The 6 Best Tasting Rooms And Tours at Napa Wineries
The California Napa Valley is renowned around the world for their exquisite wines and gorgeous vineyards, making it a first class destination for all wine enthusiasts. However, when planning your trip, how do you pick from all of the wineries that are out there? It can be a difficult decision so we’ve found six of the best and most beautiful tasting rooms and tours in the Napa Valley.
There is something for everyone on this list, so go forth and taste!
If you’re looking for an Italian experience without leaving the United States, go visit Castello di Amorosa. The authentic Tuscan-inspired castle on the property sets the scene for a variety of guided tours and tastings that are sure to make your tastebuds tingle. From the Royal Food & Wine Pairing Tour to the Ultimate Connoisseur Experience, there is an experience for everyone to enjoy. 4045 Saint Helena Highway | Calistoga, CA 94515
For a true California wine experience with one of the best and most storied vineyards in the business, take a trip to The Hess Collection Winery. They offer daily tastings of their current releases, and you can also take a tour through their museum to view works from the collection of proprietor Donald Hess. Once you’ve had your fill of delicious wine, enjoy more with a meal from renowned executive chef Chad Hendrickson at the winery’s restaurant. 4411 Redwood Road | Napa, CA 94558
With over 400 acres, the family-owned Dell Dotto Vineyards focuses on small production and great taste. While you’re there, check out the exquisite food and wine pairing tour that happens in caves. Yes, caves. Dell Dotto has been aging all of their red wines in caves since 1997, in one of the six remaining in existence. 1055 Atlas Peak | Road Napa, CA 94558
Taking place in a stone castle carved into a hill, the tasting room at Chateau Montelena Winery is unlike any other. They offer tastings of their current releases and limited releases, as well as tours of the entire estate and of the vineyard itself. The experience you will have at Montelena is romantic and beautiful, and the perfect Napa Valley adventure. 1429 Tubbs Lane | Calistoga, CA 94515
Enjoy a gorgeous gondola ride up to Sterling Vineyards where you can take a guided tour through the vineyard from “grape to glass” and learn all about the winemaking process. The views from the tasting room are worth the trek alone, not to mention the delicious food pairings and of course, the fantastic wines. 1111 Dunaweal Lane | Calistoga, CA, 94515
For a truly unique and artistic experience, take a trip to Quixote Winery in the Staggs Leap district. The tasting options are educational and delicious with tours of the vineyard itself, as well as plenty of information on the winemaking itself. Each tour ends with meat and cheese pairings. 6126 Silverado Trail | Napa, CA 94558
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