Charbay Winery & Distillery

#1 of '10Best' Places to Visit - USA Today (Dec. 2015)

Take a trip up St. Helena's Spring Mountain Road, where you'll find this absolutely unassuming tasting room - home base for nationally-known Charbay Winery & Distillery.

You'll stand in front of a beautiful hand pounded Alambic Pot still from Cognac and learn how this 13 generation artisan distilling & winemaking family creates artisan spirits - the soul of their collection of ports and aperitifs.

Charbay's small-batch Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah wines are elegant and approchable and only available at the Still House. Taste the ports, aperitifs and dessert wines made with their own library of barrel-aged brandy. They'll keep you coming back.

The family loves what it's doing and the enthusiasm is contagious. Stay a while and enjoy a glass of wine, carefully paired with a cigar. The flavors you'll taste and the peace and quiet of the mountain will come alive every time you open a Charbay bottle through the years.

Open 10-4pm (closed Sun/Mon) Appointments preferred $20 per person

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  • Picnic Area: Yes
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Hours & Activities
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Wine List
  • Cabernet Sauvignon:
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Facility Info

Relax on the patio and enjoy a glass of wine, aperitif (served cocktail-style) or port paired with a cigar from the Charbay humidor. Charbay Visit: $20

Learn how we distill - our Alambic Pot Still turns out some amazing spirits including the brandy that makes our port, aperitif and dessert wines so special.