While most visitors to Napa Valley stay on the main highway – Highway 29 – those who know will take the road less traveled, the Silverado Trail. Amid the most beautiful countryside anyone has ever seen are wineries that are out of the norm and wine tastings to be remembered. Tasting wine along the Silverado Trail takes you through small boutique wineries to some of the big names, from fascinating wine caves to tasting wine pairings – all along the other Napa.
Darioush at 4240 Silverado Trail is a wine tasting and photo opportunity like no other. Designed to look like the ancient Persian Empire with columns on either side of the front walkway, you don’t want to miss the chance to take pictures here.
Del Dotto Winery at 1055 Atlas Peak Road (the original one) has a wine cave tour and barrel tastings. The caves are candle lit on weekends, giving it a romantic glow. You can’t help but leave with an appreciation for the wines.
Signorello Estates at 4500 Silverado Trail is an intimate experience with private food and wine pairings made by the estate’s own Executive Chef. You can also get a great pizza and wine tasting menu on weekends.
Reserve a room at the Napa Valley Hotel and Suites and you can be on the Silverado Trail in no time! Our friendly team can even help you book a car so you don’t have to drive.
One of the best picnic spots in Napa Valley is Rutherford Hill, which also happens to be a winery and host a cool cave tour. Hosting a large number of tables under cooling oak branches and with sweeping views of the valley, this is one of the best places to stop and picnic.
One of the most eclectic wineries along the Silverado Trail is Clos Pegase. Designed by Michael Graves, who is known for his eclectic home furnishing designs and architecture, the Clos Pegase grounds are surrounded by eclectic art, including a giant thumb. It is all good fun when you add in the seriously delicious wine and a cave tour as the perfect way to beat the afternoon heat.
Call us at Napa Valley Hotel and Suites to reserve your suite and find the perfect path through the Silverado Trail. Call 707-226-1871 for more details and pricing.