Come for the wines, stay for the scenery. 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.
Please remember to travel responsibly. Advance reservations are required at all wineries, and masks are mandated throughout Napa County. Find all the health and safety info you need to plan your visit here.
Soak up stunning views from the very top of Pritchard Hill with an outdoor tasting at Chappellet. Pre-book a picnic table and bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy a leisurely afternoon overlooking Napa Valley and Lake Hennessey.
The Vineyard Hike at Cuvasion 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 with a cheese pairing on the patio along with a farm-fresh boxed lunch from the Market at Carneros Resort.
Merryvale is offering 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 Pinot and Pizza Tasting- enjoy a pizza delivered right to your patio table paired with a special flight of Starmont and Merryvale Pinots.
Take a trip south of the border while enjoying panoramic views of the rolling hills at Domaine Carneros. The Bubbles & Bites: The Flavors of Mexico sparkling wine and food pairing brings out the depth and vibrancy of fine Mexican cuisine, finding inspiration in history, family, and the freshest local ingredients.
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. Far Niente is pictured in the feature image at the top.
Have you ever blended your own wine? St. Supery invites you to create your very own white blend while overlooking the beautiful estate vineyards at no additional charge when you purchase any St. Supery tasting flight. The My Virtú experience guides you in perfecting a custom blend and tailoring it to satisfy your taste. A take-home 750ml bottle of your very own My Virtú, precisely customized to suit your palate, is included with each tasting.
Relax and reconnect with Chandon in a chic private cabana set in the sun-filled garden. Included in your cabana is the presitge étoile Brut and Rosé paired with a wine country seasonal lunch.
Taste wine at one of the largest horse ranches in the valley! Tamber Bey Vineyards at Sundance Ranch in Calistoga is a unique winery destination that combines the owners’ passion for wine and horses in a spectacular equestrian setting. Located at the north end of Napa Valley, the winery is framed by stunning views of the Palisades as horses graze under the shadow of Mount St. Helena. Enjoy a casual outdoor tasting in the courtyard of the horseshoe-shaped barn- savor the wine, visit with the horses and soak up the pastoral beauty of Napa Valley.
Cakebread's Garden to Glass tasting is a true Napa Valley farm-to-table experience. An expert guest host will greet you upon arrival to offer an inside look at the Cakebread culinary program, which begins in Dolores Cakebread's 3/4 acre vegetable garden. As your host guides you through what's fresh on this organic garden tour and wine tasting, you will have the opportunity to pick ingredients straight from the source and learn how Cakebread Cellars maintains this prized, certified Bee Friendly garden. Afterward, enjoy a seated wine and food pairing led by resident chefs featuring fresh garden ingredients.
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.