Beaulieu Vineyards

For more than 116 years, Beaulieu Vineyard has set the standard for crafting California wines that stand among the world’s finest. Beaulieu's rich history and storied vineyards offer the visitor a unique opportunity to experience the finest of Napa Valley.

The winemaking legacy at Beaulieu Vineyard remains unbroken for more than a century. Our story is one of this remarkable place and the extraordinary people who shaped winemaking in America. We respect classic values and the art of craftsmanship, and believe that these aspects of our heritage cannot be left behind. Today, we combine these time-honored traditions with innovative technologies to produce exceptional
wines that stand among the world’s finest.

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BEAULIEU VINEYARD CABERNET COLLECTOR EXPERIENCE $55 Per Person
For the Cabernet lover, this is truly a can't miss experience. With one of the most comprehensive back vintage libraries in Napa Valley, the Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Collector Experience offers guests the opportunity to taste the magic of perfectly aged Cabernet Sauvignon. Hosted exclusively in the Reserve Room, this experience includes a flight of 6 iconic wines featuring both current and rare older vintage Georges de Latour, Clone 4 & 6 Cabernet Sauvignons.

RESERVE PATIO TASTING $40 per person
Guests are welcomed to relax on the patio of the Reserve Room to enjoy an exclusive flight of wines. The tasting starts with a welcome splash of limited production Rosé followed by a suite of Reserve wines and finishes with the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – one of the most collected American Cabernets.

WELCOME TO BEAULIEU VINEYARD TASTING $25 per person
Hosted in the Main Tasting Room, the Welcome to Beaulieu Vineyard Tasting explores Beaulieu Vineyard's iconic history in Napa Valley while guiding guests through a selection of limited production, winery exclusives Maestro wines inspired by the "the Maestro," famed and beloved BV Winemaker, André Tchelistcheff.

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.

HISTORY:
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 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, the famed viticulturist and innovative enologist. Tchelistcheff introduced cold fermentation for white wines, malolactic fermentation for reds and aging red wines in small, French oak barrels. He also insisted that the de Latour family's private Cabernet-based wine-what they called "Private Reserve"-be bottled and sold as the winery’s flagship offering. The result was the inaugural 1936 vintage of the Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that was destined to become Napa Valley's first "cult" Cabernet.
Today we continue to innovate 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.