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ARTESA Art and wine blend at this win­ery, seam­lessly built into the high­est hill of its 350-acre estate. From a Cata­lan fam­ily that has been hand-craft­ing wines since the 16th century, this Carneros lo­ca­tion fo­cuses on pro­duc­ing small, ul­tra-pre­mium lots. Take time to ad­mire the orig­i­nal works of sculp­ture, paint­ing and mixed-media.­saw­in­ 1345 Henry Rd., Napa, 707.224.1668.

BAL­DACCI FAM­ILY VINE­YARDS  This fam­ily-owned-and-op­er­ated pre­mium bou­tique win­ery is based in the his­toric Stags Leap District of Napa and fo­cuses on sin­gle vine­yard, sin­gle va­ri­etal lim­ited re­leases. It’s es­pe­cially known for its Caber­nets. www.bal­dac­civine­ 6236 Sil­ver­ado Trail, 707.944.9261.

BEAULIEU VINE­YARD  This 100-year-old win­ery is the long­est con­tin­u­ally operating win­ery in Napa Val­ley and the pro­duc­tion site for the flag­ship Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon. Founded on a four-acre ranch by French wine­maker who en­vi­sioned a com­pany pro­duc­ing fine wine un­par­al­leled to his na­tive France. Visit and taste wines ex­clu­sive to the win­ery. Tast­ings daily. 1960 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford. 707.967.5200.

BERINGER VINE­YARDS  Napa Val­ley’s old­est con­tin­u­ously operating win­ery is also among its most ac­ces­si­ble. Beringer is known for its Caber­net Sau­vi­gnons and bold, oaky Chardon­nays. The large

fa­cil­ity includes a gift shop that of­fers table­ware, stemware and kitchen and home ac­ces­sories. A va­ri­ety of tours and sem­i­nars are avail­able. Daily 10 am–5 pm. 2000 Main St., St. He­lena, 707.302.7592.

BOISSET COL­LEC­TION  The Boisset com­pany is the lead­ing wine pro­ducer in Bur­gundy, with a Franco-Amer­i­can col­lec­tion of winer­ies on two con­ti­nents, a pres­ence in 80 coun­tries and col­lec­tion of unique, in­de­pen­dent winer­ies and his­tor­i­cal es­tates. Among the com­pany’s Cal­i­for­nia winer­ies are Ray­mond Vine­yards, DeLoach Vine­yards, Am­ber­hill Wines and Buena Vista Win­ery, just to name a few. www.bois­set­col­lec­ 849 Zin­fan­del Ln., 800.878.1123.

CHARBAY WIN­ERY & DIS­TILLERY Named for its first drink— Chardon­nay com­bined with brandy— Charbay now pro­duces much more than just wine and brandy. Dis­cover the ar­ti­san world of dis­till­ing many spir­its like whiskey, vodka and rum from a fam­ily in the dis­tillery busi­ness for 13 gen­er­a­tions. Taste Charbay’s wines and ports, then en­joy a cigar in the rus­tic set­ting of Spring Moun­tain. Tast­ings open to the pub­lic. 4001 Spring Moun­tain Rd., St. He­lena, 707.963.9327.

CHARLES KRUG  Since its open­ing in 1861, Charles Krug win­ery has pro­duced award-win­ning Caber­nets and renowned Sau­vi­gnon Blanc. Tast­ing room open daily. 2800 Main St., St. He­lena, 707.967.2200. CHATEAU MONTELENA WIN­ERY The Napa win­ery whose Chardon­nay earned Cal­i­for­nia wines international recog­ni­tion at the 1976 Tast­ing of Paris (por­trayed in the movie “Bot­tle Shock”) is still pro­duc­ing great wines, like the Estate Caber­net, Estate Zin­fan­del and the lim­ited pro­duc­tion Pot­ter Val­ley Ries­ling. Can’t get up to wine coun­try? Stop by the tast­ing room in the Westin St. Fran­cis ho­tel in Union Square, open five days a week ( W-Su), no reser­va­tions needed. 1429 Tubbs Ln., Cal­is­toga, 707.942.5105.

CHATEAU ST. JEAN  Founded in 1973, Chateau St. Jean is in­spired by the for­mal estate gar­dens in the south of France. The win­ery spe­cial­izes in white va­ri­etals, in­clud­ing Chardon­nay, Fumé Blanc, Ries­ling and Gewürz­traminer, and is the home of the iconic Cinq Cé­pages. Stroll the gar­dens or re­lax on the beau­ti­ful pa­tio and take in the per­fect vista as you sip their ac­claimed re­serve and sin­gle-vine­yard wines. www.chateaust­ 8555 Sonoma Hwy., Ken­wood, 707.833.4134.

CLIFF LEDE VINE­YARDS  Known best for its Po­etry Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, this es­teemed Stags Leap District win­ery pours its lat­est re­leases in an ar­chi­tec­turally stun­ning crafts­man-style tast­ing room. The ap­point­ment only Estate Tast­ing includes a guided tour of the prop­erty, lead­ing through the vine­yards to the state-of-the-art win­ery, where guests sip wines paired with a se­lec­tion of sea­sonal canapes. www.clif­fledevine­ 1473 Yountville Cross Rd., Yountville, 707.944.8642.

CLINE pro­duce­sof the CELLARSold­est Rhone vines This va­ri­etalsin small-pro­duc­tionCal­i­for­nia.and Zin­fan­delOwner win­eryFred from Cline some started Va­le­ri­ano with Jacuzzian in­her­i­tance(of hot-tub from fame). his The grand­fa­ther,1850s farm­house dozens is of sur­round­e­drose bushes. by Tast­ingswarm min­er­a­land tours springs open and to Arnoldthe pub­licDr., Sono­madaily. www.cline­cel­ 24737

CLOSthe cool-cli­mateDU VAL Lo­cated re­gion in of a Carneros“val­ley with­inin Na­paa val­ley,” Val­ley, Clos Mer­lot Du and Val Caber­netis known for Sau­vi­gnon.its Pinot Noir,Its first Chardon­nay,vin­tage Caber­net­s­e­lected for was the one now-leg­endaryof only six Cal­i­for­nia1976 Paris cabs tast­ing. Tast­ings www.clos­du­ to the 5330 pub­lic; Sil­ver­ado­tours by Trail, ap­point­ment.Napa, 707.261.5200.

DEER­FIELD RANCH WIN­ERY In the heart of Sonoma Val­ley, Deer­field is best known for its 23,000-square-foot wine caves where you can swirl and sip 100 feet be­low ground. Deer­field pro­duces small-lot, hand­crafted wine from more than 26 vine­yards. www.deer­fiel­d­ 10200 Sonoma High­way, Ken­wood, 707.833.5215.

DO­MAINE CARNEROS  Cham­pagne’s famed Tat­tinger fam­ily founded this win­ery in the 1970s. The tast­ing room re­sem­bles a French chateau, with a deck pro­vid­ing sweep­ing views of the Carneros re­gion. The famed Le Reve sparkling wine is com­pared to the top Cu­vees from Cham­pagne, while the Chardon­nays and Pinot Noirs hold their own, too.­ 1240 Duhig Rd., Napa, 707.257.0101.

EHLERS ESTATE  Fea­tur­ing a unique fu­sion of out­stand­ing wine-grow­ing, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­scious­ness and international phi­lan­thropy, this is a Cal­i­for­nia win­ery through and through. Or­ganic and bio­dy­namic farm­ing tech­niques are used to pro­duce a small port­fo­lio of estate-grown wines. Tast­ings by ap­point­ment. www.ehlers­es­ 3222 Ehlers Ln., St. He­lena, 707.963.5972.

ETUDE WINES  This win­ery trans­forms the very finest Carneros and Napa Val­ley grapes into world-class wines sought out by the most dis­crim­i­nat­ing wine lovers. In ad­di­tion to its widely ac­claimed Carneros Pinot Noir and leg­endary Napa Val­ley Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, Etude has also de­vel­oped a loyal fol­low­ing for Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Mer­lot. 1250 Cut­tings Wharf Rd., 707.257.5782.

FRAN­CIS FORD COP­POLA WIN­ERY Cel­e­brate all the best things in life at this win­ery in the heart of pic­turesque Alexan­der Val­ley. Sip from more than 40 wines pro­duced on site and eat au­then­tic, Neapoli­tan-style piz­zas and South Amer­i­can wood-grilled meats at the full-ser­vice restau­rant Rus­tic and take a dip in the sparkling swim­ming pools (open sea­son­ally). www.fran­c­is­ford­cop­po­law­in­ 300 Via Archimedes, Gey­serville, 707.857.1471.

GLO­RIA FER­RER CAVES & VINE­YARDS  Set­tle on the scenic Vista Ter­race, where you can sip a glass of sparkling wine that was aged in Span­ish-style caves or an el­e­gant Pinot Noir, paired with sa­vory cheeses and other del­i­ca­cies. Glo­ria Fer­rer pro­duces some of Cal­i­for­nia’s best sparkling wines, as well as estate va­ri­etal still Pinot Noir and Chardon­nay from its 335-acre estate. www.glo­ri­a­fer­ 23555 Hwy. 121, Sonoma, 707.933.1917.

GRGICH HILLS ESTATE  Mil­jenko “Mike” Grgich, whose be­long­ings were ap­pro­pri­ated by the Smith­so­nian, gained international recog­ni­tion in 1976 when judges at the Paris Tast­ing named his Chateau Montelena Chardon­nay the best white wine in the world. In 1977, he part­nered with Austin Hills (of the Hills Bros. Cof­fee fam­ily). Their win­ery pro­duces Caber­net Sau­vi­gnons, Zin­fan­dels, Fume Blancs and, of course, Chardon­nays. Tast­ings and tours open to the pub­lic. 1829 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford, 707.963.2784.

GUND­LACH BUNDSCHU  After more than 150 years, the sixth gen­er­a­tion of this wine-grow­ing fam­ily still pro­duces qual­ity estate-grown-and-bot­tled Chardon­nay, Pinot Noir and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, to name a few. Check on­line for the sea­sonal cave tour, vine­yard ex­cur­sions and court­yard tast­ing avail­abil­ity. www.gun­ 2000 Den­mark St., Sonoma, 707.938.5277.

HALL WINES  This win­ery plants twice as many vines per acre in com­par­i­son to tra­di­tional prac­tices, re­sult­ing in smaller vines that pro­duce richer and more con­cen­trated wines. It boasts five estate vine­yards planted with 500 acres of clas­sic Bordeaux va­ri­etals: Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, Mer­lot and Sau­vi­gnon Blanc. The mon­u­men­tal new LEED-cer­ti­fied vis­i­tor cen­ter features wine tast­ing, food and wine ed­u­ca­tion, tours, gar­dens and an im­pres­sive con­tem­po­rary art col­lec­tion. www.hall­ 401 St. He­lena Hwy. S., St. He­lena, 707.967.2626.

HESS COL­LEC­TION  A wind­ing road near Mt. Veeder leads to this win­ery and art gallery. In the gallery, you’ll see works by Fran­cis Ba­con and Robert Mother­well; the tast­ing room serves award­win­ning Chardon­nays and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnons. www.hes­s­col­lec­ 4411 Red­wood Rd., Napa, 707.255.1144.

IN­GLENOOK CHATEAU  Film­maker Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola’s team pro­duces five estate wines, in­clud­ing the renowned Ru­bi­con, on this 19th-century estate. The wines are made from 235 acres of cer­ti­fied or­gan­i­cally grown grapes. The grounds in­clude two tast­ing sa­lons, a wine bar where guests can en­joy wines by the glass and a mu­seum fea­tur­ing an­tique zoetropes and ar­ti­facts from the estate’s founder, Gus­tave Niebaum. Chil­dren can float small wooden boats in a court­yard re­flect­ing pool free of charge. Reser­va­tions rec­om­mended for tast­ings and tours.­ 1991 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford, 707.968.1100.

JAMIESON RANCH VINE­YARDS  Home of “Dou­ble Lariat” Caber­net, Jamieson Ranch Vine­yards oc­cu­pies 300 acres of gen­tly rolling hills and ter­raced vine­yards and is the south­ern­most win­ery in the Napa Val­ley. In ad­di­tion to Caber­nets, it’s known for award-win­ning Pinots and Chardon­nays as well as wine pair­ing ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ences. www. jamieson­ranchvine­ 1 Kirk­land Ranch Rd., 707.254.8673.

KIEU HOANG WIN­ERY For­merly owned by the Michael Mon­davi Fam­ily, this 20-acre prop­erty in the cov­eted Carneros re­gion was pur­chased by Amer­i­can busi­ness­man Kieu Hoang in 2014. The newly ren­o­vated win­ery makes Caber­net Sau­vi­gnons, Chardon­nay, Pinot Noir, Red Blends and Rose in vi­brant pack­aged shaped bot­tles. www. kieuhoang­win­ 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa, 707.253.1615.

KUNDE ESTATE WIN­ERY & VINE­YARDS  Lo­cated in the Sonoma Val­ley, the fam­ily’s scenic 1,850-acre sus­tain­ably farmed estate has been man­aged by

five gen­er­a­tions since 1904. The win­ery spe­cial­izes in Chardon­nay, Caber­net, Viog­nier, Sau­vi­gnon Blanc and Mer­lot. 9825 Sonoma Hwy., Ken­wood 707.833.5501.

MERRYVALE VINE­YARDS  The first win­ery built in Napa Val­ley fol­low­ing the re­peal of Pro­hi­bi­tion, Merryvale’s tast­ing room of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to try unique, lim­ited pro­duc­tion wines and a va­ri­ety of menus to suit any palate. A newly ren­o­vated wine­mak­ing cel­lar show­cases the lat­est equip­ment to craft its bou­tique wines. Tast­ings open to the pub­lic; tours by ap­point­ment. 1000 Main St., St. He­lena, 707.963.7777.

MUMM NAPA The famed Cham­pagne house’s Cal­i­for­nia win­ery pro­duces top-of-the-line cu­vees, in­clud­ing its pre­mium DVX la­bel. The on-site art gallery show­cases pho­tog­ra­phy, in­clud­ing a col­lec­tion of Ansel Adams prints and ro­tat­ing ex­hibits. www.mumm­ 8445 Sil­ver­ado Trail, Ruther­ford, 707.967.7700.

ODETTE ESTATE  Set on 45 acres of land un­der the dra­matic pal­isades of the Stags Leap District, this stylish new win­ery is known for its high cal­iber Caber­nets and con­tem­po­rary de­sign features like a liv­ing roof. www.odet­ 5998 Sil­ver­ado Trail, 707.224.7533.

PATZ been& HALL hand­craft­ingThis ac­claimed­its small-lot ar­ti­sanand sin­gle-vine­yard­win­ery has Chardon­naysyears. Sip in the and mod­ernPinot Noir­sand stylish­for more tast­ing than sa­lon,25 which of­fers ca­sual bar tast­ings in a con­vivial set­ting, as well as pri­vate tast­ings by ap­point­ment. Open Th-M. 21200 8th St. E., Sonoma, 707.265.7700.

PEJU WIN­ERY Cel­e­brat­ing 30 years in the Napa Val­ley, this win­ery is a gar­den oa­sis along High­way 29 in the famed Ruther­ford ap­pel­la­tion. Known for its leg­endary Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, it pro­duces many award-win­ning va­ri­etals, in­clud­ing Mer­lot, Caber­net Franc, Syrah, Zin­fan­del, Chardon­nay, Sau­vi­gnon Blanc and Fifty/Fifty, a Bordeaux blend. Guests can make an ap­point­ment for a pri­vate wine tast­ing 50 feet up in the French Pro­vin­cial tast­ing room tower. Tast­ings open to the pub­lic. 8466 St. He­lena Hwy., Ruther­ford, 707.963.3600.

QUIXOTE WIN­ERY The ex­cel­lent Pe­tite Syrah and Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon from Stags’ Leap Ranch is matched by the eclec­tic de­sign of Frieden­sre­ich Hun­dert­wasser. Vis­its by ap­point­ment. www. quixotewin­ 6126 Sil­ver­ado Trail, Napa, 707.944.2659.

RAM’S GATE WIN­ERY Just a 35-minute drive from San Fran­cisco, this win­ery un­corks the best in wine, food, ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior de­sign. Its rus­tic yet el­e­gant barn includes an open-air re­cep­tion court­yard, a tast­ing pavil­ion, an open kitchen, a fire­side lounge, a wine li­brary, un­der­ground din­ing alcoves and floor-to-ceil­ing glass walls that open to sweep­ing vine­yard and bay views. www.rams­gatewin­ 28700 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, 707.721.8700.

RAVENSWOOD WIN­ERY Ac­claimed for its Zin­fan­dels and other big, bold red va­ri­etals, the win­ery’s motto— um Vinum Flac­cidum (“No Wimpy Wines”)— char­ac­ter­izes its ap­proach to wine­mak­ing. Pic­nic ta­bles on-site. Tours daily at 10:30 am and by ap­point­ment. 18701 Gehricke Rd., Sonoma 707.938.1960.

RAY­MOND VINE­YARDS  In the heart of the Napa Val­ley, nes­tled be­tween Ruther­ford and St. He­lena, Ray­mond Vine­yards is one of the early pi­o­neer­ing pro­duc­ers in the val­ley. A visit to the 90-acre estate is to re­turn to Napa’s roots, sur­rounded by the beauty of two moun­tain ranges amidst vine­yards planted to Napa’s clas­sic va­ri­etals. A host of unique ex­pe­ri­ences await, from bar­rel tast­ings to food and wine pair­ings to the The­ater of Na­ture—an ex­cur­sion into the bounty of na­ture and an ed­u­ca­tion on or­ganic and Bio­dy­namic farm­ing. www. ray­mond­vine­ 849 Zin­fan­del Way, St. He­lena, 707.963.3141.

ROUND POND ESTATE WIN­ERY The win­ery joins a fab­u­lous olive mill and features a stun­ning tast­ing room with dra­matic views that com­ple­ment the world-class Caber­net Sau­vi­gnons and Sau­vi­gnon Blancs. Tast­ings and tours by ap­point­ment. www. round­ 875 Ruther­ford Rd., Ruther­ford, 707.302.2575.

SCRIBE WIN­ERY Owned by two young brothers, Scribe Win­ery is a pho­tog­ra­pher’s dream, with sun-dap­pled hills, col­or­ful wild­flow­ers and even a wooden swing. The stylish and friendly staff knows their stuff, and the wine, made with yeasts, is solid. www.scribewin­ 2300 Napa Rd., 707.939.1858.

SEGHESIO FAM­ILY VINE­YARDS  Long-stand­ing Ital­ian fam­ily win­ery pro­duc­ing top-notch Zin­fan­del, San­giovese, and Pinot Noir on 400 acres of the Alexan­der, Dry Creek, and Rus­sian River val­leys. 700 Grove St., Healds­burg, 866.734.4374.

SIGNORELLO ESTATE  This epi­curean-minded bou­tique win­ery known for award-win­ning wines from its hill­side Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon vine­yards also pro­duces an estate Chardon­nay called Hope’s Cu­vee and of­fers one of the most crit­i­cally ac­claimed food pair­ings in Napa Val­ley. www.sig­norel­loes­ 4500 Sil­ver­ado Trail, Napa, 707.255.5990.

SIMI WIN­ERY With vine­yards in both the Alexan­der and Rus­sian River val­leys, Simi pro­duces ac­claimed Chardon­nay, Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, and Sau­vi­gnon Blanc at its charm­ing win­ery. A pic­nic area is nes­tled in a scenic red­wood grove. Tours daily at 11 am and 2 pm. www.simi­win­ 16275 Healds­burg Ave., Healds­burg, 800.746.4880.

ST. FRAN­CIS WIN­ERY Three tast­ing op­tions in­clude wine-and-food pair­ings. En­joy breath­tak­ing views, small-lot wines, and gra­cious Wine Coun­try hospi­tal­ity. www.stfran­ciswin­ 100 Pythian Rd., Santa Rosa, 888.675.9463.

ST. SUPERY ESTATE VINE­YARDS & WIN­ERY Fam­i­ly­owned and sus­tain­ably farmed, this win­ery of­fers an art gallery, scenic grounds, tours and hands-on in­ter­ac­tive wine ex­pe­ri­ences (of­fered daily by ap­point­ment). www.stsu­ 8440 St. He­lena Hwy., Napa, 707.963.4507.

STAG’S LEAP WINE CEL­LARS  Best known for its estate Caber­net Sau­vi­gnons, this fam­ily-owned win­ery gained international recog­ni­tion in 1976, when its SLV Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon was judged the best red wine in the world at the famed Paris Tast­ing. 5766 Sil­ver­ado Trail, Napa, 866.422.7523.

STAGS’ LEAP WIN­ERY Not to be con­fused with Stag’s Leap Wine Cel­lars (the name and place­ment of the apos­tro­phe were the sub­ject of a le­gal bat­tle be­tween Stags’ Leap and its neigh­bor, Stag’s Leap), the win­ery pro­duces Rhone va­ri­etals along with its Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, Chardon­nay and Mer­lot. 6150 Sil­ver­ado Trail, Napa, 800.395.2441.

STARMONT WIN­ERY & VINE­YARDS  Es­tab­lished in 2006 by the Sch­lat­ter fam­ily as a sis­ter prop­erty to the Bordeaux-focused Merryvale Vine­yards, Starmont Win­ery, with its dis­tinc­tive ter­roir, thought­ful farm­ing and hands-on wine­mak­ing, results in se­ri­ous yet ap­proach­able wines.­mon­twin­ 1451 Stanly Ln., 707.252.8001.

STER­LING VINE­YARDS  Take in ex­cep­tional panoramic views of Napa Val­ley on a tram ride to this win­ery’s visi­tors cen­ter, perched atop a 300-foot­tall hill­side over­look­ing the val­ley. The win­ery spe­cial­izes in Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon, Sau­vi­gnon Blanc, Chardon­nay and more. Tast­ings and self-guided tours open to the pub­lic; guided tours at 11 am. www.ster­lingvine­ 1111 Du­naweal Ln., Cal­is­toga, 800.726.6136.

STONY HILL VINE­YARD  Founded in the 1940s when white wine was a rar­ity in Napa Val­ley, this small, fam­ily-run win­ery high on the north­east slope of Spring Moun­tain con­tin­ues to pro­duce el­e­gant and bal­anced Chardon­nay, Gewurz­traminer, Reis­ling and most re­cently, Caber­net. Tours and tast­ings by ap­point­ment. www.stony­hillvine­ 3331 Saint He­lena Hwy. N, 707.963.2636.

TRINCHERO NAPA VAL­LEY The Trinchero fam­ily has been mak­ing wine in Napa Val­ley since 1948, and is best known for their Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon. The tast­ing room is a unique and invit­ing space where visi­tors can taste small-lot, sin­gle-vine­yard wines from Trinchero’s pre­miere Napa Val­ley es­tates, and sam­ple de­lec­ta­ble food and wine pair­ings. Dis­cover the art of wine­mak­ing through be­hind-the-scenes bar­rel tast­ings in Trinchero’s wine cave. www.trincheron­a­paval­ 3070 N. St. He­lena Hwy., St. He­lena, 707.963.1160.

VIANSA WIN­ERY One of the first winer­ies you’ll en­counter on Hwy. 121 as you enter Sonoma County from the south, Viansa of­fers an end­less va­ri­ety of oils, dress­ings, and dips, in ad­di­tion to its wines, at its mar­ket­place. 25200 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, 800.995.4740.

WENTE VINE­YARDS  The coun­try’s old­est con­tin­u­ously operating fam­ily-owned win­ery of­fers wine tast­ing, vine­yard and gar­den tours, ed­u­ca­tional work­shops, an up­scale restau­rant and a scenic 18hole cham­pi­onship golf course. Visit the Vine­yard Tast­ing Room to learn about the rich his­tory of

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