Wine Enthusiast: Where to Visit in Napa Valley in 2017

2/6/2017 10:14:47 PM


Where to Visit in Napa Valley in 2017

Wine Enthusiast |BY Virginie Boone | ORIGINAL ARTICLE LINK

Whether you’re looking for a classic winery, word-of-mouth indie or an off-the-beaten-track destination, this is your guide of Napa Valley wineries to see.

The Napa Valley is just 30 miles long and a handful of miles across. Yet, it’s so packed with attractions and distractions that it can be difficult to figure out where to begin. There are multiple ways to plan a visit depending on who’s going and for how long. Is it a quiet and reflective trip you seek, or a more broad, introductory experience? No matter your preference, we’ve got you covered with these destination recommendations.


These spots could be called hipster or cult attractions. But mostly, they’re small wineries, producing a limited number of wines from meticulously farmed—and primarily estate—sites.


Built into the base of Mount George in Coombsville, up a windy road from Napa, Palmaz is a Bauhaus-inspired architectural gem dedicated to gravity-flow winemaking. Tours wind through several layers of an underground cave, followed by a seated tasting of five wines that includes the winery’s limited-edition Riesling, each paired with hors d’oeuvre. By appointment only;