Wine Tasting 2018-02-09T02:32:07+00:00

Wine Tasting in the Napa Valley

August Briggs Winery
1307 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga

Bennett Lane Winery

3340 Highway 128, Calistoga

Casa Nuestra
On the Silverado Trail. Pet the Nubian goats. Say hi to Jon!
3451 Silverado Trail.

Castello di Amorosa
Castle tour and wine tasting. Make reservations as this is fast becoming the most popular attraction in the Napa Valley.
4045 North Saint Helena Hwy, Calistoga
(707) 942-8200

Chateau Montelena
Subject of the movie “Bottle Shock“:
Beautiful grounds with ponds and picnic area and great Cabernet Sauvignon.
Located in Calistoga.

Chelsea Vineyards
Our own signature wine, estate grown 100% single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
877-376-3770, or 925-376-3770
visit our wine page

Clos Pegase Winery
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga

Dutch Henry Winery
Family owned vineyard with personal touch.
4310 Silverado Trail, Calistoga

Envy Wines
1170 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga

Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Beautiful winery with views, gift shop, pool, restaurant and memorabilia from Coppola movies. Corey Beck is the winemaker.
300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville

Frank Family Vineyards
The most entertaining tour in the valley.
1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga

Hans Fahden Vineyards
Outstanding grounds and a great cave. They have beautiful wedding and party/meeting sites. You may need to contact them before going. Located in Calistoga, and just 1 mile from Chelsea Vineyards. Say hi to Antone.

Jarvis Wines
Most unique winery tour in the valley. 52,000 sq ft of caves. Estate grown wines.
2970 Monticello Rd, Napa

Lava Vine
Right in Calistoga. Dog Friendly.
965 Silverado Trail

Markham Vineyards
2812 St. Helena Hwy North in St. Helena

Mumm Napa Valley
Pretty location and nice gift shop and art gallery.
Located in Rutherford at 1680 Silverado Trail.

Paoletti Estate Winery
Wine caves and beautiful vineyard
4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga

Regusci Winery
Est 1932
5584 Silverado Trail, Napa

Robert Sinskey Vineyards
6320 Silverado Trail, Napa

Rubicon Estate (Formerly Niebaum-Coppola Winery)
Beautiful Estate. Located in Rutherford.

Schramsberg Vineyards
Sparkling wine made by the “methode champenoise.” Great tour with awesome caves and generous and very educational tasting.
1400 Schramsberg Rd., Calistoga.

Maldonado Family Wines
1334 B Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga

Romeo Vineyards & Cellars/Sempre Vive Lovely outdoor seeting area and tasting room
1224 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga

Stelzner Vineyards
Small personable winery, quality wines.
5998 Silverado Trail, Napa

Sterling Vineyards
Everyone loves Sterling Vineyards with the gondola ride to the hill-top winery with great views and good wine.
1111 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga. 707-942-3344

Summers Winery
View the Old Faithful Geyser from the tasting room. Take a walk through the “Petting Zoo” of vines or play a game of bocce ball while you sip your wine. Say hello to Ignacio Blancas, wine maker.
1171 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga

Upvallley Vintners Tasting Room
Barlow, Envy, Hindsight, Kenefick Ranch, Tofanelli, and Zacherle
1371 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga

V. Sattui Winery
Great for a picnic and their wine is only sold at the winery (not in retail outlets). Good tasting room and deli. 1111 White Lane, St. Helena 707-963-7774

Vincent Arroyo Winery
A small family owned with great personal touch (another favorite with guests). Located in Calistoga. 2361 Greenwood Ave., Calistoga 707-942-6995 800-690-1113

W.H. Smith
1307 B Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga

Zahtila/Laura Michael Vineyards and Winery
Specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfindel. Say hello to Laura and Michael.
2250 Lake County Hwy. Calistoga

ZD Wines
Near Mumm. Has fun wine and cheese pairing.
8383 Sliverado Trail, Rutherford.


Napa Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Napa County, California, United States. Napa Valley is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. Records of commercial wine production in the region date back to the nineteenth century,[5] but premium wine production dates back only to the 1960s.

The combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology of the region are conducive to growing quality wine grapes. John Patchett established the Napa Valley's first commercial vineyard in 1858. In 1861 Charles Krug established another of Napa Valley's first commercial wineries in St. Helena. Viticulture in Napa suffered several setbacks in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including an outbreak of the vine disease phylloxera, the institution of Prohibition, and the Great Depression. The wine industry in Napa Valley recovered, and helped by the results of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, came to be seen as capable of producing the best quality wine – equal to that of Old World wine regions. Napa Valley is now a major enotourism destination.

The valley floor is flanked by the Mayacamas Mountain Range on the western and northern sides the Vaca Mountains on the eastern side. Several smaller valleys exist within these two ranges. The floor of the main valley gradually rises from sea level at the southern end to 362 feet (110 m) above sea level at the northern end in Calistoga at the foot of Mount Saint Helena. The Oakville and Rutherford American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) lie within a geographical area known as the Rutherford Bench in the center of the valley floor. The soil in the southern end of the valley consists mainly of sediments deposited by earlier advances and retreats of San Pablo Bay while the soil at the northern end of the valley contains a large volume of volcanic lava and ash. Several of the small hills that emerge from the middle of the valley floor near Yountville are indicators of the region's volcanic past.

Almost 4.5 million people visit Napa Valley each year, making it a very popular tourist destination in California, and "The World's Best Wine and Food Destination" as awarded by TripAdvisor's 2010 Travelers' Choice Awards.