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NAPA VALLEY WINERY DIRECTORY
TOP NAPA VALLEY WINERIES
Napa Valley is a vibrant community with over 80,000 residents that is highly adored all around the world by travel/wine enthusiasts. Of the estimated four million people who visit our scenic area every year, it is thought that up to 80% visit the same 20 or so wineries in Napa. Since there are over 400 Napa wineries, it isn’t difficult to figure out how to avoid the crowds and find the more intimate side – and the real charm – of the Napa Valley. Our Napa Valley Join-In Tours focus on smaller, non-touristy Napa wineries featuring unique, world-class wines and beautiful locations and scenery, providing you with a truly special experience.
Over the past decade, the city of Napa has awakened with an incredible rush of culture, art, and entertainment, embodying the true spirit of the Valley. A thriving wine and culinary scene make Napa one of the most famous wine country regions in the world. The historical aspects of the region are evident through preserved Victorian-era architecture and Napa wineries that date back to the 1800s.
A few favorite locations in Downtown Napa include Oxbow Public Market, Main Street’s “Restaurant Row” filled with dining options, Napa’s Opera House, and many more small venues hosting live music and gatherings. Napa wineries have established tasting rooms right in the downtown so visitors can experience incredible wines while wandering the charming streets and walking along the riverfront. The town is also host to some incredible festivals, including BottleRock music festival, Festival Napa Valley and Napa Film Fest. What can you always expect at these events? Incredible food and famous wines from Napa Valley wineries.
We’re thrilled that Trip Advisor consistently ranks our Napa Wine Tours as top-rated activities in the region. Make a Platypus Wine Tour reservation online now or call (707) 253-2723.
Here is a handy directory of many of wine country’s best wineries. You can use this directory while creating a custom, Private Tour. Please note that Join-in Tour wineries are selected by our experienced guides.
CADE at 13th Vineyard is the newest property in the PlumpJack portfolio, but is one of the historically oldest properties in all of the Napa Valley. Its name is derived from its place in history as the 13th bonded winery in the Napa Valley, originally established in 1886! On the grounds of this extraordinary Estate, you will enjoy library selections of wines pulled from deep within the CADE cellars, and gain access to vintages that have not seen the light of day in some time. This experience is ideal for the connoisseur, or visitors looking to add some vintage wines to their collection.
At the Ackerman Heritage House, you are invited to travel back in time to Napa's historic Victorian Era. A time when stately homes and elegant furnishings beckoned you to relax, converse and share life’s most memorable moments. Take in the luxuriously appointed ambiance while sipping on world class wines and indulging in a curated culinary affair.
To respect the diversity of the land, and to achieve its full potential to create wines of unparalleled sophistication, ADAMVS is cultivated and certified both organic and biodynamic.
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.
Our family-owned winery is nestled in the foothills of the Palisades, just outside Calistoga, Napa Valley, where we are dedicated to producing true-to-varietal wines from exceptional vineyard sources. Working alongside our talented winemaking team led by Tony Biagi and Jesse Fox, together we bring decades of relationships with outstanding growers that, combined with their craftsmanship, result in elegant, balanced, expressive wines made to be enjoyed among friends.
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.
Anaba Wines, was the first Sonoma Valley winery to be wind-powered, and their name originates from cool, upward-flowing anabatic winds that soar and swirl through their sustainably-farmed vineyards. With two generations involved, Anaba is family operated winery nestled at the base of stunning rolling hills in the Carneros Region. Strong, cooling breezes blow in from the Pacific Ocean and make the varietals of The Rhone and Burgundy regions right at home with Viognier, Grenache Blanc, and Chardonnay offered for whites and elegant Syrah, Pinot Noir, Rhone Blends, and Petite Syrah for reds.
The Bernards founded a small boutique winery in 1992 in Napa’s Coombsville sub appellation about 10 minutes from downtown Napa. Tucked away off the beaten path and boasting nothing flashy from the outside, the property and vineyards display a rich history. Ancien is known for its high quality Pinot noirs and Chardonnay’s where you can taste them in a relaxed setting under oak trees overlooking the vineyards. One of the smallest functioning winery caves in Napa is located here and a tour and tasting will include a lesson in soil vineyard sampling which has an important role in the character of their wines.
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.
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.
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.
The Antinori’s are one of the world’s oldest family wine business’ originating from Italy and founded Antica in 1993, releasing its first wines in 2007. Located at the base of Atlas Peak and the Eastern hills of Napa Valley, Antica will provide lovely views of the surrounding Napa Valley and vineyards beyond. The Antinori family entertains your taste buds with an Old World/New World experience based on their history and knowledge from their own well-known vineyards in Italy. Visit their wine caves of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay and enjoy a tasting while hearing the extensive history of the family and purchase their designated limited production estate wines which are available only from the winery.
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.
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.
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.
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!
You are welcome to enjoy their friendly and lively tasting room for a rotating selection of delicious wines. You will be guided through samplings of the currently released wines. While many of the wines sell out quickly, we will always do our best to hold back some of our finest for our Napa Valley tasting guests.
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.
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.
Two partners, Borsack and Keys founded B Cellars in 2002 which sits in the heart of the Oakville AVA on Oakville Crossroads. Gorgeous grounds on a knoll overlooking a valley encompass the winery and hospitality buildings as you approach life-size human sculptures depicting everyday life. This is the only winery in the Napa Valley that features a full-service demonstration kitchen. You will enjoy a variety of food and wine pairings as you experience their white and red blends, a 15,000 plus square foot cave and outdoor tastings overlooking vines and olive trees. These wines can be found in some of America’s premium restaurants from Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas. With superstar winemaker Kirk Venge at the helm (named one ot the top twenty young winemakers in the world by Food & Wine Magazine), grapes are sourced from some of finest vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
What started as a real estate investment turned into a lifestyle change for the Baldacci family as their love and commitment to this property deepened. Lovely, balanced supple wines are featured.
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.
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.
Beau Vigne has a great philosophy to winemaking that hasn’t changed since we began. Although we fly under the radar as a small boutique winery, we do so with impressive stature and enjoy our “hidden gem” status. We are world renown and recognized by wine critics as a winery that produces exceptional, intense, balanced, rich and multidimensional wines. Beau Vigne is home to family and extraordinary wines, where “great Cabernets are grown, not made.”
Our family’s roots run deep in the Napa Valley. Martin Garzoli, Ed’s grandfather, arrived in the Valley in 1913. He was a Swiss Italian who, in Italy, was trained in winemaking. Martin would work the Hayfields of Napa and Sonoma during the day and make wine in an old barn at night. Nearly 100 years later the Beau Vigne Family is still making wine.
Originally established in 1900 Beaulieu Vineyards was founded by the Latour’s and is one of the most historic wineries in the Rutherford AVA. Today Beaulieu is owned by Treasury Wine Estates and is centrally located off Highway 29 in Rutherford. Historic buildings covered in ivy greet you as you drive up to this production facility where they make some 750,000 cases annually. This winery is known for having over 118 years of excellence in crafting award winning wines, most notably their Cabernet Sauvignon. A private guided walking tour, main tasting room, or patio tasting awaits the visitor to enjoy the history and winemaking legacy of this notable winery.
After working for decades on Cabernet Sauvignon viticulture research, in 1998 winemaker Anthony Bell found the perfect place to produce the wines he had long dreamed of - limited production, hand crafted wines that showcase clonal variations and single vineyard expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon. A unique tasting experience gives even the most discerning wine enthusiasts a deeper appreciation for Cabernet Sauvignon and the craft of grape growing.
Bello Family Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in Napa Valley producing extraordinary wines from an estate vineyard in Rutherford. The production team is led by Michael Bello and son Christopher Bello. Leveraging their complementary strengths, talents and skills, they have combined to make a powerful force in the industry, with a variety of wines that reflect their passion and commitment to quality.
“To adults looking to feed their spirits, our wines capture the prestige of exclusive taste with the excitement of upscale leisure.”
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.
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.
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.
Throughout the world, the finest wines capture the soul of the vineyards and the artistry of those who craft the wine. In this private realm of winemaking, the estates are small and the proprietors hold an extraordinary commitment to excellence.
The handcrafted wines of Napa Valley’s Black Cat Vineyard are rich with fruit yet show a classic refinement. They are wines of the heart. We warmly welcome you into the intimate world of artisan winemaking, where passion and discovery abound.
In what was once home to the Silverado Horseman’s Center with ambling riding trails and the area’s only indoor arena, has been transformed into an impressive winery with lovely garden areas owned by the Indelicato Family. Wines showcase the diversity of Napa Valley growing regions and varietals which include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Red Blends, and Cabernet Sauvignon among others. Friendly hosts invite guests for experiences ranging from casual walk-ins to privately hosted tastings and in-depth blind tasting seminars.
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.
3524 Silverado Trail N, St. Helena, CA 94574
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.
Specializing in the grapes that grow best in the cool climate of Careros, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this is a hidden gem where tasting delicious wines can be enjoyed in the beautiful garden overlooking sweeping vineyard vistas.
Beginning in 1998 when the property on Big Ranch Road in Napa was purchased, a vision was held that very special wines and memories could be created in this location. Since then over 20,000 vines of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon have been planted, tended, nurtured, harvested, crushed and coaxed into fine wine.
The vineyard is located in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley which is known for its slightly cooler climate and heavy clay soils. This environment produces ultra-premium Merlot and Syrah used in many of Napa Valley's most sought after wines.
Today, while still selling over 50% of their grapes to other premium wineries, they also produce very limited quantities of ultra-premium wine. These wines are produced using only the best materials and practices in search of creating wines that reflect a full bodied style that express the best attributes of the land.
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!
Bravante Vineyards is a Napa Valley boutique producer of handcrafted, very limited production Bordeaux varietal wines that receive high accolades from prestigious professional critics. Located in the renowned Howell Mountain AVA, with a more than one hundred years reputation for making world-class wines. Their passionate team of top of class professionals is dedicated to continuing that tradition and welcome you to visit and experience for yourself something so memorable and intimate you will want to relive it over and over again.
Located on a 150 acre estate vineyard, the wines produced are supple and expressive. The farmhouse welcomes guests to visit the historical wine cave.
This property sits along the Silverado Trail corridor into beautiful Calistoga at the foot of the Palisade Mountains. With a clean slate of 2.25 acres to build their dream, the parcel was purchased and Brian and Arden set in to make that dream a reality. Four years later, in 2014, the winery was ready for its first harvest in the new building with state-of-the-art equipment. In May of 2015 the hospitality center was opened and the pouring began with the opening of a 2008 Cabernet Franc.
With a small team of highly educated wine lovers, three dogs and two winemakers on hand, Brian Arden Winery runs as small family business producing less than 2500 cases a year.
The scarab beetle they have adopted as part of their visual branding is an ancient Egyptian agricultural totem, a symbol of good luck and long life that in various iterations has graced their wine labels through the years. The watermark version displayed below is the de facto logo for the Brown Downtown Napa tasting room. It is an apt metaphor for Brown Estate, its overall form a relatively streamlined picture of calm whose intricate timeworn carvings tell tales that require a deeper level of engagement to tease out. The business of operating an estate winery, making wines from grapes grown on their own land, relies heavily upon forces beyond control. Mother Nature is a brilliant but fickle business partner, and the increasingly burdened planet a delicate resource from which livelihood is derived. Moving through Brown Estate's third decade, these immutable realities continue to demand and inspire their passion, humility, and gratitude.
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 .
Don Buhman has been raising cattle all his life. Although, he’s not just a real life cowboy, He’s also a farmer. 20 years ago he replanted and started growing grapes on the ranch for well-known wineries such as Mumm, Rombauer, Artesa, Pine Ridge, Sterling, Joel Gott and Schramsberg to name a few. Don simply acquired a passion for the love of the vine and Suzanne Javorina. Together, they established the confidents in Don's envisions and started making wine together and founded Buhman Estate Vineyards. The Buhman's are excited to now launch a new joint venture with founder of #TrendingWine, Jason Elkin. Jason Elkin is a new world wine pioneer, innovator, and disrupter. Together they have become Leaders Of The New Old-school.
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.
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.
The story begins with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine, and a community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life. Since founding the winery in 1973, they’ve set out to create quality wines that pair best with good food and good company. The wines reflect the personalities of their estate vineyards as well as the spirit of their entire team.
In 1982 a man by the name of John Caldwell established the Caldwell Vineyard & Winery in the hills just East of the city of Napa in the heart of the Coombsville AVA. This winery boasts great views of nearby vineyards, steep hillsides, rolling oak meadows, and rows of grapevines. An unusual winery and atmosphere to visit, the property is almost entirely contained within the elegant 22,000 square foot cave 90 feet under the ground and surrounded by volcanic ash. Home to their own Bordeaux varietals and red wines it also serves as a small custom crush facility for other winemakers. Eccentric in nature and full of stories, Caldwell is known in the wine industry as the person responsible for introducing the most prized Bordeaux root stock and grapevine clones to California. Come hear the story of John Caldwell and see this special boutique winery in the highly prized Coombsville AVA.
Having grown up in the Napa wine industry, the two daughters of the iconic Peju Winery founded Calamere in 2016 in the Carneros region of Napa. Located on 100 acres of vineyards with gentle slopes and stunning views of the San Pablo Bay, Calmere makes small batch Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The tasting room is a fresh, modern, and stylish spot to enjoy their boutique wines. After the tasting, relax beneath olive trees or play bocce ball in the picturesque outdoor setting.
Canard Vineyard has been creating hand crafted wines in Napa Valley since 1984. Each year they produce nine single vineyard wines, each one expressing the remarkable complexities of the estate's unique terroir. The wines are produced from sustainably grown, dry farmed grapes which are skillfully transformed into the finest expression of each varietal. They are dedicated to creating wines of distinction with an emphasis on quality over quantity.
Cardinale was born in 1982, with a mission to produce a singular Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest-quality vineyards in Napa Valley. All sub-appellations of the region were to be considered, and grape sources could change from year to year, to create the most distinctive wine from each vintage.
Today, Cardinale has far surpassed all expectations. Limited in production, it’s a powerful and seamless Cabernet Sauvignon, with a track record for drinking deliciously upon release and maturing beautifully in the cellar.
Veteran Napa winemaker, Nils Venge, teams up with vintner, Mark Carter, to bring you a little slice of wine country heaven, Napa Valley’s Envy Estate Winery. From the outside, you may think you‘re sitting on a Tuscan terrace. We encourage you to sit and savor a bottle of their wine with your own picnic lunch on the patio. The peaceful outdoor setting is perfect for relaxing. There’s even a view of Old Faithful Geyser from our backyard. Or, slip inside the cool tasting room, and let music enlighten your senses while our wines inspire your palate.
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.'
A unique winery housed entirely in a cave, this is home to four distinct family owned wineries. The acclaimed wineries ar Waugh Family Wines, Patland Estate Vineyards, Buoncristiani Family Winery and Lobo - Wulff Vineyard.
Since 1972, The Wagner Family has been producing Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at Caymus. They have gained renown and expanded into other varietals. Tastings feature Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel as well as wines from the family’s other labels Mer Soleil, Emmolo, and Conundrum. Caymus has a relaxed, intimate tasting in a beautifully landscape garden setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Chimney Rock has two distinct features in addition to their delicious wines. The original 180 acre parcel included a golf course which was subsequently planted to vineyards, and the buildings on the property are all in the Cape Dutch style of the Western Cape of South Africa.
Clif Bar co-owners 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.
Clos Pegase is one of the great architectural wonders of Napa Valley. Within the award-winning, Michael Graves designed winery are 20,000 square feet of caves dug into the volcanic knoll that is immediately behind their winery. The wines range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to warmer climate Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends showcasing the full range of Napa Valley. Learn about the winemaking process on tours through their winery production area or enjoy elevated food and wine pairings in their manmade wine cave. Clos Pegase Winery is both an awe-inspiring and welcoming destination.
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.
Fall 2016 brought change once again, and CONSTANT Diamond Mountain Vineyard entered a new chapter as Aries Liu and Sai You became the property’s caretakers. As Aries and Sai look to the future of the vineyard and winery, CONSTANT remains committed, now more than ever, to producing some of Napa Valley’s best Bordeaux varietals. CONSTANT wines are elegant and rich, at once powerful yet restrained. The unique microclimate at the very top of Diamond Mountain provides grapes with optimal sun exposure and elongated ripening periods, allowing Hobbs and the CONSTANT team to make exceptional wines, perfectly representing the stunning and unique mountain site in every bottle. Available by allocation only, CONSTANT wines remain some of the most sought-after in the Napa Valley.
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.
Located at the “Gateway” to the Napa Valley, Cosentino’s tasting room and its ivy-covered façade is one of Napa Valley’s most recognized properties in the highly regarded appellation of Oakville.
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.
touAn early pioneer of the Los Carneros region, Cuvaison has championed vibrant and vineyard-driven expressions of exceptional cool-climate wines since1962. They specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
From carefully selected vineyards, produced in very small quantities and artfully crafted to reflect a sense of place, Dakota Shy wines are a testament to Napa Valley's reputation for producing the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines in the world.
Darms Lane is a family owned and operated boutique vineyard in Napa Valley. We are committed to delivering quality wines from our family to yours. Our estate grown wines hail from our vineyard located in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. We also make a wine that is sourced fruit from the Dutton Ranch in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County.
The David Arthur Estate is located high a top Pritchard Hill, on the eastern side of the Napa Valley. The hillside vineyards offer a breathtaking view of the valley floor 1200 feet below. The rough mountain terrain and rocky red soils provide ideal growing conditions for wine grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
The winemaking team of Davies Vineyards strives to find the depth and character in every wine they craft, producing an unmatched level of quality and style in each bottling. Following the vision of Jamie Davies, who spirited the first bottling of the first J. Davies Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001, each year Davies Vineyards sets out to craft wines that are supple enough to be enjoyed upon release, while being robust and structured enough to age gracefully over time.
In 2011, the Davis family purchased the century-old estate winery and began their ambitious restoration project to create a distinguished modern winery. Davis Estates is the culmination of a life long dream. Here the vision is carved from this historic site as an estate winery focused on wines of the highest pedigree. Enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the Northern Napa valley from the terrace.
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.
Opened in 2007, this winery pays homage to the Del Dotto familys 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.
This historic property was one of Napa Valleys first wineries dating back to 1885, and is where our barrel tasting experience and cave aging practice was born. These cave-aged wines proved to be more voluptuous and opulent than those aged in modern facilities, and so the Del Dotto family continues to age wines in these historic caves to this day.
Delectus is a small family-owned winery that handcrafts luxury red wines from select vineyards throughout Napa Valley and Knights Valley. They produce 4500 cases annually of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Syrah, most of which is sold directly through the winery. Delectus wines have received high scores and praise from wine critics and consumers alike. The consistency and quality of the wines is attributed to Gerhard and his legacy as an eighth generation winemaker. Delectus not only delivers exceptional wines but unique experiences as well. A visit to the unique tasting room in Napa includes barrel tastings in a welcoming and educational environment
Founded by the noble family behind Champagne Taittinger, Claude Taittinger's search for a worthy U.S. counterpart began in the late 1970s. In 1987 he selected a 138-acre parcel in the heart of Carneros, Napa Valley. Wisely choosing Eileen Crane to oversee the development of the Taittinger style in Carneros. Often referred to as America's Doyenne of Sparkling Wine, Eileen has spent roughly 40 years in the wine industry, which makes her the most experienced sparkling winemaker in the United States.
The Donum Estate is an exquisite wine estate in Sonoma. Spread across three vineyards namely Donum Ranch, Nugent and Anderson Valley, it is owned and curated by Anne Moller-Racke. Oenophiles can tour the picturesque property with their winemakers on appointment only and indulge in a sampling of their limited edition and heritage wines. They specialize in several varieties of Pinot Noir with a selection of Chardonnay as well.
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.
Bernard Ehlers originally founded this winery in 1886, and today it is owned by the Jean and Sylviane Leducq Foundation after it was purchased in 2001 by the Leducq’s. It is located about 2 miles north of St. Helena on the east side of Hwy 29 and down Ehlers Lane. The beautiful picturesque location is the perfect place to take photos while being in a historic setting. The original winery press from the 1880’s is on full display for visitors and provides a unique perspective of the evolution of the wine industry. They are known for their premium red wines and you will experience a delightful tasting in their elegant stone old winery building or in the main winery room.
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.
Since 1992, our family has produced handcrafted, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from our Elan Vineyards winery estate located in the renowned Atlas Peak Appellation of the Napa Valley.
Our wines mirror the distinct character of our mountain vineyards. We believe they represent the perfect balance between traditional winemaking practices and superb mountain grown fruit. They are remarkably balanced, elegant and long on their finish.
Since 1998, husband and wife team of Spencer Graham and Elizabeth Pressler have lived their dream. Today they continue to produce small-lots of refined wines from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino County. A historic 1872 brick Post Office building serves as a tasting room.
Great wine has a strong sense of place, it should be rooted in what is valued above anything else -- family and friendship. Ellmans believe the right wine loves good food, thrives with meaningful company, and builds its character in an environment of generosity and kindness. From their 20-acre vineyard in Napa Valley, they strive to make unique wines to pair with everyone's best moments.
From what started with a handful of barrels made from a dear friend's vineyard in 1987, Elyse Winery has been the waypoint for countless wine lovers to experience California wines and fall in love with wines and vineyards of all regions and acclaim.
This 17 acre property specializes in Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc . Envy Wines has grown steadily over the years, and now produces nearly 2,500 cases of wine with grapes from our Estate Vineyard as well as several select vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.
Established in 1982, Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard, long before harvest, and that superior grape growing allows our winemakers to craft wines of exceptional varietal expression and finesse. This ethos remains unwavering as the winery continues to build upon its established legacy of exemplary Pinot Noir.
Euclid Wines is a true father-son venture. Their goal is to create a wine of elegance with fruit intensity, fine tannins, silky texture using our experience in the vineyard, knowledge of fermentation, blending and barrel aging.
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.
Discover your dream Napa Valley experience through a private winery tour and tasting with Fantesca. Upon arrival guests are greeted by their personal estate host to explore stunning views of Spring Mountain, the heady sights and smells of the wine cave, and the warm hospitality a private wine tasting salon.
Originally founded in 1885 and restored in 1979, Far Niente is recognized as one of the great wine estates, producing world class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The stunning estate is surrounded by 13 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
Farella is a family owned vineyard and winery based out of the new Coombsville appellation in Napa Valley. Founded in 1977, the first wines produced in 1985.
Having planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Coombsville-Napa valley AVA, it is also the home of the first Cabernet wine produced in the AVA.
“We strive to create ageworthy wines that reflect the nuance and character of our AVA, while emphasizing balance to ensure their place at the dinner table.”
Brian Fleury is a self-taught winemaker who studied with the right mentors. His 4,000 yearly case production sells out, and is only found at the winery. Guests are hosted in a private salon setting among the barrels.
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.
For years, Bill Foley and his wife, Carol Johnson Foley, had dreamt of opening a winery bearing their name in Napa Valley. They both enjoyed the grandeur of Napa’s scenery and the rhythm of its lifestyle, and, more importantly, the couple loved the opulence and complexity of Napa’s wines. With the launch of Foley Johnson in 2012, the Foleys have created a world-class winery with premier vineyards and a historic tasting room right in the heart of America’s preeminent winegrowing region.
Grapes are gently handled from harvest through fermentation. Small stainless steel fermentors for red wines and new Burgundy barrels for white seem fitting for the need to pay close attention to detail during the winemaking process.
Deep caves have been constructed which maintain a cool dark and humid environment in which to age red wine in new French oak barrels. The wines literally age in the soils from which they grew. The integration of the small stone cellar settled in the hillside surrounded by a courtyard and in touch with the deep caves below sets a mood which would recall that of a tiny European estate.
Freemark Abbey is the quintessential Napa Valley winery. From the first female Napa winery owner on record in 1886, to their landmark recognition leading up to “The Judgment of Paris” in 1976 and beyond — their story is full of firsts.
Frias Family Vineyard was founded with their first official vintage in 1991. With 100 acres purchased in 1977 and only 5 acres planted in 1985, they focused on producing the finest Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon along with a small production red blend, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose. The operation is small and family owned. Everyone helps carry out this labor of love by participating in nurturing the vines, blending, bottling and (of course) quality control!
They’ve created a boutique winery that makes premium estate grown wine, and the wine press that appears on their label was on the land in 1981 when their family first purchased the property. It is a representation of the tradition they so greatly value. Paying homage to the rich land and culture of Napa Valley, visitors are invited to enjoy tasty and memorable experiences with their loved ones.
"Time's fun when you're having flies!" Since 1988 they have been farming organically and believe that great and historic winese have been made from non-irrigated grapevines.
Founded by third-generation farmer Tom Gamble, Gamble Family Vineyards farms approximately 175 acres of prime estate vineyards from several of Napa Valley’s most respected AVAs. The Gamble family has been farming the Napa Valley since 1916, and every wine we produce is cultivated with their dedication to the land in mind.
The very first vintage of Gargiulo Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon was 2000, and since then Gargiulo Vineyards has quietly taken its place among the most highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley. Not ones to rest on their laurels, Jeff, Valerie, daughter, April and son in law, Mitch and the entire Gargiulo Vineyards’ team continue to strive to make Gargiulo wines the most pure and breathtaking expressions of their two esteemed Oakville vineyards.
The Dornbusch family is honored to be the stewards of an incredible vineyard that prides itself on refining the wines that truly reflect the extremely special 25 year history of Gemstone.
In 2006, over 100 years after Joseph Pelissa came to Napa Valley, the Pelissa family decided to create their own wines from the grapes they grow. Ghost Block Estate Wines, comprised of three separate brands, are meant to showcase this unpretentious family’s pride in where they live, the vineyards they farm, and their family’s deep roots in Napa Valley history.
1077 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga, CA 94515
Girard Winery began in 1975 as a dream of a father-son duo. The two shared a passion for high quality wines, a respect for the Valley's rich history and a pioneering spirit. 25 years later, another vintner with the same passion for winemaking and roots deep in the Napa Valley is continuing the Girard legacy.
Inspired by a centuries-old understanding of the balance between earth and wine, we pursue winegrowing with a respect for each vine and for each person in our extended family. Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards implemented the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices and became certified in 2016.
Godspeed is an artisan grower in the Mount Veeder Appellation of Napa Valley situated at an altitude of 1500 ft. The vineyard is the project of the Larry Stricker family. Since 1990 Larry has taken advantage of his exceptional vineyard by bottling half his production under his own label. Three wines are produced at Godspeed: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Trinity. All three are made in a very elegant, almost "European: style, with an emphasis on the vineyard's unique micro-climate, as expressed in the wine's balance and fruit element.
Originally founded in 1985 by David and Colleen Topper, this small boutique winery is just five minutes from many famous restaurants in downtown Yountville and now family owned and operated by Chris Coors Ficeli, the great great granddaughter of Adolph Coors of the Coors Brewing Company. As you travel to the estate on State Lane in Yountville, one of the many backroads, you can enjoy the view from their vineyards, take in a tour, relax on the scenic deck, or watch the production of grapes as it turns to wine. Taste their Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot which are favorites here and boast incredible flavors!
Their guiding philosophy is quite simple: great wines always begin with exceptional fruit. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, they farm their five estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. They are all certified organic.
Gundlach Bundschu is California’s oldest continuously family-owned winery, originally founded in 1858 by Jacob Gundlach. It is located 5 minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza.. Today it is owned and operated by the 6th generation of Bundschu’s and known for being a place to bring families and to have fun. They specialize in making distinctive estate grown wines and typically showcase music on their property so you and your family can enjoy a fun-filled family experience. Beautiful grounds to picnic areas and plenty of places to walk around to see the history of the property are encouraged. They specialize in their red wines, but also showcase their chardonnays and roses. Many different tour offerings can be selected from a Pinzgauer tour to the historic winery tour. A lot is here to sample and see for the visitor and all ages.
Located at the southern end of the Silverado Trail since 1986, Hagafen has been producing award winning wines that you are invited to come try!
Nestled back behind our 12 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vines, you will find our 'country cottage'-esque tasting room surrounded by a beautiful garden and an outdoor patio with seating for you to sit back, relax, enjoy scenery and, of course, taste some delicious Napa Valley wine.
Hall Rutherford was founded as a sister winery to Hall St. Helena, and given as a gift to Katheryn Hall by her husband Craig in 2014. A separate location from Hall St. Helena, Hall Rutherford is located towards the end of a private road off the main road that leads to the well-known Auberge du Soleil Hotel in the Rutherford Hills. This winery is known for their high-end reserve and estate single vineyard wines that are produced in limited quantities. The views from this location are phenomenal and will surely capture your attention along with the wines. There are outdoor terraces showing the views, the tank room provides an educational experience, and the 14,000 square foot cave provides history. The cave is made with Austrian brick, contains modern works of art, and exceptional décor. If you want a unique tasting experience with high end wine this is the place for you!
Handwritten Wines' winemaking philosophy shows a commitment to the unique terroir of California and to the potential that lies in growing Old World varieties in a decidedly New World setting. Their Winemaker has created techniques that allow the fruit to be handled more gently than ever before, slowly coaxing out the truest flavors nature has to offer.
Hans and Marie Fahden purchased this property back in 1912 and 60 years later their grandsons decided to continue the tradition of growing grapes and restoring the land. Located in the heart of the Mayacamas Mountain range above Sonoma and Napa Valleys and near the town of Calistoga, it is the ideal place to grow Cabernet Sauvignon. Soaring 1000 feet above the Napa Valley, it is primarily known for its romantic and ideal settings, destination weddings and wine cave dinners. As you enjoy the extensive gardens and ponds, spectacular wine caves and the true beauty of this special place, you will also be enchanted by their delicious wines.
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.
Celebrate eight decades of family farming, George Hendry and his family have been growing grapes on the same farm in Napa Valley since 1939. Hendry Ranch is composed of 203 acres situated in the low, rolling hills just northwest of Napa, at the foot of Mt. Veeder, and includes 114 acres under vine. With thirteen different types of wine grapes, all Hendry wines are made only from estate grapes, and are crafted to highlight the terroir of this very special vineyard.
The historic winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs and provides free public access to Donald Hess extensive private Contemporary Art Museum. A leader in sustainable practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess philosophy; Nurture the land; return what you take. The winery and its vineyards are certified as part of the Napa Green program.
Hestan Vineyards is a picturesque estate located on Napa Valley’s remote eastern slopes. The vineyard is named for owners Helen and Stanley Cheng, whose passion for fine wines and love for Napa Valley’s beauty and charm led them to purchase the property - a former cattle ranch - in 1996. They immediately prepared to plant grapes, adding small blocks over the years to take advantage of the site’s myriad of exposure and well-drained soils. In keeping with the Chengs’ commitment to land stewardship, both the vineyard and gardens are sustainably farmed and 100% solar powered.
6512 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599
Discover a Hidden Gem Among Napa Wineries. The goal at Hill Family Estate is to create balanced vines while utilizing sustainable, environmentally friendly farming practices.
Homewood Winery is as close to a one man winery as David Homewood can keep it. Step by step through the vinification process he does as much of the work as he can. It is, therefore, a small operation limited to about 3,000 cases annual production. In a typical year we bottle up to ten separate batches and most of them are 300 cases or less.The mission of Homewood Winery is to remain small enough to maintain the hand-crafted approach to winemaking, and keep it fun. ENJOY!!
Honig was one of the first California wineries to earn the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing certification, and Green Ceritification for their vineyards and winery. They concentrate on only supurb Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.
At Hoopes Family Vineyard, their hearts pulse through every one of their bottles, and through the land they cultivate, too. Hoopes Family Vineyard is more than just an award-winning winery–it’s a home for the next generation of wine innovators, a new hotbed of local biodiversity and regenerative agriculture, a safe haven for animals, a hidden destination for Napa travelers, and the source of the best damn wine they’ve ever known.
Derived from a dream over a decade ago to a thriving artisan winery and Yountville tasting room in Napa Valley … hope & grace began its journey as a winery in 2001 with a small production of Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Today we are a modest producer of 3,000 cases annually; focusing on limited production, single vineyard, 100% varietal Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Dry Riesling.
Hudson Vineyards produces grapes of distinction from uniquely situated sites on two hundred acres of vineyards. Over thirty years of meticulous winegrowing and winemaking experience goes into each bottle of Hudson Wine. Additionally, Hudson Vineyards’ premium grapes are sold to 27 wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties, some of which produce wines from specific vineyard sites identified as distinct and bear the ‘Hudson Vineyards’ designation on their labels.
At Huge Bear, they’re passionate about making exceptional, hand-crafted wines. Each wine is made in small lots, and is meant to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Their wines are inspired by California's rich history and Sonoma County’s long-standing reputation of growing exceptional wine grapes that produce exciting wines. It’s this adventurous spirit of the west that is captured in each bottle of Huge Bear.
They are a family-owned winery in Napa Valley that produces small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The winery was founded in 2002 by Justin Hunnicutt Stephens. Located on a hillside in the foothills of Napa’s eastern Vaca Range, HUNNICUTT features an 18,000-foot network of caves cut into the volcanic tuff. The wines are made by Justin’s good friend and noted winemaker Kirk Venge, and are sourced from distinctive Napa Valley and Sonoma County estate vineyards.
HdV is a venture between the Hyde Family of Napa Valley and the de Villaine Family of Burgundy. The families, related by marriage, share long histories in French and Californian winemaking. In HdV, we have brought together our knowledge and experience for the purpose of creating single vineyard wines from the slopes of Hyde Vineyards.
"Our winemaking and vineyard teams are proud to carry on our founder’s mandate to always strive higher, to pursue a goal of excellence, and move forward with wines that break barriers and open new frontiers."
Since 1975 acclaimed filmaker Francis Ford Coppola has been reestablishing the grandeur of the historic estate that was founded in 1879. His signature wine, Rubicon, is produced partially from grapes originally planted in the 1880's.
The Martin family have been making wine since 2002 and in 2011 found a permanent home in Coombsville which is Napa Valley's newest AVA, located just minutes from downtown Napa. This stunning winery is made up of an 16,000 square foot cave which is tucked into a picturesque hillside overlooking their vineyards. As you tour through the caves you'll taste their current release wines. This intimate setting is the perfect place to learn more about the wine-making process as this is a working winery or you can just take in the beauty of the Vaca Mountains and vineyards.
The Jacuzzi trek to America started in 1907, when Valeriano and Francesco Jacuzzi, the second- and third-born sons of Giovanni and Teresa Jacuzzi, immigrated to Washington to work on the railroad. A warmer climate beckoned and the pair eventually made their way to southern California. Years later, they were joined by four other brothers and eventually all went to work in the aviation industry. Soon they would make American history
"We are passionate people. We have extended ourselves at times—physically, emotionally, financially. But the hard work and dedication has been worth it. We are raising our daughter and son on the land that we’ve so carefully, diligently—and yes, passionately—nurtured over the years. And we are humbled by the opportunity to share a little of that with you through the wines we offer."
A visit to Jarvis Estate is an extraordinary journey, like no other, into the world of exceptional winemaking. Visitors to the country’s first winery built entirely underground are offered an intimate glimpse into the meticulous steps that go into producing our lush Chardonnays, rich Cabernet Sauvignons and velvety Merlots, among others. The tour concludes with an intimate, seated experience.
Every vintage of Jayson by Pahlmeyer is meticulously made with the attention to detail for which Pahlmeyer is known and trusted, while capturing the spirit of its founder whose huge personality, humor and joy for living are an integral part of the Pahlmeyer legacy.
The Jessup Cellars story is one of passion, family, hard work, resilience and, of course, fantastic wine. Over the past two decades, Jessup Cellars has earned a loyal following for its ultra-premium wines of distinction and a word-of-mouth reputation for hosting one of the friendliest tasting rooms in all of wine country.
From an early age, John remembers looking out at the empty church property next to his parents’ vineyards and dreaming that one day he would plant it with vines. In 2003, he founded Church Vineyard at last. The Los Carneros AVA has a distinctly maritime climate, with winds from the San Pablo Bay and shallow clay and loam soils well-suited to Bordeaux varietals. This idyllic vineyard has proven its quality with every vintage. Two acres planted to the high-toned and aromatic Western clone and two acres planted to the deep, rich Musqué clone enable John to create two different styles of Sauvignon Blanc from the site, which John purchased in 2018.
Elegant tasting lounge is located in downtown Napa. Enjoy a glass of wine, a flight, or share a bottle of our current releases. Choose the Reserve Room for a private tasting, perfect for the wine enthusiast interested in adding our wine to their cellar. Each exclusive tasting will pair you with a John Anthony team member who will tell you the story and show you their portfolio of wines.
As a family-owned Winery and Vineyards; they grow their own grapes and craft some fantastic wines. The focus is hand crafting wines from their 32 acre property located in the Northern part of Napa Valley. The Estate Cabernet is grown 100% on property. The Bartholomew Family Vineyards are hand farmed using sustainable farming practices. Their property encompasses two AVA's, the newly formed Calistoga Appellation & Diamond Mountain Appellation.
In the spectaularly remodeled tasting room, several tasting options are available. Home of the legendary Insignia, California's first proprietary red Bordeaux-style blend.
Judd's Hill is owned and operated by two generations of the Finkelstein family. Bunnie, Judd and Holly Finkelstein are vintners dedicated to producing ultra-premium, handcrafted wines.
Visitors will get a first-hand look at how we make wine at Keever Vineyards. Guests will tour the winery, the cave and a bit of the vineyards while enjoying a fantastic line up of wines.
Susanna Kelham established Kelham Vineyards along with her two sons, Ron Nicholsen and Hamilton Nicholsen in October of 1997. The entire family have been an integral part of the Oakville heritage for well over twenty years. Together they are proud to showcase an impressive array of celebrated library wines, each bottle speaking directly to a passion that has long defined them as stewards of their craft.
The Kelleher Family Vineyard is situated along Highway 29 in the famous Oakville Appellation in the heart of the Napa Valley. 10 acres are planted exclusively with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and this beautiful piece of land has been named "Brix Vineyard", after the namesake restaurant "Brix".
The winery is located in the secluded canyons of Calistoga where they have feral cats, winery dogs, hawks, rabbits and wild turkeys. They are delighted to be able to offer tastings of their current release wines and tours of the caves and winemaking facility.
Nestled in the hills above the Napa Valley at 1,550 feet, Kenzo Estate encompasses 3,800 acres, five times the size of New York’s Central Park. Only 150 acres of the unspoiled, wild woodlands have been planted to vines. Protected within this preserve are spring-fed reservoirs, vernal pools, streams and diverse forests of conifer, oak and manzanita. Wild boar, coyote, mountain lion, deer, turkey, and bobcat linger in the wilderness and are occasionally observed by guests and those attending to the estate. The land is truly a welcome escape from the outside world.
His findings and passion for wellness led him to travel to the world famous Napa Valley, California and work with experts, including renowned winemaker Charles Hendricks to establish the Kieu Hoang Winery. With 38 years of experience in sophisticated fermentation, PH adjustments and cold stabilization, Mr. Hoang presents the world with his exclusive line of wines.
In 2006, several close-knit family members discovered 50 acres of hillside vineyards in Knights Valley, the perfect spot to produce exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Knights Bridge vineyard is nestled on the pristine west side of Knights Valley, the warmest appellation in Sonoma County. It was here that the family decided to create Knights Bridge Winery with the singular goal of producing world-class wines. Joining on their quest is a group of talented professionals, all striving together in the pursuit of excellence from sustainable farming methods and small lot wine production to unique tasting experiences. Knights Bridge Winery is guided by a deep respect for nature, a passion for fine wines, and a dedication to family and friends.
Nestled at the foot of the Vaca Mountains just off the iconic Silverado Trail is our Tuscan-inspired estate set on a bucolic vineyard and lake. Your private experience will be one of the most memorable in the Napa Valley with a tour of the vineyard and winery, barrel sampling and tasting.
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.
Guided for more than two decades by the Stotesbery family, Ladera has earned a reputation for making some of Napa Valley’s most extraordinary mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignons, along with acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from their Pillow Road Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Along the way, Ladera has helped to champion a beautifully balanced expression of winemaking, with smoothly structured tannins, energetic natural acidity and soaring flavors.
Celebrating nearly 50 years in the wine business and a concentration in Napa and Carneros vineyards, Laird Family Estate has sought to produce wines that are a window to a place. Each one of their vineyards is different in expression: each has a subtle, yet distinctive vineyard voice.
Lamborn Family Vineyards is located at 2,200 feet above sea level, high atop Howell Mountain, Napa Valley. Howell Mountain's volcanic soil, combined with its distinct mezzo climate, provides our small, organic ten-acre vineyard with ideal growing conditions. This environment produces Howell Mountain Zinfandels and Cabernet Sauvignons of the highest quality and intensity, with all winemaking by Heidi Barrett of Screaming Eagle fame. The organic grapes which eventually become Lamborn wines are exclusively from our organic estate vineyard. We take that formula one step further by organically farming the vineyard ourselves. Our annual farming decisions are based on quality and nothing else.
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.
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.
In 1992 Randy and Debbie Lewis established a small family winery in Napa Valley and were later joined by their son Dennis in 1999. They are literally hands-on in every aspect of vineyard management, winemaking, sales and distribution, and thrive on this challenge and the relationships cultivated in the process.
Established in 1995, Lokoya is a collection of four distinct Cabernet Sauvignons from four of Napa Valley’s most celebrated mountain appellations: Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain and Diamond Mountain. These limited-production wines are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, resulting in the purest expression of place.
Situated in the heart of Calistoga in the north end of Napa Valley wine country, The LOLA House is a comfortable and charming home built in the late 1800s. You may find yourself sipping our wine next to the cozy fireplace inside or out in our lovely garden sitting area under the shade of our famous Japanese maple tree!
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.
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.
When Luna's founders first laid eyes on the Luna property in 1995, they instantly recognized the magic and the amazing potential of its estate vineyard, perfectly located along the Silverado Trail. They bought the property and followed their dream, building a winery that paid tribute to the varietals that set Napa Valley apart.
As the second oldest winemaking family in the Napa Valley, the Bartoluccis are dedicated to continuing the premium grape growing and fine winemaking that has been established by generations past. It is their commitment to continue to farm naturally, to preserve, and to refine the winemaking traditions of their past, which will result in bringing you the finest wines possible.
Welcome to MadoroM Vineyards & Winery, a family winery dedicated to creating superbly hand-crafted Napa Valley wines. They are a small producer of exquisite Napa Cabernet, Merlot, Proprietary Red Blend, and Sauvignon Blanc. Ultimately, the best wine experiences are the people with whom you share it with. Whether it’s a very special occasion, an event, or a spontaneous gathering of good friends, these wines are meant to be enjoyed with friends and family.
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.
Wine Making is such a beautiful and artistic science. It is truly an expression of the wine maker and how he/ she sees that grape in it's purest form. We hope that you will find Hugo's wines to be as masterful as we do!
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.
In 2007, Brian Cunat decided to combine his love of wine and his dream of farming by purchasing a 50-acre property in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Working with an expert team of vineyard managers and winemakers, the property was transformed with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Brian and the entire Cunat family look forward to sharing their dreams with you over a glass of Materra.
Winemaking, for them, is a natural extension of farming. Steve and Jill have both worked for many years in the sustainable agriculture and local food movement, and in 2003 they started Matthiasson Wines based on those values. Their wines are classical expressions of different grape varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay and Cabernet sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla gialla and Refosco. The wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol.
MAYACAMAS VINEYARDS has been a source of legendary California wine since 1889. As the newest owners in a lineage of pioneering caretakers spanning more than 125 years, we faithfully steward Mayacamas Vineyards toward a bright future, ever mindful of the great traditions of the past.
Tucked away in the enchanting rolling hills of Carneros AVA, you'll find McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards & Winery. Established in 1989 by husband and wife team Robert Mueller & Karen McKenzie, McKenzie-Mueller has continued to passionately produce small lots for over 25 years. Currently, production is around 2,000 cases annually with 9 different single varietal labels. This is a family owned and operated winery in which every drop of wine and every single vine is tended to by those hopelessly in love with the craft.
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.
The inspirational tale of Mi Sueño is both a love story and the story of the American dream realized, one that came to fruition for Mexican immigrant Rolando Herrera as a result of hard work, raw talent, and the support of a strong community of mentors who led him along a path to success. Along with his wife, Lorena, whose family has deep roots in Napa and Sonoma counties as grape growers, the two founded Mi Sueño Winery in 1997, the year of their marriage.
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.
You know, wine is one of those things that to many people, can incite a tremendous amount of feelings and emotions. Wine is enchanting and mysterious, gives joy, confuses, and inspires. In many cases, these complexities lead to a love which leads to a strong passion for wine.
The Corley family owns and manages some of the finest vineyard properties in the world and from them are wines produced of singular quality and distinction. The 80 acre Monticello Vineyards estate in the Napa Valley with vineyards and winery, tasting room, as well as culinary and hospitality facilities has been a destination for fine wine lovers and visitors from around the world since the 1980’s.
Proud to share remarkable limited production wines, whose subtle balance of elegance, structure, power and finesse are a striking embodiment of the noble lion, protector of Bacchus, who graces their label.
Established by the French Sparkling Wine house GH Mumm in the late 1970's, the winery produces Sparkling Wines with grapes sourced from over 50 vineyards considered to be the finest sources of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Also visit their photography gallery.
What is created from the land ought to express its character. Wine, perhaps more than anything else, has the innate ability to convey a sense of place, to tell the story of the soil, the wind, the earth beneath the vines. Napa Cellars' wines are the story of Napa Valley.
Their business is a family tradition and they pride themselves on that reputation of quality, authenticity, consistency, and continuity. The people at Napa Wine Company help uphold those values year to year. Their loyalty, passion, and determination is the key to success at Napa Wine Company.
Neal family Vineyards is located up Howell Mountain off Deer Creek Rd. It is estate grown wines with a nice cave and grounds. Very family oriented. Varietals are Petit Syrah, Sav Blanc, Cab Sav, and Chardonnay.Two winery dogs meet you at the front door.
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.
Neyers Vineyards sits in the heart of the Napa Valley but Bruce’s experience with French wine importer Kermit Lynch has had an undeniable influence on the wines. Many of the French producers Bruce works with farm organically, make their wines naturally without use of cultured yeast or laboratory designed malo-lactic starter, and bottle their wines without fining or filtration. Neyers likes their results and utilizes many of their ideas.
Established in 1890, Nichelini Family Winery is the oldest family-owned winery in Napa Valley.
A visit to the Nichelini Family Winery offers an experience of the Napa Valley the way it used to be: serene, rustic, and independent. Get away from the crowds and travel the 8 miles up into the hills east of the Silverado Trail, past Lake Hennessy and through the scenic cliffs of Sage Canyon Road.
Dedicated to producting 100% varietal, single vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a small collection of single-vineyard Chardonnay, Merlot & Syrah. The charming Sullenger House is a handsome restored farmhous with Queen Anne details.
George and Patricia Noble, and winemaker David Lattin, are dedicated to producing the best Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah from ultra-premium vineyards. By sourcing from different Napa Valley appellations—St. Helena, Rutherford Bench, Atlas Peak, and other Napa Valley hillside vineyards, including the Pritchard Hill area—they are able to hand-select lots that they know will deliver high quality and perfect ripeness for each vintage.
The O’Brien’s purchased this property in 2000 which was an existing winery dating back to 1978. A small boutique winery of 40 acres located in the Oak Knoll District of North Napa, known for their romantic, poetic themed wines. It is a pleasant driveway leading to the winery where olive trees line up and their vineyards are in full view. Tastings are held either outdoors on the lawn overlooking the vineyards or in their indoor tasting room where you can get a full history on these romantic wines!
In Napa, Betty fell in love with the beauty of the land, the vineyards, and the climate. In 1990, she landed in Oakville with a parcel of land, including vineyards and a home site. Betty reconnected with her deep-rooted appreciation of the soil and the bounties it brings. Over the next few years, additional vineyards on Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder added to the source available for varieties of grapes. The new century brought a cave, grapes crushed into wine and a design for a winery structure. The project completed in time for the harvest of 2003.
The Odette Estate was founded by three individual partners, Gordon Getty, Gavin Newsom, and John Conover, part of the PlumpJack Group which purchased it in 2012. Odette is located in the Stag’s Leap district just east of the Silverado Trail. The property has been renovated to display a chic and modern design in their hospitality center and is one of only a few wineries to boast a living green roof planted to grasses and plants as well as solar panels. They are known for their red wines, they boast 18,000 feet of caves, and a beautiful lounge which encompasses their stellar views. This is a winery not to be missed!
Hand-crafted wines from the Harris Family Vineyards in the heart of the Oakville appellation in Napa Valley. Tireless advocates of eco-friendly farming and enviormental stewarship. Famed winemaker Heidi Barrett has been producing the wines since 1991.The essence of time is expressed in Opus One by the character of each vintage. Place, often defined as terroir, represents the geography, the climate and the essential human element which is captured in the wine’s balance between power and finesse, structure and texture.
The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today.
Outpost was established in 1998 with the vision of producing wines that are a living, breathing embodiment of this magical place. Truly one of the world’s great Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel growing regions, the unique terroir of the Outpost vineyards – the hard, rocky red soil, high altitude, gentle cooling breezes and sunny western exposure – produces fruit of incredible intensity and richness, with a distinctive spice you simply cannot find anywhere else.
Palmaz Vineyards is a family-owned and -operated gravity-flow, gravity-finish winery and historic estate at the southern end of Napa Valley. The estates centerpiece is the Cave, an 18-story, 100,000-square-foot subterranean winery that required seven years to complete. There, the family combines the latest technology with time-honored craftsmanship to make, among much else, their signature Palmaz Cabernet Sauvignon.
The property is located five miles northwest of St. Helena at the top of Spring Mountain. In the last half of the 19th century it was a vineyard, but was allowed to return to forest around the turn of the century. The purchase of this raw land was the beginning of an odyssey that is ongoing, ever changing, but with one goal—to grow the best grapes possible and make a wine that reflects the terroir of Paloma Vineyard, Spring Mountain and Napa. They were rewarded for strength and determination, receiving the Wine Spectaor's 2003 TOP PICK over 15,000 other wines from around the world.
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.
Hand-crafted wines from the Harris Family Vineyards in the heart of the Oakville appellation in Napa Valley. Tireless advocates of eco-friendly farming and enviormental stewarship. Famed winermaker Heidi Barrett has been producing the wines since 1991
Parallel Wines is the only winery with a direct association between Park City, UT and Napa Valley, CA. In an homage to skiing, Parallel refers to the tracks first left after an initial run down the ski slopes. The label is creatively designed and reflects these "ski tracks."
Paravel features balanced, approachable and age-worthy wines made in the owner's distinct style, which manages to be frisky and refined at the same time. Music to your mouth.