Come for the wines, stay for the outdoors. Napa Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the world and nothing pairs better with our world-class wines than picture-perfect views. From rolling hills framed by majestic oaks to sweeping mountain views and gorgeous gardens, here are some of the best places to enjoy an outdoor wine tasting with a side of scenery in Napa Valley.
There is no bad view at Silverado Vineyards – the property offers incredible views of the Stag’s Leap District from its Upper and Lower Terrace, whether you opt for the Silverado Experience or the Silverado Cabernet Legacy Tasting.
Laird Family Estate is synonymous with a laid back outdoor vibe. Choose from a variety of family-friendly outdoor experiences like the Bottle & Blanket, where you can purchase a bottle and grab a picnic blanket to sprawl out on the lawn and soak in the beautiful views.
Enjoy a peaceful tasting in the shaded Sycamore grove overlooking biodynamic vineyards, and then wander through the Theatre of Nature. Stepping foot into the Theater of Nature transports guests into the largest educational display of biodynamic and organic farming in Northern California. Discover the role each actor plays on nature’s stage along a self-guided tour through five acts that illustrate Raymond’s eco-friendly philosophy.
Cakebread’s Sustainable Wines, Sustainable Vines tour includes a guided walk through Cakebread’s home ranch vineyards. Enjoy a tasting of four wines while learning about the winery’s investment in sustainable practices, from the building construction to water and energy conservation practices.
The Vineyard Hike at Cuvaison is an outdoor experience designed for guests to de-stress and immerse themselves in the quiet beauty of the Carneros region. Join Cuvaison for a bit of fresh air and beautiful views of the San Pablo Bay from the vines in Los Carneros. At the end of your hike, enjoy an estate tasting along with a farm-fresh boxed lunch from the Market at Carneros Resort.
Take a trip south of the border while enjoying panoramic views of the rolling hills at Domaine Carneros. The Bubbles & Bites: A Journey to Spain sparkling wine and food pairing brings together the diversity of Spanish cuisine with seasonal ingredients and Carneros Sparkling Wine.
Experience a seated tasting of St. Supéry’s four estate wines paired with a rotating menu of small bites made with farm-to-table produce from their culinary garden. Learn more about St. Supéry’s sustainable Napa Green winemaking practices while enjoying these “zero kilometer” food pairings. You can also experience the perfect blend of leisure and wine tasting by playing a game of petanque, which is similar to bocce, in their outdoor courtyard.
Merryvale offers two delicious twists on their traditional outdoor tastings. The Burger Butler is a Merryvale Signature Tasting paired with Gott’s Roadside for lunch – the Merryvale team does the work and will pick up your custom-tailored Gott's order to enjoy during a tasting of Merryvale current releases. Not in a burger kind of mood? Merryvale is also partnering with neighbor Pizzeria Tra Vigne to feature a Vino and Pizza Tasting – enjoy a pizza delivered right to your patio table paired with a flight of Merryvale’s current signature tasting flight of five popular wines.
Enjoy a fountain-side tasting on the Far Niente Terrace, surrounded by some of the most spectacular gardens in Napa Valley, including the largest planting of azaleas in California.
Sit on the patio at Goosecross Cellars and take in the spectacular views of their estate vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountain range. The view pairs perfectly with the winery’s exclusive estate wines and artisanal cheese and charcuterie.
Located just down the road from downtown Napa, Reynolds Family Winery feels a world away. Taste their estate wines on their terrace overlooking a beautiful spring fed pond, stunning vineyards and the Atlas Peak District.