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Recommended Wineries Near Napa

Alpha Omega
1155 Mee Ln  Rutherford, CA 94574
(707) 963-9999
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blends
$25 per person, robust, delicious wines.  Bordeaux made in collaboration with Michael Rolland.

Prager Winery & Port Works
1281 Lewelling Ln  St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-7678
$15 (includes logo glass.)  Delicious ports, unique tasting room, family-run.

Schramsberg Winery
1400 Schramsberg Rd  Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4558
Sparkling wine
$45 per person, appointment only
Educational 75 minute tour of the grounds and wine cave and a vertical sparkling wine tasting.

Heitz Cellar
436 St. Helena Highway 
St. Helena, California 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel, Port
Complimentary tasting.  My favorite is the Sauvignon Blanc, but they are also the only California producers of Grignolino, from which they make a tasty rose and port.

1010 Big Tree Rd  St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-5853
Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Moscato
Small, family-owned.  Excellent Moscato! 

Opus One
7900 St Helena Hwy  Oakville, CA 94562
(707) 944-9442
Cabernet Sauvignon blend
$40 per person, appointment only.  Originally founded by Robert Mondavi, Opus One focuses all of its energy on a single, high-end vintage each season, and you will only get to taste the current release.  In a visually striking, Roman-style building.

Joseph Phelps
200 Taplin Road St Helena CA 94574
(707) 963-2745
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Scheurebe
$35-$70 per person, appointment only.  Beautiful views.  Delicious “Eiswein” style dessert wine created with the Scheurebe grape.

Shafer Vineyards
6154 Silverado Trail  Napa, CA 94558
(707) 944-2877
Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
$55 per person, appointment only.  In the Stag’s Leap district on the famous Silverado Trail.  I recommend trying the Hillside Select Cabernet, which is considered to be one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon’s in California.

1111 Dunaweal Ln  Napa, CA 94515
(800) 726-6136
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux blends, Merlot, Reisling
$25-$35 per person.  Ride an aerial tram up to the estate for amazing views of the Napa Valley.


6795 Washington St  Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 968-9297
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel
$15-$25 per person.  Wine and food pairings available by appointment.  Tasting room is not at the winery, but is in the heart of Yountville.  Delicious petite syrah.

Castello di Amorosa
4045 St Helena Hwy  Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 967-6272
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Gewurztraminer, Super Tuscan Blends, Cabernet Sauvignon
$18-$43 per person.  Authentically-styled, 13th century, Tuscan castle and winery.  Reservations recommended for tours.  The tour is interesting and worth taking, especially if they escort you into their authentic dungeon room.  Wine and food pairings are also available by appointment.

Robert Mondavi
7801 St Helena Hwy  Napa, CA 94574
(707) 226-1395
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
$20-$55 per person.  Upgrade to a tasting in the reserve room to enjoy some excellent older vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon.





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