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HISTORIC WINERY DIRECTORY

HISTORIC WINERIES OF THE SONOMA VALLEY

The beautiful and historic Sonoma Valley is the birthplace of California’s wine industry. In this unique tour, an expert local historian will accompany your group as we taste delicious wine at two or three Historic Wineries. We will also tour the Historic Sonoma Plaza, the San Francisco Solano Mission and the Sonoma Barracks. Your local historian guide will provide a comprehensive overview of local history, and tell amazing stories of wine families and viticulture, along with tales of General Vallejo and the Mission era.

Lunch included; tasting/touring fees and gratuitites extra.

Buena Vista Winery

Founded by Count Agosthon Haraszthy in 1857, Buena Vista is the oldest premium winery in California. The original stone winery is now a California Historic Landmark, and home to the Tasting Room and Visitor’s Center. You will hear the amazing story of Count Haraszthy, the first Hungarian to emigrate to the United States. In 1861 the Count journeyed to Europe and returned to California with over 100,000 cuttings of fine European varietals. Buena Vista now uses exclusively Carneros district fruit, and is the largest vineyard owner in this chosen “cool-climate” region; perfect for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Extraordinary wine.

Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

2008 marks the Gundlach Bundschu Sesquicentennial – the 150th Anniversary of the oldest family-owned winery in California. The founder: Jacob Gundlach, was a well-known author and poet, whose letters about the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire are regarded as the finest original accounts of this disaster. You will hear his story, and taste delicious estate grown wine in a glorious winery setting, nestled up against the Mayacamas Mountains.

Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery

The history of Sebastiani Vineyards extends all the way back to 1825, when its Mission Vineyard was founded by Franciscan fathers of the nearby San Francisco Solano Mission. It is the oldest vineyard north of San Francisco. Still family owned and operated today, Sebastiani Winery was founded by Samuele Sebastiani in 1904. We will visit the original stone winery building, taste wonderful wine, and view the largest redwood barrel in the world!

Bartholemew Park Winery

Currently owned by Gundlach-Bundschu, Bartholemew Park was part of Count Haraszthy’s wine empire. We will tour the comprehensive history museum, taste delicious vineyard-specific wine, and enjoy the extensive gardens surrounding the tasting room.

Sonoma Plaza and San Francisco Solano Mission

No history tour would be complete without a stop at the beautiful and historic Sonoma Plaza, and a tour of the 21st Mission. Many original adobe buildings still line the Plaza, the largest in California. Renowned as the “Bear Flag City,” you will hear the true story of the Bear Flag Revolt. We will also tour Sonoma State Historic Park, which includes the San Francisco Solano Mission and Sonoma Barracks.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Platypus Tours also offers Hispanic Winery Tours.

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Address: 3244 Ehlers Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Allora Vineyards was established in 1997 by Terry and Nancy Klein along with their three children, Kelly, Cortney, and Christopher. The winery is known for small-production luxury wines. Allora is located on an exceptional 15-acre estate on the valley floor in St. Helena. The genesis of the winery was the desire to create a family-owned and operated business, a genuine passion and appreciation for fine wine, and a deep respect for this unique and outstanding wine-growing region.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-6071
Winery Website Address: https://www.alloravineyards.com/
Address: 1099 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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The Amizetta’s founded a secluded hillside estate in 1984 in the eastern hills of St. Helena on Howell Mountain. A winding road with breathtaking views of Lake Hennessy, Pritchet Hill, and the San Pablo Bay, Amizetta beckons your senses as you reach your destination. The steep hillside boasts the perfect terrain for their 2,200 square foot barrel cave with extreme golf carting the hilly vineyards. Known for world class Cabernet’s and Bordeaux varieties this picturesque winery parallels many of the world’s top hillside wineries in Europe. A truly unique tasting experience awaits you either in their picnic areas or by relaxed seating on a multi-tier patio gazing at the incredible views.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-1460
Winery Website Address: https://www.amizetta.com/
Address: 680 Rossi Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Gus Anderson founded Anderson Conn Valley in 1983 and today it remains family owned and operated. Conn Valley is located where Conn Creek flows out of Howell Mountain and is known for producing world class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. The tasting features a personal tour of their wine cave and property which is steeped in tranquility and natural beauty. The feeling is relaxed, unpretentious, and friendly.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-8600
Winery Website Address: https://www.connvalleyvineyards.com
Address: 836 Chiles Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Since visiting the Napa Valley in 1973, while attending college in southern California, Peter Thompson set his sights on getting into the wine business, specifically in the Napa Valley. In 1992, Peter began actively pursuing his goal of owning a vineyard in the prestigious Napa Valley. During a two and one-half year search for the ultimate vineyard property, Peter selected the Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards site atop Diamond Mountain. The property was undeveloped, but only needed the right combination of efforts to realize its incredible potential for creating a state-of-the-art vineyard to produce world class California Cabernet Sauvignon wine.

Winery Phone Number: 707-968-9770
Winery Website Address: http://www.andrewgeoffrey.com/
Address: 455 Bella Vista Ct, St Helena, CA 94574
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Anomaly specializes in the production of the highest-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. The first vintage of Anomaly was harvested in 1997 and made by the "budding garagistes." Buoyed by the praise of the 1997 vintage, they embarked on the journey of obtaining a permit to produce Cabernet Sauvignon by building a small winery adjacent to the small vineyard. They love their little winery and believe that it gives them the opportunity to make a wine that is the finest possible expression of their organic vineyard.

Winery Phone Number: 707-967-8448
Winery Website Address: https://www.anomalyvineyards.com/
Address: 647 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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. Grant Long Jr. founded Aonair Wines in 2008 after learning to make wine in a garage growing up and being mentored by great winemakers throughout his life. Located in the rugged, forested hills of St. Helena about 12-15 minutes from the valley floor and Silverado Trail, this small winery has the feeling of a luxury cabin lodge. Enjoy a roaring fire, wander outside on the deck with the fire-pit, and enjoy incredible views of the hillside and vineyards. Rich full-bodied red blends and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a flagship white wine are produced in extremely limited barrel quantities.

Winery Phone Number: 707-363-0680
Winery Website Address: https://www.aonairwine.com/
Address: 588 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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The Arrow&Branch name pays homage to the Contursi Family’s success in the rare coin business, U.S. coinage and Americana. Found on the reverse of most United States coinage is an eagle holding arrows and an olive branch in its talons. This design signifies the United States as a peace-loving nation and country’s ability to defend itself if that peace and freedom should be compromised.
Arrow&Branch exists to showcase Napa Valley’s finest vineyard sites and the wines that come from them.  We source our fruit from unique and exquisite vineyard sites, such as Vine Hill Ranch, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Arrow&Branch, Lewelling and Stagecoach. These vineyards are all noted for having exceptional Napa Valley terroir.  We seek to make wines with precision, power and elegance, but most importantly, true to the vineyards they come from.

Winery Phone Number: 707-200-3640
Winery Website Address: https://www.arrowandbranch.com/
Address: 1001 Silverado Trail S. St. Helena, CA 94574
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Auburn James was founded in 2005 by two winemakers, James Frost and Matthew Ospeck. They are known for their Bordeaux red blends which are lush and silky with expressive aromatics. You can taste their wines on the deck overlooking the winery, vineyards, and bocce court or in the tasting cottage. Auburn James is a small, intimate winery with a rustic artistic feel that one must see and experience!

Winery Phone Number: 707-967-9100
Winery Website Address: https://www.auburnjames.com/
Address: 105 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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A powerhouse collaboration between proprietor Gus Kalaris and winemaker Bob Egelhoff, Axios is a super premium Cabernet Sauvignon of Napa Valley "cult" status. Axios, meaning worthy in Greek, reflects Gus' vision to craft a wine of Bordeaux influence that represents the richness of its' Napa Valley origin. This wine was proudly served at a reception hosted by President Bush at The White House in March of 2002.

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Winery Website Address: http://www.axioswine.com/
Address: 3199 St Helena Hwy N, St. Helena, CA 94574
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The history of our estate is compounded in layers; rooted in historic tales of fierce Native American hunting grounds, wild west pioneers and the first woman vintner of California in 1886. It has changed hands over the course of 134 years to become a brewery, restaurant, inn, winery and saloon. Tales of love, lust, heartbreak, murders and great fortune create an imaginative backdrop to our present-day vision of AXR. Today, we are a winery that pays homage to its history and blazes the trail of excitement and innovation in Napa Valley as the pioneers before us did.

Winery Phone Number: 707-302-8181
Winery Website Address: https://www.axrnapavalley.com
Address: 2820 St. Helena Hwy N. St. Helena, CA 94574
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Owned and operated by four generations since 1906, the Ballentine Family Winery is considered a hidden gem of Napa Valley. Their goal is to share their story and passion with guests, make approachable, quality wine while being responsible and sustainable in their vineyards.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7919
Winery Website Address: https://ballentinevineyards.com/
Address: 4070 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Our personal and curated tasting experience includes a discussion of our history, unique terroir, and winemaking methods. Guests will explore our current releases while enjoying a spectacular view of Napa Valley if weather permits.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7075
Winery Website Address: https://www.barnettvineyards.com
Address: 1010 Big Tree Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Benessere Vineyards embodies the Benish Family’s love of Italian wine. Napa’s Mediterranean climate has the perfect conditions for their Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon to thrive. Tastings are conducted inside the winery or overlooking their vineyards on the patio with Italian music! The small batch, estate wine is not distributed and is only sold at the winery.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5853
Winery Website Address: https://www.benesserevineyards.com/
Address: 2000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

Winery Phone Number: 707-257-5771
Winery Website Address: https://www.beringer.com/
Address: 3242 Silverado Trail N, St Helena, CA 94574
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Boeschen Vineyards is a very small family-owned winery committed to making the best possible wines off their 11-acre estate vineyard. Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, a velvety Red Blend, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon are made in their state-of-the art facility.  The underground winery, gorgeous estate gardens, and the owner’s vintage car collection create a personal tasting experience that is intimate and luxurious.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-3674
Winery Website Address: https://www.boeschenvineyards.com
Address: 651 Wall Rd, Napa, CA 94558
3524 Silverado Trail N, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Boich Family Cellar wines encompass a wide range of fruit from the round smooth tannins of Rutherford and Oakville to the broad shouldered and structured mountain fruit from Mount Veeder. All the wines are hand crafted in a new world style that makes them approachable in their youth yet still age worthy. They produce a chardonnay and 5 single vineyard cabs. The tasting includes locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie.

Winery Phone Number: 707-339-2576
Winery Website Address: https://www.boichfamilycellar.com/
Address: 3111 St Helena Hwy N, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Brasswood Estate offers unique experiences to complement our elegant, small production wines. You can walk-in for a signature tasting or make an appointment for a luxurious experience in one of our private rooms. Reserve your glass today!

Winery Phone Number: 707-302-5997
Winery Website Address: https://brasswood.com
Address: 975 Deer Park Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Located on a 150 acre estate vineyard, the wines produced are supple and expressive. The farmhouse welcomes guests to visit the historical wine cave.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5411
Winery Website Address: https://www.bremerfamilywinery.com/
Address: 820 Greenfield Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Dedicated to honesty, quality and family, we are a fourth generation vineyard and winery perched on a mountain top just five country miles east of St Helena. Situated on three hundred acres our family has been farming Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for more than four decades.

 
We attempt to combine meticulous vineyard management and minimal winemaking techniques to create wines of uncommon complexity and depth and to present these wines to our consumers at fair and reasonable prices .

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-2155
Winery Website Address: http://www.buehlervineyards.com
Address: 360 Howell Mountain Rd, Angwin, CA 94508
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In 2005 three partners, Gavin Newsom, Gordon Getty, and John Conover formed Cade Estate Winery located on the very top of Howell Mountain to complement their Oakville PlumpJack Estate Winery. Views are dramatic from the top of the mountain and the buildings are modern and considered state-of-the-art. The facility was designed to be Napa Valley’s first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified Estate Winery. There are two unique properties at Cade that offer two different and unique experiences. This winery is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Take a tour and tasting high above the fog while enjoying the captivating view or take in the history on the gravel terrace adjacent to the historic stone winery.

Winery Phone Number: 707-965-2746
Winery Website Address: https://www.cadewinery.com/
Address: 3800 Langtry Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
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Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. We are dedicated to the creation of three Cabernet blends, each drawn from its own unique vineyard sources, each with its own distinctive signature: Cain Cuvée, Cain Concept, and Cain Five.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-1616
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Winery Website Address: http://www.cainfive.com
Address: 3451 Silverado Trail N, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Casa Nuestra wines are “Estate Bottled." This is the most restrictive and sought-after designation, requiring that wines qualify for vintage dating and appellation of origin. From their 17 acres of vineyards, they make about 2,500 cases annually. Specializing in wines from noble grape varietals which are otherwise disappearing or have disappeared from the Napa Valley: Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and a Tinto ‘field blend.'

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5783
Winery Website Address: https://www.casanuestra.com/
Address: 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Don and Molly Chappellet founded the winery in 1967 on a slope of land known as Pritchard Hill located off a rural road in St. Helena. The area is now regarded as one of the best growing regions in the world for Bordeaux varietals, and Chappelet wines reflect the exceptional conditions. Experience incredible views looking down on Lake Hennessy, enjoy the barrel room for a tasting or tour through the actual winery facilities with one of the knowledgeable staff.

Winery Phone Number: 707-286-4219
Winery Website Address: https://www.chappellet.com/
Address: 2800 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

Winery Phone Number: 800-237-0033
Winery Website Address: https://www.charleskrug.com/
Address: 831 Charter Oak Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Charter Oak Winery & Vineyards in St. Helena, takes pride in being the "most original, old-world," winery of some 500 wineries in Napa Valley. The reason to visit: See how early wine pioneers lived and made wine in Napa Valley -- and taste wines which hearken back to those simpler times.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-2298
Winery Website Address: http://www.charteroakwine.com
Address: 2252 Sulphur Springs Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
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The vines are over 115 years old, they’re wise and storied — they are the heartbeat of Hayne Vineyard, and the soul of the wines produced.
While the vineyard has been around for five generations, it was Andy, who developed the Chase Cellars brand back in 1998. Katie took over the day-to-day operations in 2012, with the goal of maintaining the legacy of the vineyard through sustainable farming, and business practices, so they can ensure the integrity of this place survives for generations to come.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-1284
Winery Website Address: https://www.chasecellars.com
Address: 1200 Dowdell Ln., St Helena, CA 94574
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The core of the VGS experience lies in vibrant, inviting cottage in which our attitude resonates throughout - lighthearted, easygoing and (though sometimes irreverent) certainly never pretentious

Winery Phone Number: 707-255-9440
Winery Website Address: https://www.vgschateaupotelle.com/
Address: 709 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

Winery Phone Number: 707-968-0625
Winery Website Address: https://www.cliffamily.com/
Address: 8711 Silverado Trail, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

Winery Phone Number: 707-968-2669
Winery Website Address: https://www.conncreek.com/
Address: 1677 Sage Canyon Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
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Vinves, wines and people have a lot in common; the good get better with time. A great wine should have balance and interest at every age, Delicious in its youth, Continuum has firm supple tannins, richness and length. With age, this wine will evolve to express greater nuance, delicacy and interest.

Winery Phone Number: 707-944-8100
Winery Website Address: https://www.continuumestate.com
Address: 987 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Named one of the ten top Napa wineries to visit by Decanter Magazine, Corison specializes in Cabernet Sauvignons with power and elegance.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-0826 
Winery Website Address: https://corison.com/
Address: 700 Dowdell Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-967-9111
Winery Website Address: https://www.crockerstarr.com/
Address: 1445 St. Helena Hwy. S. St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-2134
Winery Website Address: https://www.deldottovineyards.com/
Address: 1000 Lodi Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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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.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7108
Winery Website Address: https://www.duckhorn.com/
Address: 3222 Ehlers Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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100% of the proceeds from the sales of their wines is donated to support cardiovascular research. The organically farmed grapes produce wines of great structure and power.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5972
Winery Website Address: https://www.ehlersestate.com/
Address: 3530 Silverado Trail N. St. Helena, CA 94574
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Enjoy Failla's cool climate wines in a charming 1930's farmhouse located on the eleven acre estate. The spacious wine cave is decorated to resemble a luxerious living room.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-0530
Winery Website Address: https://www.faillawines.com/
Address: 1978 West Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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The legacy dates back to the 1800's and the historical stone winery is one of Napa Valley's "ghost wineries". Founded as Flora Springs in 1978 by Jerry and Flora Komes, the family still manages the estates vineyards and oversees all winemaking.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-967-6723
Winery Website Address: https://www.florasprings.com/
Address: 401 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Winemaking excellence and innovation meets contemporary design in this dramatic showpiece winery. Dazzling contemporary art is displayed throughout the property.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-967-2626
Winery Website Address: https://www.hallwines.com/
Address: 436 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Founded in 1961 and known for producing Napa Valley's first vineyard-designated wine, the iconic Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The cozy tasting room is one of very few to offer a complimentary wine tasting, the Social Tasting, offered Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 - 3:30pm.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-2047
Winery Website Address: https://www.heitzcellar.com/
Address: 200 Taplin Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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In the spectaularly remodeled tasting room, several tasting options are available. Home of the legendary Insignia, California's first proprietary red Bordeaux-style blend.

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Winery Phone Number: 800-707-5789
Winery Website Address: https://www.josephphelps.com/
Address: 2470 Sage Canyon Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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With sweeping views of Rutherford and Lake Hennessey, this is an Italian villa at its finest. You will be transported to the old world while tasting wines made with new world innovations.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-302-2209
Winery Website Address: https://www.kuletoestate.com/
Address: 738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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A tour of the 650 acre ranch, a tasting of LMR wines paired with house prepared culinary treats with a visit to the wine cave is available at the Mayacamas estate home of Tim and Laddie Hall. In the town of St. Helena, visit the LMR restaurant, Farmstead, that showcases the wines, beef, produce and olive oils that the ranch produces.

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-4555
Winery Website Address: https://www.longmeadowranch.com/
Address: 254 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA 94574
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One of the first five wineries to be built after the repeal of prohibition in 1933, by Charles Krug. Visit the newly remodeled tasting room for an experience combining history and contemporary design.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-968-3362
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Winery Website Address: https://www.louismartini.com/
Address: 3718 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515
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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.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-942-8619
Address: 2812 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574
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With a history going back to 1874, current day Markham is comprised of 350 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards and both the vineyards and the winery have been GREEN certified.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-5292
Winery Website Address: https://www.markhamvineyards.com/
Address: 1000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
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With a history of being Sunny St. Helena Winery in 1933, later to be owned by the Christian Brothers, in 1991 Merryvale Vineyards was born. One of the few wineries permitted to allow weddings, the Cask Room is a spectacular setting for any number of private events, with two-story century old 2,000 gallon casks lining the stone walls.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7777
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Winery Website Address: https://www.merryvale.com/
Address: 7850 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
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Dave Minor has persued his two passions - seeking out rare accoustic guitars and wines worthy of collecting. Dave commissioned a Master Luthier to craft a guitar for him that was stained a beautiful hue using Miner Cabernet Sauvignon, the first commission in a series made especially for Dave.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-944-9500
Winery Website Address: https://minerwines.com/
Address: 2555 Madrona Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
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This spectacular winery is set on 560 acres ranging in elevation from 600 to 1,600 feet above sea level, with panoramic views of the Napa Valley and beyond. The formal gardens, underground wine caves and elements of the owners English and Chinese heritage make this one of the most striking wineries to visit in Napa.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-204-7423
Winery Website Address: https://www.newtonvineyard.com/
Address: 1281 Lewelling Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Prager has become a destination for lovers of world class fortified wines. Now the second generation of Pragers is carrying on the family tradition of warm hospitality and unique wines.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7678
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Winery Website Address: https://www.pragerport.com/
Address: 3000 Summit Trail, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Located a twisting 20 minute ride from St. Helena, the stunning views and mountain fruit make the effort worthwhile. One unique feature is the brick inlay that bisects the crushpad: part of the winery is in Napa County, part of it is in Sonoma County!

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-4949
Winery Website Address: https://www.pridewines.com/
Address: 849 Zinfandel Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Acknowledged as one of the most unique wineries in the Napa Valley, Raymond offers a multitude of options for guests, including Winemaker For A Day and a stroll through the Theatre of Nature.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-3141
Winery Website Address: https://raymondvineyards.com/
Address: 3522 Silverado Trail N. St. Helena, CA 94574
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Koerner Rombauer's great aunt Irma Rombauer wrote The Joy of Cooking cookbook that ignited his passion for the relationship between food and wine. Tasting options for visitors include wine and cheese pairing or just purchase and enjoy a single glass of wine on the porch enjoying the stunning views of the Napa Valley.

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Winery Phone Number: 866-280-2582
Winery Website Address: https://www.rombauer.com/
Address: 4015 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Truly a family dedication beginning with clearing the forest from their mountain estate to plant the vineyards, to making the wine and visiting guests to their home estate. The Schweigers define the word hospitality.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-4882
Winery Website Address: https://www.schweigervineyards.com/
Address: 1310 Conn Valley Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
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In 1979 Bill and Mary Seavey bought their estate vineyards where the steep rocky hillsides produce small, thick-skinned berries with outstanding tannins that they handle with the utmost care. The result is their small production of soulful wines that express the hillside vineyards and their unique sense of place.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-8339
Winery Website Address: https://www.seaveyvineyard.com/
Address: 1902 Madrona Ave, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Acknowledged as one of the first women to run a major Napa Valley wine growing estate, Mary Novak was instrumental in establishing Spottswood as one of the great family-owned wineries and first growth-caliber properties. Her daughters and grandaughters continue her legacy of elegance and strength.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-0134
Winery Website Address: https://www.spottswoode.com/
Address: 2805 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Originally brought together as three properties, now 845 acres the property produces consistent, powerful and distinguish red wines..

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Winery Phone Number: 707-967-4188
Address: 1570 Bella Oaks Ln, Rutherford, CA 94573
Winery Description:

Great wines for great causes" is the motto for the business and personal goals of the Staglin family. They have been deeply involved in the National Institute for Mental Health and have donated millions for research and treatment. They donate 100% of the proceeds from their second label, Salus, to research.

Winery Region:
Winery Phone Number: 707-963-3994
Winery Website Address: https://www.staglinfamily.com/
Address: 3331 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

The first vines were planted in 1948 with the white Burgundies that Fred and Eleanor McCrea enjoyed. Now under the tutelage of the third generation, the family is committed to making wines of impeccable quality and longevity.

Winery Region:
Winery Phone Number: 707-963-2636
Winery Website Address: https://www.stonyhillvineyard.com/
Address: 4007 Spring Mountain Rd, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

The new home estate is located high atop Spring Mountain with sweeping views from Marin to the Sonoma Coast. The wines show the intensity of mountain grown fruit and balanced elegance.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-967-8340
Winery Website Address: https://www.terravalentine.com/
Address: 1111 White Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574
Winery Description:

Drop in to taste the wine, stay for a deli lunch and enjoy the beautiful picnic gardens! Named "Winery of the Year" in 2015.

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Winery Phone Number: 707-963-7774
Winery Website Address: https://www.vsattui.com/
Address: 1120 Deer Park Rd, Deer Park, CA 94576
Winery Description:

Founder of this iconic winery, Delia Viader is the "Wine Mother": mother of the vines, mother of the wine, and mother of the winemaker. The stunning views through the wine cave make this a favorite spot for marriage proposals!

Winery Phone Number: 707-963-3816
Winery Website Address: https://viader.com/

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