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Crane Family Vineyards

Crane offers some excellent reds in a beautiful, unassuming, and unpretentious format. Your proprietor, Tom Crane, a second generation owner/grower, will sit out on the lovely porch and describe each one of his wonderful wines. No pressure to buy here; the wines sell themselves. Tom offers a Cab, Merlot, a Bordeaux blend called Allison's cuvee (named after the winemaker), and a Port all at good prices.
While the estate is small and lacks the flash and polish of larger operations, the hospitality and great wines more than made up for it. If you are the adventurous type and want to go off the beaten path for a warm Napa afternoon at a boutique winery, by all means give Tom a call.

Starry Night Winery

Starry Night Winery primary focus at Starry Night Winery is Zinfandel, which accounts for over 60% of their production. We think Zinfandel, which is uniquely American, is not only a great wine, but also offers a significant value.

Opus One Winery

Beautiful property with elegant tasting rooms and a lovely upper balcony for you to enjoy your "tasting" on. They don't do the typical 1oz tasting that most wineries offer. Opus One's tastings are full glasses of their two wines being offered that season.
Opus One, unlike many other wineries, offers intimiate tours just to your group. There's no feeling of being herded along with 15 other strangers, straining to hear what the winemaker or guide is trying to say.

Caleb, our guide, was perfect. He spent just the right amount of time on relevant topics and in each area of the winery. We saw the barrel room, the vines, all the sorting processes, the vats, the winemaking room, even some executive offices! This was service at its best. We were given the Overture (2009, I think), Opus One 2009, and Opus One 2006 to taste throughout our two-hour tour.

I wouldn't recommend this winery if you are with 15 friends on a party bus, looking to get drunk. Or if you're just looking to "check out" Napa for the first time. Or if you couldn't tell the difference between red wine or white wine with red food coloring . The money and the prestige are not worth it. It's a special treat to learn and experience Opus On

Beaulieu Vineyards

The tasting room is gorgeous. Vaulted ceilings, warm earth tones & wood accents, and a lovely welcoming atmosphere. Everyone working here is friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. The fee for a standard tasting is $15....unless you're with a club member (or are one yourself). My favorite visit here was with some friends of ours when we got to do a reserve tasting downstairs, book an appt ahead of time. Wonderful !! The reserve Chardonnay is amazing. And the Tapestry - ohhhh!

Joseph Flilppi Winery

At Joseph Filippi WInery history and tradition of the Filippi winegrowing family continues and flourishes today with each new vintage as 4th generation Joseph 'J.P.' Filippi and his son Jared build upon over 90 years in the historic Cucamonga-Guasti winegrowing area. Since 1994, the Filippis have revitalized old vineyards and undertaken new vine plantings. They continue working to restore the historic Ellena Bros./Regina Winery with the City of Rancho Cucamonga.

Hours:
Mon      Closed
Tues     12:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed      Closed
Thur     12:00pm to 5:00pm
Fri        12:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat       12:00pm to 8:00pm
Sun      12:00pm to 6:00pm

Boeschen Vineyards

What a hidden gem! They only make four types of wine: sauvignon blanc, rosé, cabernet sauvignon, and a blend. Normally after you wine taste, you would just buy your favorite wines and leave the winery, right? Well, Doug, the vintner and now tour guide, then took us for a tour outside the wine cave and showed us the estate's 200+ year old rose, the extensive car collection residing in a renovated barn, and the fully restored functioning green house.

Burnsini Vineyards

When Tom Burnham and Jim Tomasini first became friends many years ago, little did they know that their names would one day be combined to form Burnsini Vineyards, LLC and that they would growing wine grapes and making delicious red wines. The vineyard is on a hill at 700ft. elevation. The grapes thrive in the warm summers on our ten acres. The vineyard is beautiful to see during the changing seasons. Tom and Jim the founders did all the stages of winemaking right on the premises from planting and picking to bottling with the help of many friends and family members. Today it is Brandi Greene winemaker and owner that cares on after the retirement of of Tom the founding winemaker. The winery is owned by wine enthusiast Beth Lemke. Burnsini Vineyards wines are aged in French and American oak barrels for two years.*

Hours:

Mon-Weds   Closed
Thurs    12:00pm to 5:00pm
Fri         12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sat        12:00pm to 5:00pm
Sun       12:00pm to 5:00pm

Signorello Vineyards

Great place to visit if you plan to do some wine tasting in the Napa Valley.
Decide what tasting you want, and you can even take your glass out back by he infinity pool and enjoy vineyard views, come back in, and get your next tasting, etc.

The staff at Signorello are very personable.

A pizza oven is currently being installed out on the back and Signorello will be doing wine and pizza on the patio. stop by Signorello Estate if you haven't been yet...Its definitely worth it!

Annadel Estate Winery

Since 2002, Annadel has been in the fine wine business, importing from legendary estates and wineries in France, and producing wines of excellence from California vineyards. Annadel is privately held by Sebastian and Estelle Lane and is located in St. Helena, California.

Sawyer Cellars

The property was replanted in 1984 and purchased by the Sawyer family in 1994. The vineyard extends back to the Napa River and is planted mostly with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, although they also grow some Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. Total production is only 6,400 cases, and all of their wines are estate grown and bottled. They sell off about 40% of the grapes they grow. A tasting is $10. The tour and tasting is $25. Reservations are required but easily made.

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