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This is considered by many to be the most beautiful 18th-century chateau in North America. The chateau also has one of the most prominent vineyards. Domaine Carneros produces award winning sparking and Pinot Noir wines. You'll feel just like a king in the Louis XV-style salon with gracious service to match. Snuggle up to a warm fire during the cold winter months or enjoy the summer air from the terrace. Check out the in-house store, where you can pick up a number of vintages for friends and family. The tasting tours are offered daily.
Take an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley. A typical adventure includes an hour-long balloon ride with your pilot narrating the sights, followed by a garden champagne-brunch. Launches begin at sunrise. Enjoy incredible aerial views of Napa vineyards. Rates vary, call for details.
Jarvis Winery is an underground winery wherein the whole process of wine making is in a deep cave. The cave is parabolic and circular which enables easy movement and accessibility. The stream and waterfall running through the center of the winery helps in maintaining the humidity of the caves while adding to the beauty of the winery. Unique tastings and tours of the cave winery are scheduled every day. It is better to plan ahead, especially during the season weekends. You get to taste six of the best Jarvis wines and you can buy bottles or cases of the wines that you like at the winery itself. All in all, a unique experience wonderful wines make Jarvis a must-visit winery.
The Schramsberg winery was established way back in the year 1862 by German immigrants, and a century later it became the first winery in America to attempt the production of sparkling wines. Today, it produces eight varietals of sparkling wine—they are made primarily from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes and all of them are bottle-fermented. For a taste, you can visit this historic winery by appointment.
Founded in 1989, the 280-acre (113-hectare) land is the largest undeveloped land in the valley. A beautiful location with ideal conditions for wine-growing, Quintessa, with its latest wine-making technology and modern design facilities speaks of perfection. Not disrupting the aesthetics of the region while keeping in mind the environmental sensitivity, Quintessa offers wines that are the finest of the finest with a perfect blend of flavor and texture and taste fabulous with your meal.
Sterling Wines possess flavors unique to the Sterling Vineyards. The 'Reserve' wines enjoy an inimitable class of aroma and taste as these are perhaps the highest quality wines produced from the supreme lot for special occasions like the Oscars and Governor's Ball. Be it the Cabernet Sauvignon with its luscious ruby hue or a Chardonnay with a light appearance and potent fruity aroma of tropical melon, oak and spice, when you are at Sterling, you will savor the best. Don't miss out on the vineyard's aerial tram, the only one in Napa County, for a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery-but without the hot air balloon!
Hop on this train and experience a first-class meal and fine wines as you tour wine county. The train offers a champagne brunch, casual lunches and fancy dinners. It is ideal for romantic dinners, executive parties and tourist excursions. The train's decor is elegant, though daytime travels are casual. Take in the sights both outdoor and indoor: mahogany, brass and etched glass in the restored 1917 Pullman Dining Car. At the McKinstry Street Station starting point, you will find a handful of charming little shops that specialize in wine (of course), gourmet foods and gifts.