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About Beaulieu Vineyard

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.

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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.

features Notable Features
  • Historic Building
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Late Harvest
  • Merlot
  • Muscat
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Rick D. Member Since 7/1/2017
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Collector Experience on 8/16/17 4:00 PM

Warmly welcomed. Interesting, appropriate wines served. Friendly helpful host.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
mimi l. Member Since 7/11/2017
Welcome to Beaulieu Vineyard Tasting on 8/15/17 11:00 AM

Was seated in the lower private room, and felt like we were given VIP treatment. Lovely wine presented by a knowledgeable and friendly server, Sergio

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kyle M. Member Since 8/12/2017
Reserve Patio Tasting on 8/12/17 2:00 PM

After a couple stops around the area, people helping us with our tastings mentioned BV as one of the oldest running wineries in the area, so we decided to give it a shot between our other scheduled tastings. We made a last minute res for the patio tasting. The staff was nice, and the patio was pretty, but the wine itself was ok. Certainly not bad. Quite enjoyed the rose. But just ok.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Holly J. Member Since 6/16/2017
Maestro Tasting on 8/12/17 1:00 PM

Great wines, staff, and setting

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Russell W. Member Since 6/27/2017
Welcome to Beaulieu Vineyard Tasting on 8/10/17 4:00 PM

Had a great time at BV tasting some of the winery only line of wines in the tasting room. It was a very traditional style of tasting and the staff members were outstanding! The wines of BV are always delicious.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Cathy K. Member Since 9/22/2016
Welcome to Beaulieu Vineyard Tasting on 8/05/17 1:00 PM

Everyone was very friendly and helpful. We had friends visiting from out of town and it was my husband's birthday. They played along with our silly jokes and poured some really nice wines. We purchased several bottles of good whites and red before departing.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Cindy A. Member Since 3/18/2012
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Collector Experience on 8/01/17 12:00 PM

We had a great tasting experience in the reserve room at BV. Our host was very accommodating and made sure he understood our preferences, as well as sharing some great information about the wines. The only thing missing from the visit was having a view of a beautiful vineyard! But the cellar room atmosphere was top notch.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Julie F. Member Since 7/19/2017
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Collector Experience on 8/02/17 3:00 PM

Fabulous red wine and great service at the reserve tasting.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Mike G. Member Since 5/21/2014
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Collector Experience on 7/29/17 10:00 AM

We did the collectors tasting, it was a great experience, sampling wines of the past.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Matt and Dee L. Member Since 1/7/2014
Reserve Tasting on 7/26/17 3:00 PM

Very hospitable, excellent wines. I am a member and they always treat me very well.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jana L. Member Since 6/30/2017
Reserve Patio Tasting on 7/18/17 4:00 PM

We had pre-purchased a reserve patio tasting. When we arrived at the vineyard, we were told that a previous group had been on the patio for a private event and the staff just didn't get to cleaning it up, so the patio was closed. We were then herded downstairs into a freezing cold space and rushed out of there after about half an hour. Very disappointing, certainly not worth $85.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 1 Star Rating 1/5
Marilyn W. Member Since 7/3/2017
Reserve Patio Tasting on 7/21/17 10:00 AM

I love BV and would recommend it to everyone! Great wine, friendly people!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jonathon S. Member Since 6/3/2017
Reserve Tasting on 6/21/17 10:00 AM

Very enjoyable and very polished. Very good wines. Excellent selection of wines with a fantastic staff.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Gordon C. Member Since 7/11/2017
Reserve Patio Tasting on 7/15/17 1:00 PM

Originally, booked the Reserve Patio Tasting. After showing the gentleman our coupon he offered to upgrade to the most expensive $55/head BV Cabernet Collector Experience in the Reserve Room for $5/head more. Fantastic. Stoked at this point. Down hill from there. Wine was great, the attendant serving us, a recent hire, was a little snarky and couldn't answer basic questions.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Russ M. Member Since 7/5/2017
Beaulieu Vineyard Cabernet Collector Experience on 7/13/17 1:00 PM

when my wife and arrived we went to the tasting room since we weren't sure where to go. Although the gentlemen inside greeted us, asked our name and looked us up on where we should be. don't know his name but he was very approachable. We were directed to the right place and we had a GREAT visit with the young lady who served us until she left for lunch and I think it was Tim who took her place.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ken and Angie M. Member Since 7/5/2017
Welcome to Beaulieu Vineyard Tasting on 7/06/17 4:00 PM

The wines were excellent. The tasting room is clean and nice. The server was professional.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Geoffrey W. Member Since 5/8/2017
Reserve Tasting on 6/26/17 4:00 PM

I had a $10 off/person coupon. On the phone they confirmed that they would honor it. But at the winery, they said no. I told them that I spoke with someone on the phone, and I showed a copy of their coupon; but they said NO. Very disappointed; not much money (there was four of us), but it was extremely rude.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Lauri S. Member Since 12/13/2016
Reserve Tasting on 6/30/17 4:00 PM

Visit could not have been more perfect. Robert was not only extremely knowledgable about wine, he provided so much history and rich color on the winery's background and the Napa Valley generally. The wines were absolutely fantastic as well, as always!!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Richard M. Member Since 3/7/2015
Reserve Tasting on 6/26/17 3:00 PM

Friendly and welcoming member tasting room. Our wine educator was cheerful and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ryan D. Member Since 6/7/2017
Reserve Tasting on 6/08/17 1:00 PM

Wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Nancy J. Member Since 5/2/2013
Reserve Tasting on 6/08/17 12:00 PM

We visit Napa Valley several times a year. BV is always on our "must do" list. Our travel companions were blown away by all the 90+ rated Cabernets in the Reserve Room.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jim H. Member Since 5/4/2017
Retrospective Reserve Tasting on 5/09/17 3:00 PM

We had a private tasting and were treated to several vintage wines. Our host was knowledgable, courteous, and willing to accomodate a few special requests. Good job....Good Wine!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Gina P. Member Since 6/29/2014
Maestro Tasting on 6/03/17 1:00 PM

I immediately thought the building was beautifully shaped and I didn't get a chance to look around but my friends showed me a very interesting item that held a bottle of wine.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
James K. Member Since 5/24/2017
Reserve Tasting on 5/29/17 11:00 AM

We love visiting the downstairs wine member's Club Room and our visit this month was not disappointing. We took two guests with us and since Monday was a holiday, we ended up in the Reserve Room rather than the Club Room. Peter took very good care of us and the four of us had a great time. In addition to our wine club pick-up, we bought two more bottles of Clone 4, one of many of their best reds.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Michael G. Member Since 4/19/2017
Retrospective Reserve Tasting on 5/19/17 2:00 PM

Host was snarky, disrespectful and then became disinterested once he knew we were from a state the BV cannot direct ship wine. We had 4 ppl for an expensive tasting. 2 glasses poured were filled with sediment/cork; one pour for the 4 of us was from a bad bottle that when told, the host only repaired 2 of the 4. He spent his time with an associate entertaining a CA couple who they could sell too.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
jessica l. Member Since 4/5/2017
Maestro Tasting on 4/30/17 3:00 PM

It was a busy/stand at the bar tasting, but they still made you feel like a priority while tasting the wines you already know you love.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Bill W. Member Since 3/14/2016
Maestro Tasting on 5/04/17 3:00 PM

These were not particularly good wines. All were terribly chewy and one-dimensional. Our host was not into his job or our interaction...but it's hard to sell a marginal product. Waste of money. Too many good wines elsewhere.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Selvam R. Member Since 4/10/2017
Reserve Tasting on 4/29/17 12:00 PM

The selection of the wines served were good.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Allyson B. Member Since 4/9/2017
Reserve Tasting on 4/15/17 12:00 PM

Warm and friendly. Good way to get started on a day of exploring the region.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Navin K. Member Since 4/15/2017
Retrospective Reserve Tasting on 4/15/17 12:00 PM

We did the retrospective wine tasting

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Isaac B. Member Since 10/6/2016
Maestro Tasting on 4/06/17 3:00 PM

We loved the friendly welcome we received at Beaulieu. We especially had wonderful conversation with a member of your Hospitality Staff named Tim. He was a joy to be around and gave us a wonderful wine tasting experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jason L. Member Since 3/24/2017
Maestro Tasting on 3/28/17 12:00 PM

Our group tasted at the Reserve Tasting Room with Curtis and he could not have treated us any better. He is a real gem and I have tasted with him on a number of occasions. He allows the wine to speak before interjecting his opinions of the wine onto you. And with wines of this caliber that is a really great way to let the guests experience the wine.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Sandeep D. Member Since 2/10/2017
Reserve Tasting on 3/26/17 12:00 PM

Great wine tasting experience Robust red wine which were smooth Excellent host

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Harry D. Member Since 3/20/2017
Reserve Tasting on 3/23/17 2:00 PM

Staff could have given a more detailed introduction to each of the wines that were offered at the tasting. And with more enthusiasm.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Albert B. Member Since 3/2/2016
Reserve Tasting on 3/22/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful settings, super pleasant staff....great wine.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Karen S. Member Since 3/11/2017
Maestro Tasting on 3/11/17 1:00 PM

BV always makes a visit to Napa special. They are friendly, approachable and Tim, who take care of us was also very entertaining. Everyone in our party enjoyed themselves!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jeremy B. Member Since 2/10/2017
Retrospective Reserve Tasting on 2/26/17 3:00 PM

As longtime BV fans we have visited and reordered many times. We've tasted in both tasting rooms and are never disappointed. This visit was no exception. Everything was laid out perfectly and all glasses were spotless as they always are at BV.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Richard C. Member Since 3/7/2014
Reserve Tasting on 2/19/17 4:00 PM

Very well done

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Monica N. Member Since 2/17/2017
Reserve Tasting on 2/19/17 4:00 PM

I was recommended to go to this winery by a friend. When we arrived, there was not anyone to greet us in the reserve room and it took a couple minutes for them to notice us. I did like that they had red wines to taste since most places I've been had sparkling. There was a group of girls that wanted to join in and the way they were declined service was odd and uncomfortable for those of us there.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Richard G. Member Since 1/13/2017
Rarity Release Celebration on 2/12/17 11:00 AM

The 2013 Rarity Release Event was wonderful! We met nice people that shared our interest in BV wines, enjoyed some truly spectacular wines, and enjoyed a great meal at the Harvest Table.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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