New Clairvaux in Vina, California


VINA, CALIF.-- 9 miles east of I-5 and Corning, 20 miles north of Chico

Rapid expansion motivated the establishment of organizational structures and spiritual practices that remained permanent within the Cistercian Order, which was founded in 1098. Foremost among these structures was the General Chapter guided by the Charter of Charity. This guiding charter of the Cistercian Order is grounded in the spiritual principle, "Owe no one anything except to love one another" (Rom. 13:8)

New Clairvaux Vineyard
26240 7th Street
Vina, CA
Open daily, call (530) 839-2200
Dedicated Trappist monks and a 5th generation winemaker bring together the traditions of European and California winemaking.

 Abbey of New Clairvaux, please visit For more information about their

Sacred Stones project,
The Sacred Stones project is the reconstruction of an 800-year-old Chapter House from a Cistercian monastery in Ovila, Spain. Considered the most important room in a monastery, this historic structure is being rebuilt at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California.

Visiting hours: 9 am - 5 pm (Gates locked by 8 pm)

During your visit we encourage you to stop by the following key places:
Welcome Center
Chapter House (see

For returning visitors, please note that we have re-routed our entrance to the monastery. The point of entry
for all vehicles will be the side gate located to your left as you enter from the driveway. Please, follow the posted signs for directions.

SOLUS DEUS ~ MONASTIC IMMERSION WEEKEND March 21 - 23, 2014 Picture The Monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux invite Catholic men ages 22-36 to immerse themselves in the ancient yet LIVING monastic tradition this Lent, the weekend of March 21-23. Participants will be able to: Join the monks in Church for the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours Experience a monastic work session Share a meal in the monastic refectory Receive conferences on Monastic Prayer, Trappist Spirituality, and Monastic History Listen to monks' share their experience and calling Enjoy the beautiful, contemplative and sacred environment of the abbey grounds Meals and lodgings are provided in the monastery guesthouse. The weekend is on us! For weekend schedule and application form, please click on the following: For any questions,

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