The Napa Valley is best known for great wine ever since the 1976 Judgement of Paris Tasting cemented its worldwide reputation as a premium grape growing and winemaking area. And with over 400 wineries and tasting rooms to choose from the length and breadth of the valley we decided to be your guide and point you to some of our favorites.
As an added bonus our valued guests at SENZA can avail of complimentary wine tastings at each of the wineries featured below. When booking your stay in the Napa Valley with us, please ask about these exclusive wine tasting opportunities.
Nestled in the heart of the Rutherford AVA in the Napa Valley Alpha Omega have been crafting "artisanal wines" since 2005. Early in their history wine critic Robert Parker wrote of Alpha Omega "This relatively new Rutherford winery continues to turn out impressive wines that merit attention from consumers" and under the ownership of Robin and Michelle Baggett Alpha Omega continues to produce sought after wines.
Alpha Omega are hosting outdoor wine tasting experiences and bottle service on their beautiful and spacious terraces from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. They also offer outdoor private tasting experiences. Reservations are required at all times with a maximum party size of six. You'll find more details on their Wine Tasting Experiences here.
Kathryn and Craig acquired the historic St. Helena Bergfeld Winery in 2003 and re-opened as HALL St. Helena in July of that year. Fast forward a decade to 2013 when the Hall family completed the restoration of the 1885 Bergfeld Winery and merged history and innovation with the completion of California's first LEED® Gold Certified winery.
2013 also marked the opening of a stunning new Visitor Center that offers visitors to the Napa Valley a wide range of wine tasting experiences of wines that span the vineyards of the Napa Valley. Adding to the visitor experience at HALL Wines is the collection of art including the now iconic "Bunny Foo Foo" that was installed in 2014.
Founded in 1997, by Darioush Khaledi and his wife Shahpar, Darioush winery is the culmination of a lifelong aspiration to share the art, architecture, wine, craftsmanship and culture that inspired their journey.
Making wines from vineyard sites that others overlooked, Darioush and his winemaker Steve winemaker Steve Devitt have focused intently on site selection and cooler microclimates in Southern Napa Valley - high atop Mount Veeder and the maritime-influenced Valley floor in the Oak Knoll District. Darioush is committed to a Bordeaux-style of winemaking - a blended style they long admired for the potential to truly express a wine's character.
Darioush offers a number of wine tasting experiences that offer the discerning wine taster both introductory and in-depth tasting of the Darioush wines.
While exploring Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa you are surrounded by choice after choice with one of those being which Tasting Room should you visit. WALT Wines in the Oxbow District offers some fun and informative tasting that allow you to discover the Pinot Noir grape, a lighter and more delicate grape variety that is considered to pair well with many food styles. Find out more about the WALT Wines wine tastings here.
With Pinot Noir grapes sourced from cooler climate vineyards in the Carneros region of the Napa Valley and beyond WALT Wines also offers a number of Chardonnay's and for limited time each year their highly sought after Rose of Pinot Noir.
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