St Helena Wine Tasting Tours
If you are starting your St Helena wine tours from Sacramento, we invite you to arrange your transportation with us. SMF Sacramento International Airport to St Helena, CA distance about 82 miles and 91 miles to Calistoga, CA. St Helena located In the heart of Napa Valley, a few minutes off Highway 29 and rising above the town of St. Helena, is home to the Spring Mountain wine growing district. Here is where many of St. Helena’s best wineries offer an eclectic collection of wines and wine tasting experiences. In the city’s vineyards, you’ll find Napa Valley’s oldest winery, a compilation of contemporary outdoor art, and intimate tasting just to name a few. If you’re a newcomer to St. Helena, this list is a wonderful sampling of all the area has to offer.
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CHARBAY Distillery & Winery (4001 Spring Mountain Rd. St. Helena, CA 94574) A winery and distillery in one, the family run CHARBAY ferments and distils small releases of wonderful wines, ports, brandies, and spirits.It was kind of nice to have a break from wine after wine. This place serves an aperitif and some cocktails with the different liquors its a plus if you're huge whiskey fan, they distil there. And the place is kind of remote, so relaxing. Who thought that whiskey, brandy, vodka, green-tea aperitifs from Napa Valley could make such an impact? Their new R5 Whiskey is distilled from Racer 5 beer from Bear Republic Brewery (this 'beer' stock is quite an innovation').
They only pour/serve 24% alcohol or less (wines, ports and Green Tea aperitif), (one exception - they 'sell brandy'.With their distillery located atop Spring Mountain, their St. Helena winery is one of the smallest in the Napa Valley, but also one of just a few legal distilleries in wine country. Insider tip: Be sure to try the creative green tea aperitif.
HALL Wines (401 St. Helena Hwy S. St. Helena, CA 94574) At the base of the Mayacama Mountains, HALL St. Helena offers critically acclaimed wines and a number of tailored tours and tastings available. This is one of the first, if not the first LEED Gold Certified wineries in California.The winery focuses mainly on Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux Blends. They range from Wine Tasting 101 to Ultimate Cabernet Collector and even a Sunset Cruise. An especially interesting offering is the Demystifying Wine & Food experience, which offers an interactive look at creating and enjoying food and wine pairings.
Insider tip: Be ready to take your time here, you’ll want to stick around to explore the beautiful grounds, where there’s a collection of more than 35 pieces of contemporary outdoor art.
Fantesca Estate & Winery (2920 Spring Mountain Rd. St. Helena, CA 94574) This exclusive Napa Valley winery offers breathtaking views and even more wonderful wine. Tastings are offered by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead. If you’re feeling adventurous, ride your bike to the winery, as bike parking is available. Insider tip: While you’re there, ask to visit the aging cave carved out of Spring Mountain: it was once an abandoned silver mine.
V. Sattui Winery 1111 White Ln. St. Helena, CA 94574 Another winery to visit and stay a while, V. Sattui is family-owned and has been in St. Helena since 1885 with over 60 different wines (including dozens of 90+ point rated wines). Don’t worry about coming hungry, there’s a market with a cheese shop and deli inside offering picnic fare you can enjoy at the tables and benches in the lush courtyard. And while you’ll be greeted with a crowd on the weekends, it’s for a good reason. Join the club to enjoy the private cellar room if you prefer a quieter experience, and ask for their wine and food pairing with seven bites and seven wines. Insider tip: On weekends, they fire up the barbecue and grill tri-tip, salmon, ribs, and prawns. Wood-fired pizzas are made to order along with fresh and grilled oysters, heirloom tomatoes, grilled crostini, and more.
Prager Winery & Port Works (1281 Lewelling Ln. St. Helena, CA 94574) In this winery, dollar bills are wallpaper and the staff treats you like family. You’ll enjoy great service guaranteed from a member of the Prager family as three generations have worked the winery since 1979. Bring a dollar bill so you can sign it and leave it on the wall of fame, where so many others even from around the world have done before. Insider tip: In addition to their popular ports, the Sweet Claire Riesling gets rave reviews from past guests.
Charles Krug Winery (2800 Main St. St. Helena, CA 94574) Charles Krug is the oldest winery in Napa Valley and is a National Historic Landmark. Private tours and tastings are by appointment only and reservation is required.
Visit the newly renovated redwood cellar and enjoy the cozy tasting room that feels like a comfortable lounge. You get to taste five of their red and white wines for $20.
Their particular Wine and Food pairing is quite expensive and of course, it is because they are offering you tastes of their premium wines that retail for over $100 each. They produce the heavier reds and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon that Napa Valley is very well known for.
Don’t miss the barrel tastings, and head to the upstairs loft to learn about the winery’s history. Insider tip: The port and Culinary Institute chocolate truffle pairing is a must try.
Merryvale (1000 Main St. St. Helena, CA 94574) You’ll love Merryvale’s flavorful wines and great pours. Try the Pinot Noir and Antigua dessert wines—and if you join the wine club, ask for the Profile. Reserve the beautiful cask room for large groups, or just take a peek in from the tasting room. The downstairs private wine cellar banquet room was a treat to see especially the wax wall with the passport you can do 3 wines + cheese platter or wine tasting $50 tasting menu for five wines, they will waive the fee if you buy some. Which is nice of them to offer space is wide open and easy to maneuver self-serve water station was a nice touch.
Insider tip: When you’re done, head across the street for great burgers at Gott’s Roadside.
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