Bell Wine Cellar

Visit our working winery, where guests taste our signature wines at the intimate, elegant tasting bar nestled between towering steel tanks. We also host more extensive and educational tasting in our lovely, glass enclosed reserve room overlooking the fragrant oak barrels cradling our maturing wine. During much of the year, our spacious patio is also open for tasting appointments, under the arbor as the sun slowly arcs toward the Mayacamas to the west.

Established in 1991, Bell Wine Cellars is a small, family owned winery committed to hand-crafting limited edition of extraordinary wines that best reflect the terrior of their vineyards and the care and passion of their growers. You will find us less than a mile south of Yountville on Washington Street, in an exquisite pale stone winery, shrouded by oak, surrounded by vineyards and cloaked in quiet. In 1998, winemaker Anthony Bell opened his doors to the public, having found the perfect place to produce the wines he had long dreamed of - limited production, hand-crafted wines that showcase the concept of "terrior."

If you enjoy Cabernet, you will enjoy Bell. We make six different Cabernets as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah; total production is under 15,000 cases annually. Come visit and taste what a globally educated winemaker with over 35 years of experience in Napa can produce. We guarantee you will leave speaking Cabernet fluently, and with a smile.

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Current Release Tasting
Daily tasting of five current release wines.
Available 10:00am - 4:00pm daily, by appointment.
Allow approximately 45 minutes.

Wine & Cheese Tasting
A seasonal selection of five wines paired with artisan cheeses.
Available 10:00am - 4:00pm daily, by appointment.
Allow approximately 1 hour.

Grape to Glass Tour
Enjoy the ABC's of winemaking from grape to glass. Stroll through our Yountville vineyard exploring our farming relationship with terroir and climate, followed by a tank and barrel discussion, barrel tasting, and finishing with a seasonal selection of five wines paired with artisan cheeses.
Available promptly at 10:30am daily, by appointment.
Allow approximately 1 ½ hours.

Harvest Tour with Proprietor Sandra Bell
Enjoy the ABC's of winemaking from vineyard to bottle. Walk through our Yountville vineyard of Chardonnay and Merlot, exploring our farming relationship with terroir and climate unique to our location in the valley. Taste fermenting juice, climb atop the tanks or watch juice circulations, and depending on what the day brings us, observe harvest activities such as crushing or pressing grapes, followed by a tank and barrel discussion in the cellar, barrel tasting. We finish with a tasting of five wines paired with artisan cheeses at Table One on the patio next to the vineyard.

10:30am M-F, by appointment. $60.00 per person. Two for the price of one for Carillon Club members. Limited to eight adults; not appropriate for children.

Sensory Tasting
Have you ever wondered how the experts can detect aromas of chocolate, nutmeg or even dirt in a wine's bouquet? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned connoisseur, our sensory wine tasting is a fun and educational way to fine tune your skills. We guide you through a blind tasting and teach you how to experience wine to the fullest. We help you train your sense of smell and palate impression using fresh fruit, herbs, and other delectables that have been carefully selected by our winemaker. Enjoy wine in a way that you never have before!
Available by appointment only.
Minimum of four guests.

Cabernet Sauvignon Clonal Tasting
Experience the innovation of Anthony Bell's Cabernet Sauvignon clonal experimentation with a tasting and discussion of four unique Cabernet Sauvignon Clones paired with artisan cheeses.
Available by appointment only.
Minimum of four guests.

Blending Seminar
Be winemaker for a day! Study a comparative tasting of varietals and explore clonal variation, then it is your turn to blend and create your own private reserve. This is a great team building exercise for corporate groups or to commemorate a special occasion. Individuals will receive a 750ml bottle of their blend, couples can choose either a magnum bottle or two 750ml bottles, to be shipped.
Available by appointment only - please contact the winery for additional information.
Minimum of four guests.

Large Group Tasting
Seasonal selection of five wines paired with artisan cheeses, includes tour of vineyard and winery.
Available by appointment only for groups of 8 or more.
Contact winery for details and pricing.
Approximately 1 ½ hours.

Carillon Club

Bell Wine Cellars invites you to join our Carillon Club. Membership in the Carillon Club ensures that you will receive each release of our limited production wines for as long as you choose. Several of these wines are produced in very small quantities and are available only to Carillon Club members.

Benefits
Receive each release of our limited production wines, including those wines and special bottlings that are available only at the winery.
Access to our large-format and library wines
Enjoy substantial discounts on Bell wines
Receive our newsletter and updates on what is happening at Bell Wine Cellars
Receive invitations to member-only events: celebrate the annual cycle with us, enjoy barrel tasting, sample and purchase library wines.
Members are given the exclusive use of our patio and Italian oven for small groups. We might even let you use the bocce court if you let us play!