Touring Napa wineries
Napa Valley is a great place for a vacation. A lot of vacation packages will let you tour the Napa wineries alone, as a couple or in a small group, or you can make your own itinerary. The usual tasting fee is $10 to $20 per person per winery. Draw up your budget accordingly. Many Napa wineries have their own wine clubs. Joining them to get discounts on their wines, and to be invited to complimentary tastings and parties for yourself and your friends.
One of the best Napa wineries near St. Helena
Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. The vineyard is a 40-acre estate just south of Howell Mountain, near St. Helena. Wine Merchants Gourmet includes them in one of its Middle Valley tours.
One of the more famous wines produced by Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards is the intense dark purple and red 2011 Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Drawn exclusively from the best five barrels of the 2011 vintage, this rare wine is the child of a wet, cool year that produced low yield but high quality. The wine has an aroma of dark berries, leather, tar, spice and minerals. The palate holds the fruitiness of blueberry, with hints of violets, smoke and the finest tannins from barrels of French oak. This is a wine that will improve for decades. By ordering six bottles of Anderson’s wine per year, you can join their wine club, giving you discounts on many of their finest wines, tickets for two to their parties and a complimentary cave tasting. Buying 12 or 24 bottles will gain you more tickets and the chance to bring more guests. Join today.