Top St. Helena and Calistoga Wineries
St. Helena, known by many as the heart of Napa Valley, and nearby Calistoga (the hot springs resort destination in Napa Valley) offer historic wineries with world-class wines, fantastic restaurants, and friendly, charming communities – perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway. Platypus Wine Tours knows how to enhance your time away by delivering an authentic wine tasting experience. Our Join-In Wine Tours focus on boutique St. Helena and Calistoga wineries that feature hand-crafted wines and smaller, more intimate tasting rooms that can give you a truly special wine country experience. We're thrilled that our guests consistently rank our Napa Valley wine tours as a Trip Advisor top-rated activity in the region.
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Listed below are some of our favorite St. Helena and Calistoga Wineries (updated 3/24/2014):
Like a fine precision compass, the wines of Atalon point to unique appellations throughout Napa Valley, indicating the less-traveled pockets of the region's diverse terroir with full, layered expression.
800 224-4090, (707) 224-1668; 3299 Bennett Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
Our mission is to produce the finest small lots of Italian-inspired wines in California while celebrating the gracious lifestyle and comfortable pace of wine country.
(707) 963-5853; 1010 Big Tree Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Home of thirty six 90+ point rated wines by Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
(707) 942-6684; 3340 Hwy 128 Calistoga, CA 94515
Beringer pursues the balance between modern technology and time-tested winemaking traditions, resulting in wines of global recognition.
(707) 963-8989; 2000 Main Street; St. Helena, CA 94574
Casa Nuestra Winery & Vineyards
Casa Nuestra means "our house" and that is what they hope it feels like when you visit their lovely winery. They specialize in wines of special interest with limited production.
(707) 963-5783; 3451 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena, CA 94574
Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa winery is an authentically styled, 13th century medieval Tuscan-style castle featuring medieval designs and construction methods and a host of great wines.
(707) 967-6272; 4045 North Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515
Chappellet Winery and Vineyard
Chappellet Estate Vineyards on Pritchard Hill have been hailed as "Napa's Grand Cru" and recognized as one of the world's preeminent sites for growing Bordeaux varietals – in particular their world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.
(800) 4-WINERY; 1581 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Charbay Distillery & Winery
Whether it's a small-batch whiskey, daring new Tequila or mouthwatering Port that you crave, explore Charbay's collection of unique handcrafted spirits and wines.
(707) 963-9327; 4001 Spring Mountain Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Chateau Montelena Winery
This celebrated family owned winery has been making world-class wines since 1886, expressing the fruit from which they are made and the vintage in which they are grown.
(707) 942-5105; 1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Chimney Rock Winery
Chimney Rock employs a thoughtful and sustainable approach to winemaking, with a reputation for consistently crafting unique wines of exceptional quality that show a true sense of place.
(707) 257-2641; 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 4558
Clos Pegase Winery is a classic and welcoming Napa Valley destination for award-winning, estate wines and as well as luxury hospitality. They are located just down the road from Calistoga and nestled among estate vineyards.
(707) 942-4981; 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Conn Creek Winery
Nearly forty years after its founding, Conn Creek is still focused on what Napa Valley does best: Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals.
(707) 963-9100; 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena, CA 94574
As one of the last old Cabernet Vineyards in the Napa Valley, Corison Winery is one of the few vineyards to have produced world class fruit continuously for more than four decades. Corison's wines are noted for their consistency and impeccable balance.
(707) 963-0826; 987 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Cuvaison Estate Wines
Cooled by fog from the San Pablo Bay, the rolling hills of this certified sustainable estate have produced distinctive Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines for over 30 years.
(707) 942-6266; 4550 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515
Founded in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines.
(888) 354-8885; 1000 Lodi Lane, Saint Helena, CA 94574
Dutch Henry Winery
Dutch Henry Winery produces wines sourced from single vineyards in the Napa Valley, with the philosophy that great wine starts in great vineyards.
(888) 224-5879; 4310 Silverado Trail, Calistoga CA 94515
Ehlers Estate produces world-class wines that are a reflection of the land from which they come. Operating as a small family farm, Ehlers Estate adheres to a core set of values: quality, sustainability, and community.
(707) 963-5972; 3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Flora Springs Winery & Vineyards
Founded in 1978, Flora Springs has been a family affair for over three decades, committed to the traditions of fine winemaking and responsible stewardship.
(707) 963-5711; 1978 West Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Franciscan Estate was established in 1973 and strives to create wines of the highest character and excellence in every vintage.
(707) 967-3830; 1178 Galleron Rd., St Helena, California 94574
Frank Family Vineyards
Housed in the historic Larkmead winery in Napa Valley, Frank Family Vineyards produces wines that live up to the heritage of the land on which they are produced.
(707) 942-0859; 1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Freemark Abbey's history dates back 125 years, including participating in the legendary 1976 blind tasting event in Paris with two wines represented – a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon. California wines won every category of the tasting, putting Napa Valley firmly on the world stage.
(707) 302-3721; 3022 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, CA 94574
Kathryn and Craig Hall strive to create an unrivalled destination in the Napa Valley – where winemaking excellence meets contemporary design to celebrate life and inspire the senses.
(707) 967-2626; 401 St Helena Hwy., St Helena, CA 94574
Heitz Wine Cellars
Heitz Cellars strives for the delicate balance between science and nature that allows their wines to express the genuine character of the varietal and to reflect their vineyard's unique geography within the Napa Valley.
(707) 963-3542; 436 St. Helena Highway, St. Helena, CA 94574
Combining both the art and science of winemaking, Keenan Winery's passionate commitment to quality is evident in every aspect of producing their world class wines – from using only the finest grapes to the Portuguese cork in the bottle.
(707) 963-9177; 3660 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Kelham Vineyards & Winery
This viticultural gem at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain Range in St. Helena is perfectly suited to produce ultra premium grapes for Kelham's fantastic wines.
(707) 963-2000; 360 Zinfandel Lane., St. Helena, CA 94574
Located on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley and the town of Rutherford, Kuleto Estate produces a small portfolio of exceptional estate grown wines.
(707) 302-2209; 2470 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Larkmead is proud to be embarking on its third century of crafting consistently excellent, estate grown Napa Valley wines that are a true expression of place.
(707) 942-0167; 1100 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Lava Vine is a family run, dog friendly winery that creates small production, handcrafted wines that are only available through their tasting room.
(707) 942-9500; 965 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515
Long Meadow Ranch
Long Meadow Ranch produce and purvey wines, olive oil and food from three locations in the Napa Valley. Their sustainably produced wines are renowned for their extraordinary flavors, elegance and balanced style.
(707) 963-4555; 738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Louis M. Martini Winery
For more than 75 years, the Martini family winemakers have crafted world-class Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the exceptional vineyards of Sonoma and Napa counties.
(707) 968-3362; 254 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Strategically located in several of Napa Valley's best growing regions, Markham Vineyards selects grapes from several microclimates to achieve balanced and rich wines.
(707) 963-5292; 2812 St. Helena Hwy North, St. Helena, CA 94574
Merryvale was the first winery built in Napa Valley after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933. The historic family owned winery is located in downtown St. Helena within walking distance of excellent shopping and dining.
(707) 963-2225; 1000 Main Street, St Helena, CA 94574
Paoletti Estates Winery
Paoletti Estates Winery is located in Calistoga, an ideal location for making great reds. They are committed to producing premium Napa Valley wines that demonstrate the character and elegance of this premier wine growing region of California.
(707) 942-0689; 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards is a modest-size winery with a charming and unpretentious tasting room, offering guests the opportunity to sample their latest vintages while chatting with the gracious and knowledgeable staff.
(707) 963-4949; 4026 Spring Mountain Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Raymond Vineyards, founded in 1970, is one of the Napa Valley's pioneers and great estates with an enduring reputation for elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity.
(707) 963-3141; 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Reverie Winery on Diamond Mountain
Reverie Winery, located near Calistoga, is one of Napa Valley's smallest estate wineries and specializes in producing ultra-premium Bordeaux style varietal blends that reflect the uniqueness of the terroir.
(707) 942-6800; 1520 Diamond Mountain Road, Calistoga, CA 94515
Rombauer has been described as a "must visit winery" in Napa Valley. To experience a flight of their wines in Rombauer's tasting room can be an amazing and memorable experience.
(800) 622-2206; 3522 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena, CA 94574
Salvestrin has a reputation for being sensitive to the environment and the surrounding community by following organic guidelines, and consistently creates handcrafted wines that are fruit forward, elegant, balanced and memorably world class.
(707) 963-5105; 397 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
The Schramsberg estate is tucked into the slopes of Diamond Mountain, a few miles south of Calistoga, and is home to the oldest hillside vineyards in Napa. Schramsberg's 1969 Blanc de Blancs was used for President Nixon's 1972 "Toast to Peace" with China's Premier Zhou Enlai.
(707) 942-4558; 1400 Schramsberg Rd., Calistoga, CA 94515
A small family operated winery and vineyard located atop Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley since 1979, crafting sustainable small production wines including estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petite Syrah.
(707) 963-4882; 4015 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena, CA 94574
Sequoia Grove Vineyards
Nestled among towering Sequoia trees that define the estate and inspired the name, Sequoia creates an atmosphere of unassuming sophistication and award-winning wines (led by their signature Cabernet) crafted with an artisan spirit.
(707) 944-2945; 8338 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery is a family owned winery renowned for producing beautiful, classic, refined wines that honor its unique vineyards and commitment to organic farming practices.
(707) 963-0134; 1902 Madrona Avenue, St. Helena, CA 94574
Spring Mountain Vineyard
The new Spring Mountain Vineyard was once three separate properties each with its own vineyard and winery. Guests who visit will experience a unique estate and handcrafted, limited production wines modeled after some of France's finest.
(707) 967-4188; 2805 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Staglin Family Vineyard
Staglin produces varietal wines of distinction from its Rutherford estate, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and a Bordeaux style blend that reflect the care and attention to detail they impart to their production practices.
(707) 963-3994; 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford, CA 94573
St. Clement Vineyards
A small boutique winery located in the heart of Napa Valley, St. Clement is a must stop, see and taste for any visit to the Napa Valley.
(866) 877-5939; 2867 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, CA 94574
Sterling Vineyards is one of the most sought after destinations in Napa Valley, offering fine wines, attractive tasting rooms, and warm hospitality.
(800) 726-6136; 1111 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
Storybook Mountain Vineyards
Storybook Mountain has established a world-wide reputation for the consistently high quality of its wines, hand-crafted from choice grapes grown in certified organic estate vineyards that surround the winery.
(707) 942-5310; 3835 California 128, Calistoga, CA 94515
Summers Estate Wines
Summers Estate takes great care and pride in maintaining its 40 year old Zinfandel vineyards on the property and features a winery/tasting room, entertainment center, bocce ball court, picnic area and 22+ acres of vines (Zinfandel, Charbono, and Cabernet Sauvignon).
(707) 942-5508; 1171 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
Terra Valentine's keen focus on the grapes in its vineyard leads to a winemaking style marked by minimal intervention, evident in its wines that reflect a sense of place while showing the intensity of mountain grown fruit and balanced elegance.
(707) 967-8340; 3787 Spring Mountain Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Tedeschi Family Winery
Tedeschi Family Winery hand crafts old world style wines the old fashioned way in the Napa Valley and offers them with no short cuts taken and family style hospitality.
(707) 501-0668; 2779 Grant St, Calistoga, CA 94515
The Terraces produces small handcrafted lots of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. These limited release wines are grown from fruit on their terraced Napa Valley vineyards and also sourced from other select vineyards in California.
(707) 963-1707; 1450 Silverado Trail S, St Helena, CA 94574
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Established in 1886, Trefethen Vineyards is one of Napa's classic wine estates and remains a hidden Wine Country gem, providing a warm, comfortable environment to sample its distinctive, award-winning wines.
(866) 895-7696; 1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558
Located just one mile south of Calistoga, Twomey Cellars is nestled within landscaped gardens, providing expansive views of the lush vineyards and the Calistoga foothills beyond.
(800) 505-4850; 1183 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga, CA 94515
Laura Michael Wines/Zahtila Vineyards
Laura Michael Wines is devoted to making robust limited production Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel wines that marry well with food, and a refreshingly fruit-forward Chardonnay.
(707) 942-9251; 2250 Lake County Highway Calistoga, CA 94515
Also review our extensive list of Napa Valley Wineries, Sonoma Valley Wineries and North Sonoma County Wineries. For additional tour and tasting information please see our Napa Wine Tours and Napa Wine Tasting pages.