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Heitz Cellar

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Same wine, same label, new ownership, new tasting fee

Deals that are "too good to be true" are either (pardon the reference) "fake news" or won't last... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Jim F
Tega Cay, South Carolina
One of the few left with free tastings and excellent wines.

I was lucky enough to visit Heitz 25 years ago when it was in what looks like a barn. To keep up... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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Heitz Cellar is a legendary Napa Valley winery and tasting room; a pioneer since 1961 focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon from our prime estate vineyards. Our celebrated Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the hallmark of our collection. We invite...more
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436 Saint Helena Hwy S, St. Helena, CA 94574-2206
+1 707-963-3542
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Deals that are "too good to be true" are either (pardon the reference) "fake news" or won't last long. Such is the case at Heitz Cellar which has been sold by the Heitz family to the Lawrence family. Under the Heitz family, tasting was always...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I was lucky enough to visit Heitz 25 years ago when it was in what looks like a barn. To keep up with the times they have built a new visitor tasting room that is more like something out of Jackson Hole ski resort. Beautiful....More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We went for the free tasting but they just started options where you can pay and try a few more. We split a couple of tastings and thus got a good variety of the wines offered. The wine is excellent. Pretty high end on cost...More

Thank C_Zahn
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Been visiting Heitz for many years on our annual trip to the valleys. Always been an oasis from the commercialization of Route 29. Sad to say it has gone the way of many family run wineries in the area. Lost is the convivial attitude and...More

1  Thank 794charless
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Went today as part of a wine tour. After 2 fantastic experiences, this was extremely disappointing. The man pouring was evidently not interested. He read out what it said on the sheet (“this is a Cabernet Sauvignon “). When we asked for some water, we...More

1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Learned about Heitz Cellars from our sommelier guide at Inglenook, he described the wines as been top-notch here- and they did not disappoint! This is a small winery and the tasting is actually free here! I think we tried about 7 wines in total! The...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I walked in to sample a few wines and to our surprise it was free. It’s few and far between to find wineries with complimentary tastings. The lady serving the wine was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We tried a few and decided...More

2  Thank Alyssa M
Reviewed March 29, 2018

We stopped in here to try their red wines as another winery had recommended them. However, the prices of their wines are very expensive, and the fee for tasting was also rather high. To cap it off, the owner that met us at the bar...More

2  Thank Steven C
Reviewed March 5, 2018

I almost hate to review this place, because I so enjoy this quiet respite from the craziness of the Napa Valley wine scene. The tasting room is conveniently located on Hwy 29 in the middle of St. Helena (across the street from Sutter Home, and...More

1  Thank Kresge86
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We discovered Heitz Zinfandel wines while on vacation a couple of years back. We knew if in the Napa area we were going to have to visit. The tasting room is small and could get busy since it’s free. We love the 2012 Trailside Cab....More

Thank Jose F
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Jose F | Reviewed this property |
They were as of March. I would check their website or call.
October 6, 2017|
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Response from HMM099 | Reviewed this property |
It was a tasting (free, by the way) and the server was very knowledgeable about the various vineyards, their history, and the wines themselves. You can sit out on their rear patio overlooking the vineyards with your wine... More