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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.
The winery’s namesake honors George Saintsbury, literary historian & oenophile, best known for his Notes on a Cellar Book. The winery established its reputation early on for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has long been a champion of these varieties.
Producing the finest and most complex Sparkling Wines, Schramsberg is comprised of 125 year old caves for aging bottles, a historical estate and barn and beautiful gardens.
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.
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.
A state of the art winery, Shadybrook Estate has not only phenomenal boutique wine and beautiful views of the rolling hills, but is also an elegant horse ranch. Shadybrook produces small batch Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Pinot Noir from estate vineyards. Tastings are privately hosted and can include a cheese and charcuterie pairing or even a horseback ride! Truly unique, Shadybrook is a tucked away gem in a quiet corner of Napa Valley.
Silenus Winery prides itself on a long history of premium grape growing and award winning wine production. In their Tasting Room guests are able to enjoy views of their Oak Knoll vineyards, the winery and barrel chai, and relax in the garden grotto and enjoy a glass of wine during a game of Bocce Ball a perfect day in the Napa Valley.
Silverado's winemaking is rooted in the vineyards and are dedicated to expressing the delicious quality and character of grapes grown on each of their six vineyards in the Napa Valley. Since its founding in 1981, the winery has grown to nearly 400 acres which is farmrd organically and sustainably.
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.
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery produces 100% estate grown, certified Napa Green wines, focusing on Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and additional red Bordeaux varietals. Located in the renowned Rutherford growing region at the heart of Napa Valley, the winery combines French château tradition with Napa Valley terroir producing the highest quality estate wines and providing exceptional experiences to all guests.
Notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris. Founded in 1970 and considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate. Stags’ Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.
On one of Californias earliest wine estates, a unique terroir and ideal microclimate support a classical standard of viticulture, land use, and winemaking that is as relevant today as it was over a century ago. Stags Leap is a place of natural beauty, storied buildings and gardens, a lively history, and a reputation for elegant wines showing finesse and intensity.
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.
The aerial tram leading up to the winery is the only one of its kind in Napa, offering stunning views of the Valley. Tours and tastings range from a self-guided tour of the winery to food and wine pairings.
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.
Originally founded by brothers Adam and Jacob Grimm in 1883, and revived in 1976, the winery features award-winning Zinfandels and Bordeau varietals. The 130 year old caves provide a unique venue for tasting these famed wines.
Established in 1972 by Jim Sullivan, the 26 acre estate provides most of the grapes for their small handcrafted lots of wine. Guests enjoy their offerings in a relaxed, serene setting.
Tamber Bey Winery is located at Sundance Ranch, a world-class equestrian center that marries the passions of owners Barry and Jennifer Waitte - great wines and endurance performance horses, set in a stunning ranch setting.