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Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Wines & Wineries

Information to help you learn more about wines and how to taste them.

Best Napa Wineries
Whether you're looking for a place with a great view, food-and-wine pairings, beautiful facilities or free tasting, we've tracked down the best Napa has to offer.

Top Sonoma Valley Wineries
Read about the best Sonoma Valley wineries, best tasting rooms, tours and where to taste wine for free

Appellation - What Does it Mean?
A good general description of what Appellation means: 

Winery Review - Smith-Madrone Vineyards
Guide to visiting Smith-Madrone Vineyards from a visitor's point of view - ratings of tasting experience, wine quality - info about touring and tasting

Winery Review - Domaine Carneros
Guide to visiting Domaine Carneros from a visitor's point of view - ratings of tasting experience, wine quality - info about touring and tasting

Winery Review - Raymond Vineyards
It's one of Napa's most chic and fun wineries, with a lot of style and great wines, too.

Winery Review - Sullivan Vineyards
Find out why we think Sullivan is one of the friendliest places to taste wine in Napa Valley.

Winery Review: Kuleto Estate
The setting is lovely and the tasting room staff friendly. I've been wanting to go back ever since my first visit.

Winery Review: Del Dotto Wine Gallery
Wine tasting direct from the barrel is a special treat at Del Dotto, where they treat the barrel as an integral part of the wine-making experience.

Winery Review: Jarvis Winery
This underground winery is one of the most gorgeous places in all Napa Valley. Friends who have been there remember it years after their visit.

Winery Review: Signorello Estate
Signorello is one my favorite Napa wineries. They make really good wine, the tasting room has a gorgeous view of the valley and their food-and-wine pairings are excellent.

Winery Review: Schramsberg Vineyards
They're one of California's premiere sparkling wine houses and the property has a long and fascinating history.

Winery Review: Heibel Ranch Vineyards
The property has belonged to owner and winemaker Trent Ghiringhelli's family for generations. He meets you at the property's entrance and you get to the lakeside tasting area in "Sugar Magnolia", a 1963 Willy's Navy jeep. It's a fun experience that's different than the big, fancy places and lots of fun.

Winery Review: Kenzo Estate
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Kenzo Estate is the surroundings, well off the casual Napa visitor's path, sitting 1,500 feet in the mountains above the town of Napa.

Winery Review: Castello di Amorosa Winery
The Italian-style castle is attention-grabbing and fun to visit. Even the kids seem to enjoy it, especially the dungeon.

Winery Review: Swanson Vineyards
From the moment you arrive at Swanson Vineyards, you know they're different. Their tiny salon-style tasting room - manned by hosts so friendly they'll apologize if they don't manage to get your first glass of wine in your hand before you get inside the door - looks and feels like someone's elegant home.

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