Clif Family Winery Part I

DISCLAIMER: I received a care package including wine and specialty food items from Clif Family Winery to review the company as a sponsor for the Napa Valley Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review, find, and write race reviews!”

Adventure is in the DNA of every runner. From the unique and challenging race locations, pushing your body to its limits and attacking that tough hill at the end of your long run. From the roads to the trails, we are pushed by the adventurous spirit. This is one of the reasons I have enjoyed getting to know more about the Clif Family Winery and why I use their products.

It is impossible to talk about the Clif Family Winery without talking about the the full Clif Family businesses. The first thing to know about the Clif Family company is that it was born out of a spirit of adventure. Adventure is at the core of all things Clif Family. This is evident in their products but also their sponsorship of races, both cycling and running. The Clif Family Winery located in Napa Valley is a major sponsor of the Napa Valley Marathon.

Maybe more widely known for the Clif Bars, but this family and employee owned company offers a full range of products from food to wine. I was lucky enough to get a taste of both which I have shared with you in the video below. The idea of the Clif Bar came to Gary Erickson, owner, in 1990 during a 175 mile ride. The winery was brought to Napa Valley by Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford after cycling across Italy. The dedication to the outdoor wanderers can be tasted in each of their products. Please watch my unboxing video below to see a sample of the amazing products brought to you by the Clif Family.

Clif Family Winery Unboxing Video

Each item I received exceeded my expectation in quality and taste. I received a red wine called The Climber, solar grown raw honey, dark chocolate sea salt almonds and organic rosemary roasted almonds & pistachios. The wine was very smooth with chocolate, earthy tones. I really liked the simple label showing an individual climbing in Yosemite National Park. The honey tastes amazing and I use it in my coffee every morning. The dark chocolate almonds did not last long and went very will with coffee and the wine. The rosemary roasted almonds and pistachios had the perfect blend of seasoning. As a vegan these were the perfect afternoon power snack.

So feed your adventurous spirit with the Clif organic energy bars to the Cliff Family Wine and organic foods. If you are in Napa Valley for fun or the Napa Valley Marathon be sure to visit the Clif Family Winery. If you can’t make it to Napa Valley you can learn more about the Clif Family Winery by visiting their website at


Published by Coast to Mountain Runner

Coastal living in Florida. On a personal journey to get better and to run longer. The path to knowledge is up the mountain. We can summit it together here.

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