BEST Winery Tasting Room

1st • Sequoia Grove

8338 St. Helena Hwy., Napa

707-944-2945 sequoiagrove.com

Known for their elegant redwood tasting bar, family-owned Sequoia Grove Winery serves up some of the best wine tasting experiences in the Napa Valley area.

Tastings are hosted in a 110-year old former hay barn beneath a grove of sequoia trees, which makes Sequoia Grove a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere for an outing.

Enjoy a single-vineyard tasting of award- winning, world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and current selection of blends and estate varietals, which taste even better paired with one of their seasonal cheese and charcuterie plates.

2nd • Frank Family Winery

1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga

707-942-0859 • frankfamilyvineyards.com

3rd • Schramsberg Vineyards

1400 Schramsberg Rd., Calistoga

707-942-4558 • schramsberg.com

 

BEST Wine Bar

1st • Bounty Hunter

975 1st St., Napa • 707-226-3976

bountyhunterwinebar.com

An outstanding wine bar located in the heart of Downtown Napa, Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smoking’ BBQ serves a line up of 400 highly-allocated wines, 40 wines by the glass and a killer BBQ which has earned acclaim as the best in the area. Enjoy a rare wine or partake in an artisan beer. Open late and on the weekends.

2nd • Oxbow Wine & Cheese Market 

610 1st St., Napa • 707-257-5200

fpwm.com/oxbow-cheese-wine- merchant/

3rd • Cadet Wine & Beer Bar

930 Franklin St., Napa • 707-224-4400

cadetbeerandwinebar.com

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3rd • Market St. Helena

1347 Main St., St. Helena

707-963-3799 • marketsthelena.com

 

BEST Boutique Winery

1st • Shadybrook Estate Winery

100 Rapp Lane, Napa • 707-255-5661

shadybrookestate.com

Whether traveling to Napa for its exquisite wines or its picturesque vistas, Shadybrook Estate Winery at Rapp Ranch offers a truly unique experience that hearkens back to the Valley’s original ranchers. Located in a charming corner of Coombsville, the historic property offers guests a unique selection of small-lot Estate wines graciously crafted to show- case the balance and power of the Coombsville terroir. By appointment visits include an estate tour and tast- ing, either paired with cheese and charcuterie or for visitors with an adventurer’s spirit, a guided horseback ride through the vineyard.

2nd Luna Vineyards  2nd

2921 Silverado Trail, Napa

707-255-5862 • lunavineyards.com

3rd Fontanella Family Winery

1721 Partrick Rd., Napa

707-252-1017 • fontanellawinery.com

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3rd St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery

816 Vallejo St., Napa • 707-255-5591

stclairbrownwinery.com

 

BEST Wine Tour

1st • Platypus Tours

101 S. Coombs St., Napa • 707-253-2723

platypustours.com

Platypus Wine Tours specializes in intimate, unforgettable wine tours, known for their lighthearted, fun approach to tasting and learning about wine. Their custom itineraries encompass smaller, charming back roads vineyards and hidden gem wineries for both private tours and groups and are easily accessible to book and enjoy.

2nd • Verve Napa Valley

2063 Verve Ave., Napa

707-253-2269 • vervenapavalley.com

3rd • Beau Wine Tours

21707 Eighth St., E, Suite A, Sonoma

707-938-8001 • beauwinetours.com

 

BEST Hidden Gem Winery

1st • Flora Springs

1978 West Zinfandel Lane St. Helena

707-963-5711 • www.florasprings.com

Flora Springs is an undeniable hidden gem of the Napa Valley area. Located in St. Helena, patrons can visit their relaxed tasting room, or make an appointment to visit the estate and Ghost Winery and experience the hillside caves. Renowned as one of Napa Valley’s most historic wineries, visitors will get quite a memorable experience plus, take in some of their top-rated wines.

2nd • Anderson Conn Valley Vineyards

680 Rossi Rd., St. Helena

707-963-8600 • connvalleyvineyards.com

3rd • Vincent Arroyo Winery

2361 Greenwood Ave., Calistoga

707-942-6995 • vincentarroyo.com

 

BEST Winemaker

1st Heidi Barrett

lasirenawine.com

Berkeley native Heidi Barrett has been making wine in Napa Valley since the early 80s and has her famous signature on some of California’s most notable cult wines.  Dubbed ‘The first lady of wine’ by top critic Robert Parker, she broke the glass ceiling decades ago and has garnered 100 point scores across the ten brands she represents, including her own labels, La Sirena and Barrett & Barrett.

 2nd Jason Moore 

moduswines.com

3rd • Rudy Zuidema

zuidemawines.com shadybrookestate.com

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3rd Sarah Fowler

707- 963-3600

8466 St Helena Hwy., Rutherford peju.com

 

BEST Wine Collective

1st • Vintners Collective

1245 Main St., Napa • 707-255-7150

vintnerscollective.com

As the first luxury cooperative of boutique Napa Valley winemakers, Vintner’s Collective offers exclusive wines handcrafted by small, boutique vintners, often exclusively, for some wineries that don’t have the facilities to offer tastings on site. The historic building, which was a saloon and brothel dating back to 1875, is conveniently located on Main Street and rotates an extraordinary assortment of over 15 hard-to-find, small producers that showcase the very best that Napa Valley has to offer.

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1st • ACME Fine Wines

1080 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-963-0440

acmefinewines.com

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, ACME Fine Wines is a neighborhood wine shop offering wines from local vintners. Mix in the yet-to-be-discovered with the well-known producers and the event is unlike any brick & mortar experience, whether you shop ‘The Wall’ or schedule a private tasting.

2nd • Brasswood Cellars

3111 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena 

707-968-5434 • brasswood.com

3rd • Wine Thief

708 1st St., Napa 707-666-2650

www.twtnapa.com