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Napa Valley Wineries

VGS Chateau Potelle

Tasting is by appointment only


Open daily from 10-5 by advanced reservations. Reservations can be made by visiting



Virtual tastings offered!

Tasting Details
VGS Chateau Potelle


  • Mount Veeder
  • Napa Valley
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel

Wine Club Membership

Premiere Napa Valley Wines

About Us

Civilized but not
 completely domesticated.

VGS Chateau Potelle Winery was born in 1980, when owner Jean-Noel Fourmeaux, a French Wine Spy “moved” from Bordeaux to the Napa Valley. VGS Chateau Potelle specializes in small production, hand-made wines from our hillside vineyards high atop Mount Veeder.

The majority of our limited production of 4,800 cases is committed to our loyal wine club members, the remainder can be found by visiting our Tasting House & Garden In St. Helena, or by visiting our website:

VGS is an attitude: quality and elegance without pretention.

VGS is a pleasure: to enjoy and to share.
VGS: Good Things Speak for Themselves.

Our Makers' Story


Jean-Noel Fourmeaux

— My mother gave me wine instead of milk.



VGS Chateau Potelle

1200 Dowdell Lane
Saint Helena, CA 94574

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Winery Features

Tasting Experience

Intimate, Convivial and Extraordinary

VGS Tasting House & Garden

Come to a place that reflects the style of our wines … elegant, restrained and extremely well done in all details. A place in which our attitude resonates throughout … fun, easy and sometimes irreverent but never pretentious.

Open daily 10am-5pm
1200 Dowdell Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574

Enjoy 4 of our wines, each served in its own specifically designated Riedel glass paired with exquisite food bites from the famed Michelin starred La Toque Restaurant.

Indoor and outdoor seated tasting
Private room for wine club members

(Club Members, $25/person)



beautiful Tasting House & Garden with views on Mount Veeder and Mount St Helena

Unique Features

VGS Chateau Potelle offers a unique Food & Wine Experience
with exquisite food bites prepared by the famed Michelin starred La Toque restaurant.


Exquisite Food Bites prepared by famed Michelin starred Chef Ken Frank of La Toque restaurant


Intimate, Convival & Extraordinary!

Wine Education

This is a sit down experience, one on one with a member of our educated but non pretentious staff

Make a Reservation
  • Virtual tastings available
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Gardens
  • Art on display
  • Romantic
  • Meeting space for up to 12 people
  • Club member lounge
  • Winemaker or owner usually available


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