BEST Winery Tasting Room

Sequoia Grove

707-944-2945 •

8338 St. Helena Hwy., Napa

Sequoia Grove is a family-owned winery founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford, Napa Valley. They are known for their world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and other Napa Valley wines that emphasize elegance, finesse, structure, and balance. Their tasting experiences, indoors or out, include a sampling of their current vintages hosted by a team of hospitality folks who make everyone feel welcome.

Frank Family Winery • 2nd

707-942-0859 •

1091 Larkmead Lane, Calistoga

Schramsberg Vineyards • 3rd (tie)

707-942-4558 •

1400 Schramsberg Rd., Calistoga 

Domaine Carneros • 3rd (tie)

707-257-0101 •

1240 Duhig Rd., Napa


BEST Local Winemaker

Heidi Barrett

Heidi  Barrett  continues her three- year streak as Napa Valley’s favorite winemaker. It’s no surprise as this Berkeley native has  been  making  wine in Napa since the  early  1980s,  breaking the glass ceiling by reaching early acclaim as winemaker for Screaming Eagle, one of California’s notable cult wines. She now either makes wine or consults for numerous labels and is currently touting her  own,  La  Sirena and Barrett & Barrett,  a  brand  created in partnership  with  vintner  husband and Industry icon Bo Barrett.

Sarah Fowler • 2nd

707- 963-3600 •

8466 St Helena Hwy., Rutherford

Rudy Zuidema • 3rd

707-255-5661 •;

100 Rapp Lane, Napa 


BEST Wine Collective

Vintners Collective

707-255-7150 •

1245 Main St., Napa

Vintners Collective specializes in representing exclusive, hard to find wines handcrafted by small, boutique vintners, many of which do not have tasting rooms of their own. Located on Main Street in a renovated historic building, originally a saloon and brothel dating back to 1875, VC is a favorite place to stop, sip and check out some wines only found in Napa Valley. Their wine club is rated as one of Napa Valley’s most popular.

The Wine Thief 2nd

707-666-2650 •

708 1st St., Napa 

Brasswood Cellars • 3rd

707-968-5434 •

3111 St. Helena Hwy. N., St. Helena


BEST Wine Bar

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant

707-257-5200 •

610 1st St., Napa

Owners Debbie Zachareas and Peter Granoff launched the Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant in 2008. It has served as a staple shop in the Oxbow Public Market for food and wine lovers – both locals and tourists alike- for carefully curated fine cheeses, wine, and accouterment. Their wine club, which focuses on fantastic producers, terrific values, and a wide range of styles, has also been met with critical acclaim.

Bounty Hunter 2nd

707-226-3976 • 975 1st St., Napa

Cadet Wine & Beer Bar • 3rd

707-224-4400 • 930 Franklin St., Napa


BEST Boutique Winery

Shadybrook Estate Winery

707-255-5661 • 100 Rapp Lane, Napa

Shadybrook Estate is tucked away in a picturesque location in Coombsville, overlooking rolling vineyards and neighboring Rapp Ranch Equestrian Center. Small- lot estate-grown wines representing the balance and power of the Coombsville terroir are offered on their spacious patio paired with a cheese and charcuterie plate or on a guided horseback tour. Frequented often by their devoted wine club members, all visitors are welcomed and treated like family in a relaxed, casual setting.

Luna Vineyards • 2nd

707-255-5862 2921 Silverado Trail, Napa

Viader Vineyards & Winery • 3rd (tie)

707-963-3816 •

1120 Deer Park Rd., Deer Park

St. Clair Brown Winery and Brewery • 3rd (tie)

707-255-5591 •

816 Vallejo St., Napa 


BEST Hidden Gem Winery

Best Hidden Gem Winery- Black Cat Vineyards

Black Cat Vineyard

707-321-0866 • 1352 4th Ave., Napa

Black Cat Proprietor and Winemaker Tracey Reichow produces small lots of hand- grown and handcrafted wines from a few of Napa Valley’s acclaimed AVA’s. Their Estate Vineyard in Coombsville is best known for its elegant Cabernet and Syrah, Rutherford for its Cab and Cab Franc, and Howell Mountain for Cab and Zinfandel. The winery was named after an intrepid and sociable feral black cat who became Tracey’s steadfast companion in the long days and nights she spent developing and planting the estate vineyard. Tastings are private, by appointment only.

Flora Springs • 2nd

707-963-5711 •

1978 West Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena

Schweiger Vineyards • 3rd

707-963-4882 •

4015 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena