We enjoy taking friends to Sterling Vineyards for the unique experience of the tram ride up to the winery. They allow self-guided tours, and I enjoy playing tour guide, they have a beautiful view of the valley and a very comfortable outdoor tasting area....
This tour shows a huge variety of what Napa Valley has to offer in varietals and experiences. I always start with bubbles and the cave tour at Schramsberg is impressive. Then it's off to Reverie for their Cab, Cab Franc and Petite Verdot on Diamond...
Send your guests/customers here for really good higher end wines where they will have off the beaten path/private experiences, and be able to purchase some hard to find wines with fun, high energy hospitality staff. What a great day!
For a quintessential example of mountain sub-appellations in Napa, taste exquisite wines at these beautiful and laid-back wineries.
Stony Hill Chard is the best (second best).
Start up Howell Mtn for a great drive and beautiful views. Taste at Ladera for shockingly fabulous Cabs, roll down to Cade for a sensuous Sauvignon Blanc and LEED (Green) Architecture. Back up the "Trail" for just a minute to Faillia for these...
Ladies this is a perfect tour to get away with your dearest friends and enjoy tasty bubbles!
If I'm treating myself or a friend to some of the best wineries and wines in the napa valley, there are a few I will always go back to. Whether to see old friends, enjoy fine wine or enjoy the atmosphere, all these wineries have something special to offer.
swanson best experience
elizabeth most cute little space
alpha omega best new structure
chateau boswell best of class
cade wow space
Try the 2005 Cab at Seavey, the Grenache at Outpost, the Occidental Ridge Pinot Noir at Failla and the Syrah at Araujo... then go eat some ribs at Busters or small bites at Jolie
Start at Chateau Boswell - their wondrous caves are tucked into the mountains of the Bell Canyon. The owner Josh Peeples takes you through a cave tour and vertical barrel tasting of their Cabernet. Then head to Kelham Vineyards for a true "family run"...
What's better than starting a day with quality bubbles. Then experiencing Napa Valley history, followed up by down home hospitality, and ending with beauty, elegance, an incredible car collection, and some of the finest Cabernet in the Valley. Need I say...
I love to entertain not only at Charbay Winery & Distillery (and in my home, on the same property, fondly nicknamed the "Full Tilt Bar & Lounge"), but all over Napa Valley. I recommend Barnett Family Vineyards for the beautiful views overlooking the...
Schramsberg is a great place to start your day. Ask for Tom (tour guide) and prepare to be educated on bubbles in an ancient cave with moss hanging over you during the cave tour! At Frog's Leap they offer a wonderful farm tour of their gardens and orchard...
My friends coming up from the city have always loved these recommendations. These wineries are stellar and are sure to please every palate. I suggest staying at the Villagio Inn and dining at REDD, the combo can't be beat.
I love mountain fruit so I take my guests to Spring Mountain Wineries. The drive is spectacular and the views along the way always impress my guests. Start at Behrens & Hitchcock and work your way back down Spring Mountain finishing at Terra Valentine....
These are not only fun, winding roads on a bike, but have some of the best wineries in the Napa Valley. All have great views and amazing wine. (Drink responsibly, it's OK to spit)
From new releases to special events share with you what is happening in the wine country.
From new releases to special events, share with you what is happening in the wine country.