AXR Napa Valley

St. Helena, CA

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  • AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 6

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    Enjoy your down-home, private experience on our pre-prohibition site, tasting wines handcrafted by consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger. The Signature Tour and Tasting experience at AXR takes you on a journey through the past, present, and future of Napa Valley. Begin the tasting with our newest release of white wine touring the historic estate, then move into our seated introspective tasting of our current release red wines. *for parties larger than 6 please call to reserve your tasting Approximately 1.25 Hours.

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AXR Napa Valley

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Napa County 

About AXR Napa Valley

Tour our historic property with a private seated tasting in this incredible experience at a ghost winery site that has been a winery, saloon, brewery, restaurant and inn over the last 134 years, all while enjoying award-winning AXR and V Madrone Wines

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If only these vines could talk, they would tell you stories of the old Napa Valley. The history of our estate is compounded in layers; rooted in historic tales of fierce Native American hunting grounds, wild west pioneers and the first woman vintner of California in 1886. It has changed hands over the course of 134 years to become a brewery, restaurant, inn, winery and saloon. Tales of love, lust, heartbreak, murders and great fortune create an imaginative backdrop to our present-day vision of AXR.

AXR Napa Valley is now a winery that pays homage to its history and blazes the trail of excitement and innovation in Napa Valley as the pioneers before us did. We want to be reminded every day to live fully and to leave a lasting impression on our layer of history. Named after the AxR rootstock (Aramond x Rupestris) that was so prominent in building the modern California wine industry, AxR#1 eventually succumbed to Phylloxera and most of California wine country was left as a blank canvas. Vintners now had a chance to replant and to rethink the entire structure of the vineyards; attention was paid to the terrior and unique varietals were researched. This was truly a turning point in the wine industry as we know it. AXR invites you to go on a journey through the past, present and future of Napa Valley.

Our consulting winemaker, Jean Hoefliger, using fruit from the best vineyard sites in Napa Valley, including our St Helena estate, Beckstoffer To Kalon in Oakville, and Sleeping Lady in Yountville. The essence of Jean's winemaking style is brought to life through a particular craft: fundamentally balanced by his experiences in Bordeaux, now left unbridled on the frontier of Napa Valley, making AXR a delectable intersection between the past and future of wine.

Enjoy the moments that truly matter,
with those who matter most.

For Reservations within 24 hours, please contact the estate at 707-302-8181 or email info@axrnapavalley.com

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Ghost Winery
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • Private Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Table Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy BFF
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James H. Member Since 3/7/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/10/19 12:00 PM

Loved the whole experience - touring the ground, tasting the wine, and the ambiance of the winery. The wine was very good, and very high quality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan H. Member Since 1/16/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/09/19 10:00 AM

Staff was humorous, real, articulate, well informed and most importantly they did not come across as used car salesmen slangin' wine.... Felt good vibes the second we walked in. Killer space, killer wine... Would definitely recommend and return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Terry R. Member Since 1/15/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 3/01/19 4:00 PM

Outstanding tasting experience. If you love big, full throttle Napa reds then consider AXR for your next visit. Fantastic seated tasting by Richard. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob B. Member Since 7/22/2017My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/22/19 12:00 PM

I visited AXR with two business colleagues in local real estate as well as the local wine industry, so we have seen many wineries. We had an amazing experience, from discussing local wine issues to learning about the unique aspects of AXR wines. The salon presentation, congenial setting, highly professional staff and above all Richard's entertaining hospitality made it an unforgettable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Doug K. Member Since 6/9/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/20/19 4:00 PM

Lovely tasting and fun history to the site. Thomas was a fun and energetic host. axr does not have dozens of wines to taste but the wines they make are well worth the visit. We visited 25 wineries this week and this was somewhere in the top 3. The v Madrone cab sav 2015 was worth the trip by itself.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeff M. Member Since 8/23/2012My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/16/19 10:00 AM

Learned of them because they recently became members of GEMS, a collective of wineries that share some wine club privileges. Excellent visit. Thomas was a terrific host. We took a brief tour of the property, sampled wine in a grove of giant redwoods, then sat down for the formal tasting. Will recommend them to friends who visit the valley. P.S. Ask about the ghost.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob and Joann B. Member Since 4/20/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/15/19 4:00 PM

Richard Cooksey took very good care of us. Very knowledgeable, listened well to see what type of wine we like, had a great personality.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
John D. Member Since 3/7/2014My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/14/19 12:00 PM

Before we were even out of the car in the parking lot, Thomas was on his way to greet us with Chardonnay in hand. Talk about an excellent first impression! Touring the property enhanced a superior tasting experience. We never felt rushed and were encouraged to take as long as we wanted to maximize the experience. I absolutely would recommend the tasting and AXR wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Melissa J. Member Since 3/13/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/12/19 12:00 PM

Richie was amazing! The beautiful property and wines make this a place worth visiting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaclyn N. Member Since 7/18/2014My Parents
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/07/19 4:00 PM

Amazing wines!! Richie makes your experience incredible!!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caitlyn M. Member Since 2/2/2019My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/06/19 10:00 AM

We were greeted with some stellar Chardonnay and given a walk around the property. Thomas was our host and was so knowledgeable and insightful, and carried excellent conversation while he gave us the history of the property and what led to its modern ownership. The wines were excellent and the setting was perfectly comfortable - I would happily call this one of the best tasting experiences in Napa

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David M. Member Since 1/25/2013My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 2/03/19 2:00 PM

Wonderful experience and some of my favorite wines ever. We were not sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. The venue is wonderful and our host was very down to earth and friendly. Highly recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sister Dorothy S. Member Since 8/9/2016My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/31/19 2:00 PM

Professionally beautiful...historically interesting...excellent wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angela W. Member Since 12/14/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/29/19 4:00 PM

This was the highlight of our trip to Napa! Richie made us feel at home from the moment we walked in. I could have hung out all evening!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jamie G. Member Since 12/18/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/24/19 2:00 PM

The winery is unassuming and given all the choices I likely would not have stopped here. However it was recommended and upon researching other reviews it sounded like the exact place we’d like to visit: great wine, in a relaxed setting without any pretentiousness. I’m glad we visited because AXR was all of this and more! Our visit was fun, lively and full of surprises. Truely unique.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John H. Member Since 8/10/2012My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/26/19 2:00 PM

This was an intimate experience with a very knowledgeable wine guide (Thomas). We were shown around the property, given the long-checkered history of the property all while tasting a couple of different white wines. It was then off to our cozy private tasting room to taste more red wine. Great wine with no pressure to either buy or join the club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy & Jim J. Member Since 2/14/2013My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/13/19 10:00 AM

This was our favorite winery of our trip! We loved the wine and really loved the beautiful moss garden out back. Richie was just fabulous, and we so enjoyed our time with him. We always enjoy the smaller spots and the special treatment! I would put this on top of your list for your next trip and plan everything else around AXR! We look forward to going back again soon and buying more wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Harry S. Member Since 10/22/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/11/19 12:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura D. Member Since 9/23/2015My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 1/09/19 4:00 PM

This was a fabulous experience! Delicious wines and the ambiance is perfectly different than most tasting rooms. We will be back for sure.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin E. Member Since 1/3/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 12/26/18 12:00 PM

We had a wonderful time at AXR. Thomas was a fantastic and knowledgeable host. From the wines to the potato chips to the setting, we loved AXR so much we had to join the wine club!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 4/5/2018My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 12/23/18 2:00 PM

Cousins and kids enjoying an amazing day at an amazing place during the Holiday Season, all the while cared for from the moment we arrived to now even after we are gone. Life doesn't get much better...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael & Carolyn Y. Member Since 10/16/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 12/07/18 10:00 AM

An excellent experience from start to finish. Definitely recommend it and would go back again! Richie is a wonderful host.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jay G. Member Since 11/28/2018My Parents
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 12/06/18 4:00 PM

Excellent first impression. Thomas was very informative . The wines were really quite good ,the best on our trip. Overall a really top notch experience .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaclyn N. Member Since 7/18/2014My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 12/04/18 10:00 AM

From the moment we walked the experience was incredible and the wines we’re amazing!! Richie made us feel so at home! ??????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
GT E. Member Since 5/30/2014My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/28/18 4:00 PM

This is a 'start up' Winery and they make you feel like family. By far this was the best wine tasting experience I had in Napa. Their wines won me over and convinced me to join their wine club.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd C. Member Since 1/22/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/19/18 2:00 PM

Had a great time... There is a lot of history there with the winery, so was nice to hear from their story and history of the property. The wines of course are excellent as well ! They are very hospitable, welcoming and down to earth.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael J. R. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/11/18 2:00 PM

We had a great time. Thomas was so hospitable, friendly and informative. The grounds were beautiful and the history was rich! And of course, the wine was spectacular1

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bradley B. Member Since 1/7/2014My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/09/18 12:00 PM

The new AXR winery is a boutique wine experience like none other in the Napa Valley. The wines are among the best Napa has to offer; the staff is friendly and knowledgeable; and, the grounds are beautiful. For those that are tired of the oversized, crowded Napa wine experience, I highly recommend AXR. We joined the wine club because we loved it so much. We will be coming back often!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gary M. Member Since 10/25/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/03/18 4:00 PM

One of the top wine tasting experiences we have ever had in the past 30 years of visiting Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca S. Member Since 10/13/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/04/18 10:00 AM

We had an amazing time! Very much enjoyed the tour out in the redwood grove and the wines were spectacular as well! Thank you for hosting us!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
PJ S. Member Since 5/7/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/03/18 10:00 AM

Me and my wife had an awesome experience. From the moment we walked in the place treated us was such hospitality. Great history and wines. Thomas was exceptionally knowledgeable. Thanks!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chad W. Member Since 9/25/2012My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 11/03/18 2:00 PM

Had a wonderful tasting full of fantastic wines! Every bottle was top notch. Richard made us feel welcome and cracked us up with his stories and humor. A beautiful tasting room full of history. Can’t wait until the basement is remodeled- will only make the experience that much better.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Roland B. Member Since 4/4/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/30/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful Historical property that the owner is extremely interested in restoring it to its original look. The landscape is stunning and Richie gave us both an amazing tour of the property as well as well as a well informed educational tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris J. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/27/18 10:00 AM

A wonderful tasting with great hospitality. A quaint setting with fun tour through the trees. The quality of the wine together with the personal approach and wonderful hospitality made this one of our favs.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michael C. Member Since 5/7/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/27/18 12:00 PM

The place is enchanting. The host was friendly and informative. This was so much more than a wine tasting experience. This was a history lesson of the Napa Valley while tasting exceptionally great wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marc L. Member Since 9/6/2011My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/22/18 10:00 AM

Incredible Experience !!!. The moment that we were greeted by David, we knew we were in heaven. The tour and history of the property is remarkable. We had one of the best tasting experiences in all of Napa. AXR, your awesome :). Can't wait to visit again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
john P. Member Since 9/25/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/14/18 4:00 PM

AXR Winery was amazing. The staff were very accommodating and knowledgeable. The grounds are beautiful. My wife and I went to Napa for are anniversary and of all the wineries AXR was are favorite. We highly recommend AXR and V Madrone wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paige R. Member Since 9/26/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/21/18 4:00 PM

AXR is by far my favorite winery to visit! I can also speak for the others that I’ve travelled with and tell you this is such a special place with delicious wines and incredible people. Our relatives from the San Francisco area also said it was their favorite tour. I can’t say enough about this winery, do not miss it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina M. Member Since 8/31/2017My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/20/18 2:00 PM

AXR WAS AMAZING!! Made our whole trip. The wine and tour were equally incredible. So impressed with the whole experience. Unforgettable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gretchen M. Member Since 9/17/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/20/18 10:00 AM

This was a very special, personalized experience and one we will not forget! A unique tour of a fabulous property with incredible history, not to mention excellent wine. Be sure to give yourself the full 90 minutes to spend at the property. We could have stayed there all day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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