Tasting Rooms for Every Mood in Napa Valley

Take your pick of any of these distinct winery experiences.

With more than 450 wineries, there’s a tasting experience for every personality and whim in the Napa Valley. 

Domain Carneros in Napa Valley

French Glamour

With its grandiose chateau and ornate landscaping, you can’t miss Domaine Carneros, a destination for elegant sparkling. 

Napa Valley's Cliff Lede

Rock 'n' Roll

The team at highly regarded Cliff Lede Vineyards shares a passion for classic rock, naming vineyard blocks for songs and producing a mash-up vintage from two of these rock blocks each year. You’ll also see album art in the winery and hear vinyl in the tasting room. 

Bohemian Hideout

With its manor, craggy bluffs and cottages, the atmosphere at Stags’ Leap Winery oozes Old World romance. The 19th-century estate continues its legacy as a hub for creative types. 

Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley

Local Legend

Set in a striking vine-covered stone castle, Chateau Montelena is the winery that put California on the map in the infamous 1976 Judgment of Paris wine competition, as retold in the 2008 film “Bottle Shock.” 

Napa Valley's Stony Hill Vineyard

Intimate and Family Owned 

The northeast slope of Spring Mountain is the breathtaking pastoral setting of charming Stony Hill Vineyard, known for its pioneering Old World-style Chardonnay. 

Signorello Estate in Napa Valley

Culinary Minded

Signorello Estate feels like an Italian villa, but its wine is more influenced by France, and its Enoteca food pairing and cooking classes are some of the best around.

Modern Marvel

Tucked under the jagged cliffs of Stags Leap, the stylish newcomer Odette Estate Winery features a living roof, solar panels and an inviting patio.

Refined Whimsy

Designed with the help of Thomas Britt and Andy Spade (co-founder of Kate Spade), the Salon and the adjacent Sip Shoppe at Swanson Vineyards likely have the most colorful and feminine look in the valley, making a tasting feel like a party. 

Rachel Ward
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