St. Helena a center of the California wine industry

The St. Helena area

St. Helena wineries in St. Helena, CA

St. Helena, “Napa Valley’s main street,” has been known for its wineries since its founding. Sixteen different American Viticulture Areas are within Napa Valley. The St. Helena AVA is in the northern part of the valley, where it gets less cool air than the southern parts. Its soil includes gravel-clay soils in the southwest and rich volcanic soils in the northeast. Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs and Merlots all come from St. Helena wineries.

A winery 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 Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. At the vineyard, you have the chance to meet the owners and wine-makers and taste excellent wine stored in a cave.

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces an Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Estate Reserve might be their best ever. The growing season of this dark purple and red blend was perfect for both yield and quality. The aroma has many notes, including cloves and licorice. The palate is deeply layered with dark red fruit, spices, new leather and a rich, silky mouthfeel. There are hints of orange peel in the finish.

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, including a $10 discount on the ’13 Estate Reserve. Join their wine club and try a bottle today.

Take a trip to St. Helena

Wine clubs of St. Helena

St. Helena wineries in St. Helena, CASt. Helena, “Napa Valley’s main street,” is a center of the wine industry. Joining a wine club is a good way to tour this town and area, with its many fine wineries, and learn its history:

In the 1860s, immigrants discoered St. Helena’s excellent viticulture climate and began planting vineyards. St. Helena was incorporated in 1876, and just ten years later it had a population of about 1,800 and was already a center of the growing California wine industry.

A winery near St. Helena

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards is a great St. Helena wineries. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown St. Helena, south of Howell Mountain, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. The grapes they grow are closer to mountain grapes than the grapes closer to town.

Anderson’s wines are sold online and in five locations in Napa Valley, and many other locations across the nation. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join the Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Wine Club. Club membership will get you a discount on many of their finest wines, as well as the chance to try library wines such as their 2007 Éloge. This dark ruby wine has an aroma of violets, cedar and black stone fruits balanced with oakiness. Its flavor begins with the juicy taste of ripe blackberries, followed by more dark fruit flavors with chocolate covered cherries perfectly matched with oak tannins. It has a finish lasting two to three minutes in the mouth, making it a wine to savor. The ’07 Éloge is expected to get even better as it ages. Try a bottle of ACVV wine today.

Spend a little time in the St. Helena area

St. Helena and Napa Valley

St. Helena wineries

In 1981, the Napa Valley was named California’s first American Viticulture Area. These days 16 different AVAs are recognized within the valley. St. Helena is one of the centers of the world’s wine industry. There are whole winery tours devoted to this town and its more than 80 wineries and numerous wine clubs. Be prepared to spend several days there if you’re planning a vacation. Look for places at least 20 Yelp reviews and at least four stars when choosing hotels to stay at and St. Helena wineries to visit.

A winery near St. Helena

Some of the best California wines come from Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards in Napa Valley, 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 across the nation. By ordering six bottles or more per year, you can join the Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Wine Club. Club membership will get you a discount on many of their finest wines, such as their Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2012 Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is possibly the best Estate Reserve Anderson’s Conn Valley has ever created, arising from a perfect year of moderate growing weather and a cool late September. It is dark purple and red, with an aroma of super-ripe red raspberries, cloves and licorice. The wine has a silky mouthfeel, with a flavor layered with expressive dark red fruit, licorice and new leather and hints of white pepper. Its complexity comes from the different Cab clones and rootstocks used to make it. Try a bottle of ACVV wine today.

Make a visit to St. Helena this year

Napa Valley’s main street

St. Helena wineries

St. Helena is proud to call itself “Napa Valley’s main street.” This small town is one of the centers of the wine industry, and has bed and breakfasts, theaters and a restaurant so popular that reservations have to be made 60 days in advance.

If you’re planning to visit St. Helena (and why not?) look for Yelp reviews of the town’s wineries and schedule tours of the best. Look for places with at least 20 reviews and at least four stars. There’s no reason to confine yourself to the town limits — get out into the Napa Valley countryside and explore the little hills and subvalleys that shape the multitude of microclimates for which this part of California is famous. A great deal can be found within a five to ten mile radius of the town.

Sixteen different AVAs are recognized within the valley. The St. Helena AVA gets less cool air and ocean fog than the southern parts of the valley. Its soil ranges from gravel-clay soils on its southern and western borders to volcanic soils in the north and east. Deep, ripe Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet Francs and Merlots with jammy flavors and blackcurrant aromas all come from St. Helena wineries.

A winery 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 Conn Valley Vineyards produces world-class wines at affordable prices. The vineyard is a 40-acre estate just south of Howell Mountain.

Try a bottle today.