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CHARBAY Winery & Distillery
4001 Spring Mtn. Road
St. Helena, CA 95474

Phone 707.963.9327
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Tasting Room:
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $20, Call for Appt.
Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $20, Call for Appt.

CHARBAY is a family-run artisan distillery & winery based in Napa Valley. For over 25 years, 12th Generation Master Distiller Miles Karakasevic, and son, Marko, have been pioneers at the forefront of the American fine artisan spirits industry.


Charbay is authentic, as charming as the classic tiny wineries you find on the back roads of Europe. Here is a true artisan family run winery-distillery that ferments & distills small releases of wonderful wines, ports, brandies, spirits & more.

The Karakasevic family carries on the heritage of 12 generations. Miles, who was born & trained in Europe, is one of the few Master Distillers in America with a European distilling background. In 1983, Miles & Susan Karakasevic started Charbay to establish a quality & style that most winemakers/distillers only dream of. Marko, their son, is generation 13 to carry on the family heritage.

When you visit, you'll step into the world of independent artisan winemaking & distilling. Stand beside the family's Alambic Brandy Stills on Spring Mountain and hear the story of distilling as they share their adventures, knowledge and enthusiasm.

"We make our wines & spirits as they are meant to taste and ready for you to enjoy," Miles will tell you. Taste one, two, by the third, you’ll know the Charbay style: distinct aroma, good body & long follow through.

As distillers, Miles and Marko have been recognized as early pioneers in the modern American artisan distillery movement & as top innovators. In 1998 they launched their flavored vodka series made with whole fresh fruit & started the international flavored vodka craze.

Some only know their vodkas. Come discover Charbay wines, ports & more. Taste the unexpected (A Pomegranate port?).

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Charbay Winery & Distillery
Charbay Winery & Distillery