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Cosentino Winery

We were immediately greeted by Steve with a big smile. He took our group to a semi-private room to the right of the entrance. We all got the special reserve tasting and enjoyed all the reds - so much that I ended up buying a bottle of each one, oops! The tasting pours were very generous.

Liparita Cellars

One of the best cult wineries in Napa, and by far from a price to quality ratio, no one compares. Only a three person operation making some of the best wine in Napa. Liparita was one of Napa Valley’s most decorated of the ghost wineries, with a rich heritage dating back over a century. These infamous wineries of the bygone era were the pioneers of the great Napa wines of today.

Anselmo Vineyards

Anselmo Vineyards is a beautiful winery and ranch that cloaks 15 acres in Northern California. World-class cuisine at Anselmo Vineyards comes from a kitchen that serve their very own beef – a true pasture-to-plate affair. The winery offers a first class wine tasting room that proudly serve a variety of wines. San Anselmo Vineyards serves three red wines: a bold Cabernet Sauvignon, a full bodied Merlot, and a smooth blended Majorette.

Clif Bar Family Winery

Wine was suprisingly good, Cliff did have all of the hiking/biking gear all over the place. I am a huge fan of Cliff bars so it was nice to see they are serious about winemaking. The prices are good, it was only $15 to taste a bunch of wines, and it included an expresso drink!

Bevan Cellars

Back in 1995, when Victoria and Russel started (Russell Bevan and Victoria De Crescenzo), dating in Des Moines, their favorite game was “Guess the Wine.” They would take turns bringing a blind wine and make the other person guess the varietal and region. When the couple looks back on those dates, there is little mystery about how they arrived where they are today. "We started taking regular trips to wine country in California, where we met many of the finest winemakers. We were so inspired by them that to this day we follow many of their principles. Soon enough we were searching for property in our native California. Victoria spent three years trying to find the right site. Finally, she found her dream home on eight acres of land in Bennett Valley..."

Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery

Founded in 1998, Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery is one of the Best-Kept Secret destinations in Orange County, California. Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery is the first within the appellation to revitalize the tradition of making wine, well established in Anaheim at the turn of the nineteenth century. While not open to the public as a tasting room, Newport Beach Vineyards & Winer is open for private events and tastings by appointment only. *

Hours:
Mon     10:00 to 5:00pm
Tues    10:00 to 5:00pm
Weds    10:00 to 5:00pm
Thurs   10:00 to 5:00pm
Fri-      10:00 to 5:00pm
Sat-     Closed
Sun-    Closed

 

Grey Wolf Cellars

Joe Sr. and Shirlene Barton started Grey Wolf Cellars and Barton Family Wines i 1994. Sadly Joe Jr. was tasked with the at the age of 23 with carrying on the family legacy after his father trgically passed away in 1998. Joe has made the passing years his lifes mission to carry on his father's legacy and create a distinct style, sourcing from dry-farmed vineyards in the Paso Robles Willow Creek, Templeton Gap and Adelaida District AVA's.

Napa Wine Company

Great place to taste a lot of boutique wines. Friendly knowledgable staff. Great spot to taste a broad variety of wines from a number of wineries and winemakers! It's a custom crush facility, so a whole array of wines are represented and the tasting menu changes regularly. Pahlmeyer, Blackbird, Ghost Block and more are poured here. It's rather like Ma(i)sonry in Yountville, but without the art. Michael Pozzan's wines are always tasty and very affordable. Rob Lawson's Pavi wines and Fisticuffs also offer high quality at a very reasonable price. Definitely worth a stop to get some variety.

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.

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