Tasting the Fruit of the Vine in the Napa Valley

Six Top Rated Wineries in the Napa Valley

Even though the Napa Valley accounts for only four percent of total wine production in the United States, its reputation for creating fine wines is known around the world. Full-bodied Cabernets, fruity Merlots, and buttery Chardonnays are just a few of the dozens of varietal wines presented by the more than 400 wineries peppering these fertile soils.

We have highlighted six of the best wineries Napa Sonoma has to offer, so plan on adding some of these aromatic vintages to your cellar:

Opus One

Opus One provides the ideal winery tour and tasting situation for anyone looking for an ultimate luxury wine tasting experience. Visit Opus One Winery if you want to see and taste the fruits of the historical collaboration between Napa’s Robert Mondavi and Bordeaux’s Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild. An experience such as this – in its unhurried elegance – should be savored like the wine itself. Feel the past wash over you while sipping sitting in an 18th century opera chair or on a suede and chenille sofa.

Add to your collection: 2016 Opus One Red, Cabernet Sauvignon/ Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc/ Merlot/Malbec.

Opus One Winery [Source: staticflickr.com]

When planning a trip to the Napa Valley/Sonoma area, you might consider putting down vacation roots at New Tree Ranch – a 120-acre self-sustaining estate comes complete with a phenomenal glamping set-up as well as the exceptional 4,700-square-foot main ranch house, an unparalleled mountain view and a heated, outdoor pool.

When exploring wineries around the world is a passion of yours, you might want to consider visiting the Hamptons as well on an additional exclusive escape.

V. Sattui

V. Sattui’s Tour and Terrace Tasting is a lovely way to learn about the winery’s rich history while savoring the five tastings. Pair the wines with a charcuterie plate brimming with cheeses and meats add an even deeper depth to the experience. However, the Porchetta sandwich is a favorite.

Add to your collection: 2012 Reserve Merlot.

V. Sattui Winery [Source: simpleviewinc.com]

Castello di Amorosa

There is nothing more romantic than tasting wines created in an authentically-styled 13th century castle. Pump up your tour experience with the Diamond Estate Tour and Reserve Tasting. You’ll see the production area and underground cellars, as well as the torture chamber, armory, and Grand Barrel Room, where you’ll taste cabernet sauvignon directly from the barrel. Afterward, sample six current release wines in a private tasting space.Add to your cellar: Il Barone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

Castello di Amorosa Winery [Source: imengine.prod.srp.navigacloud.com]

William Hill Estate

For an intimate experience at William Hill, book the 90-minute Estate Tasting and Tour. You’ll start with a guided walk followed by a tour of the cellar and barrel room to learn all about the winery’s unique farming and winemaking techniques before enjoying a sit-down tasting of limited production current releases, library wines accompanied by a cheese and charcuterie plate.

Add to your cellar: William Hill Benchmark Series Chardonnay V19.

William Hill Estate Winery [Source: simpleviewinc.com]

Sequoia Grove

It’s worth taking in the 90-minute terroir tasting experience at this Napa Green Certified winery. You’ll have a tour, then sit down to enjoy select wines with delectable, seasonal dishes prepared in-house. This particular experience is offered Thursdays through Mondays.

Add to your cellar: 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sequoia Grove Winery [Source: sthelena.com]

Far Niente

Set on 13 acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, Far Niente Winery is a sight to behold. With the 90-minute tour and tasting, you’ll be able to take it all in. The intimate tour will have you investigating the wine caves, followed by a tasting of current releases. This winery is on the National Register of Historical Places.

Add to your cellar: 2018 Far Niente Cave Collection Chardonnay.

Far Niente Winery [Source: usnews.com]

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