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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.
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.
Regusci Winery is a historic Napa Valley winery located in the Stags Leap District. Established in 1878, we are now home to 289 acres of premium vineyards. For five generations, the family has farmed the scenic ranch with a commitment to quality and sustainability. Guests may tour the estate gardens and one of Californias last Ghost Winery buildings.
The 26 acre hillside estate is located at the base of Howell Mountain, boasts sweeping views of vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains
Nestled amidst the rugged terrain of Napa Valleys famed Stags Leap Palisades lies the piece of heaven that is Robinson Family Vineyards. This boutique winery and rolling vineyards are set within a lush, private valley. All of Robinson Family Vineyards small production wines are crafted with passion, care and precision that comes from family ownership.
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.
Roots Run Deep Winery was founded in 2005 with a single aim: to produce unparalleled wines from the Napa Valley. Grapes sourced from the best vineyards in Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena, Oak Knoll, Yountville, and Carneros go into making wines of superb quality and unmatched value. Since its founding, Roots Run Deep has expanded the wine portfolio into the Sonoma Coast, Lake County, and Lodi, searching the state for the best quality fruit in order to continue fulfilling our singular mission of delivering amazing wines at remarkable prices. It all started with an idea, a dream, and a single wine label.
Owned since the 1980's by the MacDonnell family, the 468 acre estate is sustainably farmed with vineyards, olive trees and culinary gardens. Estate vineyards give the winemaker complete control over all aspects of the winemaking process, as evidenced by the spectacular wines produced here.
Nestled high on a hill, Rutherford Hill Winery commands a spectacular view overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. In 1972, while the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of Napa Valley, the founders of Rutherford Hill recognized a unique opportunity; they believed that the climate and soil of the valley, similar to Pomerol, were well suited to Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa's premier varietal.
"It takes Rutherford dust to make great Cabernet" has often been quoted, and Rutherford Ranch is located in the middle of this storied AVA (American Viticultural Area). All vineyards are certified sustainably farmed.