The Best Wineries in Napa Valley, California

Walk alongside grapevines at Truchard Vineyard in Napa Valley
Walk alongside grapevines at Truchard Vineyard in Napa Valley | © Dee Jolie / Alamy
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5 September 2021

In the very heart of California‘s wine country lies Napa Valley. Everywhere you look there’s another Napa winery, each one appearing to be even better than the last. Here is a list of some that are just a bit more spectacular than the rest.

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Antica Napa Valley

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May 31, 2013 - St. Helena, CA, U.S. - THURSDAY - MAY 30, 2013 - ST. HELENA, CA -.Kim Peters of Antica Napa Valley transfers ice to chill wine at the Napa Valley Barrel Auction at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena on Friday. Auction Napa Valley got rolling w
D8MRFP May 31, 2013 - St. Helena, CA, U.S. - THURSDAY - MAY 30, 2013 - ST. HELENA, CA -.Kim Peters of Antica Napa Valley transfers ice to chill wine at the Napa Valley Barrel Auction at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena on Friday. Auction Napa Valley got rolling with the barrel auction and wine and food tasting from numerous restaurants and wineries and will continue at Meadowood Napa Valley on Saturday with the live auction..J.L. Sousa/Register. (Credit Image: © Napa Valley Register/ZUMAPRESS.com) | © ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy
If all of wine country isn’t enough of an escape, head to Antica Napa Valley Winery. It’s nestled away on a mountain slope, creating an oasis within an oasis. Tour the grounds and the cellar caves for a truly unique experience. The wine tastings here make for an absolutely wonderful afternoon in Napa Valley.

Trefethen Family Vineyards

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culinary garden, garden, gardening, organic garden, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Napa, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, Napa County, California
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This historic winery just drips charm, from its gorgeous interior woodwork to its expansive grounds. The wines at Trefethen Family Vineyards are absolutely tantalizing and the beautifully restored barn is the perfect setting to sip them.

Truchard Vineyard

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2008, NAPA, CA -  Cabernet sauvignon grapes await harvest at Truchard Vineyards along Old Sonoma Road.  J.L. Sousa/Register
CD4DPW FRIDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2008, NAPA, CA - Cabernet sauvignon grapes await harvest at Truchard Vineyards along Old Sonoma Road. J.L. Sousa/Register | © ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy
Truchard Vineyard is a smaller winery compared to others but it’s certainly not all about size here. During a tasting and visit, the staff are wonderfully welcoming and accommodating. Our top tip? Pack a picnic to enjoy at this winery. And don’t forget to stroll through the lovely rose garden!

Spelletich Family Wine Company

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Napa, CA, USA. 14th Mar, 2015. General Manager Kristen Spelletich, right, walks through the warehouse with a guest, Dandy Noel, at Spelletich Family Wine Company in Napa during the Morning in the Winery open house, Saturday, March 14. © Napa Valley Regist
EHK24E Napa, CA, USA. 14th Mar, 2015. General Manager Kristen Spelletich, right, walks through the warehouse with a guest, Dandy Noel, at Spelletich Family Wine Company in Napa during the Morning in the Winery open house, Saturday, March 14. © Napa Valley Register/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News | © ZUMA Press Inc / Alamy
This family-owned and operated winery offers the perfect wine country experience. The space is modern and rustic, while the grounds are beautiful and beckoning. As you embark on the wonderful wine tasting offered at the Spelletich Family Wine Company, it’s made incredibly obvious by the hosts and rest of the staff that they truly love and respect their craft.

Del Dotto Historic Caves

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Napa, California - April 27, 2019: Del Dotto Historic Winery Caves in Napa Valley.
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At Del Dotto Historic Caves there’s the vineyard, winery and, yes, caves. The 19th-century underground caves are where the winery ages all their wines. Better yet, the caves are open to visitors!
These recommendations were updated on September 5, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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