I hope you had a wonderful holiday. We are enjoying the slower pace and getting to know our partner wineries a little better. Yesterday over dinner a great friend and wine lover asked me to share with him some of the wineries that take you beyond Route 29. The truth is, for many of our customers the joy of a hosted wine tour is rooted in having an insider show you the hidden gems Napa Valley has to offer. I am particularly fond of these wineries and consider them a refuge during high season.
We have an insider’s list with over 25 off-the-beaten path wineries but today we want to share three with you that you may add to your own private winery repertoire.
A 45 minute drive from Napa will reward you with tremendous natural scenery and outstanding wine. Brown Estate produces beautiful wines and has a gorgeous tasting room. Tasting room windows are quite small, by appointment only and not minor friendly. If you are in Napa for your second third or fourth visit ask us to include Brown Estate to your itinerary or consider purchasing a case of Brown Recluse (only 200 cases produced).
Located in St. Helena and part of the Rutherford appellation Tres Sabores is a treasure for any wine lover bucket list. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and the hosts are without question memory-makers. Tres Sabores is not your everyday wine. We favor their Zin and have several bottles of POR QUÉ NO? in our personal cellar. Tastings are by appointment only and in short supply during high season.
Anomaly Vineyards are also located in Saint Helena. At the base of the Mayacamas Mountains Anomaly is best known for a killer Cab. Their grounds, cellars and caves are the stuff of dreams and certainly worthy of an Instagram brag. Their wine is certified organic and winemaker Mark Porembski truly takes pride on his craft. Because cabs preserve so well you are able to purchase Anomaly in large format. Why not add a Magnum to your cellar to be enjoyed at a very special occasion such as the college graduation of your first child or your next big anniversary. We love cabs and would love for you to visit Anomaly with us.
Want the inside scoop on other exclusive wineries in Napa Valley? Let’s talk over the phone to discuss your wine preferences and I will craft the trip of a lifetime.