California USA is one of the world’s biggest wine producers and fall season is the perfect time to tour the local wineries and vineyards, epitomized by world famous Napa Valley – throw in a few cheeky tasting sessions and you’re all set!
Dry Creek Vineyard, Healdsburg, California
The single vineyard wines are crafted from the elite fruit of exclusive vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley. Signature wines reflect poise and accord by melding fruit from both the Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley designations. Each wine has a marked flavor that conveys the terroir of the respective vineyard.
200 acres of preserved vineyards are the basis of this winery. Dry Creek Valley is recognized for producing Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and the Bordeaux assortments. The Russian River Valley is acknowledged for producing renowned grapes essential for exquisite Chardonnay.
The Tasting Room suggests an array of flavorful sampling. Enjoy beautiful picnic grounds commingled with a Dry Creek Wine. Experience newly established tasting and tour options for an observation of the winery that are educational, interactive and fun.
Beringer Vineyard, St. Helena, California
Jacob Beringer transferred a legacy from breath-taking Mainz, Germany. In perceiving the excellence and capability of grape cultivation in the Napa Valley, there were created vineyards that are part of a living heritage.
Embrace features that bestow tours, tastings, events, educational seminars, and corporate/group experiences for the utmost encounters.
Suggestions of red, white, and dessert wines while enlightening partakers on the theory of pairing wines with complimentary foods. The Beringer vineyards are located in delightful Sonoma and Napa Valleys.
Chateau Montelena Winery, Calistoga, California
Situated among 254 acres near the base of Mount Saint Helena, boasting a stone castle carved into the hillside. The estate was established in 1882.
The Montelena wine list renders an extensive inventory of current fruity, but balanced wines. The register itemizes wines that produce consistent quality year after year. Matured wines are stowed and released for purchase intermittently.
The movie “Bottle Shock” is a fictionalization based on Montelena’s award winning 1973 chardonnay of the famed 1976 Paris Tasting. The outcome of this sampling proved that Montelena could yield a bit of the world’s supreme wines.
Merryvale Vineyards, St. Helena, California
Walk through the beautiful landscaped gardens accentuated by an elegant fountain, nevertheless surrounded by excellent shopping and dining. The Cask Room comperes private events, seasonal wine club events and winemaker dinners. Private tours, tastings and seminars provide unique experiences for guests and are available by engagement.
Merryvale Vineyards presents a prestigious sundry of wine selections. Introductions to a team of vineyard locations include Merryvale’s Estate Vineyard Solstice Vineyards sited in St. Helena, the heart of Napa Valley. And Merryvale’s Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard that is set in misty Carneros, in southern Napa Valley
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, California
Located in Napa Valley and comprised of three transcendent vineyards; Wappo Hill Vineyard, To Kalon Vineyard, and Carneros. Wappo Hill Vineyard is planted principally to yield Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The To Kalon Vineyard is defined by the Ancient Greek word which connotes “the highest beauty” and provides a rich reserve for the foundation of the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, and Oakville District Cabernet Sauvignon.
Entails four categories of wine: reserve, district, winery exclusive and Napa Valley. These classifications encompass some of the most exceptional blends presented to wine connoisseurs. The assortment of wine generated epitomizes the fine art of wine making.
Proposes five wine sampling tours. The tours incorporate education in relation to wine making. The instruction embraces fermentation and barrel aging, history of vineyards, learning of wine tasting fundamentals, and the inspiration that wine and music possess over both.
By Julie Bowman