Artisanal Cheese, Charcuterie & Barrel Tasting

Your experience starts with a splash of Maxville Estate Sauvignon Blanc as you are welcomed to our historic 1,000-acre estate. Your host will lead you into the Grand Foyer and Tasting Room for a guided private tasting of four current release wines. Accompanying the wines is an artisanal cheese and charcuterie platter as you sip.

Your host will then lead you on a stroll through our 20,000-square-foot wine cave where you will be treated to an exclusive barrel tasting experience of our newest wines. While you taste, you’ll learn about Maxville’s winemaking philosophies that produce our exquisite, award-winning wines.

To finish the experience, you are invited to enjoy a glass and the peaceful ambiance of the outside terrace, offering beautiful panoramic views of Chiles Valley and the estate’s private lake.

Experience Highlights

Wine & Cheese Pairing


Enjoy a private seated wine tasting paired with an Artisanal Cheese and Charcuterie Platter. You’ll savor four different gourmet cheeses, salumi, fruit, nuts, and crackers while you sip.
Insider Tip: Sample different cheeses and fruit with the wines to see how the food enhances the flavors in the wines or vice versa.
Cave Tour & Barrel Sample


Journey inside the 20,000-square-foot wine cave for an exclusive barrel tasting experience. You’ll get to see first-hand how the wine is aged and sample yet-to-be-released wines straight from the barrel.
Insider Tip: Ask about Maxville’s barrel program and how barrel aging imparts unique flavors into the wine.
Panoramic Views


Follow your tasting by savoring the peaceful ambiance of the outdoor terrace, where pristine views of the estate’s private lake and Chiles Valley await.
Insider Tip: Though Maxville is only 15 minutes from the Silverado Trail near Rutherford, the peaceful setting makes it feel like a hidden gem.

At a Glance

Offered Monday – Sunday
at 12 pm or 1 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Maxville Winery (4105 Chiles Pope Valley Rd)
2 - 6 people per group
Tax Included

Our take

Point 1: Looking for a unique hidden gem in Napa Valley? Maxville Winery is an off-the-beaten-path winery that offers stunning architecture, distinctive wines, and a relaxing setting.
Point 2: We think the only thing better than wine tasting is wine tasting while nibbling on an artisanal selection of cheese and charcuterie. Plus, you can’t beat the panoramic views of the Chiles Valley and their 30-acre lake.
Point 3: We love that this experience offers a unique look inside the 20,000 sq. foot wine caves, with the added bonus of being able to try wines straight from the barrel.


Tip 1: Nestled between St. Helena and Pope Valley, Maxville Winery is an off-the-beaten path winery waiting to be discovered. Although it seems remote, it’s only a 15 minute drive from the Silverado Trail.
Tip 2: The Chiles Valley AVA is a sub-appellation of Napa Valley, where a cooler climate and higher elevation allow for a long growing season. This gives the grapes the opportunity to develop complex flavors while retaining natural acidity.
Tip 3: Maxville Winery is a picturesque place for a private event. After your visit, plan to come back for a hiking excursion on the property, or for a day of catch-and-release fishing on the private lake, which is stocked with trout and bass.

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Maxville Winery

Maxville Winery
Located in Chiles Valley just 15 minutes from the Silverado Trail, the stunning Maxville Winery offers visitors the opportunity to taste award-winning wines amidst a beautiful, peaceful setting. Known for their estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Petite Syrah, Maxville is a hidden gem that captures the exquisite character and distinctive terroir of the Chiles Valley.
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