Clif Bar & Company: More than Just Energy Bars

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Disclaimer:  I received a bottle of wine and some yummy treats from Clif Family Winery 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.

If you take a look at my logo you’ll quickly see two things I love; wine and staying fit! Imagine my delight when I recently found out that the makers of Clif Bars, the energy bars I’m sure you are all very familiar with, also own a winery! How did I miss that?

The Clif Family Winery was started by Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, who shared a love for cycling as well as a love for good food and wine. As outdoor enthusiasts who had already created the awesome CLIF Bars line of products starting in the early 1990s, less than a decade later they decided to start a new adventure by making wine and sharing their love for both food and adventure. From that love, the Clif Family Winery was born.

One of the many things I love about this winery is that they are so diverse in what they have to offer. Not only do they make great wines, but they also make a variety of food products including nut mixes, chocolates, spices, hot sauces, and more! I was able to sample the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds and the Organic Rosemary Roasted Almonds & Pistachios, and they are absolutely delicious! We are waiting for a special occasion to sample the wine. We’ll be heading to California this summer, and I can’t wait to visit the winery and sample more of their delicious goods.

You can check out their site at and see what wonderful things they have to offer. Navigate the site and swing back around and let me know what you find!

Have you tried any wines or other products from Clif Family Winery? Tell me about your favorites!

On my 2020 Race Calendar:

January 9 – 12, 2020:  Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge, Orlando, FL

March 1, 2020:  Tokyo Marathon

March 15, 2020:  Amita Health St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon, Bolingbrook, IL

May 23, 2020:  Soldier Field 10 Miler, Chicago, IL

June 21, 2020:  Wonder Woman 10K, Chicago, IL

July 12, 2020:  Across the Bay 12K, San Francisco, CA

September 12, 2020:  Run Mag Mile, Chicago, IL

October 4, 2020:  Bucktown 5K, Chicago, IL

October 11, 2020:  Chicago Marathon



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  1. You, my dear, have a lot of stuff on the calendar! And, a lot of variety in distance and events 😉 Wishing I could tag along with you…

  2. I did not realize that the Clif bars were associated w the winery! Great calendar of events you have coming up!

  3. I had no idea Clif had a winery! Sorry about Tokyo, but lots of other great races ahead of you.

  4. Oh wow, I had no idea CLIF bars were also CLIF winery! I actually had no idea there was a CLIF winery. But sounds super awesome!

  5. I had no idea there is a Clif winery! It looks like you have a fun race calendar…so sorry about Tokyo.

  6. Your calendar is impressive. 🙂 Good luck with all the races.

  7. I have a Cliff Bar almost every morning with my coffee, now I’ll have to check out the winery. I think the food truck is a great idea. I see a trip to Napa in my future!

  8. I fully support this! I haven’t been drinking a lot because of my medications, but I do love good wine, and would love to try this if I see it!

  9. I had no idea they owned a winery. My favorite Clif bars are the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut. Yummy!

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