Venture outside and sip away in the sun.
This summer, we’re taking every opportunity to sit and sip outside at all of our favorite spots in St. Helena. Consider this list of wineries with outdoor tasting areas on your next trip to California wine country. They’ve got us hoping for an Indian summer!
Relax under the majestic oak trees, on the Veranda at Beringer’s historical Rhine House, the Promenade outside of the original winery, or the Plaza surrounding the historic Ruth Asawa fountain. You’ll have the table all to yourself to enjoy a full wine flight of their best pours. If you have a free Saturday morning, the Vineyard Walkabout and brunch takes you from vineyards to redwoods.
The Vineyard Experience is at the heart of the Crocker & Starr tasting experience. You’ll go from the vineyard to the garden arbor for a seated tasting of their small production wines. Or choose the Cabernet lover’s dream, the Terroir to Table Estate Cabernet tasting. If you want to take a sensory journey and discover how wine and food interact schedule the Al Fresco Experience.
Stop in to Clif Family for a patio tasting and stay for lunch from the local’s favorite Bruschetteria Food Truck. Chef John works with the winemaker and culinary team to create flavors with fresh from their farm ingredients that pair perfectly with the wines. Take home their artisan foods and wine to keep your Napa Valley memories alive.
There is a place above the Napa Valley floor called Fantesca. World-renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett is turning their mountain grapes into spectacular wine. Make your appointment now for this very special experience that will include the stunning views of Spring Mountain and the heady sights and smells of their wine cave.
Guests arrive with an official welcome from (not so little) Bunny Foo-Foo and instantly experience a one of a kind destination. Wine, art, history, architecture, technology, lush landscaping, and a Great Lawn for relaxing and unwinding – Hall invites you to come and share the fun.
Crafted by hand indulge in either a Valley Floor or Mountain Vineyard wine tasting at Trinchero Napa Valley. Discover the unique terroir of these luxury estate wine collections. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Spring Mountain to the west and Howell Mountain to the east from their chic patio in the heart of St. Helena.
Choose one of V. Sattui’s tasting experiences to enjoy on this beautiful vineyard property. Under the oaks, on the lawn,in the grove or under the umbrellas on Vittorio’s lawn you’ll be surrounded by the mountains and vineyards. Don’t plan on leaving for lunch.Their Artisan Deli has everything you need to create the perfect picnic made fresh in their own kitchen every day.