(Posted with permission from Sill Family Vineyards)


Here’s how I came up with the list of the 10 best Napa Valley wineries to visit:

This article was originally published back in February of 2016 based on reviews from visitors compiled via Yelp. In this updated version, I researched both Yelp and TripAdvisor to uncover those wineries that recent visitors felt offered excellent wines, a substantial, service-oriented winery experience, rich history, as well as an informative and entertaining adventure. Seems a lot has changed since then, both from visitor reviews and the winery programs themselves.


After compiling the most positive ratings, I visited these top 10 wineries unannounced to confirm the reviews.


I based the final list on the more than 3000 Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews, as well as my own first-hand experience of their hospitality, quality of wines, ambiance, history, the overall wine tasting experience and the memories that linger long after the winery visit is over.


The Best Wineries in Napa Valley, California that You Need to Visit on Your Wine Vacation


V. Sattui Winery

White Lane. St. Helena, California


Image by: Stylishlyme


Darioush Winery

Silverado Trail. Napa, California

Darioush Winery Spring
Image by: Wine Watch


Castello di Amorosa

St. Helena Highway. Calistoga, California

Castello di Amorosa and vines
Image by: California Winery Advisor


Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery

Madrona Avenue. St. Helena, California

Image by: Spottswoode Winery


Inglenook Winery

St. Helena Highway. Rutherford, California

Inglenook by coppola
Image by: Decanter



Artesa Vineyards and Winery

Henry Road. Napa, California

Image by: Trellis Wine Group


Domaine Carneros

Duhig Road. Napa, California

Domaine Carneros
Image by: Napa Valley Register


Luna Vineyards

Silverado Trail. Napa, California

Luna Vineyards 2
Image by: Erik Wait


Opus One Winery

St. Helena Highway. Oakville, California

Opus One Winery
Image by: Napa Valley Register


Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Silverado Trail. Napa, California


Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Image by: Wine Fashionista


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