Napa Valley Notable Wineries
The legendary Napa Valley is neither the largest nor the oldest wine region in North America, but it is by far the most widely known. It is also one of the most popular destinations in the country, welcoming an estimated five million visitors each year. They come for wonderful wines, top-notch cuisine, and picturesque scenery —and they find it all, in abundance. Something new is always happening here! If you’ve never visited this vibrant valley, it’s high time you do. And if you’ve been here, it’s time to return.
When Winemaker Matthew Glynn joined Acacia Vineyard’s winemaking team in 2005, it was as though a hand slid effortlessly into a perfectly fitting glove.
There’s a new energy stirring in Old Town Napa these days, thanks in part to the blended efforts of Celeste Carducci-Ahnfeldt and her husband Bruce Ahnfeldt, owners of Ahnfeldt Wines.
The legacy of Napa Valley winemaking stretches back many generations at Ballentine Vineyards.
Cloaked in quiet, off the beaten track and south of Yountville, stands Bell Wine Cellars. The serene stone winery is surrounded by Hopper Slough and by rows of vineyard in all other directions.
Each week, the Bello family graciously opens their home, vineyard, and garden to a small number of guests who get to experience the bounty and beauty of Bello Family Vineyards firsthand.
Located on a picturesque stretch of the Silverado Trail, Black Stallion Winery recalls the rustic charm of early California
The sky-blue Victorian house on Suisun Valley Road always stood out, but since it became Blue Victorian Winery, it’s even more of a standout.
Nestled along a quiet country lane and surrounded by gently sloping vineyards, Bouchaine Vineyards is the longest operating and most southern winery in Napa’s Carneros.
The old Scottish saying, “what’s meant to happen will happen” rings very true at Cairdean Estate.
The drive up winding Spring Mountain Road above St. Helena to Charbay Winery & Distillery is the first hint to visitors that they’re in for a real treat.
Charles Krug is the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and has been owned and operated by the Peter Mondavi, Sr. family for four generations.
Velo Vino has become a Mecca for cyclists, who stop for maps of local bike trails and tips on routes to Clif Family Farm on Howell Mountain.
Recently, Cliff Lede Vineyards received high praise from leading U.S. wine critic Robert Parker who wrote, “Readers looking for a future superstar from Napa need look no further.”
Cornerstone Cellars is the shared vision of three men dedicated to creating elegant, classic wines in some of the world’s finest growing regions.
Critical acclaim and global adoration are nothing new to Cosentino Winery and its stellar cast of distinct and distinguished wines.
The 112-acre estate boasts a diverse terrain and distinct soils, providing a unique platform to match the five red Bordeaux varietals.
Gently rolling hills cascade endlessly away from Domaine Carneros Winery’s 18th-century château-style estate.
Dominari focuses on a singular portfolio of superb wines including excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The southeastern side of Spring Mountain where Fantesca Estate & Winery stands has a rich and compelling female heritage dating back more than 150 years.
With a love for the Napa Valley that stretches back three generations, the Komes family provides wine tourists with both an ideal place to stay—Rancho Caymus Inn—and an ideal place to taste some magnificent wines—Flora Springs The Room.
The wines of Folie à Deux Winery and Napa Cellars can be discovered together in one warm and inviting tasting room just off of Highway 29 next to Mustards Grill in the Napa Valley.
Franciscan’s friendly and knowledgeable team of wine educators has earned a fine reputation for offering unique seminars and interactive explorations designed to expand the palate and mind.
Frank Family Vineyards offers both sparkling and still wine, giving their visitors a complete wine experience.
When Irit and Ernie Weir founded Hagafen Cellars in 1980, they set out to produce the wines that they personally enjoyed.
Visitors to the Napa Valley who love artisan wines, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, are delighted when they learn that Hall Wines has two locations in the Napa Valley.
Shahin Shahabi acquired Havens Winery and is glad to be reuniting the wines with Havens devotees.
Perched on a rugged mountaintop in the remote reaches of eastern Napa Valley, Kuleto Estate demonstrates the merits of taking the road less traveled.
Seated in the heart of the Napa Valley, Markham Vineyards epitomizes the heritage of this renowned wine region.
Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, Merryvale Vineyards has been creating world-class wine for 30 years.
Dave and Emily Miner hoped to create a stellar collection of elegant wines when they founded their family winery on the Silverado Trail.
Palmaz Vineyards is known for its great wines and the most personal, impressive, and memorable wine tours.
A visit to Pope Valley Winery allows wine lovers to step back in time and experience 12 acres of history.
The fruitful antidote to Jim Prager’s “severe attack of mid-life crisis,” Prager Winery & Port Works has been the perfect prescription for Port lovers since 1979.
On the west side of the Silverado Trail in the northeastern corner of the Napa Valley’s famed Rutherford appellation, the riveting, crescent-shaped building that houses Quintessa calls out to wine lovers seeking a truly exceptional tasting experience.
From its vineyards to its distinctive wines to its dynamic hospitality center, Raymond Wineries offers a great experience.
Sequoia Grove Winery is the perfect place for wines with deep, intense flavor, supple tannins, bright acidity, and ravishing color.
Signorello Estate, located in Napa wine country, specializes in handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon, honoring the history of the land, and traditions of Old World winemaking.
Somerston specializes in great wines that express the history, beauty, and the sustainable farming philosophy.
Stonehedge Winery is dedicated to making excellent Napa Valley wines at consumer-friendly prices.
Tucked away within the tranquil confines of Rutherford on a gorgeous estate in the heart of the Napa Valley, Sullivan Vineyards is the realization of founder Jim Sullivan’s dream to create high-quality, high-end wines.
Located in Napa’s very first sub-appellation, the Howell Mountain Appellation, Summit Lake Vineyards is perched 2,000 feet above the valley floor.
Thanks to a family’s dedication to hard work, ingenuity, and commitment to creating a great product for a fair price, Sutter Home Family Vineyards has become a household name and the second-largest family-run winery in the United States.
With a fascination for wine that began in his teens, Eric Rothchild saw the bottling of his first vintage of Tayson Pierce wine in 2006.
In the mountains above St. Helena, in the rugged Spring Mountain AVA, Terra Valentine was born from its owners’ determination to capture the subtleties of its terroir in an exceptional portfolio of wines.
At each winery stop, guests are treated like VIPs, with behind-the-scenes tours, special tastings, and more
When Thorn Hill Vineyards Winemaker Amy Thorn opened a new tasting room in September 2014, she became the only female winemaker with a tasting room on St. Helena’s bustling Main Street.
With a Napa Valley winemaking history that dates back to 1948, the Trinchero family has gained an exceptional international reputation for producing fine small lot wines.
Napa’s vibrant downtown has come alive with great restaurants, unique shops, and the standout winery and tasting room where Twenty Rows wines are poured.
With all award winning wines, Vez�r Family Vineyard will give guests an experience that they will never forget.
With wines as breathtaking as the panoramic views, Viader is a leading first growth Napa Valley winery.
For the past 20 years, von Strasser Winery has enjoyed an enviable reputation for producing handcrafted wines of distinction with great depth and balance.
Whitehall Lane, named after the road that runs along the south border of the property, is a small, family-owned winery in the Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation.
As the third generation of deLeuze family members emerges at ZD Wines, so too does a strong focus on sustainable farming and environmentally friendly practices.
December 25, 2019
December 25, 2019
December 25, 2019