There is nothing better than drinking a glass of fantastic wine as you watch the sunset from your home. Life just seems inherently better when sipping on your favorite glass of wine. However, that feeling is unmatched by the serenity and sense of belonging you will feel while drinking the same glass of wine at the beautiful winery where it was made.
Many Napa and Sonoma wineries offer the chance for enthusiasts to try their artisan, premium, and signature wines right at the premises and take a tour of the cellar. Wineries in Napa are situated near historic chateaus, lush estates, and even a Tuscan castle. At California Wine Tours we recommend letting our team plan your perfect outing, ensuring you can enjoy the best views with the finest wine. You can schedule a wine tour for a romantic getaway with your partner, a fun and adventurous bachelor/ bachelorette party, or a friends’ reunion.
To help you decide, we have compiled the top wineries with the best views in Napa and Sonoma Valley.
Location: 1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 9559, United States
Domaine Carneros is a singular winery best known as a small grower-producer of méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, estate vineyards, and a breathtakingly beautiful château. All of the wines proudly hail from the Carneros appellation, and 100% of the fruit comes from their six estate vineyards comprising 400 acres. As anyone who has driven between Napa and Sonoma can tell you, the Domaine Carneros château is a stunning regional landmark.
At California Wine Tours we recommend the Art of Sabrage where your host will share the history, legends, and technique of this flamboyant practice that dates back to the age of Napoleon then provide a dramatic demonstration while taking in an abundant selection of local artisan delights from Journeyman Meats, Cowgirl Creamery, and Tsar Nicolai Caviar has been carefully curated to pair beautifully with méthode traditionelle sparkling wines.
Artesa Vineyards & Winery
Location: 1345 Henry Rd, Napa, CA
If you don’t get excited by rustic wineries, Artesa Vineyards & Winery may be more your style. Artesa is an ultra-hip and innovative winery with a stunning geometric architecture built into the hillside. As if the view isn’t spectacular enough, Artesa’s high-quality collection of red, white, rose, and sparkling wine will surely wow you. There are three types of wine-tasting experiences you can indulge in depending on your preference and the experience you are looking for. The Artisanal is a seated experience that offers you the chance to try six different wines. You can even go on a complete estate tour as you enjoy the wine-tasting experience and the beautiful scenery around you. We at CWT recommed visiting anytime but we truly enjoy the fall season when the vineyards are full of yellow and bright orange leaves.
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Location: 5766 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has a unique desert aesthetic paired with one of the most beautiful and historic vineyards in Napa. You will be able to see sweeping mountain views from every terrace and room of the estate. The legend goes that the Stag’s Leap name was inspired by a large stag who successfully eluded hunters for years by leaping to freedom and disappearing into the Napa Valley wilderness and the Stags Leap Palisades . Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is renowned for its estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignons – Cask 23, SLV, FAY and Artemis. These wines have become some of the most highly regarded and collected wines in the world.
Viansa Sonoma Winery
Location: 25200 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476, United States
Viansa Sonoma Winery was established in 1990 to celebrate the family’s Italian heritage. The winery grows several varietals of grapes which include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon. When you visit the winery for a tasting, you will be seated in the tasting room or the upper lawn of the estate, which is situated on a hilltop and offers beautiful views across the valley. You can look over the stretching wineries of the valley and may even make out the mountain silhouette in the distance. We recommend enjoying the vistas with splendid wine, sandwiches, soups, or a charcuterie board.
Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards
Location: 23555 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476, United States
Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards is the only estate in the region that focuses on sparkling wines, giving it a unique edge. The Ferrers are originally from Spain and moved to the valley only in the 1980s to find a perfect piece of land. They found the perfect place to cultivate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and continued their tradition of making exceptional sparkling wines.
The Gloria Ferrer estate is 207 acres of vineyards and has an elevation of between 50 to 325 feet. When you visit the Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards you can expect amazing views from the shaded Vista Terrace with great wine tastings.
Pine Ridge Vineyards
Location: 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
If you are looking to relax at a breathtaking vineyard in Napa with your partner, you should visit the Pine Ridge Vineyards. The estate shares borders with a large pine forest on all sides and is one of the most scenic vineyards in Napa. Just like the outstanding landscape, the tasting lounges of the location are just as impressive and are scattered throughout their excellent European-inspired cave system. This place is perfect for a picnic as you can take a bottle of their most popular wines or try their flagship Chenin Blanc/ Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon blend in the garden.
Are you ready to explore top wineries with the best views in Napa and Sonoma Valley’s? Let our CWT staff guide you to discover the wineries with the best views in Napa and Sonoma Valley. California Wine Tours can also provide guidance for the most scenic venues for your event or wedding reception.
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