Napa County in of the oldest and original county created at the time of statehood in California. It was established in 1850. Napa County won the “Judgment of Paris” in 1976 competing against France local wineries i.e. Chateau Montelena and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and became the no. 1 “wine region” in the world. It is very popular for its Luxurious Napa valley wine tasting tour.
The best way to enjoy the winery tours, people should hire private limousines or shuttle. But before booking a tour, make sure that the company is local or have professional chauffer who knows each and every place, old as well as new which can be seen in the Napa county. I will definitely recommend Napa valley wine tours to tourists (who love wine) or people living in California (local folks) to visit this country side one time in their life.
I think the best thing about this place is the environment. I live in the bay area and work for a private investor. Due to a busy and hectic lifestyle I was getting more and more aggravated with people around me. I was looking for a getaway place to relax my mind and have some inner peace (like master Shifu). And for some time, I was wondering to visit this countryside heaven to have some lone time. But, due to lack of knowledge about local areas and some insight about any less explored regions I went to book a private Napa valley wine tour via limousine.
I am going to make a list of events and places (as per my knowledge), where you can go when you go for a Napa county wine tour.
This festival is held annually, and it is getting better year by year. If you attend this venue, you are guaranteed to see some Hollywood artists in real. Actors like Lee Daniels, Josh Charles, Lori Singer, Chloe Grace Moretz and Matt Ross are going to show up for this year’s film festival. You can watch annual award winning movies, all at one place along with studio sneak previews and special screenings.
Best Places to Drink Cocktails –
I would like to share some of my favorite places for cocktail lovers. Tourists can visit Oenotri in Napa valley for its long list of cocktails. One of the best, which I tasted included Michter’s Rye, a splash of lemon, soda water, and maple syrup, and garnished with brandied a slice of apple and cherries.
TORC is on the main street of Napa and is very popular among locals as well as tourists for its unique cocktail. Their cocktail contains Hangar One Vodka combined with fresh mint, fresh ginger, and lime.
Holiday Events –
If you are planning a wine tour, you can also visit Napa Christmas tree lighting in Veteran Park Downtown. It is symbol of starting of new annual season. Tourists also get complimentary eatables and drinks, what’s better than free food and drinks eh?
Last but Not the least, go for a Napa Valley Wine Train to complete your Napa valley wine tour. I reserved a Napa Valley wine tour limousine because I wanted some lone time for myself. But you can also hire shuttle services with your family.
Wineries in Napa
Napa County wineries are as varied as the landscape which offers the visitors and wine admirers a taste of their sylvan tastefulness. If you’re looking for a casual wine tasting in Dry Creek or an informative tour of Napa Valley’s historical wineries or even a sophisticated wine taste in Russian River, you must visit Napa wine limo tours. It has more than 370 wineries so your tour options are never limited. Listed below are few amongst the most famous wineries that one must visit:
Keller Estate Winery- in their 650 acre ranch the Kellers had produced grapes for various wineries, Keller Estate label was born in 2000.
Merry Edwards Winery- Merry Edwards was one of the first wine-makers; initially her focus was on Pinot Noir. Today, they produce six vineyard designates and a barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc blend.
DeLoach Vineyards- the soil was perfect for the Pinot Noir grapes and the Boisset Family purchased the estate in 2003 and in 2006, they planted the first vintage produced with biodynamic farming techniques.
Buena Vista Winery- Best known for being California’s first premium winery, Buena Vista Carneros truly offers remarkable wines. It was founded in 1857; and is now a California Historic Landmark and boasts a winery, tasting room and visitor’s centre.
The perfect description of wine was given by Robert Mondavi: Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.