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Dancing Hares Vineyard

Dancing Hares Vineyard produces a Bordeaux style blend from grapes located at the base of Howell Mountain. Producing since 2003, the winery has achieved impressive scores of 95 from both Robert Parker and Wine Spectator. The collaborative team of winemaker Andy Erickson, vineyard manager David Abreu, and consulting winemaker Michel Rolland, along with owners Paula Brooks and Robert Cook produces both Dancing Hares and a sister label, Mad Hatter.

13 Appellations

logo of 13 appellations

13 Appelations - Against this trend of vineyard-designated wines comes THIRTEEN — a wine made not from not just one vineyard, but from a baker’s dozen, each one more esteemed than the next. What distinguishes these vineyards is that they have been chosen as the best representatives of their respective sub-appellations: Howell Mountain, Rutherford, etc. Napa Valley has 13 of these sub-appellations or did when we picked the fruit.

Milla Vineyards

Are you looking for the perfect wine to complement your next meal? Do you want a naturally produced wine at a reasonable price? Then come to Milla Vineyards, a full-process winery that does everything from start to finish by hand from growing the grapes, picking the grapes, and crushing the grapes.

The Singing Winemaker

The Singing Winemaker is just one of the wineries at Tesla Vintners, Livermore’s First Community tasting Room and Event Facility. Steve Powell, owner, winemaker, and yes, The Singing Winemaker, can be found singing on any given Saturday or Sunday afternoon as guests taste wines from the Singing Winemaker and other wineries at Tesla Vintners in the 120+ year old farmhouse that is now a beautiful tasting room.

Murrieta's Well Winery

Although the original settler may have been Joaquin Murrieta, the bandit who favored the water at the property’s artesian well, it was a French native whom recognized the land’s potential for amazing wine quality. Louis Mel bought the 92-acre property in 1883 and built a winery into the hillside adjacent to the well. The old stone winery building is a gorgeous example of early California architecture. Local timber and rustic concrete made from gravel gathered from the nearby Arroyo Mocho Creek were used in the construction.

William Hill Winery

The views are beautiful, the wines are great and the staff are all excellent; informative about the wines and the region. Rosalyn has poured for us several time and is professional and adorable. Make a reservation, get the Bench wine tasting, claim any one of many spots overlooking the valley and relax. All the wines we tasted were pretty good, the service was great, and the atmosphere fantastic!They treat you well and the location is awesome. It is also dog friendly which is a plus.

The Blending Lab Winery

Try a unique experience. The Blending Lab Winery is an off-winery tasting room in the heart of Los Angles, near the original Farmer's Market. While this little winery sources wine-grapes from around California they make sure the wine is being made right there in Los Angles. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at wine blending? The Blending Lab Winery offer classes in Wine Blending so that you can create your very own blend.*

Mon      closed (private events only)
Tues     closed
Wed      5:00pm to 9:00pm
Thur     5:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri        5:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat       2:00pm to 9:00pm
Sun      2:00pm to 9:00pm



Laujor Estate Winery

Stroll through the vines of Laujor Estate Winery.  Your walk to the tuscan style tasting room where often you will be greeted by the winemaker. Enjoy with your friends and family or make new friends as you relax and sip our award winning wines in our courtyard. The views here are breathtaking! 
Hours: Daily | 11 am - 5 pm

Tentura Vineyards

Tenuta Vineyards is about the experience: approaching the tasting room and walking through the door, you’ll know you’ve arrived somewhere special. A relaxed atmosphere ideal for conversation, celebration, enjoying great wines and being with great friends. Whether you’re seeking an intimate, quiet spot for two, or indulging in a group outing with friends, Tenuta’s knowledgeable and outgoing staff will serve you a wine to remember!

Barlow Vineyards

Wow! What a great place to come across. I have been coming up to Napa for the past few years now and I have tasted alot of good wine but Barlow wines might be some of the best wines I have tasted in Napa Valley and not many people know about it!

It's a family owned business with a father (Warren) and his son (Barr) who run the tastings at Warren's house on the Silverado trail. They only do two tasting appointments a day, so try and get an appointment ahead of time. There wines are fantastic! They do a Merlot, Zin, Sauvignon Blanc, Curvee blend and Cabernet Sauvignon. My favorite was the Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. They only make around 1,000 cases in total production a year and approaching their goal of 2,000 case a year!


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