Wine Tasting Itineraries
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Explore wineries in the St. Helena, Spring Mountain District, Howell Mountain, Diamond Mountain District and Calistoga sub-appellations on this tour through some of the more mountainous regions of the Napa Valley.
St. Helena and North
If you're beginning your day in St. Helena, before venturing into the hills or northbound toward Calistoga, have a harvest burrito at Villa Corona or a famed English muffin at Model Bakery. If you're starting off in Calistoga, head to Bella Bakery or Café Sarafornia for a pre-tasting bite.
In the eastern hills outside of St. Helena, you'll find the Howell Mountain sub-appellation, known for its mountainside Cabernet Sauvignons and tremendous valley views through tall evergreens and native Manzanitas. Wind your way up Deer Park Road to CADE, the first organically farmed, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified estate winery in the Napa Valley.
On the other side of the valley, venture off the beaten path to visit Spring Mountain Vineyard with its historic stone and Victorian buildings, expansive rose gardens, and a canopy of antique olive trees. Stroll the grounds followed by an intimate tasting of their estate wines.
Founded in 1870, Schramsberg Vineyards is one of Napa Valley's most graceful properties and home to celebrated sparkling wines. Take part in an educational tour through their historic caves, where you'll learn the classic method of producing sparkling wine, concluded with a tasting of Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards wines. Short on time? Consider visiting the new Davies Vineyards tasting room in south St. Helena instead.
Down the tree-lined Lodi Lane, just before the Silverado Trail, you'll find Duckhorn Vineyards. Take part in a seated tasting at their graceful, garden-lined estate, with individualized attention from their wine educators. Then head north to Phifer Pavitt Wine, with its beautiful barn tasting room and interesting, personalized tours. Consider taking home a few bottles, as it can be difficult to find these wines outside the tasting room.
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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.
CADE Estate Winery
Spring Mountain Vineyard
Phifer Pavitt Wine
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