Napa City is almost always connected to wine due to Napa Valley. Bordering the city limits of Napa, it didn’t deter to the fact that wine production happens outside the city area. In fact, a lot of wine tasting sessions still happen within town with over 20 tasting locations and wine bars to go to and many more are being built to this day. Napa wineries started making wine at around 1800s by John Patchett. He worked closely with Charles Krug in 1858 in a spot nearby the town of Fuller park as is known today. Wine is not unlimited here and the amount of visitors have to be regulated. However, with more and more tasting rooms being built, it is expected to be able to accommodate more people every year.
Stags’ leap winery puts a smile on my face. Stag’s Leap Winery started its wine business in 1893. Owned and managed by Foster’s Group and soon combined efforts with Robert Brittan in 2005, this 249-acre estate vineyard has been creating some of the most special wine drinks found in the region, most notably, Petit Syrah has been their best seller ever since they went up and running.
Darioush Winery holds a special place in my heart. With the partnership of Steve Devitt and Darious Khaledi, they have established a winery that offers the best of both worlds. Their Bordeaux styled wines are famed all throughout the Napa wineries by keep age-old techniques that is mainly centered on labor production, micro-vineyard management, and the incorporation of current technologies being discovered in the art of wine-making. Aside from that, visitors get to have a more intimate personal feel with the wine as well as the many beautiful facilities in Darioush Winery.
Domaine Carneros Winery is a first class winery. Located at Carneros, Domaine Carneros Winery expresses the excellence and traditional of wine making in California, as founded by Champagne Taittinger. The winery was established in the year 1987 and since then Domaine Carneros has been considered as a landmark in the region and it is one of Napa wineries with exquisite, vineyard views. The main terrace and chateau at the winery are opened daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm for wine tasting services and visitors can enjoy daily tours at the winery.
Looking for a romantic winery, try Artesa Vineyards & Winery. Sitting on top of the hill, Artesa Vineyards & Winery is considered as the Carneros jewel. It faces some of the best natural architecture in the region and possibly have the best views among other Napa Wineries. One you see the lovely, striking scenic views of the Artesa Vineyards & Winery, it would be clear how it came to be called the jewel of the wine region.
As a Cab wine lover, I always look forward to my Robert Sinskey Winery visits. Managed by Robert Sinskey, Robert Sinskey winery boasts a variety of signature blends in their arsenal: the Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, together with commander Zinskey and Merlot. This wine estate produces top notch excellence and has been received well by wine lovers all around the country.