Our deep roots produce world-class wine and unforgettable experiences
Enjoy intimate wine tastings, expansive outdoor spaces, and behind-the-scenes private tours of wine cellars and caves. Plus, 95% of our wineries are family-owned and operated, which means nearly every spot will feel like home.
With hundreds of wineries to explore, each with its own unique style, setting and history, planning your Napa Valley wine tasting excursion may seem overwhelming. But whether you are visiting just for fun or to delve into that library collection and stock the cellar, there is an experience and price point for everyone.
Take a look at the directory below to find the right wineries for your getaway.
With hundreds of wineries and miles of the valley to explore, we want you to know there's no wrong way to enjoy Napa Valley
Can I wear jeans to a winery?
Yes! Jeans are acceptable year-round – we call it wine country casual (for women — sundresses, blouses and skirts, nice jeans, wedges, sandals, etc.; for men – golf shirts, khaki pants, nice jeans, dressier shorts, stylish sneakers, boat shoes, etc.).
A more upscale winery might call for darker denim, and be sure to dress in layers as many winery experiences take place outdoors and tours often take guests through wine caves and chilled cellar areas.
How do I taste wine?
First of all: Wine should be enjoyed, so don't overthink it – have fun and drink what you like.
If you want to taste like a professional:
- LOOK at the color and clarity
- SWIRL to release the aromas
- SNIFF to prepare your palate
- SIP and enjoy the complexities
- Spit into a "dump bucket" if you don't want to get inebriated.
What are the best Napa Valley wineries to visit?
There are more than 400 wineries open for tastings and 90 urban tasting rooms in Napa Valley — so which one is right for you? Let us help you decide which picturesque winery is your jam. Napa Valley has a wine experience for everyone who visits.
Are there any wineries that offer free tastings?
No, however, there are wine tasting options that are budget-friendly, and some wineries will waive tasting fees if you purchase wine during your visit.
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