There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a winery to visit in the Napa Valley. With over 500 wineries there is truly something for everyone. While there are a lot of amazing places to sit and sip wine, we have come up with a list of what we think are SOME of the best wineries in Napa Valley. Each one shows you something different about the Napa Valley and will make you want to keep exploring this amazing place.
Chateau Montelena Winery:
Chateau Montelena is a must visit for wine and history lovers seeking the best wineries in Napa Valley! Putting Napa Valley on the map by winning the 1976 Judgement of Paris, Chateau Montelena is a must stop for anyone visiting Napa Valley Wine Country interested in learning about this incredible achievement. It is one of the most peaceful settings in the Napa Valley; a stone castle in a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden, with a lake and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mount Saint Helena.
Crocker & Starr
Crocker & Starr handcrafts a small production of exquisite, world-class wines from their historic vineyard estate in St. Helena. The winery’s namesake represents the two key elements to achieve great wine: great grapes and great talent. Winemaker Pam Starr ‘designs’ the estate wines to capture the essence of the extraordinary terroir of the vineyard. Do you love Cabernet Franc? Then you don’t want to miss out on the best one in the valley!
Trinchero Family Wines
Looking for a beautiful view of vineyards with Mt. St. Helena in the distance? Look no further than Trinchero Family Wines. Trinchero has been owned and operating since 1948 and is a worldwide leader in the wine industry. A visit to Trinchero is sure to go down as one of the best in Napa Valley. Relax outside while enjoying wines from all over the Napa Valley.
Round Pond Estate
Do you love wine AND olive oil? Then you will love Round Pond Estate. A 468 acre Rutherford farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences. In addition to a state-of-the-art winemaking facility and 362 acres of Rutherford vineyards, the estate includes 5 acres of gardens, 12 acres of olive orchards, and one of only two olive mills in the region. Enjoy some of the best wine and the best olive oil when you visit Round Pond Estate.
Eleven Eleven Wines
Eleven Eleven Wines is a rare treat, a winery within the city limits of Napa! Eleven Eleven infuses their passion for life into every wine they make. Named for that magical moment each day when the clock strikes 11:11, every moment at Eleven Eleven Wines is sure to be a memory you will cherish forever. Make your appointment today for this hidden gem in Napa.
Mira Winery is one of the new kids on the block and it is quickly becoming one of the best winery experiences in Napa Valley. Mira Winery produces hand crafted, all-natural wines, each a singular expression of unique grapes. Aged to produce flavors defined by their purity and understated elegance. The Mira wines are ready to drink when released. That said, they are built for enjoyment after years in the cellar. A visit to Mira means sitting down with either the wine maker or owner for you tasting. A fun and unique experience in Napa.
Remember, due to COVID-19 restrictions, most wineries in Napa Valley now require a reservation. Masks must be worn until you are seated at your table and you should try and maintain six feet of distance to other people when out in public.
We can’t wait to see you in Yountville and the Napa Valley!