For groups larger than 8, please email bvreservations@bvwines.com or call (707) 967-5239.

The boldness of the vine, delivered to you.

To fully experience the bold, handcrafted wines of Beaulieu Vineyard, we invite you to join our Wine Club at one of four different levels of membership: Beaulieu Vineyard Le Corps de Latour, Wine Society, Cabernet Club or Library Selections.



Le Corps de Latour
As a member of the Beaulieu Vineyard Le Corps de Latour wine club, you’ll receive selections of our finest Reserve wines every quarter.

Wine Society
As a member of the Beaulieu Vineyard Wine Society wine club, you’ll receive six annual shipments of our limited-production Maestro Collection wines.

Cabernet Club
As a member of the Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Club, you’ll receive bi-monthly shipments of only our finest Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet Sauvignon blends.

Library Selections
As a member of the Beaulieu Vineyard Library Selections wine club, you’ll receive carefully selected older vintages of our Reserve wines each quarter.