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20 Premier Wineries With Excellent Food in Napa Valley

These go far beyond a bucket of breadsticks.

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More and more Napa Valley tasting rooms are upping the ante and serving their wines the way they were meant to be sipped: with food. These 20 wineries are foregoing the obligatory cheese and charcuterie board for fun, creative, and satisfying experiences, prepared by some seriously talented chefs — many of whom come from the Michelin-starred fine dining scene. Ranging from small bites to multi-course meals to caviar dreams, you’ll never want to go back to simply bellying up to the tasting bar. (Note: During these pandemic days, many wineries require appointments, especially to enjoy the food offerings.)

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1. Theorem Vineyards

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255 Petrified Forest Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4254
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Few have yet discovered this hidden gem high up on Diamond Mountain, north of Calistoga town, despite the fact that the property dates back to the 1800s. Theorem has two wine and culinary offerings to be enjoyed among sweeping vistas of Mount Saint Helena and the surrounding Vacas Range. The four-course tasting experience ($250) comes with mouthwatering pairings like a crispy crab bao bun and wagyu ribeye. Then there’s the Baccarat tasting experience ($750), and if it sounds over the top, it is. Three wines with pairings are served at the most stunning Baccarat tablescape, and you even get to take an engraved glass home. Note that these experiences are meant for serious winos and require a minimum wine purchase to book. 

Theorem Vineyards

2. Brasswood

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3111 Saint Helena Highway N
Saint Helena, CA 94574
(707) 968-5434
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Quite the anomaly in Napa Valley, Brasswood is a small production winery with 17,000 square feet of caves, a restaurant, bakery, and bottle shop all in one. This makes for an obvious and convenient pairing of the estate wines with dishes from the Brasswood Bar + Kitchen. The Brasswood lunch pairing ($125) pairs four wines (two whites, two reds) with four dishes: gooey, hand-pulled mozzarella, duck bolognese, herb-crusted lamb chop, and a rich and creamy butterscotch panna cotta for dessert.

Brasswood

3. Joseph Phelps Vineyards

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200 Taplin Rd
St Helena, CA 94574
(800) 707-5789
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The 360-degree vineyard views from Joseph Phelps’ hidden terrace are almost as appetizing as the Bountiful Table experience ($275 per person, offered Wednesday to Sunday at 12 p.m.). Executive chef Brian Sutton cooks up five savory courses, like mushroom agnolotti and dry-aged duck to match effortlessly with seven wines, which means on a couple of courses, you can compare two glasses at once. If five courses aren’t enough, the new chef’s tasting menu taps it up to nine ($375 per person, offered one select weekend a month).

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

4. Clif Family Winery

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709 Main St
St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 968-0625
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Clif Family Winery (yes, owned by the same people behind Clif Bar) is a wine tasting room and lunch spot in one, touting its own culinary farm and Bruschetteria food truck. Book the Farm Feast experience ($125, Wednesday to Sunday), which includes a flight of their sustainable wines paired with provisions, like nuts, chocolates, and preserves, followed by a seasonal lunch of starters, salads, bruschetta, and sweets. Or, if you want something more casual, you can order right from the food truck and opt for a patio tasting. The polenta tots are a must. 

5. Davies Vineyards

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1210 Grayson Ave
St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-5555
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Napa Valley has a lot of great brunch spots, but Davies Vineyards in St. Helena is one of the only wineries that offers a brunch tasting, and it’s positively epic. The Bubbles & Caviar Brunch ($145, Friday to Sunday) is exactly as it sounds, pairing a full ounce of caviar — along with potato chips, creme fraiche, eggs, and a handful of other breakfast bites, like quiche and smoked salmon — with full glasses of Schramsberg’s renowned sparkling wine. 

Davies Vineyards

6. Louis M. Martini Winery

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254 Saint Helena Hwy S
St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 968-3362
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The historic Louis M. Martini — it was one of the first wineries to open in Napa Valley after Prohibition — completed a major renovation in early 2019 and has reopened an impressive visitor center that offers a diverse array of wine and food experiences. All curated by estate chef Jeffery Russell, formerly of Charlie Palmer Steak, the Heritage Terrace Tasting ($60 to 90) pairs five small-lot wines with five bites, like crispy pig ears and pink peppercorn panna cotta, while the Martini Park Tasting ($45) features a trio of wines and nibbles. The Outdoor Cabana Tasting ($100, available seasonally, Thursday to Sunday) takes place in a literal cabana in an outdoor courtyard. Perfect for a group or a celebration, lounge in the cabana for two hours, sipping wines and noshing on wood-fired pizzas and meats, cheese and salami, truffle popcorn, and duck rillettes. Lastly, for $250 per person, head down to the 85-year-old underground cellar lined with giant redwood casks for an obviously unforgettable, seven-course wine and food adventure.

Louis M. Martini Winery

7. Wheeler Farms

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588 Zinfandel Ln
St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 200-8500
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St. Helena winery Wheeler Farms has several excellent food options, all offered daily by appointment and curated by Chef Sarah Heller, an alum of Meadowood and Bouchon Bistro. Choose between the farm-to-table experience ($125), which includes four wines paired with savory canapés; either a one-course ($175) or three-course ($250) garden lunch; or a tasting, cooking demonstration, and three-course lunch ($325). No matter what, you’ll also get to tour Wheeler Farms’ stunning gardens and winery.

8. Round Pond Estate Winery

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875 Rutherford Rd
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 302-2575
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From the culinary gardens to their working olive oil mill, winery chef Jamie Prouten integrates estate produce into every single dish of Round Pond’s four-course Il Pranzo lunch ($175 per guest, Tuesday to Sunday). Following a tour of the garden and olive grove, lunch and Round Pond wines are enjoyed al fresco on the winery terrace.

Round Pond

9. B Cellars

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703 Oakville Cross Rd
Napa, CA 94562
(707) 709-8787
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The Vineyard Trek, ($80), starts with a tour of B Cellars’ garden and estate grounds (including a barrel tasting) and concludes with a seated wine and food pairing. Chef Derick Kuntz whips up small plates prepared à la minute to pair with five wines, starting light with whites and fresh nibbles, like sauvignon blanc with tuna sashimi. The bites get progressively more umami as the menu moves into the reds, like a smoked pork belly paired with pinot noir. B Cellars also offers cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate pairings with some of their other tastings. 

B Cellars

10. Cakebread Cellars

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8300 St Helena Hwy
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 963-5222
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The Cakebread culinary team gets creative with whatever’s growing in the winery’s estate garden for the Perfect Pair ($75, offered Thursday to Monday), a tasting that matches four wines with inventive bites, like red flint corn polenta with burrata, chiles, and artichokes. You could also start your day with the Garden to Glass Tour & Tasting ($150, offered Friday to Sunday), where diners can pick their own fresh veggies straight from the garden, then sit down to enjoy them with wine. It doesn’t get more farm-to-table than carrot hummus and rabbit tortellini in vegetable bolognese.

Cakebread Cellars

11. Robert Sinskey Vineyards

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6320 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 944-9090
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One of the early adopters of food and wine experiences, Robert Sinskey’s most robust offering is the five-course chef’s table ($175, Thursday to Monday), which kicks off with a cellar, vineyard, and garden tour. Chef Maria Helm Sinskey (also the wife of proprietor Robert Sinskey) pulls produce from the garden and almost always includes a dish featuring the estate’s pasture-raised lamb. As a bonus treat, you’ll get to try both current releases and selections from the library vault. Robert Sinskey offers two other wine and food experiences: Eat Drink RSV ($70), featuring a trio of bites, and Flight of Five ($40), paired with snacks. 

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12. Piazza Del Dotto Winery & Caves

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7466 St Helena Hwy
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 963-2134
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The Delicacies experience at Piazza Del Dotto ($175, available Thursday to Saturdays) is like a scene right out of Under the Tuscan Sun. The vibe is casual, but the wine and food are anything but. Start with a barrel tasting of about five wines in the marble-lined cave. Then sit down for a bottled tasting of another five wines, along with four bites prepared by French Laundry–trained chef Joshua Schwartz. There’s a Maine lobster roll on a handmade toasted brioche bun.

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13. Silver Trident Winery

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6495 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 945-0311
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Silver Trident Winery does host a Perfect Pairings experience ($40) with tasty, bite-sized canapés in their downtown Yountville tasting room. But while some wineries push caviar, truffles, and multi-course meals, this winery also has — drumroll, please — potato chips. Removing all pretense from wine tasting, the Potato Chip Extravaganza ($40) pairs Silver Trident’s serious wines with some not-so-serious, yet still excellent potato chips, in flavors like Cajun and sour cream–chive.

14. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

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5766 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 261-6410
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This winery helped put Napa Valley wine on the map when their cabernet sauvignon won the 1976 Judgment of Paris, and now their Cellarius Kitchen Experience ($195, Friday to Sunday) is also one of the most ample wine and food experiences around. Chef Travis Westrope whips up dishes like hamachi tartare and a creative interpretation of steak frites using porcini braised short ribs, which match with two whites and two reds. For something a little more chill, there’s also a picnic-style food and wine pairing ($125, Thursday to Sunday), which includes four wines and bites presented in a box. That option is specifically served next to Fay Lake, a stunning spot that few Stag’s Leap guests get to see. 

Stag’s Leap

15. Domaine Chandon

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1 California Dr
Yountville, CA 94599
(888) 242-6366
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This famous sparkling house offers a pair of casual and outdoor food and wine experiences made for small groups. Picnic on the Lawn ($55 to 65 per person, up to six guests) comes with a chic basket full of mini bottles of sparkling wine, cheese and charcuterie, fruit, salads and sandos, with the option to add other snacks. The Private Cabanas experience ($125 per person, up to 10 guests) is truly made for Instagram photoshoots and comes with two kinds of wine, plus a delightful wine country lunch to eat at your leisure. 

Domaine Chandon

16. Darioush

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4240 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 257-2345
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You can’t miss this grand, Persian palace when driving up and down Napa’s Silverado Trail, and at Darioush, they take hospitality as seriously as their winemaking. The signature mezze ($80) consists of a flight of wines, including their signature Shiraz, which you won’t find often in Napa, and delectable mezze bites — think, hummus and pickled cucumbers — that’ll leave you wanting more of each. The next step up is Darioush’s Invitation Only experience ($150, offered Wednesday to Sunday), which gives you the chance to taste the winery’s “crown jewel” cabernet and limited releases with seasonal pairings like grilled rib cap in a red wine reduction. 

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17. Trefethen Family Vineyards

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1160 Oak Knoll Ave
Napa, CA 94558
(866) 895-7696
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Trefethen proprietor Janet Trefethen played a major role in kickstarting Napa Valley’s world-class culinary industry in the 1970s when she founded the Napa Valley Cooking School and brought in top chefs from all over the world, including Thomas Keller, so it’s natural that the tradition continues via food and wine experiences. Taste the Estate ($100) pairs five completely different wines with plates like wild mushroom mousse with toasted brioche, sous vide beef short rib, and cheese arancini with preserved red peppers. You can also book the private, after-hours Twilight at Trefethen experience ($200, Thursday and Friday). Perfect for an anniversary celebration or dare we say, proposal, you’ll be the only table on the grounds.

18. Ashes & Diamonds Winery

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4130 Howard Ln
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 666-4777
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Ashes & Diamonds crafts approachable, food-friendly wines that are lower in alcohol and more ’60s in style, harkening back to the early days of Napa’s wine industry, and continues the theme with the winery’s mid-century modern design. The wine-and-food experience ($125) features five wines with family-style dishes and chill vibes. The wines and menu both change seasonally, but the current offering showcases a new rosé release (don’t worry, you’ll get your whites and reds in, too) and three inventive tacos, like roasted maitake mushrooms, pistachio mole with Brussel sprouts, and al pastor with pineapple butter and cilantro. 

Ashes & Diamonds

19. Napa Valley Tasting Barn

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1021 Atlas Peak Rd
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 492-3531
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At Prime Solum’s casual tasting barn in Napa, it’s less about fussy pairings and more about enjoying the moment. Add à-la carte snacks to any flight, like a cheese and charcuterie platter, nibbles like hummus and dolmas, and toasted sandwiches. The Italian grilled cheese, for instance, is made with Model Bakery bread and topped with a red onion port reduction and fig balsamic.

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20. Domaine Carneros

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1240 Duhig Rd
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 257-0101
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The Bubbles & Bites experience ($90) at Napa’s grand chateau, Domaine Carneros, is meant to transport you to Mexico, matching bites like Dungeness crab esquites and lamb in mole negro with four sparkling wines. But if you’d rather head overseas to France, the Ultimate Chips & Dip offering ($350 for two) includes three types of caviar with accouterments and three pours of Domaine Carneros’ best bubbly. 

Domaine Carneros

1. Theorem Vineyards

255 Petrified Forest Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
Theorem Vineyards

Few have yet discovered this hidden gem high up on Diamond Mountain, north of Calistoga town, despite the fact that the property dates back to the 1800s. Theorem has two wine and culinary offerings to be enjoyed among sweeping vistas of Mount Saint Helena and the surrounding Vacas Range. The four-course tasting experience ($250) comes with mouthwatering pairings like a crispy crab bao bun and wagyu ribeye. Then there’s the Baccarat tasting experience ($750), and if it sounds over the top, it is. Three wines with pairings are served at the most stunning Baccarat tablescape, and you even get to take an engraved glass home. Note that these experiences are meant for serious winos and require a minimum wine purchase to book. 

255 Petrified Forest Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515

2. Brasswood

3111 Saint Helena Highway N, Saint Helena, CA 94574
Brasswood

Quite the anomaly in Napa Valley, Brasswood is a small production winery with 17,000 square feet of caves, a restaurant, bakery, and bottle shop all in one. This makes for an obvious and convenient pairing of the estate wines with dishes from the Brasswood Bar + Kitchen. The Brasswood lunch pairing ($125) pairs four wines (two whites, two reds) with four dishes: gooey, hand-pulled mozzarella, duck bolognese, herb-crusted lamb chop, and a rich and creamy butterscotch panna cotta for dessert.

3111 Saint Helena Highway N
Saint Helena, CA 94574

3. Joseph Phelps Vineyards

200 Taplin Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Joseph Phelps Vineyards

The 360-degree vineyard views from Joseph Phelps’ hidden terrace are almost as appetizing as the Bountiful Table experience ($275 per person, offered Wednesday to Sunday at 12 p.m.). Executive chef Brian Sutton cooks up five savory courses, like mushroom agnolotti and dry-aged duck to match effortlessly with seven wines, which means on a couple of courses, you can compare two glasses at once. If five courses aren’t enough, the new chef’s tasting menu taps it up to nine ($375 per person, offered one select weekend a month).

200 Taplin Rd
St Helena, CA 94574

4. Clif Family Winery

709 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574

Clif Family Winery (yes, owned by the same people behind Clif Bar) is a wine tasting room and lunch spot in one, touting its own culinary farm and Bruschetteria food truck. Book the Farm Feast experience ($125, Wednesday to Sunday), which includes a flight of their sustainable wines paired with provisions, like nuts, chocolates, and preserves, followed by a seasonal lunch of starters, salads, bruschetta, and sweets. Or, if you want something more casual, you can order right from the food truck and opt for a patio tasting. The polenta tots are a must. 

709 Main St
St Helena, CA 94574

5. Davies Vineyards

1210 Grayson Ave, St Helena, CA 94574
Davies Vineyards

Napa Valley has a lot of great brunch spots, but Davies Vineyards in St. Helena is one of the only wineries that offers a brunch tasting, and it’s positively epic. The Bubbles & Caviar Brunch ($145, Friday to Sunday) is exactly as it sounds, pairing a full ounce of caviar — along with potato chips, creme fraiche, eggs, and a handful of other breakfast bites, like quiche and smoked salmon — with full glasses of Schramsberg’s renowned sparkling wine. 

1210 Grayson Ave
St Helena, CA 94574

6. Louis M. Martini Winery

254 Saint Helena Hwy S, St Helena, CA 94574
Louis M. Martini Winery

The historic Louis M. Martini — it was one of the first wineries to open in Napa Valley after Prohibition — completed a major renovation in early 2019 and has reopened an impressive visitor center that offers a diverse array of wine and food experiences. All curated by estate chef Jeffery Russell, formerly of Charlie Palmer Steak, the Heritage Terrace Tasting ($60 to 90) pairs five small-lot wines with five bites, like crispy pig ears and pink peppercorn panna cotta, while the Martini Park Tasting ($45) features a trio of wines and nibbles. The Outdoor Cabana Tasting ($100, available seasonally, Thursday to Sunday) takes place in a literal cabana in an outdoor courtyard. Perfect for a group or a celebration, lounge in the cabana for two hours, sipping wines and noshing on wood-fired pizzas and meats, cheese and salami, truffle popcorn, and duck rillettes. Lastly, for $250 per person, head down to the 85-year-old underground cellar lined with giant redwood casks for an obviously unforgettable, seven-course wine and food adventure.

254 Saint Helena Hwy S
St Helena, CA 94574

7. Wheeler Farms

588 Zinfandel Ln, St Helena, CA 94574

St. Helena winery Wheeler Farms has several excellent food options, all offered daily by appointment and curated by Chef Sarah Heller, an alum of Meadowood and Bouchon Bistro. Choose between the farm-to-table experience ($125), which includes four wines paired with savory canapés; either a one-course ($175) or three-course ($250) garden lunch; or a tasting, cooking demonstration, and three-course lunch ($325). No matter what, you’ll also get to tour Wheeler Farms’ stunning gardens and winery.

588 Zinfandel Ln
St Helena, CA 94574

8. Round Pond Estate Winery

875 Rutherford Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Round Pond

From the culinary gardens to their working olive oil mill, winery chef Jamie Prouten integrates estate produce into every single dish of Round Pond’s four-course Il Pranzo lunch ($175 per guest, Tuesday to Sunday). Following a tour of the garden and olive grove, lunch and Round Pond wines are enjoyed al fresco on the winery terrace.

875 Rutherford Rd
Napa, CA 94558

9. B Cellars

703 Oakville Cross Rd, Napa, CA 94562
B Cellars

The Vineyard Trek, ($80), starts with a tour of B Cellars’ garden and estate grounds (including a barrel tasting) and concludes with a seated wine and food pairing. Chef Derick Kuntz whips up small plates prepared à la minute to pair with five wines, starting light with whites and fresh nibbles, like sauvignon blanc with tuna sashimi. The bites get progressively more umami as the menu moves into the reds, like a smoked pork belly paired with pinot noir. B Cellars also offers cheese, charcuterie, and chocolate pairings with some of their other tastings. 

703 Oakville Cross Rd
Napa, CA 94562

10. Cakebread Cellars

8300 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Cakebread Cellars

The Cakebread culinary team gets creative with whatever’s growing in the winery’s estate garden for the Perfect Pair ($75, offered Thursday to Monday), a tasting that matches four wines with inventive bites, like red flint corn polenta with burrata, chiles, and artichokes. You could also start your day with the Garden to Glass Tour & Tasting ($150, offered Friday to Sunday), where diners can pick their own fresh veggies straight from the garden, then sit down to enjoy them with wine. It doesn’t get more farm-to-table than carrot hummus and rabbit tortellini in vegetable bolognese.

8300 St Helena Hwy
Napa, CA 94558

11. Robert Sinskey Vineyards

6320 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
Robert Sinskey/Robert Sinskey Vineyards

One of the early adopters of food and wine experiences, Robert Sinskey’s most robust offering is the five-course chef’s table ($175, Thursday to Monday), which kicks off with a cellar, vineyard, and garden tour. Chef Maria Helm Sinskey (also the wife of proprietor Robert Sinskey) pulls produce from the garden and almost always includes a dish featuring the estate’s pasture-raised lamb. As a bonus treat, you’ll get to try both current releases and selections from the library vault. Robert Sinskey offers two other wine and food experiences: Eat Drink RSV ($70), featuring a trio of bites, and Flight of Five ($40), paired with snacks. 

6320 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

12. Piazza Del Dotto Winery & Caves

7466 St Helena Hwy, Napa, CA 94558
Marc Fiorito - Gamma Nine Photography

The Delicacies experience at Piazza Del Dotto ($175, available Thursday to Saturdays) is like a scene right out of Under the Tuscan Sun. The vibe is casual, but the wine and food are anything but. Start with a barrel tasting of about five wines in the marble-lined cave. Then sit down for a bottled tasting of another five wines, along with four bites prepared by French Laundry–trained chef Joshua Schwartz. There’s a Maine lobster roll on a handmade toasted brioche bun.

7466 St Helena Hwy
Napa, CA 94558

13. Silver Trident Winery

6495 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

Silver Trident Winery does host a Perfect Pairings experience ($40) with tasty, bite-sized canapés in their downtown Yountville tasting room. But while some wineries push caviar, truffles, and multi-course meals, this winery also has — drumroll, please — potato chips. Removing all pretense from wine tasting, the Potato Chip Extravaganza ($40) pairs Silver Trident’s serious wines with some not-so-serious, yet still excellent potato chips, in flavors like Cajun and sour cream–chive.

6495 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599

14. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

5766 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
Stag’s Leap

This winery helped put Napa Valley wine on the map when their cabernet sauvignon won the 1976 Judgment of Paris, and now their Cellarius Kitchen Experience ($195, Friday to Sunday) is also one of the most ample wine and food experiences around. Chef Travis Westrope whips up dishes like hamachi tartare and a creative interpretation of steak frites using porcini braised short ribs, which match with two whites and two reds. For something a little more chill, there’s also a picnic-style food and wine pairing ($125, Thursday to Sunday), which includes four wines and bites presented in a box. That option is specifically served next to Fay Lake, a stunning spot that few Stag’s Leap guests get to see. 

5766 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

15. Domaine Chandon

1 California Dr, Yountville, CA 94599
Domaine Chandon

This famous sparkling house offers a pair of casual and outdoor food and wine experiences made for small groups. Picnic on the Lawn ($55 to 65 per person, up to six guests) comes with a chic basket full of mini bottles of sparkling wine, cheese and charcuterie, fruit, salads and sandos, with the option to add other snacks. The Private Cabanas experience ($125 per person, up to 10 guests) is truly made for Instagram photoshoots and comes with two kinds of wine, plus a delightful wine country lunch to eat at your leisure. 

1 California Dr
Yountville, CA 94599

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16. Darioush

4240 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
Jess Lander photo

You can’t miss this grand, Persian palace when driving up and down Napa’s Silverado Trail, and at Darioush, they take hospitality as seriously as their winemaking. The signature mezze ($80) consists of a flight of wines, including their signature Shiraz, which you won’t find often in Napa, and delectable mezze bites — think, hummus and pickled cucumbers — that’ll leave you wanting more of each. The next step up is Darioush’s Invitation Only experience ($150, offered Wednesday to Sunday), which gives you the chance to taste the winery’s “crown jewel” cabernet and limited releases with seasonal pairings like grilled rib cap in a red wine reduction. 

4240 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

17. Trefethen Family Vineyards

1160 Oak Knoll Ave, Napa, CA 94558

Trefethen proprietor Janet Trefethen played a major role in kickstarting Napa Valley’s world-class culinary industry in the 1970s when she founded the Napa Valley Cooking School and brought in top chefs from all over the world, including Thomas Keller, so it’s natural that the tradition continues via food and wine experiences. Taste the Estate ($100) pairs five completely different wines with plates like wild mushroom mousse with toasted brioche, sous vide beef short rib, and cheese arancini with preserved red peppers. You can also book the private, after-hours Twilight at Trefethen experience ($200, Thursday and Friday). Perfect for an anniversary celebration or dare we say, proposal, you’ll be the only table on the grounds.

1160 Oak Knoll Ave
Napa, CA 94558

18. Ashes & Diamonds Winery

4130 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558
Ashes & Diamonds

Ashes & Diamonds crafts approachable, food-friendly wines that are lower in alcohol and more ’60s in style, harkening back to the early days of Napa’s wine industry, and continues the theme with the winery’s mid-century modern design. The wine-and-food experience ($125) features five wines with family-style dishes and chill vibes. The wines and menu both change seasonally, but the current offering showcases a new rosé release (don’t worry, you’ll get your whites and reds in, too) and three inventive tacos, like roasted maitake mushrooms, pistachio mole with Brussel sprouts, and al pastor with pineapple butter and cilantro. 

4130 Howard Ln
Napa, CA 94558

19. Napa Valley Tasting Barn

1021 Atlas Peak Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Prime Solum

At Prime Solum’s casual tasting barn in Napa, it’s less about fussy pairings and more about enjoying the moment. Add à-la carte snacks to any flight, like a cheese and charcuterie platter, nibbles like hummus and dolmas, and toasted sandwiches. The Italian grilled cheese, for instance, is made with Model Bakery bread and topped with a red onion port reduction and fig balsamic.

1021 Atlas Peak Rd
Napa, CA 94558

20. Domaine Carneros

1240 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 94559
Domaine Carneros

The Bubbles & Bites experience ($90) at Napa’s grand chateau, Domaine Carneros, is meant to transport you to Mexico, matching bites like Dungeness crab esquites and lamb in mole negro with four sparkling wines. But if you’d rather head overseas to France, the Ultimate Chips & Dip offering ($350 for two) includes three types of caviar with accouterments and three pours of Domaine Carneros’ best bubbly. 

1240 Duhig Rd
Napa, CA 94559

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