Wine Tasting Itineraries
A Day of Cabernet
Use this route in the Trip PlannerView Map
Taste the iconic grape of the Napa Valley within three of the 16 nested American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), each with its own unique soils and microclimates.
Start your day in Oakville at Silver Oaks Cellars. You'll know you've arrived when you see their iconic white water tower. Made for Cabernet lovers, Silver Oak was founded in a dairy barn, but that's hard to imagine today with their recently renovated, elegant winemaking facility. Silver Oak welcomes walk-in tastings, or book a tour or reserve a food and wine pairing, which includes herbs and vegetables from their garden.
Your next stop is St. Helena at the historic Spottswoode Estate. Walk along their vineyards and tour the property and pre-prohibition stone winery. The team at this family-run winery prides itself on being good stewards, which you'll learn about as you try their renowned wines.
Afterward, wind your way up Spring Mountain Road to Schweiger Vineyards. As you walk up to the winery you may be distracted by the breathtaking views. This is a small, family-run operation established by Fred Schweiger, who you'll likely see in the vineyard while his son Andy makes the wines. Consider a visit in the fall, and get your ticket to their old-fashioned grape stomp in some of the acclaimed Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon fruit.
All wineries on this itinerary are certified Napa Green because of their dedication to sustainable practices in their winery and/or vineyards. Read more about their environmental and sustainability efforts at napagreen.org.
See all of this itinerary’s stops in the Trip Planner
In order to preserve the agricultural nature of Napa Valley and promote sustainable wine tourism, reservations are required at most Napa County wineries. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Other Tasting Itineraries
South Side Tour
Wine tasting, shopping, dining, and strolling in downtown Napa, Carneros, and Yountville.
Green & Gold
Learn about the Napa Green certification program while overlooking vineyard views and golden hills.
The Crusher District
A new breed of Napa Valley winemakers creates a conclave of urban-style wineries.
Stags Leap Stunners
Experience the Stags Leap District, the home of renowned Cabernet Sauvignons.
Three wineries tucked into the southern, cool-climate vineyards of Napa Valley.
Bordeaux Blonde’s Picks: Wineries close to downtown Napa
Winery experiences within an Uber drive of Napa
Bordeaux Blonde’s Picks: South end of the Silverado Trail
Visiting Napa Valley's Silverado Trail near Napa, CA
St. Helena's Past Made Present
With its location in the heart of Napa Valley, the St. Helena nested AVA is home to many of the valley’s most historic wineries.
Make the most of your wine tasting experience in Napa Valley.Plan