Sometimes, you just want to get away from it all and anywhere that isn’t home will do. Other times, you want to indulge yourself in a little bit of luxury and the best the world has to offer. When you’re a wine connoisseur, the latter usually means heading off to Napa for a few wine tastings, a tour, and maybe a stay in a cozy hotel room right in the heart of wine country.
But here’s the thing: no two wineries are exactly the same, nor are any two experiences at the Valley’s best locations. See this selection of top premium destinations to find the best wine and the best times, too.
Stags’ Leap Winery
Stags’ Leap Winery makes some of the best wine in the valley, but we’re recommending this location for the sheer experience of visiting, too. It’s located down a long, winding tree-lined private road at the edge of the pacific palisades in Napa’s Stags Leap District, making it the perfect place for photos. The main building looks like a nineteenth-century castle, adding to the effect. You’ll fall in love with the old-world feel, especially when you see the gardens and their spectacular wine cave.
Want to stay in the heart of Napa’s downtown core and keep things a bit more youthful? Hit up JaM Cellars and discover why Napa is truly for people of all ages. This combo wine-and-music-studio is both a place to relax and unwind and a location sharing some of the tastiest wines in town. An eclectic vintage rock n’ roll theme makes it feel like home – but make no mistake, this is a premium experience. Their Butter Chardonnay is delightful, too.
The Hess Collection Winery
Hess Collection Winery is enormous. It sits nestled at the top of nearby Mount Veeder. There, some of Napa’s most prestigious vintagers have hand-grown and cultivated near-perfect grapes for almost 200 years. While their wine is truly something to rave about (premium tours offer Library Reserve Tastings), it’s the scenery you’ll really love. High, mountainous views let you see the valley’s true beauty as clear as day. Don’t miss this amazing place!
Chimney Rock Winery
Getting married? Want to spend some time with a sweetheart – or maybe just a few close friends? Chimney Rock’s incredible wine and architecture make this another Instagram or event favorite. The main Cape Dutch style tasting salon comes complete with cozy outdoor seating giving you the perfect view of the surrounding Stags’ District zone. Plus, they’re more than prepared for corporate events – so don’t be afraid to consider them if you want to spend the afternoon entertaining.
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