Yao Family Wines

St. Helena, CA

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  • Yao Family Wines Napa Crest Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy our Napa Crest Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Crest Rose, and our Napa Crest Red Wine. Approximately 45 Minutes.

    Reserve

  • Yao Family Wines Access Tasting $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    A sampling of three outstanding varietals from the Yao Family Wines portfolio. Approximately 45 Minutes.

    Reserve

  • Yao Family Wines Reserve Tasting $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Seated tasting featuring the most exclusive and highest-rated varietals from Yao Family Wines. Enjoy three red wines paired with an artisan cheese and charcuterie plate. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Yao Family Wines Wine & Chocolate Pairing $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    A selection of four red wines, paired with confections from the renown Kollar Chocolates of Yountville. Each chocolate is custom-crafted specifically to pair with Yao Family Wines. This is a Tasting Room favorite and a fun, delicious tasting! Approximately 45 Minutes.

    Reserve

About Yao Family Wines

Yao Family Wines is pleased to invite you to join us at 929 Main Street, St Helena CA. We are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM. Appointments available, walk-ins are welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Yao Family Wines is pleased to invite you to join us at 929 Main Street, St Helena CA. We are open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM. Appointments available, walk-ins are welcome. Guests can enjoy a wide range of Yao Family Wines.

In addition to our main tasting area, we also offer three private tasting rooms and a small outdoor patio area. Our Yao Family Wines Founder's Club members also enjoy exclusive access to our private club lounge.

We are also happy to host your private events, parties or meetings. We can accommodate up to 120 people and comfortably seat 8 at our Family Table. Advanced notice and a contract are required for all events.

We offer a few different menus for you to choose from:

Napa Crest Tasting $25:
Enjoy our three current release Napa Crest wines.

Access Tasting $35:
Enjoy two Napa Crest wines along with our YAO MING® Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Reserve Tasting $60:
A selection of the very best varietals we offer: YAO MING® Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, our limited YAO MING® Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and a library release from our YAO MING® wines. Paired with seasonal cheeses and charcuterie plate.

Dessert Wine $10:
Try our California Port Style Dessert wine along with a custom made "Chop" Dark Chocolate by Kollar Chocolates.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing $60:
Pair our current Yao Family Wines with a custom chocolate creation by world-renowned chocolatier, Chris Kollar.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boutique Winery
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Owned
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Special Events
  • Urban Tasting Room
Experiences

  • Bar Tasting
  • Chocolate Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Port Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Boss
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
LeeAnn S. Member Since 4/8/2014My Boss
Yao Family Wines Reserve Tasting on 11/14/19 3:30 PM

A very nice experience. The tasting room was beautiful and relaxing, staffed with friendly knowledgeable people.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Criss W. Member Since 6/6/2019My BFF
Yao Family Wines Access Tasting on 10/04/19 11:00 AM

Very nice environment, delicious wines, and very friendly staff. Highly recommend it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carla V. Member Since 9/1/2019My Ex
Yao Family Wines Napa Crest Tasting on 9/01/19 2:00 PM

Great hospitality! Decor is Modern and of good taste.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yu H. Member Since 7/22/2019Evil Stepmother
Yao Family Wines Napa Crest Tasting on 8/11/19 12:00 PM

Not worth it. Many better wineries in the region. The wines are subpar and they are stingy with their pours.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
William M. Member Since 1/9/2019My BFF
Yao Family Wines Wine & Chocolate Pairing on 7/25/19 2:00 PM

Shia was amazing and made us feel like part of the Yao Family - can't wait to come back for another visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike G. Member Since 8/24/2016My BFF
Yao Family Wines Access Tasting on 2/09/18 2:00 PM

5/5 service, will definitely return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lesli K. Member Since 7/20/2014My Frenemy
Yao Family Wines Reserve Tasting on 12/13/17 12:00 PM

We booked a charcuterie pairing through Cellar Pass. The gal in the tasting room had no idea we were coming and scrambled to get the cheese ready. She was very difficult to understand. She asked if we wanted to try a 2011Cab and then billed us an additional $20 for one pour! She did not communicate the additional cost up front. So our bill was $130 and we left with no wine!

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Nigel H. Member Since 7/21/2017My Parents
Yao Family Wines Reserve Tasting on 9/23/17 10:00 AM

Chris was a superb host who explained thoroughly the philosophy and style of the wines We came away more knowledgeable and impressed with the wines

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
tony d. Member Since 8/25/2011My Parents
Yao Family Wines Reserve Tasting on 4/15/17 3:30 PM

We were impressed by several things: 1-Ambiance: Calm, brightly lit room, modern architecture, well laid out design 2-Encounter: Anna was warm, friendly, interactive and attentive 3-Staff knowledge regarding wine: Excellent 4-Wines: Very good

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Helen H. Member Since 1/23/2017My BFF
Yao Family Wines Reserve Tasting on 2/11/17 1:00 PM

Very beautiful building and our group was provided our tasting in a private and very comfortable room of our own. Anna was informative and enthusiastic and endlessly patient with our rowdy group of 17 people all asking questions. She allowed us to take more time than we had been allotted and really enjoy. We enjoyed the wines immensely and bought amazing artisan chocolates too.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
scott f. Member Since 1/10/2016My Boss
Yao Family Wines Access Tasting on 11/18/16 3:30 PM

Let's start with the good. We tried the Red/Reserve tasting (don't recall their exact title) and all 3 wines were excellent. The bad: the wines are overpriced and the tasting consisted of only 3 samples, most places provide 4-5, plus they'll pour you an extra sample if they think they have you on the line to purchase.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5

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