Ehlers Estate

I had my first taste of Ehlers Merlot At Twisted Vine in Fullerton and fell in love. I drove down hwy 29 visiting various wineries and we saw Ehlers and had to make a stop. We stepped into their tasting room and was greeted by their friendly staff behind the counter. She asked if we had an appointment and we told her we no. They were closing up in half an hour by the time we stepped in but was they very accommodating, instead of turning us away, she squeezed us in for a tasting.

Pride Mountain

We booked the 10am tour and tasting. For $15 I was very impressed. The tour was about an hour and a half. We started in the front tasting room, went outside to the vineyards, to the caves where they store the barrels and finally to the room with the tanks. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was willing to answer any questions we had.

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants the full winery experience!

I'm Wines

Isabel Mondavi Wines I
The wines of Isabel Mondavi are crafted by Isabel's son, fourth generation winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr., to offer elegant, lower alcohol style wines for everyday enjoyment. The Isabel Mondavi wines started as "just a few cases for mom," but soon gained serious interest from wine lovers seeking well made, food friendly wines that complement rather than compete with the meal.

Arietta Wine

Rare wine specialist and wine auctioneer Fritz Hatton founded Arietta in 1996 in partnership with winemaker John Kongsgaard and his wife Maggy. The partnership was born of a shared passion for fine wine and classical music. The vinous inspiration for Arietta was an extraordinary 2.3 acre block of Cabernet Franc on the Hudson Ranch in Napa/Carneros. The fruit from this block of Cabernet Franc serves as the core of the Arietta Red Wine.

Artwork by Wine Artist Agata Zaborowski – Agata Art Gallery

Egelhoff Wines

One of California’s top consultants makes his own wine on the run. He had worked as an assistant winemaker for Merryvale Vineyards. He had made Wine Spectator’s 1997 wine of the year, the Cabernet Sauvignon Elevation 1147, for David Arthur Vineyards. So in 1999, Bob Egelhoff decided it was time to hang out his own shingle and establish Egelhoff Wines. But that shingle doesn’t hang in one place; Egelhoff’s operation is mobile and international.

Newton Vineyard

First things first...when you book your tour here make sure Ashley is your guide! Very personable and super knowledgable about all things Newton and the region in general.

Gorgeous property and epic views of the valley atop Spring Mountain. We loved the wines here and the UF Chardonnay and Merlot were delicious with the food pairings.
Newton Vineyard is about sixty-five miles from San Francisco. On Highway 29 follow signs north to St. Helena. Turn left on Madrona Avenue and continue until you arrive at the end of the road. Turn right at the stop sign and follow signs to Newton Vineyard at the top of the hill.

Huge Bear Wines

Huge Bear Wines are a celebration of the rich viticulture heritage and the rugged, individualistic spirit that embodies California, and more specifically, Sonoma County. The winery blends the finest grapes from Sonoma County’s premier wine growing regions, including mountainside grapes from Knights Valley. These Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc bottling are produced in very small quantities (less than 500 cases) and offer consumers an intense, yet balanced, full and fleshy style that showcases a distinct sense of place.

Nickel & Nickel

The grounds are amazing and they really help you understand the different elements that go into wine making. The tasting we arranged was private and even though it was $100 per couple it was well worth the price. I am really glad we made this our first tour because it really gave us a good foundation to build upon at the rest of the wineries.
Nickel & Nickel is located in Oakville, along Highway 29, on 42 acres that were originally settled as a farmstead in the 1880s. The Napa Valley winery’s collection of classic barns along with the site’s original Queen Anne-style home brings the historic farmstead back to life, while housing a cutting-edge winery capable of hand crafting up to 25 single-vineyard wines.
Hours, by Appointment
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Peacock Family Vineyards

Peacock Family Vineyard is a 6.2 acre hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley just west of the town of St. Helena. This is a dramatically sited mountain vineyard at an elevation of 1,000 feet. The terraced vineyard rows are configured south by southeast at slopes of up to 10%. The vineyard was planted in 1989 on Freedom rootstalk with Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon at a density of 950 vines per acre. The vines are cane pruned and trellised with three wires in the vertical shoot. The crop is limited to less than 5.5 pounds per plant, with the vineyard averaging 15 tons per year.


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