Explore, Relax, Sip, Repeat in St Helena! With this in mind we believe that the best Napa wine tours pass through St Helena.
Are you searching for perfect place to start your Napa Valley wine tour? Look no further, the town of St. Helena offers some of the best wine tasting in Napa County. The history of wine making started when Charles Krug made his first wine way back in 1858. Today, Charles Krug’s winery is one of the most adored and visited locations. Main Street in downtown St. Helena is decorated with boutique shops, tasting rooms and restaurants. Venture off the beaten path to Spring Mountain Road. Here, you will find one amazing family owned winery uniquely different from the other. Call us to today to customize your tour. Our Concierge team is waiting to help arrange a day of wine tasting and a wine country picnic.
Our Napa Valley winery tour favorites : Beringer Winery, Louis Martini Winery, Charles Krug, Pride Mountain Vineyards., Piazza Del Dotto Winery & Caves, V. Sattui, Brasswood Cellars
St. Helena Dining: Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, Press, Charter Oak Restaurant, Goose and Gander, Model Bakery and Gott’s Roadside
Resorts and Hotels: Harvest Inn, Southbridge Napa Valley, Wydown Hotel, Las Alcobas, Meadowood Resort
Why choose us for a Napa Valley Wine Tour? First we have been in business since 1986 and we believe we have been planning the best Napa wine tours for years.
Our knowledgeable Concierge staff will help plan an unforgettable Napa Valley wine tour. In-fact, we discuss the various options available to you such as wine caves, barrel tasting, food and wine pairing, wine education or a seated tasting. Further more we have 100’s of winery suggestions and can help you select locations that are a perfect fit for your Napa wine tour. Finally with your permission, we arrange all of the winery appointments and assist you with making lunch reservations or ordering picnic items. In fact we would love help you create a custom wine tour and show you around our backyard, the amazing Napa Valley!
Fun facts you should know about Napa Valley and what may help you plan the best Napa wine Tour.
“There must be always wine and fellowship or we are truly lost.”
– Ann Fairbairn
- We are located approximately an hour away from San Francisco and Sacramento
- Napa Valley has over 475 wineries and tasting rooms, 95% are family owned wineries
- The valley floor is 30 miles long and 5 miles across at it’s widest point
- In 1861 Charles Krug founded the first commercial winery in Napa Valley
- It took Napa Valley 100 years to recover from the grape Phylloxera that killed over 80% of the grapevines
- Louis M. Martini found his way around prohibition by producing sacramental wines for churches
- The Judgement of Paris awakened the world to the fine wines of Napa Valley when Chateau Montelena and Stags’ Leap Winery took first place against the best French wines.
- Vintage 1997 was the most highly scored year in the history of Napa Valley
Napa Valley offers an array of tasting rooms, wineries, art galleries, hotel accommodations, and restaurants that will please everyone. From the foodie to those that prefer fine dining. Here are some of our favorites for a Napa Wine Tour!
Touring Napa Wineries: Darioush, Domaine Carneros, Calmere, Jarvis, Silverado and Chimney Rock
2020 Pics of Restaurants: Morimoto, Angele, Celadon, Cole’s, Bistro Don Giovanni, Ristorante Allegria and Torc
Hotels in downtown Napa: The Westin Verasa Napa, The Archer Hotel Napa, The Andaz, The Embassy Suites, The Napa Valley Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn
Explore the charm of Yountville, its wineries, restaurants and hotels.
Yountville, known for small town charm is located just a few miles north of the City of Napa. If you have a little time on your Napa Valley winery tour maybe you can stop nd take a stroll around town and delight your culinary palate with everything from macaroons at Bouchon Bakery, fried chicken at Ad Hoc, or satisfy your sweet tooth at Kollar Chocolates. Also if you fancy fine dining, then be sure to make reservations at The French Laundry, but you need to plan well in advance. This Michelin starred restaurant has a 2-4 month waiting list.
Here are some of our favorites Yountville restaurants, wineries and hotels. Just a little extra info when taking a Napa Valley Wine Tour with us!
Jamie’s favorites for wine tasting Napa: Domaine Chandon, Bell Wines, Robert Sinskey, Stags’ Leap Winery and Cliff Lede Vineyards
Restaurants Kendric has picked: Bottega, Mustards Grill, The French Laundry, ad hoc + addendum, Brix, Bouchon and R+D Kitchen
Hotels that have walking options: Hotel Villagio, Bardessono, Northblock and Napa Valley Railway Inn
Confused on what to do for lunch while touring Napa Valley. When wine tasting in Napa you have to plan ahead for lunch. Oakville Grocery is a great place to pick up a boxed lunch on a Napa Wine tour.
The village of Oakville, named after it dense groves of oak trees was once a water stop for the Napa Valley Railroad. During the mid 1800’s this stream train was used to transport tourists from the ferry docks in Vallejo to the resort town of Calistoga. Today, Oakville is know for producing robust Cabernet Sauvignon from places like Groth Winery and Silver Oak. No wine tour is complete without a stop at Oakville Grocery for some epic picnic goodies! Loved by locals and tourists alike, this is a “must” pitstop for a perfect wine tour.
Below you will find some of our favorites Yountville restaurants, wineries and hotels.
Wineries you may have heard of: Silver Oak, Caymus Vineyards, ZD Wines, Cakebread Cellars, Opus One Winery, Far Niente Winery and Groth Winery and Vineyards
Great stop to pick up a boxed lunch: Oakville Grocery
Some interesting facts about Rutherford for your next Napa wine tour
The town of Rutherford got it’s name when George C. Yount gifted land to his beloved granddaughter Elizabeth & her husband Thomas Rutherford, back in 1864. In addition this region of the Napa Valley has a unique soil referred to as “Rutherford Dust”, which adds a spice element to the wines produced here. If you are looking for a the perfect stop on your Napa Valley Wine Tour, look no further. Pestoni Family Estate is a hidden gem, offering a variety of wines that can be enjoyed while picnicking on their beautiful property. After lunch, hang around a while and play bocce ball or buy wine by the bottle.
Wineries we like to frequent: Pestoni Family Estate Winery, Grgich Hills, Honig Vineyard & Winery, Mumm Napa, Fleury Estate winery, Alpha Omega Winery, and Frog’s Leap Winery
Local favorites: Rutherford Grill, and Bistro at Auberge du Soliel
Rutherford Hotels: Auberge du Soliel, Maison Fleurie, and Rancho Caymus
Journey to the peak of Napa Valley, famous for its rich mud baths, Tour Calistoga
At the peak of the Napa Valley you will find the historic town of Calistoga. With its old western charm its easy to feel like you are transported back in time. With always something new to discover the Napa Wine Tasting experiences run far and wide. From higher end exclusive Napa Wineries to smaller family owned boutique estates there are a plethora of wineries to choose from for your Napa Valley Tour.
Calistoga Wineries: Castello di Amorosa, Tamber Bey Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards and Chateau Montelena Vineyards
Our choices on food: Sam’s Social Club, Solbar, Calistoga Inn Restaurant and Brewery, and Buster’s Southern BBQ
Calistoga Accommodations: Solage Auberge Resorts, Indian Springs Calistoga, and Four Seasons