The Best Seated Wine Tastings in Napa Valley
August 22, 2014
After a few active days of hiking, biking, and jogging between spa treatments and shops – it’s time to sit back, sip wine, and give your feet a rest! Be sure to make your seated tasting reservation well in advance so you can avoid any possible wait time. Here is the rundown on the most exciting seated wine tasting experiences (by reservation only) in the valley:
This winery doesn’t just have delicious Merlot, they also offer a wonderful table service tasting where guests can sit inside or out and enjoy one-on-one attention from their wine educators. Enjoy their current releases of Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet (and more if you are lucky). Be sure to upgrade your tasting with a charcuterie plate.
After your visit to Duckhorn, be sure to stop by Paraduxx, just down the Silverado Trail. This is a must-do for all you red wine lovers! Savor their red blends while seated in a contemporary indoor tasting room or out in the garden in plush lounge chairs. The wine educators provide an intimate learning experience for newbies and wine experts alike. Each tasting is served with small bites of cheese and crackers to complement their rich, food-friendly blends.
The terrace at Signorello is home to their seated tasting beside the infinity pool that overlooks the valley’s vineyard floor. Perched atop a hill, the winery offers spectacular vineyard views and delicious wines. If you are looking for a foodie adventure, try their Enoteca Signorello experience, which includes a walking tour and four-course lunch paired with their wines.
There are so many experiences offered at Round Pond to explore their winery and olive oil mill, but for now we will just cover the Estate Tour, a seated tasting on their beautiful terrace. A tasting on the terrace is like sitting on the 50-yard line of Napa Valley. The 360-degree vineyard view is amazing! The tasting is accompanied with small bites to pair with each wine.
On an intimate tour, explore the 14,000 square feet of caves that showcase select works from Kathryn Hall’s personal art collection. Then enjoy a seated tasting deep inside the caves in their dazzling reception area that features a spectacular chandelier dressed in hundreds of Swarovski crystals.
This large chateau is home to sweeping views in the Carneros growing district of Napa Valley and features sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. They even offer a small bites menu and full table service. As if visiting a wine chateau wasn’t awesome enough all by itself, the views from the winery are spectacular.
If you are looking to go to a winery “off the beaten path” this tour and seated tasting is sure to impress. Glass in hand, tour the property while learning all about CADE’s state-of-the-art winemaking facility and history as the first organically farmed LEED Gold Certified estate winery in Napa Valley. After the tour, sample through Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet in their beautiful tasting room or on the patio. Both tasting areas have a great view that overlooks St. Helena.
Explore the 45,000 square feet of caves at this unique and completely underground winery. After learning the ins and outs of Jarvis winemaking and checking out their indoor waterfall, head to their seated tasting rooms for an intimate taste of some of their incredible wines with cheese.