Bell Wine Cellars

We arrived to Bell 2nd in our trip and we were feeling mighty fine from the many wines at Paraduxx. Bell had a complexly different feel, it was a dark entry way into where all the barrels are stored and a small tasting counter. It was cool, muggy and dark. Which was nice on the 103 degree day.

We had a reservation at Bell for a Cheese and wine tasting with a mini tour of the vineyard and the winemaking process. Our tour guide seemed a bit irritable but this place was much quieter and reserved then our group. Didn’t feel entirely welcomed however she did give a good explanation of the history of Bell Winery and the winemaker, Anthony Bell’s past.

The outside grounds are beautiful and I recommend if going sitting outside on the patio area near the vineyard. Also there is a Bocce Ball court if you would like to sip and play.

Tasting:

We did the following tasting:

GRAPE TO GLASS TOUR & TASTING

Enjoy the ABC’s of winemaking from grape to glass. Stroll through our Yountville vineyard exploring our farming relationship with terroir and climate, followed by a tank and barrel discussion, barrel tasting, and finishing with a seasonal selection of five wines paired with artisan cheeses.

  • Available promptly at 10:30am, 1pm and 3pm daily, by appointment.
  • Fifty dollars per person.
  • Groups of 8 people or more, sixty dollars per person.  We require a credit card to hold appointments for groups of 8 or more guests.  Due to our limited available appointments, all group tastings fees are charged 48 hours in advance of your visit and are not refundable after that time.
  • Two for the price of one for Carillon Club members.

Tasting options:

By appointment daily ONLY, 7 days a week, from 10:00 – 4:00pm

To Sum It Up: 

  1. Beautiful grounds
  2. Quiet and cozy place for either a small group or an older crowd.
  3. Wines are expensive to purchase but they have tons of affordable tasting options to find the one for you.

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