Howell At the Moon Vineyards & Winery

Howell at the Moon Vineyards and Winery is on a 21 acre rural site at the top of Howell Mountain in Angwin. The administrative area consists of a 1000 sq. foot brick farmhouse built in 1923, and a 1600 sq. foot entertainment deck, with a professional outdoor kitchen, wood burning pizza oven, and swimming pool/hot tub, that can accomadate private tastings and parties.

Parry Cellars

Parry Cellars, Napa Valley's smallest single vineyard winery, is proud to offer some of the finest cabernet sauvignon. The wine comes from their family owned vineyard on the east side of the Silverado Trail, north of the town of St. Helena. This single vineyard, 100% cabernet sauvignon is grown on rocky soil studded with obsidian.

Depending upon Mother Nature, this small vineyard averages three tons of grapes each year, resulting in a limited release of approximately 200 cases. The vines, lovingly hand tended and stressed by the rocky soils, close spacing and an exceptional microclimate, produce a rich, elegant cabernet. Parry Cellars wine is a labor of love that you are sure to enjoy now and in the future. Owners are Stephen and Sue Parry.

Franciscan Estates

Spacious, classy, inviting, beautiful fountain in the front, cool patio! The limited edition tasting we got were actually being server outside in the patio, so it was super cool to sit comfortably at a table and have the wine brought out to us. Pretty reasonable too, 4/$15.

Lewelling Vineyards

The vineyards of the historic Lewelling Estate were established in 1864 near the western foothills in St. Helena by our great-great-grandfather, pioneer winegrower John Lewelling. Here, the gravelly loam soil and microclimate combine to produce exceptional Cabernets with rich cherry, currant and berry flavors that are enhanced by traditional winemaking methods and aging in French and American oak barrels. Our family is proud to present this wine that celebrates 148 years as one of the oldest continuously-owned family vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Currently a waiting list for the 370 cases production of the Lewelling Vineyards Cab.

Rutherford Hill Winery

f I could say, I wish all wineries would make their tasting free if a bottle of wine is purchased. I get that they have buses with tipsy people in them visit and have to charge those folks. But we're buyers so tasting means sampling for a sale.
Our tasting room person made a great reference that spoke to me -- maybe he had another sense. He said one wine was good for eating pizza and watching March Madness. And this was in early March. I love March Madness! The winery is up on the hill so the view is amazing. If you do the tour, they will take you around and show you but if you just go for the tasting, you can always walk around on your own and enjoy the view. They have 3 tours a day starting at 11:30am.

Vouchaine Vineyards

Located off the beaten path and decidedly unpretentious, an afternoon visit to Bouchaine is a favorite. Their wine is quite good, especially considering the mostly modest bottle prices. Their riesling is crisp and wonderful, perfect for a warm sunny afternoon. Their pinots are excellent. There is a self-guided tour through the vineyards that offers great views of the southern Napa Valley.

Burgess Cellars

Burgess is a fantastic local independent winery that puts out some amazing wines without the backing of the majors that most of the more well-known wineries in the area have. Their wines are definitely worth seeking out and asking for. I'm sure you will be most pleasantly surprised.

Behrens and Hitchock

Behrens Family Winery is an enchanting winery that makes some of the best red wine in Napa Valley. Known previously as Behrens & Hitchcock and Erna Schein, this winery is now called Behrens Family Winery, although some of their wines are labeled with the previous winery names and all of their wines have whimsical names that might confuse you. All of the bottles have labels with unusual artwork and phrases. It is all very creative and playful, with word plays mixed with a diversity of art and cartoons. In direct contrast to all of this is the seriousness of the wines.

Temple Family Vineyards

A respect for terroir and organic farming practices have produced some of the finest grapes in the Napa Valley
appellation. Temple Family Vineyards marries the fine art of winemaking with this exceptional fruit. You can order
Temple Family wines via their website.

Corison Winery

The Corison Winery, in its timeless Victorian-style barn, is situated in the heart of Cathy's beloved Kronos Vineyard. With eight acres planted exclusively to St. Georges rootstock, Kronos is a historic treasure. As one of the last old Cabernet Vineyards in the Napa Valley, it is one of the few vineyards to have produced world class fruit continuously for more than four decades. Farmed organically and growing on gravelly loam soils, the gnarly old veterans produce scant yields that result in wines of rare concentration and refinement. They are juicy with blackberry and plum fruit and complex with a mineral note and exquisite violet perfume.


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