Napa serves as one of the best wine region in the world. This California Wine country is home to over four hundred wineries, making it kind of hard to select the best. Just as there are small, bouquet wineries that manufacture mind-blowing wines in small quantities, so are they large and well-established wineries that produce wines with tastes as nice and beautiful as the vineyards themselves. If you are going to the Napa area, endeavor to try some or all of them. Below are some of the best wineries in Napa to help you get started.
Now considered as one of the best wineries in Napa, this winery started out as a small distillery and winery owned by a Swiss-German immigrant, John Thomann. After a while, the estate which included a Victorian home, was bought by the Leunberger family; it was this new family that renamed it the Stutter Home. The property (winery and estate) was later sold to a third family, the Trincheros. This third family later created the trendy White Zinfandel wine in the 1970s. Today, Sutter Home is a household name, one of the independent, largest family run wineries in the U.S. and one of the best wineries in Napa. It produces over twenty varietals of wine including the famous White Zinfandel. Do not forget the tasting rooms and gardens when you do visit this winery, they are amazing.
Another top winery in Napa, the Beringer was founded in 1884 when two brothers from Germany, Jacob and Frederick Beringer came into the region. The brothers' first crush and first harvest yielded eighteen thousand cases of wine, or fourteen thousand gallons of wine. Now you see why it is one of the best Napa wineries to visit. This winery has a demonstration vineyard where you'll be able to learn about the family's dedication to wine making, and of course, the family's history. You also do not want to miss out on the Tasting room, a place where you'll have the opportunity to taste wines that have been famous for more than one hundred years.
In 1861, a Prussian immigrant, Charles Krug, moved to the region and founded one of the best wineries in Napa. This winery has established itself greatly and it has enjoyed loads of success over the years. Back in the 1940s, the Mondavi family became the owners of the winery and under the management of this family, the winery has flourished greatly. Today, they make use of state-of-the-art processes to convert their harvests from its over 850 prime acres in the Napa Valley to the incredible wines that are now served in its award-winning Redwood Cellar and on different tables across the country.
Originally known as Codorniu Napa, the Artesa Vineyards is one of the best wineries in Napa with an awesome scenery. This family owned winery is set upon the highest hill of a 350 acre estate. With a terrace that offers some beautifully expansive views of the surrounding countryside, the winery got its new name in 1997; a name that means ‘handcrafted’ in Catalan. Today, wines produced by Artesa are made from the varietals which the Napa valley is best known for, including Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. The tasting room boasts of incredibly exclusive wines and if the day is clear, you can get a view of the San Francisco skyline while downing your wine.