Ready to unwind with some leisurely wine tasting in Napa Valley? Settle in with a glass then proceed to contemplate the inspiring vista at one of these scenic wineries.
Round Pond Estate
Plan to spend some extra time here to take in the idyllic grounds from the patio after your wine or olive-oil tasting. The serene retreat is named for the founder’s beloved childhood summer camping spot. 875 Rutherford Rd., Rutherford
Take a scenic drive off the beaten path to this high-elevation winery on Pritchard Hill, where the rugged terrain produces world-renowned Cabernets. Tastings come with dazzling views of the hillside vineyards, Lake Hennessey, wildflower meadows and endless forested hills. 1581 Sage Canyon Rd., St. Helena
It’s hard not to spend all day admiring the blond hills and undulating vineyards through the sleek glass walls of this sunlight-flooded, tranquil tasting room in Carneros. The outdoor patio is an equally prime seat. 1221 Duhig Rd., Napa
Take in dramatic aerial views on the gondola ride up to the tasting room of this winery, which rises 300 feet above the town of Calistoga. 1111 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga