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

    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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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
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
Christine & Pete D. Member Since 8/27/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/17/18 2:00 PM

What a welcome surprise. AXR not only didn’t disappoint, but it set a high bar for other boutique wineries. Our “Wine Ambassador” clearly loves his role and made us feel welcome from the moment we parked. The wines were superb, the setting unique, hip and cool. This should be a must on you next trip to the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael M. Member Since 6/18/2013My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/11/18 12:00 PM

Awesome experience, super intimate, very knowledgeable, great atmosphere at an up and coming winery

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rick F. Member Since 10/6/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/07/18 2:00 PM

Had an excellent time after we got past the Chardonnay's ( sorry... just not a Chardonnay person ), Richie was quite entertaining and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed the red's...so we bought a couple of 3 packs. The tasting area is really well done, great ambiance and one of the coolest we have visited! We will definitly be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Warren F. Member Since 10/20/2011My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 10/04/18 2:00 PM

We really had a great time. The grounds are beautiful and the inside of house is very nice. We thought the wines very good. Our host, I think his name was Richard, was excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ryan C. Member Since 8/1/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 9/28/18 2:00 PM

AXR is one of the best vineyards in Napa! My group received top level service and we were treated like family from the moment we stepped out of the car until we left. The wine speaks for itself, but the total experience will keep us coming back to visit for years to come.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan T. Member Since 9/22/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 9/27/18 2:00 PM

Best. Experience. Ever. I've been coming to the wine country a long time and this place just does it perfectly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott M. Member Since 9/4/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 9/16/18 4:00 PM

Loved it!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeremy C. Member Since 11/12/2017My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 9/12/18 2:00 PM

Great place and staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven G. Member Since 2/4/2016My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 9/07/18 12:00 PM

It was amazing David is really knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Beth H. Member Since 7/9/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 9/02/18 2:00 PM

This is one of my favorite tasting experiences. The decor of the place was awesome but you got to go see a couple of different places on the property instead of staying at one place. There was so much history on the property that was really cool to hear about. The wines were excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca R. Member Since 8/20/2018My Parents
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 8/21/18 10:00 AM

We had a lovely time and really appreciated the one on one time that we were able to get. We learned so much- not only about the specific wine, but about wine glasses, food pairing and the effects of food, and were able to compare some great wines. Anna was an amazing host and we cannot wait to get our bottles in the mail!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kim D. Member Since 8/13/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 8/20/18 12:00 PM

We were treated like total VIPs! From the moment we stepped out of our vehicle we were warmly greeted with a glass of wine. The property is beautiful and loved the spot in the redwoods. Our private tasting room was gorgeous and the wines were all absolutely delicious! We felt so special and loved the intimate setting. This is a true gem and a MUST when visiting Napa!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Albert A. Member Since 4/11/2014My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 8/18/18 2:00 PM

We had a wonderful experience at our tasting. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kyle G. Member Since 9/11/2015My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 8/18/18 4:00 PM

Our tour of the grounds was excellent, with David showing us the fairy ring( redwoods ), the future dance area, future cottages, and several superb wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris M. Member Since 8/6/2018My Boss
AXR Napa Valley Signature Tour & Tasting on 8/12/18 12:00 PM

We really enjoyed our visit...everything was perfect from the moment we arrived until the end. The place, the quality of the wines and the overall ambiance are among the best in the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Don M. Member Since 6/8/2018My BFF
AXR Napa Valley Tour & Tasting on 8/09/18 2:00 PM

I never give five stars but this time I did. I never buy wine during the "show" but this time I did. All our previous visits have been to major production sites. This was our first and only boutique tour and it was great. Our host was passionate and knowledgeable. There was no hard schedule to get us in and out and we sat and chatted while tasting the wines.

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

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