5 Best Wineries to Visit in Napa Valley
Visiting Napa Valley for first-timers can be tricky. With over 400 wineries in the area, tourists are not only looking for the finest of wines, but education and entertainment as well. These are the 5 best wineries to visit in Napa Valley this spring.
One of the top wineries in Napa, this is a must visit. Sattui Winery offers an old-school charm with over 80 different wines, chamagnes and ports. Enjoy your wine with an extravagant charcuterie board at their on-sight Italian Deli. The best part of Sattui? No appointment required. Open 7 days a week, 9-5 p.m., you won’t want to miss this fabulous winery.
Chateau Montelena has a french elegance that will captivate every wine connoisseur. Known for their Chardonnay, enjoy a day of wine tasting while strolling along Chateau Montelena’s private lake. Members of Chateau Montelena receive exclusive bottles of wine and access to a quaint picnic area.
Inglenook Winery, also known as the “Crown Jewel of Napa Valley”, is one of the original wineries in the area. Founded in 1879 by wine connoisseur Gustave Niebaum, you won’t want to skip this historial winery. Enjoy a glass or two of their world famous Cabernet Sauvignon while learning the interesting history of Inglenook.
Located near downtown Napa, Luna Vineyards is the place to be. Enjoy a bike ride through the vineyards while learning about the process of making wine. Luna Vineyards comes alive at night with live music and an exclusive view of the historical Silverado Trail. Reservations are recommended but not required.
Castello di Amorosa
Enjoy a Tuscan castle without the hassle of traveling to Italy. The gorgeous winery took almost 15 years to be completed so every guest receives an authentic Italian winery experience. Complete with a moat and drawbridge, be the queen or king of wine for the day during a guided tour and tasting throughout the castle.