Girard's goal is to highlight the flavors of Napa Valley and its rich, ripe grapes. A small portion of the winery's portfolio also comes from grapes grown in Sonoma's upscale Russian River Valley, where cool weather offers ideal conditions for Chardonnay.
Kiamie WIne Cellars blends grapes from the distictive Westside of Paso Robles vineryards into wines of expression and uncompromising quality. Kiamie: key ah' mee.
Belle Marie Winery and Chateau Dragoo are located on the Escondido Wine and Culinary Campus in North Escondido along Interstate 15. Belle Marie Winery's facility encompasses a 20,000 gallon winery, three tasting rooms, multiple corporate and reception venues, educational facilities, a gourmet garden and a demonstration vineyard with varietals from around the world.
The tasting was a blast, the guy behind the counter was knowledgeable and funny. Why can't all tasting rooms have this kind of service? He listened to what we said and altered our tasting to fit our palate. Excellent service.
Deerfield is a winery where you're encouraged to sit and enjoy your wine. You're not crowded around a tasting bar, fighting for space and attention in order to sip your wine. Instead, the tasting takes place in a cave, with tables and chairs everywhere - encouraging everyone to have a seat, enjoy their wine and the sommeliers will be around to pour the wine.
If you're looking for a different experience than your typical Napa Valley tasting room, then I highly recommend that you take the trip to Viader.
High above the Valley floor, Viader has some of the prettiest views around.
They also have excellent wines. In addition to their highly regarded Cab blend, the winery makes a yummy Syrah and under another label, DARE, even does a termpranillo.
The tasting is pricey, but the staff really tries to give you your money's worth. If you have time, ask to see the underground wine caves.
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.
Saint Helena Road Winery is a tiny winery on the west side of Spring Mountain. 20 acres are planted of the 5 Bordeaux varietals. Saint Helena has 3 brands: Roy J. Maier Cabernet Sauvignon, Maier Family Meritage, and Maier Family Cenote. They are all Bordeaux blends. Saint Helena Roads Winery grows all varietals on our estate property and do not buy or sell any fruit.
A boutique winery and grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot on our 13 acre Napa Valley Vineyard & Olive Ranch. Eagle Eye is our wine brand. Blends are our specialty. AlphaWOLF Olive Oil is made from our Tuscan orchard.
Livingston Moffett Wines is located in the heart of the Howell Mountain Appellation. This family-run winery uses a hands on approach to farming, winemaking, and sales to produce finely crafted wines. Trent Moffett is a second-generation vintner and carefully selects grapes from vineyards around the Napa Valley as well as from his family’s vineyard to make top-notch wine.