Let a wine club bring the wines to you
The simplest way to wine tours best wineries of Napa Valley is to join a wine club, stay at home and let them bring the wine to you. When you agree to buy a certain number of bottles every year, you get a discount on the bottles — and sometimes the club sends those bottles as a series that acts as a tour of the vineyards of Napa Valley, along with all the information you could want on the terroir and care of the grapes, how the wine should taste and what foods to pair it with.
Touring a winery near St. Helena
Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, is one of the best vineyards in the Napa Valley area. It holds tastings in its barrel caves, where visitors can learn all about the process of making and storing such wines as the 2012 Right Bank. 2012 was a perfect winemaking year in Napa Valley in both yield and quality, and the ’12 Right Bank reflects this. The strongest element of the aroma and palate is blackberry, but it is combined with notes of plum, red berries, dark cocoa, roses, clove and allspice. Like the 2011 vintage, its grape and oak tannins blend smoothly together to accompany the bright acidity and fruit, and it is expected to age well for up to 30 years. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards can be visited as part of a tour, or you can join their wine club today and find out what they have to offer.