Napa Sonoma

Winery List

Requirements: Good wine, Good setting, child-friendly, $50 limit on tasting for 1

Domaine Carneros (Napa)Domaine Carneros

James Cole (Napa) – good setting, good location, good wine, no viewJames Cole Winery

Signorello Estate (Napa) – Good viewsSignorello Estate Winery Napa

Mumm (Napa) – good setting, good sparkling wine, can get pretty crowded (requires 21+)Mumm Napa

Louis M Martini (St Helena/Napa) – good setting, OK wine ($60 tasting)Louis M Martini Winery

Clos Pegase (Calistoga) – No views, interesting buildingClos Pegase Calistoga

MacRostie Winery & Vineyards (Healdsburg) – Good View, Not crowdedMacRostie Healdsburg

Hanna Winery (Healdsburg) – Good View, Picnic Tables, Not crowdedHanna Winery Healdsburg

Artesa Estate Vineyards and Winery (Napa) – Great views (Vault like setting and pool at the entrance)Artesa Winery Napa

Castello di Amorosa (Calistoga / Napa Valley) – the castle is worth checking out once, wines are OKCastello Di Amorosa

Chateau Montelena (Calistoga / Napa Valley) – Historically significant winery, impressive Chateau, nice ambience, World famous ChardonnayChateau Montelena

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards + Roots Run Deep Winery (Napa) – two wineries on the same property, great driveway, great views, awesome outdoor seating, good wines, cheese plate availableJamieson Ranch

Domaine Chandon (Yountville / Napa Valley) – big commercial busy operation, part of the LVMH empire, good sparkling wine, this one is VERY skippableDomaine Chandon

Sterling Vineyards (Calistoga / Napa Valley) – cable car to get up the hill to the winery, great views from the top, self-guided walk-around tour of the winery, ticket includes the cable car ride and a tasting, wines are averageSterling Vineyards

Viansa Sonoma (Sonoma) – Great views, Good outdoor seating. This is by far the best tasting experience in Napa/Sonoma. Buy a bottle (reasonable prices) and a cheese plate and find a place on the terrace.Viansa Sonoma

Gundlach Bundschu (Sonoma) – OK views, outdoor picnic tables, Cheese plate availableGundlach Bundschu Sonoma

St Francis Winery (Santa Rosa) – Good setting, good wine, Cheese pairing and Food pairing availableSt Francis Winery Santa Rosa

  • Jacuzzi Vineyards – Good wine, good setting. Also offers olive oil tasting. Good balsamic vinegar avail in gift shop.
  • Cline Cellars – Crowded tasting room, suboptimal location, average wines – SKIP