• Charles Krug Tasting Counter
  • Charles Krug Cider Press
  • Charles Krug Museum
  • Charles Krug History Placard
  • Charles Krug Picnic Area
  • Shopping at Charles Krug
  • Shopping at Charles Krug
The Vibe: 

With the distinction of being the Napa valley’s first winery, (founded in 1861) and incorporating Native American techniques into their first vintages (see the apple press), Charles Krug allows visitors to enjoy a taste of the early days of the valley in the mini-museum located in the back room. Its historic cache was further embellished several decades ago, when Peter Mondavi came along and acquired the winery. Today, he and his sons are in the throes of replanting most of their 800+ Napa acres and restoring the historic Charles Krug buildings.

Known For: 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay
Not good for: 
  • Tours
  • Weddings
  • Events
Particularly good if you are seeking: 
  • Napa history buffs
  • Shoppers
  • Picnics