Napa Valley wine tastings and tours

 
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Hall401 St. Helena Highway South (Highway 29), St. Helena;(707) 967-2620,www.hallwines.com.Guided tours -- which include tastings and a tour of the Architectural Gallery -- are offered daily by appointment. $30 Ehler's Estate3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena;(707) 963-5972,www.ehlersestate.com.Tast...

By Kevin Garbee // 07.30.08
 

Hall
401 St. Helena Highway South (Highway 29), St. Helena;
(707) 967-2620,
www.hallwines.com.
Guided tours -- which include tastings and a tour of the Architectural Gallery -- are offered daily by appointment. $30

Ehler's Estate
3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena;
(707) 963-5972,
www.ehlersestate.com.
Tastings in the historic winery building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Free.

Storybook Mountain Vineyards
3835 Highway 128, Calistoga;
(707) 942-5310,
www.storybookwines.com.
Tours and tastings Mondays through Saturdays by appointment, in the estate's wine caves. Free for groups under 10.

Chateau Montelena
1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga;
(707) 942-5105,
www.montelena.com.
Tastings from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, $15. You are free to tour the grounds, including the historic château building, on your own.

Mansfield Winery
1291 Conn Valley Road, St. Helena;
(707) 963-1987,
www.mansfieldwinery.com.
Sip some of Richard Mansfield's exciting wines against the backdrop of the old Franco-Swiss Winery. Tour and tastings by appointment only. Free.

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery
1902 Madrona Ave., St. Helena;
(707) 963-0134,
www.spottswoode.com.
This beautiful property consists of the old Kraft Winery and the former George Schonewald estate. Tours and tastings are offered at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, by appointment. Free.

Regusci Winery
5584 Silverado Trail, Napa;
(707) 254-0403,
www.regusciwinery.com.
Stop in between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. Tastings of three wines, $10; five wines, $25.

Far Niente
1350 Acacia Drive, Oakville;
(707) 944-2861,
www.farniente.com.
Ultra-premium wines. Tours of the historic winery, including a tasting of five wines paired with cheese, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, by appointment. $50

Frog's Leap
8815 Conn Creek Road, Rutherford;
(800) 959-4704,
www.frogsleap.com.
The former Adamson Winery, built in 1884, has been lovingly and impressively restored. Tours and tastings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Reservations are suggested.