5 BEST VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS IN NAPA VALLEY 2017

5 BEST VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS IN NAPA VALLEY 2017

Valentine’s Day will be soon again fast approaching, and everyone wants to make this day special for their beloved ones by coming up with some great romantic ideas. If you are thinking of some romantic idea to make your significant other feel special on this day, what better place to celebrate this day than in the Napa Valley which will make the perfect Valentines day for both of you. The beautiful wine country in the Napa Valley will delight your senses and make the day a memorable one.  Below are 5 best valentines ideas in Napa Valley for 2017.

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Robert Mondavi Winery
Napa Valley has plenty of beautiful wineries that you can visit and enjoy the beauty of wine country nestled in the area. One of the best wineries in the valley is Robert Mondavi. This is the first commercial winery established in the year 1861 by Charles Krug. The Mondavi family bought it sometime later in 1943. The owners made their reputation as one of the best winemakers in the Napa Valley. You will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of wines produced by them. The winery consists of beautiful grounds, and first timers will totally like this place. You have to make a reservation in advance before you go when you are going at a busy time.
This winery commissioned famous San Francisco artist Agelio Batle to construct a limited-edition work of art which is inspired by the vines of the renowned To Kalon vineyard. As a result, a finely sculpted decorative object and writing implement are present inside the winery. Their phone number
707-226-1395, and their website is www.robertmondaviwinery.com.

Beringer Vineyards
Another great historic winery to visit for first timers and valentine couples are the Beringer Vineyards. This winery was founded in 1876 by two German brothers. There is a beautiful tunnel of trees which was planted by the brothers in 1885. The lush landscape, the farmhouse and the stone winery give a treat to the eyes. They have plenty of tastings like the wine and chocolate pairings that allow you to discover how wine and chocolate complement each other.  You should taste locally handcrafted chocolates from Anette’s Chocolates that are excellently paired with amazing Beringer wines. Cheese also serves as a perfect companion to their wine and the locally sourced cheese from small dairies pair well with expertly chosen Beringer wines. Their phone number is 707-302-7592, and their website is www.beringer.com.

Napa Valley Wine Train
The best restaurants to dine are found here in this wine country which will give you the perfect Valentines day you have celebrated ever. The Vista Dome dinner served on the Pullman domed rail car gives the most romantic private dining experience. The delectable meal begins with a complimentary California sparkling wine and continues with a sumptuous multiple course dinner. The Vista Dome care is an elevated and stylish dining car that is built using Honduran Mahogany paneling. The meal is prepared by Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald, who provides you a distinctive menu for dining. The meals are freshly prepared using fresh ingredients and hormone-free meat, fish, etc.. The place has a reserved seating for guests and it hosts up to 56 dining guests. To make a reservation, you have to call on 800.427.4214 and log into their website winetrain.com/dinner/vista-dome for more information.

Addendum by Thomas Keller
Another great restaurant to dine in on a perfect valentines day is Addendum. This shack in the kitchen garden serves the best lunch in the entire valley. Their buttermilk, fried chicken, smoked meat all are amazing and delectable. They serve the divine take on deli potato salad and at a very reasonable price. The coleslaw is also great, and the place serves the best Thomas Keller chicken that you could ever taste. The outdoor area in the back of Ad Hoc is perfect for a little lunch break. Their phone number is 707-944-1565, and their website is www.thomaskeller.com/ad-hoc/addendum.

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Lavender Hill Spa
One of the best spas in the Napa Valley and is situated in the wine country town of Calistoga in an elegant terraced garden hillside. It is charming and intimate and is the best place to go for a perfect Valentines day experience. You can come here to escape from the pressure of everyday life and receive massage from the best massage therapists in the town. Their phone number is 707-942-4495, and their website is www.lavenderhillspa.com.

The Spa Solage at Solage Calistoga
The Spa Solage is another great place to relax and is situated at the heart of the Solage Napa Valley Resort. It is beautifully designed and offers relaxing and rejuvenating services that involve many new therapies like renowned Calistoga mud and mineral water therapies. Their phone number is 707-226-0825, and the website is www.solagecalistoga.com.

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Visiting all these places will be the best idea for a perfect Valentines day for romantic couples, and they will enjoy to the fullest here in the valley.

2016 Uber Napa Valley or Driver Service to visit Napa Wineries?

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Updated 2016 – Is there Uber or Driver Service to visit Napa Valley Wineries?  A user on TripAdvisor Napa Valley Forum asks this question.

Here is the original question:

My husband and I are headed to Napa Valley in the next few weeks and are trying to decide what type of transportation we will use while we are there. We are staying in St. Helena and plan to visit various wineries in the valley. He is convinced that we will be able to Uber between wineries, but I am not so sure. Does anyone have any insight to the reliability of Uber service in and around the Napa Valley? The most recent posts I found were from spring 2014.

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Below are some of the answers from various users and Destination experts on TripAdvisor

lvmil
I just used Uber this weekend to go from Napa (south end of the city) to Yountville and back. The round trip cost was extremely reasonable and the wait time was less than 2 minutes both ways. So to reiterate what other said on this form, it can be used to go wineries (there are many tasting rooms in both downtown Napa and Yountville). But you need to be in area with cell service so something to consider when planning your itineraries.

 

Ms.NapaValley:
To do a day of touring wineries, I do not suggest you rely on Uber. There are not nearly enough cars to expect to get where you need to go when you need to be there. Especially if you make reservations for smaller wineries and need to be there at a certain time.

You have several options. You can hire a designated driver for YOUR car or rental car. You can do a group tour. Or you can hire a car and driver for the day.

SFSusanW:
Given the nature of the valley, I suspect Uber drivers are still thin on the ground there. Uber is a concept that works best in areas of dense population and high demand, neither of which is the Napa Valley. Perhaps you can persuade your husband by telling him that even if you can get a cell signal and find an available Uber driver in the valley, they may be 30-45 minutes away from you. It’s much more convenient to have a driver at your beck and call all day… if you finish up somewhere early, you can leave right away.

(Most people, by the way, simply rent cars and either have a designated driver or take turns tasting, or the driver tastes and spits. This is the most flexible and least expensive option. It also solves the problem of how to get to the valley if you don’t have a rental car, how to get to dinner, etc.)

Also, be sure that you are sorting your TA forum search results by ‘date’, not ‘relevance’… I’m pretty sure there have been more recent conversations about Uber, none of which I recall as being more positive.

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NapaValleyNanny:
With the true statements above – I’m also wondering what the advantage of Uber would be in such a setting?

They are ultimately a ‘taxi’ service that drops off people from point to point. They don’t help with reservations, assist with your itinerary, more than likely have no real connections with winery or vineyard owners… Also, I don’t think they want to sit and wait and hour while people do tours inside wineries. Maybe I’m wrong? Seems like Uber is definitely a SF thing, not a Wine tour operator/ wine country thing…

Tell hubby to spend a few extra bucks for a genuine Private Tour Driver! Either way, we all thank you for not drinking and driving…. a big thank you!

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Napa on a budget

Visiting Napa Valley can be very very expensive, in 2016 most wineries charge $20 to $40 or more per person for wine tasting. But no worries, there is a way to do Napa Valley on a budget and save on wine tasting fees with discount coupons & deals. Yup, you CAN do Napa on a budget, we will share some insider tips & tricks on how to get completely FREE wine tasting coupons, 2 for 1 wine tastings and discounted & deals by downloading certain FREE Apps and by going to certain websites and few other hacks do to Napa Valley on a budget!

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Robert Mondavi Winery: Finally, Robert Mondavi Winery has a discount coupon!  You have to see this iconic winery as its THE most famous winery in Napa Valley Coupon | Winery map | Robert Mondavi Website

Castello di Amorosa: Napa Castle Winery (Castello di Amorosa) now has a discount coupon for FREE Wine Tasting! You’ve got to see the castle, it even has a torture chamber! Get the coupon on a FREE App called Winery Finder App iPhone | Android | Winery Map | Castello di Amorosa Website

Sterling Winery & Vineyards: Its one of the most unique wineries in Napa Valley and the only winery with a sky tram taking you atop a 300 foot knoll, views from here are breathtaking! The Winery Finder App is the only place where you can get a discount offer for Sterling Winery & Vineyards iPhone | Android | Winery Map | Sterling Winery Website

Beringer Vineyards & Winery: An incredibly beautiful winery in St. Helena,. Founded in 1875, Beringer Vineyards is “the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa. Coupon Winery Map | Beringer Winery Website

V. Sattui Winery: Its the most fun winery in Napa Valley and seems like there is always a party there.  You can taste fabulous wines, enjoy a Napa picnic from the on site Italian style deli! With Winery Finder App you can get a 2 For 1 wine tasting discount coupon, get the app for  iPhone | Android Winery Map  | V. Sattui Winery Website

Domaine Chandon Winery: Known for sparkling wines, but also producing still reds and whites.  Domaine Chandon discount wine tasting coupon comes and goes, it usually first comes back on the Winery Finder App, check the FREE often you can get a 2 For 1 wine tasting discount coupon, get the app Winery Finder App | Winery Map  | Domaine Chandon Website

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Domaine Carneros Winery: Also known for sparkling winesone of the few wineries where you can relax and enjoy table service in the elegant salon or on the terrace overlooking exquisite views of the endless vineyard. Domaine Carneros discount wine tasting coupon can only be found on the Winery Finder App | Winery Map  | Domaine Carneros Website

Chateau Montelena: Chateau Montelena is a Napa Valley winery most famous for winning the white wine section of the historic “Judgment of Paris” wine competition. And yes, there is a discount wine tasting coupon deal for Chateau Montelena Coupon | Winery Map  | Chateau Montelena Website

Beaulieu Vineyards (BV Winery): Beaulieu Vineyards is the longest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. BV does have a 2 For 1 wine tasting discount deal Coupon | Winery Map  | BV Winery Website

Grgich Hill Estate Winery: Grgich Hills Estate’s founder Mike Grgich played a part in putting Napa Valley on the map in the 1976 Judgement of Paris. Now you can visit and learn all about it with a coupon for extra library pour deal, get the free Winery Finder App  iPhone | Android | Winery Map  | Grgich Hills Website

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Beringer Vineyards & Winery

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The epitome of a modern classic, Beringer Vineyards & Winery has been Napa Valley’s benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876. Winemaker Laurie Hook crafts classic wines from Napa’s finest appellations and Beringer’s exceptional collection of vineyards. A winemaking legacy of more than 130 years is reflected in an acclaimed portfolio of wines which are collected worldwide. The historic estate in St. Helena offers a tradition of hospitality that defines the Napa Valley. Click here to get 2 For 1 Wine Tasting Coupon from Beringer Winery & Vineyards

Beringer Vineyards & Winery is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley, and in 2001, the estate was placed on the National Register for Historic Places as an Historic District. Jacob Beringer’s foresight in recognizing the quality and potential of grape growing in the Napa Valley is part of the living heritage of Beringer Vineyards. With the present use of state-of-the-art technology applied to age-old traditions, Beringer Vineyards’ wines continue to reflect a single-minded dedication to the making of memorable wines from great Napa Valley vineyards.

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In 1971, in a push toward building the quality of its wines, Beringer hired veteran winemaker Myron Nightingale. Myron modernized the winemaking facility, bringing in temperature-controlled steel tanks and replacing the winery’s old barrels with new French oak. With long-range vision, he also insisted on upgrading and expanding the vineyards because of his belief that great wines begin on the vines.

To recognize the better quality of fruit becoming available to him, Myron began making limited production wines, including a 1973 Centennial Cabernet Sauvignon and a 1974 Centennial Chardonnay. Both wines were released in 1976 to celebrate Beringer’s 100th birthday.

Edward Sbragia joined Beringer as Myron’s assistant in 1976 and, with his mentor’s blessing, began experimenting with fermenting Chardonnay in small French oak barrels and other techniques not widely used in California at the time. And when Beringer first acquired Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from the Lemmon Ranch (later called Chabot Vineyard) in 1977, Myron and Ed knew they had the makings of a distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon in a big, rich style, and they kept the lot separate from grapes from other vineyards.

The 1978 Private Reserve was released to even greater critical acclaim. In subsequent years, Beringer has achieved a Private Reserve with every vintage. Each vintage has produced different fruits, different flavors and a different challenge to the team as they make their critical decisions about viticulture, fruit maturity, oak selection and assemblage.

Today, Laurie carries on the exemplary standard of quality, consistency and balance that the Beringer Private Reserve is known for worldwide. After over two decades producing these reserve wines, her goal remains unchanged from those that preceded her: to make the best Cabernet Sauvignon that Napa Valley can produce – an achievement that has surpassed even Jacob Beringer’s ambitious early vision for the winery.

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12 Best Napa Valley Wineries To Visit

12 Best Napa Valley Wineries To Visit

California’s Napa Valley is buzzing with people from all across the world for wine tasting at world renowned wineries. Napa Valley is world famous for its wineries and is the top travel destination for vacations, honeymoons, family tours etc. A tour to the Napa Valley is a dream come true for every food aficionado. It is a thrilling holiday spot and America’s capital for gourmet food and wine. For any food enthusiastic, Napa Valley turns out to be an exotic destination. Read more on Napa Valley

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Napa Valley is situated in California, and it is the second most visited destination by people from all over the world after the Disneyland. The valley offers panoramic views as it reveals the practice of the wine making. It is a unique opportunity to look at some of the best wineries that happens to be all gathered in the Napa Valley.  If you are planning a visit to the Napa valley for its wineries, perhaps you would like to visit the best ones. Listed below are the best wineries to visit in Napa Valley.

Domaine Chandon Winery
The winery is stretched on the quiet region of Napa Valley. It is a redwood winery maintained with the touch of elegance. The tour leads you to the winery and another elaborate cave that gives a homespun atmosphere. The wine tasting room is just nearby located wherein the visitors can taste an array of wines including the outstanding Syrah, Cabernet Sauvigon and Chardonnay. Click here to get wine tasting coupon for Domaine Chandon Winery

Grgich Hills Estate Winery
It is one of those few vineyards that doesn’t charges fee for visiting, or need a prior appointment. The winery makes some of the exceptional wines that are huge in demand such as Cabernet. You can have your tasting session at the wine tasting room here. 
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V. Sattui Winery
Not just known for its best wines in the world, but for its Victorian mansion surrounding. The vineyard happens to be open to the tourist 4 years ago. It is open for Napa weddings, and various group events. The tour includes visiting the cave vineyards where there are variety of grapes grown and horse barn filled with the wine making artifacts which is then send to the mansion for the tasting. 
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Mumm Napa Valley
You need to prior book your tour if you are visiting this esteemed vineyard. The tour includes array of wine tasting sessions. The vineyard combines the traditional care and the technological innovations to produce and preserve the quality of the wine. The grapes are handpicked and packed into small molded plastic containers known as “famous yellow boxes”.

Cakebread Cellars
The name doesn’t need any introduction. The vineyard surroundings remind you of the fairy tale. The Vineyard came into being 1973 which tells that it is oldest and the prospered vineyard of the Napa Valley. The owner of the vineyard leads to the tour through the hillside vineyard and to the caves. The vineyard tour ends with the tasting of some of the exceptional wines. 
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Robert Mondavi Winery
The view of this vineyard is astounding. It is the patio at the base of the 19
th century that offers an impressive view of the vineyard stretching towards the east. This vineyard is majorly known for producing Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a charismatic stone winery that is sparkling with various state of the art wine making equipment. 
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Castello Di Amorosa Winery
The vineyard is inspired by 13th century Tuscan castle; it engages the visitors all year round to see the vineyards. The tour is conducted in two groups one is minor that ranges from 5- 21 age group and the other one ranges from 21 onwards. For the minors there is castle tour arranged that takes in the medieval armory and the replica of dungeon. The crowd gets to see the historic main hall, courtyard and chapel. The vineyard produces Italian inspired wines. 
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Sterling Vineyards & Winery
It is the vineyard made to woo the kids. This charismatic winery welcomes its visitors to enjoy the self guided tour and stroll through to see their onsite collection. The entire vinery is surrounded by the white stucco that has feels like a mountain range. 
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Artesa Vineyards & Winery
It is no denying the fact that Artesa Estate has got the spectacular vineyard property. The chateau has a remarkable history and the family who bought it brought its own family accomplishment to mix. It is an amazing amalgamation of vineyard to explore. There is a wine bar aside to enjoy your drink and relax. Do not forgo the estate tour to learn the inspiring story of the estate which is one hundred and thirty years old. 
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Domaine Carneros Winery
It is an organically focused winery situated in the heart of Cameros. From the starting itself, the vineyard is known for producing sparkling wines. It lets you to explore the historic barn to experiencing their veggie gardens and wines are a wonderful experience. The winery has got picturesque ponds, beautiful gardens and one hundred and thirty acres of vines stretching as if they are endless touching the sky. If you are visiting the place with your family, do not worry they are surely going to enjoy.

Chateau Montelena
Once you have reached the vineyard you will experience and amazing picturesque surroundings that not only produces excellent wines but warm hospitality to its tourists. The wine tasting is done is a private lounge that gives you ample of time to sit and relax and enjoy the drink. The estate is spread across 234 acres hence get some energy going to visit the entire vineyard in one go. It produces some of the amazing French wines that put the California ahead of all.  Click here to get wine tasting coupon for Chateau Montelena Winery.

Beringer Vineyards & Winery
The vineyard is set on the loft plateau of the Napa Valley. It is housed in the redwood barn that doubles the airplane hangar. To have a look to the cave interiors and winery it is important that you took the guided tour and know the winery history. The cave opens to about 50000 square feet in height burrowed deep into the hill side through which visitors take the brief walk to explore the vineyard. This vineyard makes good Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet. 
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It is difficult to cover all these best wineries of the Napa Valley, therefore it is recommended to plan good amount of days to stay back and witness how these excellent amazing wines are prepared.  Read more on best wineries in Napa Valley.

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Napa Valley Wine Train – Is it worth it?

Napa Valley Wine Train – Is it worth it?

Experience the exotic feeling of traveling in Napa Valley Wine Train, more than century old train that is popular for serving assorted wine with food and lavish ambiance. The Napa Valley Wine Train journey is a round trip from town McKinstry Street Station in Napa to the world’s famous wine village, St. Helena and back. It’s a three-hour trip that covers 36 miles.

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No wonder Napa Valley Wine Train is listed as one of the 101 things to do before dying. This article will be one-step guide that briefs about hospitality during the tour and help you decide to do Napa Valley Wine Train or Not.

History of the train

The rail line was built in 1864 between Napa town and Calistoga. A passenger train took customers through the world famous vineyards of Napa to the resorts in Calistoga. It belonged to California Pacific Railroad and was later bought by Southern Pacific Railroad. The change in ownership brought curtains to the world famous rail line along Wine Country while rest were used for freight trains. Some people from Napa town realized the loss incurred from suspension of the railroad and sought help from Vincent DeDomenico, who bought it and re-launched the first passenger train ‘The Napa Valley Wine Train’ in late 1980s. Ever since, the DeDomenico family governed the company and ensured smooth functioning of the train.

The cars of the train belonged to early 1900s, popularly known as Pullman Cars. The current train runs with ten cars of which one is used for kitchen, one for power, four are used as longue cars and rest are seated for lavish lunch and dinner. Vista Dome, Gourmet, Silverado are popular choices for tourists.

Wine tasting bar on the train

The Wine Train offers passengers to taste variety of wine available from the collection. It varies for each package.

  1. Vista Dome Lunch offers a glass of sparkling wine as welcome drink.

  2. Vintner’s Lunch is another package that includes three glasses of wine from featured winery.

  3. Sip, and Supper offers wine tasting for 90 minutes in the lounge car.

  4. Apart from these, there is a specific list of tours that incorporates private trips to different vineyards across the valley and a maximum of two-hour rail trip with lunch.

  5. Moonlight Escape Dinner is a very special one on the menu that serves one glass of sparkling wine and two glasses of house wine.

In addition, the train also features Napa’s exclusive bar for wine tasting; it has nearly 40 varieties of local wine and costs tourists $10 for four samples. There are separate on-board charges for passengers who wish to carry wine bottles bought from the local vineyards.

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Restaurant on wheels

Napa Valley Wine Train is a restaurant on wheels and is unique for its specialty in Gourmet meal. Tourists also have an option of ordering off the menu with prior notice through the booking agent. Team of chefs have expertise of cooking based on individual requirement with sense of food allergy and restrictions. They ensure to cook and serve farm fresh veggies and healthy meat to our passengers.

Little more about the winery tours

Are you keen about wine tasting in private than a group? You should then opt from various winery tours of Napa Valley Wine Train.

  1. Castle Winery Tour – Includes visit to two select destinations of the valley in a reserved motor coach and later, authentic wine tasting and lunch served on a two-hour rail trip.

  2. Evening winery tour is for Saturday nights only with winery to yourself. Gourmet dinner will also be served.

  3. Ambassador winery tour offers tour in a private shuttle to Raymond and ZD vineyards. Lunch will be served later on the train. The shuttle drops at a pick-up point station for a tour on the train.

  4. Domaine Chandon winery tour is a step above Ambassador Tour with a touch of luxury in everything. It is well-known for sparkling wine served on the train.

  5. Grgich Hills winery tour and Valley First winery tour are the most economic ones on the list. These involve a lot of sightseeing of eastern vineyards.

Pros and Cons

A lot of positive online reviews suggest that this trip is one of its kinds. One has to experience the class and authenticity truly in everything that come in various packages. Many couples celebrate short honeymoon trips on the Napa Valley Wine Train. The scenic beauty of the Valley is not to be missed train trip. Tourists get to taste best in class and assorted range of local wine with lunch or dinner, and also live through wine preparation.

As for Cons,
We can’t think of too many, its best to let others do the talking and see what everyone is saying about the Napa Valley Wine Train on Yelp and be sure to also checkout reviews on Trip Advisor.  These two sites will give you pretty good idea of what to expect.

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An experience on the Napa Valley Wine Train will surely increase your memories and happiness, one to remember for a lifetime!

Whitehall Lane Winery | Napa Valley

Whitehall Lane Winery | Napa Valley

Whitehall Lane Winery | Napa Valley

Whitehall Lane Winery

Whitehall Lane Winery is a small, family owned winery in Napa Valley’s historic Rutherford appellation. We own approximately 140 acres of prime Valley-floor vineyards including the Leonardini Vineyard in St. Helena and are committed to making the finest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reserve wine.

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The winery continues to receive accolades and awards for producing some of the greatest wines in the world. In Wine Spectator Magazine’s year-end ranking of wines, Whitehall Lane has been honored an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted Winery of the Year from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine.

History

Whitehall Lane was founded in 1979 but the history of the soil cultivation dates back two centuries. In the mid 1800’s, Napa Valley settlers were drawn to the deep, loamy soils and ideal climate, planting high quality grape vines at the Whitehall Lane Winery site. A barn constructed in the early 1900’s for equipment storage is still used today. In 1979, two brothers started the winery and directed their winemaking efforts successfully to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They named the winery after the road that runs along the south border of the property, Whitehall Lane.

In 1993, the Leonardini Family of San Francisco took control of the Whitehall Lane estate. They updated the winemaking, instituted a new barrel-aging program and continued sourcing the finest vineyards. We started with one vineyard and now own seven prime vineyards that are the cornerstone on which the wines are made and include the Whitehall Lane Estate Vineyard, Millenium MM Vineyard and Bommarito Vineyard in the Rutherford Appellation, the Leonardini Vineyard and Fawn Park Vineyard in St. Helena, Oak Glen Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District and Rassi VIneyard in Sonoma. The Estate Vineyard is 25 acres of “Rutherford Dust” offering beautiful Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The Millenium MM Vineyard offers outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon fruit while the Bommarito Vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The Leonardini Vineyard is 14 acres of gravely soil yielding powerful Cabernet Sauvignon fruit and elegant yet intense Merlot grapes that go into the “Leonardini Vineyard” vineyard-designated wine. The Fawn Park Vineyard is on a gentle slope of Eastern hillside and produces intense Cabernet Sauvignon. The 25-acre Oak Glen Vineyard produces flavorful Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

In our short history, Whitehall Lane has developed into a world-class winery. The efforts of the Leonardini Family are evident in the recent run of accolades from wine publications but are even more apparent in the beautifully made, elegant wines we continue to make.

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