In wine country, you want to try wine, but did you also know that there is much more to the tasting room than a glass of robust red or crisp white? As home to some of the best breweries and olive oil artisans, you would be missing out if all you did was taste the wine. So, when you are in Napa Valley, do not forget to taste the other side of wine country, by visiting one of these delicious tasting rooms:
- The Tasting Bar – At Spice Islands Marketplace in the Culinary Institute of America, enjoy The Tasting Bar. Here you can taste premium olive oils, unique chocolates, cheese, and more. You can even enjoy a pairing with local wines.
- Napa Smith Brewery – Napa Valley may be known for the wine, but they have some of the best breweries in the country too. Enjoy handcrafted brews at the Napa Smith Brewery’s tasting room and see the pale ales, stouts, and more that come from wine country.
- Lucero Olive Oil – There is not just one type of extra virgin; in fact, there are hundreds of olive oils, each with their own unique aroma and taste. Lucero Olive Oil’s tasting room lets you explore these artisan olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and even gourmet mustards.
- Napa Valley Distillery – This family-owned operation is a micro-distillery that crafts some of the best spirits and cocktails. Visit their Tasting Salon for an informative, delicious tasting experience.
While you most definitely should try the wine, do not forget the other tasting options that Napa Valley has to offer. From the breweries to olive oil to artisan chocolates and cheeses, wine country “tastings” have a whole new meaning.
Book your stay with Napa Valley Hotel and Suites to relax after a day of tastings and walking tours. Call us now at 707-226-1871 to make your reservation.