Sun's out, fun's out! What better way to swing into summer than enjoying a glass of refreshing rosé while taking in the golden hills, verdant vines and warmth of the California sun. While there are many Napa Valley wineries offering up rosés (too many to name them all here), we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites:
Surrounded by fountains, vineyards and mountains, the beauty of this modern, farm-style winery is as captivating as its wine. Whether you’re lounging poolside or enjoying a backyard BBQ, Alpha Omega Rosé Reserve 2020 is the perfect complement. Harvested in the appellations of the Oak Knoll District, this refreshing wine brings green apple, lavender, peaches and orange blossoms to the palate.
Located just north of St. Helena, this state-of-the-art property stretches 50 acres and straddles two sub-appellations. Brasswood's 2020 Haley Margaret Rosé is summer in a bottle and made in honor of their winemaker's cousin, to support the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Founded by Champagne Taittinger, Domaine Carneros crafts sparkling and still wines from their estate vineyards in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. The Domaine Carneros château is a California wine country landmark and brings to Carneros the elegant style of the French wine country. Sip in summer with Domaine Carneros 2017 Brut Rosé sparkling wine. Delicate aromas of rose petals, strawberries and white cherries dance among flavors of peaches, tangerines and pie crust. À ta santé!
Tucked into the hillside just outside the picturesque Yountville, Chandon's gardens are the perfect spot to escape, relax and reconnect with friends for a leisurely afternoon in the Napa Valley sunshine. Their sparkling Rosé shares aromas of strawberry, watermelon and cherry, perfect for all occasions.
Built before prohibition, Regusci Winery is home to one of California’s only ghost wineries and is the oldest family Ranch in Napa Valley’s renowned Stags Leap District. Comprised of 100% Pinot Noir, whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks, their 2020 Regusci Rosé is bursting with intense aromatics of strawberry, pineapple, rose pedal, and melon. The palate offers notes of fresh grapefruit, pineapple, and juicy peach. With crisp acidity and a clean finish, this wine is perfect for a warm summer afternoon.
At Azur’s Green Room, guests are invited to hang out in an intimate setting, taste limited production wines and see what happens behind the scenes during various stages of winemaking. Just as the name suggests, the reclaimed wood bar and cozy lounge area are located off the “main stage” of the production area and boast a floor-to-ceiling window wall which offers a full view into the crush pad. Elan and Julien Fayard founded Azure Wines and became the first producer to bring the authentic Provençale technique of rosé wine production to the US. The 2020 Azur Rosé greets you with a delicate nose that hints at strawberry, white peach, and golden raspberry.
Located on the Silverado Trail, just one mile north of downtown Napa, Judd's Hill is one of the few wineries in Napa Valley that is still family-owned and family-run. Their Judd's Hill 2020 Rosé offers honeydew and watermelon on the nose, strawberry and lemon zest on the palate.
Located in Calistoga and surrounded by stunning views of Mount St. Helena and the Palisades mountain range, Tamber Bey is in the middle of an equestrian facility that specializes in training high-performance Arabian horses and is also home to the largest horse rescue organization in Napa County. The Tamber Bey 2020 Fore Family Rosé is a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Grenache, making this wine one of both complexity and approachability. Packed with an expressive nose of guava, starfruit and mandarin orange rind, this wine will leave the palate longing for more sunny, rosé days.
Rosé and cabanas at Martini Park! Spend the day in the winery's Martini Park in the privacy of your own cabana. Taste wines, including the newly released 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, which pairs perfectly with wood-fired pizzas, spit-roasted meats and more (all available for purchase at the winery).
V. Sattui Winery is a storied Italian destination in the heart of Napa Valley offering a vast portfolio of 90+ rated wines, each sold only at the winery. Its bustling Italian marketplace features over 200 cheeses, house-cured salumi, and artisanal foods made fresh daily in their own kitchen - perfect for an al fresco picnic on their sprawling shaded grounds with a chilled bottle of rosé. Guests are invited to enjoy a variety of wine tastings and pairings designed to edu-tain. Their brand new release of 2019 Rosato di Pinot Noir wafts with fresh cherries, honeysuckle and apricot with a hint of rose petal, mint and sandalwood perfume.
Located at the gateway of Napa Valley along Highway 29, Ashes & Diamonds is a love letter to the region. Looking back in order to move forward, the winery evokes the days when Napa first took the world stage in the 1960s. The A&D Rosé is made of Cabernet Franc from select vineyards in Napa Valley (Los Carneros, Oak Knoll District and Yountville). Collectively known as the “mouth” of Napa Valley, these sites take in morning fog and afternoon sea breezes from the San Pablo Bay, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly while minimizing the heat spikes that can rob the fruit of flavors.
Find a complete listing of Napa Valley rosé producers here.