Join a wine club and visit Napa wineries

Touring Napa wineries

Napa wineries in St. Helena, CANapa 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.

Harvest time in Napa Valley

The annual harvest

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Grape harvest season in Napa Valley is upon us. Already, the winemakers have tested the ripeness of the first few grapes. Grapes can be harvested mechanically or by hand, but they’re always sorted by hand so green, moldy or shriveled grapes can be removed. Then they’re crushed at the winery. Wine clubs sometimes tour vineyards and Napa wineries to give their members the opportunity to learn about this process from the people who do it. This will increase your appreciation of the interconnected arts of viticulture and winemaking. Since everyone in the winery is busy right now, this is a better time to schedule a tour than to hold one.

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. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, these vineyards produce world-class wines at affordable prices. An example of what this winery has to offer is the Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that comes only from the best of the vintage. The 2011 Signature Cab is an intensely dark purple and red wine with an intense aroma of dark berries, blue flowers, spices, tar and minerals. It tastes as good as it smells, with a fruity palate of berries with hints of violets, licorice and smoke. This is a rare vintage, produced in a cool year when yields were low. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club, giving you discounts on many of their finest wines.

Collecting the wines of Napa

Napa wineries in St. Helena, CAWine from Napa wineries

If you’re starting a wine collection, you may be interested in having a theme for it, such as wines from Napa wineries. These are some of the best wines in the world. If you join a wine club in Napa, you can get savings on these wines. If you’re visiting a small winery to see what they have, make an appointment so there’ll be someone there you can talk with. Many Napa wineries can only handle a certain number of visitors each day, and hold tastings at specific times.

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. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, these vineyards produce world-class wines at affordable prices. An example of what this winery has to offer is the Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that comes only from the best of the vintage. The 2011 Signature Cab is an intensely dark purple and red wine with an intense aroma of dark berries, blue flowers and other spices and minerals. It tastes as good as it smells, with a fruity palate of blackberries and blueberries with hints of violets, licorice and smoke. This is a rare vintage, produced in a cool year when yields were low.

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Anderson family since 1983. Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations nationwide. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club, giving you discounts on many of their finest wines.

Join wine clubs and check out Napa wineries

Napa Valley wineries

Napa wineries - St. Helena, CA

If you’re planning a trip to Napa wineries, there are many vacation packages that will let you tour the Napa wineries alone, as a couple or in a small group. If there are specific Napa wineries that you particularly want to visit, or if you want to go to some other attractions of Napa Valley, you can draw your own itinerary.

Many vineyards have their own wine clubs. Joining one will earn you discounts on their wines, complimentary tastings, and invitations to cave tours and other parties for yourself and your friends.

One of the best Napa wineries there is

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards, a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena. 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 is dominated by the fruitiness of blackberry and blueberry, with hints of licorice, smoke and the finest tannins from barrels of French oak. This is a wine that will improve for decades. Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Anderson family since 1983. By ordering six bottles 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.

Join a wine club, check out Napa wineries

Wine clubs in Napa

Napa wineries -St. Helena CA

The Napa wineries are something every wine lover should see at some point in his or her life. Every step of the winemaking process, from the crushing of the grapes to the bottling of the wine, is carried out at the winery. You may want to join a wine club while you’re in Napa. Membership in a wine club can offer you savings on the wines you buy.

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. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, Anderson’s produces world-class wines at affordable prices. The vineyard is a 40-acre estate just south of Howell Mountain. The vineyard offers you the chance to meet the owners and wine-makers and taste excellent wine stored in a cave. Wine Merchants Gourmet includes them in a Middle Valley tour.

An example of what this winery has to offer is the Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that comes only from the best of the vintage. The 2011 Signature Cab is an intensely dark purple and red wine with an intense aroma of dark berries, smoke, blue flowers, anise and other spices, tar and minerals. It tastes as good as it smells, with a fruity palate of blackberries and blueberries with hints of violets, licorice and smoke. This is a rare vintage, produced in a cool year when yields were low. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club, giving you discounts on many of their finest wines.

Explore the wineries of Napa Valley

Napa Valley winery tours

Napa wineries - St. Helena CA

A vacation in the Napa Valley is something worth planning to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be. The Napa Valley is known for cool mornings and warm to hot days, especially in summer, so plan for a range of temperatures when packing your clothes.

There are other things to do besides winery tours, of course. The reservoir of Lake Berryessa is a great place for fishing, canoeing, hiking, waterskiing and other outdoor pleasures. The Oxbow Public Market in the town of Napa is a 40,000-square-foot indoor market which offers an extraordinary variety of different foods from many different cultures. The Cameo Cinema in St. Helena is a movie theater so old it has love seats in the back rows, just in case your significant other is coming along with you.

But most of all, there are the famous Napa wineries. Many vacation packages will allow you to tour the Napa wineries alone, as a couple or in a small group. Or you can put your own itinerary together, if there are specific Napa wineries you particularly want to visit. The usual tasting fee is $10 to $20 per person per winery, so add this to your travel budget.

One of the best Napa wineries around

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, these vineyards produce world-class wines at affordable prices. Wine Merchants Gourmet includes them in one of its Middle Valley tours. Visit them any time this year.

The biggest little town in wine

Visit St. Helena for the wine

St. Helena wineries - St. Helena, CA

Although the small town of St. Helena, CA, has fewer than 6,000 people, it is one of the acknowledged  centers of the global wine business, with more than 80 wineries. The St. Helena American Viticulture Area is noted for warmth, with less fog and wind than other parts of the valley. It produces deep, ripe Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs and Merlots.

If you’re planning to visit St. Helena, look for their best St. Helena wineries on Yelp, especiallyplaces with at least 20 reviews and at least four stars. Don’t confine yourself to the town itself — get out into the Napa Valley countryside within five to ten mile radius of St. Helena. Find a hotel, and be prepared to spend several days there.

A winery near St. Helena

Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. The vineyard is a 40-acre estate just south of Howell Mountain. The microclimate of Conn Valley is cooler than many other parts of the valley, although warmer than Howell Mountain itself, so the grapes they grow are closer to mountain grapes than the grapes in the St. Helena AVA proper.

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Anderson family since 1983. Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations nationwide. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join their wine club. This will get you a discount on many of their finest wines. Try a bottle today.