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 Sept 2018):
Named for a 15-generation family name, and the name of the founder, Amizetta, with her husband Spencer Clark, this family run winery is located on steep slopes overlooking Lake Hennessey.
9625, 1099 Greenfield Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Fittingly, Aonair is Gaelic for “one man” and reflects Grant Long Jr’s passion for handcrafted small-lot wines. These outstanding wines are only available at the winery.
647 Greenfield Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Tastings are available in the intimate tasting cottage or on the deck overlooking the vineyards, winery and bocce ball court.
1001 Silverado Trail S, St Helena, CA 94574
Owned and operated by four generations since 1906, the Ballentine Family Winery is considered a hidden gem of Napa Valley.
2820 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Specializing in Italian varietals uncommon in the Napa Valley, such as Sangiovese, and producing the only Aglianico and Sagrantino in the Napa Valley.
1010 Big Tree Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Located at the very north end of the Napa Valley, with spectacular views of the rugged Palisades and Mount St. Helena. The home of more than 50 90+ point wines from the leading wine publications.
3340 Hwy 128, Calistoga, CA 94515
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.
2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Bremer Family Winery
Located on a 150 acre estate vineyard, the wines produced are supple and expressive. The farmhouse welcomes guests to visit the historical wine cave.
975 Deer Park Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Located at almost 1,000 feet above the Valley floor, tasting options include tasting in the Cellar Tasting Room amid aging wines or in the Mountainside Tasting Room enjoying the panoramic views of the Napa Valley.
1108 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park, CA 94576
CADE Estate Winery
Cade is Napa Valley’s first LEED Gold Certified estate winery. They are focused only on Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from their Howell Mountain estate vineyards.
360 Howell Mountain Rd. S, Angwin, CA 94508
Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa winery is a 107 room, 13th century inspired Tuscan castle, offering both self-guided tours and guided tours and tastings.
4045 North Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515
Chappellet Winery and Vineyard
A visit to Chappellet’s Pritchard Hill is a very special experience, affording a stunning setting in which to taste their wines. Chappellet offers a variety of tour and tasting options tailored to suit your interests.
1581 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Charles Krug Winery
The first tasting room in the oldest winery in Napa Valley has evolved into a modern world-class tasting experience. Owned by the iconic Mondavi family, they have introduced winemaking practices to the Napa Valley that still influence the industry today.
2800 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Chateau Montelena Winery
A historical stone castle carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden, lake and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mount St. Helena. History was made when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay was announced the winner of the 1976 Paris Tasting.
1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Clif Family Winery
Clif Bar co-owner’s Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford have married their passions for cycling, food and wine into one great destination. Come for the bike ride, stay for lunch at their Bruschetteria food truck and enjoy a tasting of their wines sourced from some of Northern California’s finest vineyards.
709 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574
Designed in 1987 by acclaimed architect Michael Graves, Clos Pegase produces estate grown and produced wines from four winery owned vineyards.
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Conn Creek Winery
Conn Creek has committed to Bordeaux style red wines produced from grapes sourced from some of the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley. Conn Creek is also one of the first wineries in the valley to commit to green building practices.
8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena, CA 94574
Named one of the ten top Napa wineries to visit by Decanter Magazine, Corison specializes in Cabernet Sauvignons with power and elegance.
987 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Crocker & Starr Wines
The 100 acre estate in St. Helena is on the location of the historic Dowdell & Sons Winery. The sustainably farmed vineyards have been continuously farmed since 1870. Pam Starr designs the wines to express the extraordinary terrior of this incredible location.
700 Dowdell Ln, St Helena, CA 94574
Piazza Del Dotto Winery & Caves
Piazza Del Dotto begins with an Italian-inspired “barchessa,” or barn, surrounded by 8.5 acres of cabernet sauvignon, al fresco tasting cabanas, vegetable gardens, 17th century fountains and an outdoor barn with turkeys, peacocks, and pheasants, resembling a Venetian village.
7466 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Del Dotto Estate Winery & Caves
Opened in 2007, this winery pays homage to the Del Dotto family’s Venetian heritage dating back to 1150. The cathedral-like structure, sits on the original Rutherford vineyard purchased by Dave and Yolanda in 1988 and includes a large underground cave for aging wines.
1445 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
For more than 40 years Duckhorn Vineyards has been considered an icon in the Napa Valley. As the first winery in America to produce Merlot, Duckhorn played a key role in establishing Merlot as one of North America’s great varietals.
1000 Lodi Lane, Saint Helena, CA 94574
Dutch Henry Winery
Named of of the top 5 wineries to visit in Napa by the Wall Street Journal, Dutch Henry specializes in small lots of handcrafted wines. Organic olive oil is available from estate olive trees.
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.
3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Fairwinds Estate Winery
Offering elegant wines from four of the finest wineries in Calistoga, all in one tasting experience. Food and wine pairing available in our 22,000 square foot wine cave.
4550 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515
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.
1978 West Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Frank Family Vineyards
Voted “Best Napa Winery” seven years in a row, our wines span from sparkling wine to port and everything in between.
1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
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.
401 St Helena Hwy., St Helena, CA 94574
Limited production Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the 100 acre estate located at 1200 feet elevation in the Mayacamas Mountains.
4855 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
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.
436 St. Helena Highway, 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.
2470 Sage Canyon Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Originally founded in 1895, the historic Larkmead estate is one of the oldest winery establishments in Napa Valley. Known for a great diversity of soil types, the estate allows the winemaker to create small-lot wines of complexity and nuance based on each soil type.
1100 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Laura Michael / Zahtila
Known for extraordinary Zinfandels, Cabernets and Chardonnays, Laura Michael Swanton is zealous about vineyard sourcing and production techniques and it is reflected in the wines.
2250 Lake County Hwy, 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.
738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
Madrigal Family Winery
Since the 1930’s three generations of the Madrigal family have farmed some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards through their own vineyard management company, and today they manage over 800 acres. Currently owned by the third-generation Madrigal, Chris creates wines that convey that deep appreciation for the land.
3718 St Helena Hwy., Calistoga, CA 94515
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.
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.
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.
1000 Main Street, St Helena, CA94574
Paoletti Estates Winery
All the grapes used for producing premium Bordeaux blends and Super Tuscan wines are grown on the 36 acre estate. Built in 1989, the caves contain a unique collection of Carrera marble statues.
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.
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.
849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Reverie Winery on Diamond Mountain
The 26 acre hillside estate is located at the base of Howell Mountain, boasts sweeping views of vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains
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.
3522 Silverado Trail North, St. Helena, CA 94574
Producing the finest and most complex sparkling wines, Schramsberg is comprised of 125 year old caves for aging bottles, a historical estate and barn and beautiful gardens.
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.
4015 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena, CA 94574
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.
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.
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.
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.
2867 St. Helena Highway North, St. Helena, CA 94574
The aerial tram leading up to the winery is the only one of its kind in Napa, offering stunning views of the Valley. Tours and tastings range from a self-guided tour of the winery to food and wine pairings.
1111 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
Storybook Mountain Vineyards
Originally founded by brothers Adam and Jacob Grimm in 1883, and revived in 1976, the winery features award-winning zinfandels and Bordeau varietals. The 130 year old caves provide a unique venue for tasting these famed wines.
3835 California 128, Calistoga, CA 94515
Summers Estate Wines
Featuring their signature wine, Charbono, as well as Zinfandel and Merlots, Summers is a boutique winery featuring very small lots of hand crafted wines.
1171 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
Sundance Ranch Tamber Bey
Tamber Bey Winery is located at Sundance Ranch, a world-class equestrian center that marries the passions of owners Barry and Jennifer Waitte – great wines and endurance performance horses, set in a stunning ranch setting.
1251 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515 www.summersestatewines.com
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.
3787 Spring Mountain Rd., St Helena, CA94574
Tedeschi Family Winery
On the family’s estate, purchased in the 1950s, Eugene Tedeschi planted grapevines between the existing fruit and walnut trees. Eugene’s son Emil moved to Hawaii in 1974 and co-founded Tedeschi Vineyards in Maui. He returned to the Napa Valley in 1991 to found the current Tedeschi Family Winery. Today, Emil’s sons Emilio and Mario and daughter Elaine continue the family’s commitment to handcrafted, award winning old world style wines.
2779 Grant St., Calistoga, CA94515
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.
1450 Silverado Trail S, St Helena, CA94574
Tres Sabores welcomes guests of small groups to the ranch by appointment with Platypus Tours for a very personalized winery tour experience.
1620 S. Whitehall Ln., St Helena, CA 94558
Owned by the family who established and owns the esteemed Cabernet Sauvignon winery, Silver Oak; at Twomey the family expands their expertise into Pinot Noir, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, sourced from vineyards in close proximity to the Pacific Ocean.
1183 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga, CA94515
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