With a winemaking legacy that dates back to 1551 in Spain, the Raventos family knew that the Carneros region offered the best Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Cabernets for their sparkling and still wines. With breathtaking views that stretch all the way to San Francisco and stunning architecture, this is a “must see while in Napa” winery.
Ashes & Diamonds Winery is the ultimate convergence of modern and old-school flavor and design. Mid-century Modern architecture and European-inspired winemaking methods reminiscent of Napa wine style from 1960s make for high style and deep flavor. Enjoy house-made sourbread flatbread alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. A fresh new winery that harkens back to Napa’s historic wine roots, Ashes & Diamonds is a sensory feast with a pop of fun.
Brion Wise founded B Wise Vineyards in 2002 seated on top of a ridge in the Moon Mountain District of the Sonoma Valley. A Mediterranean style mansion/bungalow estate and home to the owner has incredible views and is known specifically for their comfortable and tastefully decorated wine cave. While you are in the cave tasting and looking at fermenting and aging tunnels, you will learn about their red blend wines while taking in the décor from 1920’s Paris with wild-west themed bronzes and vintage furniture.
A charming estate steeped in history, Bartholomew had the first recorded vineyard in Sonoma and was part of California’s first commercial winery in 1857. Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and red blends are made in extremely limited quantities and sell out quickly. Tastings can be outdoors beneath stunning mature oak trees or in the gorgeous, newly renovated historic Hacienda winery. Experience Sonoma history and natural beauty at this tucked away gem a few minutes from the Sonoma Plaza.
California’s oldest continually operating winery was established in 1875. The Rhine House, Jacob Beringer’s former residence and the current tasting room, is a showpiece of 19th century architecture.