Food & Drink
7 of the Top Wineries in Napa Valley
When visiting Napa Valley, California, the number of wineries to choose from can be overwhelming. Whether visitors are searching for stunning views, delicious food pairings, or budget-friendly options, Napa Valley has it all. The locations listed below are 7 of the best wineries in the region. Visitors are bound to find the perfect winery which far exceeds their expectations.
Beringer is one of the top names in wine, known for its selections ranging from entry-level bottles to the fabulous Private Reserves. The tasting room is housed in their impressive Field House, where visitors will enjoy wine from the oldest continually operating winery in the Napa Valley. Don’t miss the Taste of Beringer Tour, which includes a trip to their hand-dug caves and a guided tasting.
A sleek winery in St. Helena, Brasswood is a destination for food in addition to wine. Visitors can select the Brasswood Bar + Kitchen for delicious comfort food, the Rosgal Gallery for sophisticated seclusion, or the Winemaker’s Den for a private tasting experience. Too many options? Consider visiting the tasting room, which is available for those who simply want to delight in the winery’s completely estate-grown red wines.
The 19th century stone chateau which houses Chateau Montelena is one of the most gorgeous wineries in Napa Valley. In fact, it even served as a location in the movie “Bottle Shock.” Movie buffs will enjoy its film history, while wine connoisseurs will delight in the famous Cabernets and Zinfandels. The winery offers seven different experiences, which include tastings hosted in various areas of the estate.
Far Niente’s stunning fieldstone winery was declared a National Register of Historic Places landmark in 1885. Fairly priced tours, which also include a tasting, explore the winery’s famous wine caves and peaceful gardens. Known for its Cabernets and Chardonnays, visitors will enjoy some of the region’s benchmark wines while taking in the beautiful grounds.
Long Meadow Ranch
Organic and sustainable farming practices make this Napa Valley winery truly unique. Tastings at Long Meadow Ranch not only include wine, but also estate-made olive oil. For a truly unforgettable pairing of delectable dishes and Long Meadow Ranch’s wines, book the Chef’s Table. The elegant farm-to-table cuisine and wine pairing will satisfy even the most scrupulous palate.
Robert Mondavi Winery
A trip to Napa Valley simply isn’t complete without a visit to Robert Mondavi, as the Oakville mission-style winery is an important piece of California wine history. Art lovers will also appreciate the tasting bar in the Vineyard Room, which features a gallery for guest artists. The breathtaking floor-to-ceiling glass windows seamlessly bring the outdoors inside during tastings.
Stony Hill Vineyard
Napa Valley is full of large scale wineries, but Stony Hill Vineyard isn’t one of them. Truly a hidden gem, Stony Hill Vineyard is never packed with tourists and offers a very personal experience. It’s not unusual for a family member or even the longtime winemaker himself to take visitors on tours of the vineyard and pour tastings in the charming ranch house. Don’t miss their Chardonnay, which is some of California’s finest. Jump to top