Napa Valley, California

Silverado Vineyards

Come with us to the legendary Napa Valley, just about an hour northeast of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and north of San Pablo Bay. Breathtakingly beautiful, the Napa Valley sets the standard for American wine. Here’s our Platinum List of what not to miss.

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5 Primo Places to Stay

Silverado Resort and Spa

Set on more than 1,200 acres of land in the heart of Napa Valley.  Featuring 370 rooms, 2 18-hole golf courses, 2 restaurants, Spa, 10 tennis courts.

Napa River Inn

Located within the Historic Napa Mill with downtown Napa walkabout access.  Featuring 66 rooms, Complimentary breakfast in bed, Free parking, Pet friendly, Evening wine hour.

The Westin Verasa Napa

Just minutes from downtown Napa, the Wine Train, and Oxbow Public Market.  Featuring 180 rooms & suites, Restaurant, Heated outdoor pool, Bocce court, Meeting space.

Meadowood Resort

The private and gracious setting is a true oasis in the heart of wine country.   Featuring 85 rooms, Fitness center, Hiking trails, Restaurant, Daily wine reception.


Set in a world of its own yet walking distance to downtown Calistoga. Featuring 89 studios & suites, Spa, Swimming pool, Complimentary bicycles, Restaurant.

Winemakers to Watch

Mario Monticelli Trinchero Napa Valley

Mario is asked to create the best wine possible at Trinchero. He has the freedom to select the finest lots from the winery’s estate vineyards and does just that.

Janet Myers Franciscan Estate

Having worked all over the world with several different varieties, Janet has a refined and elegant touch. At Franciscan, her focus is on Cabernet Sauvignon.

Trevor Durling Provenance Vineyards

Named senior winemaker in 2015, Trevor says it’s the job of the winemaking team to ensure each wine is balanced, complex, exciting, and representative of its terroir.

Kristin Belair Honig Vineyard & Winery

From bud break to harvest, Kristin spends a lot of time in the vineyards and works closely with Honig’s winegrowers to craft exquisite Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Stephanie Putnam Raymond Vineyards

Stephanie has a knack for making superiorquality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Her wines win high acclaim and a spot on the top 100 lists of leading wine publications.

Joe Shirley Napa Cellars

This California native feels fortunate to work with Napa Valley fruit. He believes that the vineyards add character and sensibilities to the wines themselves and his job is simply to let the true nature of the grapes shine through.

Family-Owned Favorites

Bennett Lane Winery Calistoga

Owned by Lisa and Randy Lynch, this boutique winery is known for exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and other high-scoring wines.

Frank Family Vineyards Calistoga

This winery, owned by former Disney Executive Rich and Connie Frank, consistently produces superb wines in small lots.

Heitz Cellars St. Helena

The Heitz family’s vision of winemaking spans three generations of dedication to excellence. They continue to polish their legacy.

Keenan Winery St. Helena

This sustainably farmed winery is dedicated to producing ultrapremium wines from its historic Spring Mountain estate.

Monticello Vineyards Napa

Founded by Jay Corley 47 years ago, the winery is now run by Jay’s sons who believe that great wines are made in the vineyard.

Liana Estates Carneros

Founded by industrious sisters Lisa and Ariana Peju, this new winery offers a fresh aesthetic and enlightened approach to the guest experience with fun and immersive tasting options.

Fabulous Spots for Foodies


This enchanting family winery has its own executive chef who oversees several engaging culinary experiences from food pairings to cooking classes.

V. Sattui Winery & Marketplace

Food is king at the winery’s Italian marketplace. Tempting picnic fare is made fresh daily and savored on the lawn.

The Hess Collection

Followed by a guided tour of The Hess Collection Art Museum, guests can enjoy a Tour of the Palate, expertly prepared by the winery’s executive chef.

Jamieson Ranch

The JRV Wine Pairing Experience is a guided sampling of the wines with carefully paired food bites, and the cheese pairing can be enjoyed on the winery’s beautiful veranda.

Castello di Amorosa

The Royal Food and Wine Pairing is a delectable series of gourmet bites, each accompanied by another exquisite wine.

5-Star Tasting Experiences

Materra | Cunat Family Vineyards

Family owned and run, this delightful winery has opened a new tasting room with spectacular vineyard views flanked by the Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges. With advance appointments, guests enjoy intimate guided tastings and tours.

Robert Mondavi Winery

Always a center for gracious hospitality, this iconic winery just keeps getting better. Three different types of wine tastings appeal to a range of tastes. The evening walking tour and wine and chocolate tasting are our favorites. The winery also offers an appealing choice of delectable lunch and dinner experiences prepared by the house chef.

Napa Valley Tours & Transportation

Providing much more than transportation, this dynamic company delivers optimal wine country experiences. Personal curated tours are a specialty. They can also organize a variety of fun culinary adventures in wine country.

Silverado Vineyards

We can’t get over the view from this beguiling winery’s terrace. Flight tastings can be enjoyed here after a brief tour of the winery’s beautiful art collection. For a real treat, there’s a private vineyard experience.

Artesa Vineyards & Winery

This stunning winery, designed by famed architect Domingo Triay, blends seamlessly into the landscape but it offers stand-out tasting experiences including an imaginative tapas and wine pairing and an exquisite pairing of wine and locally crafted chocolates.


Studying is a joy at this Carneros winery. The Study of Pinot Noir experience presents six expressions of this delicate and popular varietal from six distinct growing areas across California— all crafted by Etude Winemaker John Priest.

Eleven Eleven Wines

This winery’s 5,500 square-foot space in downtown Napa has several unique tasting areas where guests can sample the wines. The wine and cheese pairing features artisan cheeses.

Top Palate Pleasers

2015 Rombauer Vineyards Carneros Chardonnay

“Enticing aromas of ripe apple, bright citrus, and melon are layered with crème brûlée, baking spices, and a touch of butter.”

PAIRING Lobster rolls

2014 Grgich Hills Estate Fumé Blanc

“The combination of the right clones and cool growing region produced juicy tropical fruit and lemongrass flavors with a touch of minerality at the end of a long finish.”

PAIRING Grilled seafood

2013 Chimney Rock Elevage, Stags Leap

“Elevage, an evocative mélange of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, serves as an artistic portrait of the vintage at the Chimney Rock estate.”

PAIRING Chargrilled filet mignon

2013 Tamber Bey Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Estate

“This is a full-body wine, showing great juiciness, with ample dark, fleshy stone fruit flavors that are complemented by earthy notes. The wine has nice, firm tannins”

PAIRING Beef tenderloin

2012 Sterling Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay, Napa Valley

“Citrus notes grace round Gala apples and poached pears on the entry, and then dive into toast and crème brûlée. Tropical fruit…hints of caramel and spice.”

PAIRING Apple-stuffed pork chops

2012 Huge Bear Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

“On the nose there are notes of roses, earth, Kirsch, and cocoa. In the mouth, the wine is concentrated and viscous… with big but balanced tannins and hints of black pepper.”

PAIRING Steak frites

2012 Beaulieu Vineyard Merlot, Napa Valley

“This Merlot reflects the smooth and easy 2012 vintage with its rich and abundant dark-red fruit expression. The plush, approachable texture… makes it a versatile wine.”

PAIRING Roasted lamb, wild mushroom risotto

2013 Beringer Vineyards Knights Valley

“Opulent but structured, this versatile wine has supple blue and black fruit notes accented by dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a silky, lingering finish.”

PAIRING Prime rib

V. Sattui Winery & Marketplace

V. Sattui Winery & Marketplace

Liana Estates

Liana Estates