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Join us for an experience that reflects the style of our wines … elegant yet restrained, with every detail tailored to you!

The core of the VGS experience lies in vibrant, inviting cottage in which our attitude resonates throughout - lighthearted, easygoing and (though sometimes irreverent) certainly never pretentious.

Open daily 10-5 - 1200 Dowdell Lane St. Helena, CA 94574
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~ RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED ~

Signature Wine & Food Tasting

We welcome you to enjoy our Signature VGS Wine & Food Tasting Experience. Known as the premier Food & Wine Tasting Experience in the Napa Valley, we offer a seated Private Tasting of 6 of our wines, expertly paired with exquisite food bites from the famed Michelin-starred La Toque Restaurant and La Foret Chocolatier. Indoor and outdoor seating available, as well as our Yellow Door room for wine club members.  Guests should allow 90 minutes for this experience.  Maximum of 6 guests per party. Nobody under 21 yrs of age allowed at this time.

$75/person

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Loved, Loved, Loved VGS-The Best in the Valley! I cannot say enough good about VGS. Wines and a food sampling were outstanding. I could go on and on with lots of incredible adjectives but all I can say is GO NOW. You will not be disappointed.
— Tim M, Birmingham, AL

Luxe Wine Tasting

Allow your VGS host to guide you through a tasting of 6 VGS wines, only sold directly through the winery.  Each tasting is hosted privately, either inside our Tasting House or outdoors(weather permitting) in our French-inspired garden.  Each wine is served in a specifically chosen Riedel glass to accentuate the wines specific nuances and elegant aromas.  Guests should allow 60-75 minutes for this experience.  Maximum of 6 guests per party. Nobody under 21 yrs of age allowed at this time.
$50/person

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Heart of the Valley Tasting Experience

We are delighted to partner with Sullivan Rutherford Estate to introduce an experience like no other in the valley.
Start your day at Sullivan Rutherford Estate and enjoy an elevated tasting of their most coveted wines from the James O'Neil Collection in a secluded and tranquil garden courtyard.

Following your tasting, indulge in an al fresco farm-to-table lunch and take in the magical views overlooking the vineyards and grounds of the Sullivan Estate.

Finish this elevated experience at VGS Chateau Potelle with a tasting of five wines from both our VGS and Fourmeaux Collections in our French-inspired garden. Explore the 30+ year history of VGS Chateau Potelle during this private, seated tasting.

Cost $200 per person
Experience begins at 11:00 AM
You may reserve this experience by contacting Todd Kerlin @ todd@chateaupotelle.com

Epicurean Garden Lunch

We invite you to the VGS Tasting House and Garden for our sublime Epicurean Garden Lunch Experience. Enjoy a gourmet 5 course lunch prepared by Chef Ken Frank of La Toque Restaurant (coveted Michelin award restaurant) outside in our tranquil garden(seasonal) at our St. Helena Tasting House. This is an experience that you will not want to miss!!  Guests should allow 2 hours for this experience.  Due to our space, this experience is limited to 8 guests.  For parties larger than 8, please inquire within.

Available by Advanced Reservations at $225 per person, $150/members
*Lunches in the garden are weather permitting

Inquire within to make your reservation.

Hard to put into words! This was by far and away our best and most unique Napa experience. Lunch is catered from La Toque--great food. Each wine was amazing - the best we tasted in all of Napa. We will never forget it. You should book this experience now!
— Joel S., Melville, NY

Bordeaux Comparative Tasting

Bordeaux meets Napa Valley A curated tasting, unlike any other …for the true connoisseur’s! A private conversation and exceptional tasting of curated Bordeaux wines from Jean-Noel Fourmeaux’s personal cellar presented tête-à-tête with the wines of VGS Chateau Potelle and thoughtfully prepared Michelin starred food bites.

Allow your private VGS host to guide your guests through a one-of-a-kind comparative tasting unlike any other in the Napa Valley in the private confines of the VGS Chateau Potelle Tasting House & Garden’s
exclusive Yellow Door room.

  • VGS Sauvignon Blanc & Château Carbonnieux
  • VGS Cabernet Franc & Clos Fourtet
  • VGS 50/50 Cuveè & Chateau Lèoville Poyferrè
  • VGS Cabernet Sauvignon & Château Pontet-Canet
  • FOURMEAUX Red Wine & Château Margaux Pavillon Rouge
  • ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Cost $250 per person
You may reserve this unique tasting by contacting Todd Kerlin at todd@chateaupotelle.com
or by calling 707-255-9440 x 3

What an eye-opening tasting-simply one of a kind! These ten wines were all spectacular and so different. What a treat to taste these iconic wines from Bordeaux and Napa Valley side by side.
— Charles A., Boca Raton, FL