I’m born and raised in So Cal but I’ve only been to Napa Valley twice. Sad, I know. This is from a year back when we went to Napa Valley to celebrate Charles and Lily’s wedding. I talked about the food at Yountville: brunch at Redd, dinner at Ad Hoc and much more. But now, lets get to the good stuff…the vineyards. Napa Valley is known for hundreds of beautiful hillside vineyards stretched all across the area. I’m not the biggest wine-y but I do love myself a glass (or more.)
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Our first stop was Stag’s Leap Winery. It’s right in the heart of Stag’s Leap district and we went in for a quick tasting. It’s one of the earliest wine estates in California. In 1893, it produced it’s first vintage and has been a power house in Nor Cal since.
Wine tasting time! For the tasting, it was around US$25-US$30 a person.
Can’t get enough of the clear blue skies.
We wanted to get as much wine tasting in so for the next day, we went to 3 different vineyards.
We did a Signature tour and tasting at Robert Mondavi and it was truly a stunning place!
The signature tour and tasting is priced at US$40 a person and the tour lasts 90 minutes. Book early, cause spots are limited. They do quite an in depth tour and you get an impressive tour of the wine making cellars. Bring a jacket….cause it’s mighty cold inside.
It was a really nice tour and I learned a lot about this beautiful place.
We went with the Single Vineyard Cabernet tasting which is US$40 a person. A selection of three wines for us to try.
This was actually our first stop of the day…a quick stop at V Sattui Winery.
A quick flight before lunch! We went with their Marketplace Tasting at US$20 a person.
A quick look but unfortunately for Opus One you do need to plan ahead. We walked in hoping to try their wine tastings but sadly, It was fully booked. It’s okay. I will definitely come back next time for their wine tasting. 🙂
What are the places you like to go to? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 I’ll make sure I include them the next time I go to Napa.
Lots of <3, Jess