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
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
3rd • Cadet Wine & Beer Bar
930 Franklin St., Napa • 707-224-4400
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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
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
3rd • St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery
816 Vallejo St., Napa • 707-255-5591
BEST Wine Tour
1st • Platypus Tours
101 S. Coombs St., Napa • 707-253-2723
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
1st • Heidi Barrett
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
3rd • Rudy Zuidema
3rd • Sarah Fowler
8466 St Helena Hwy., Rutherford • peju.com
BEST Wine Collective
1st • Vintners Collective
1245 Main St., Napa • 707-255-7150
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.
1st • ACME Fine Wines
1080 Fulton Lane, St. Helena • 707-963-0440
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