A visit to St. Helena would not be complete without a few outdoor wine tasting experiences to take in the serene surroundings of wine country, so we’ve rounded up a list of some of our favorite outdoor tasting experiences that are not to be missed.
The Beringer estate provides a unique glimpse into Napa Valley’s past. Graced with stately 19th-century architecture and verdant gardens, Beringer is not only one of the most beautiful properties in California’s wine country, but as the longest continuously operating winery in Napa, it’s also one of the most historic. The entire estate was designated a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
Enjoy the beauty of their grounds with a delightful tasting on theirRhine House Porch. Taste Beringer’s three iconic Napa Valley Wines: Private Reserve Chardonnay, Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and Nightingale paired with artisan cheeses & a sweet treat.
The Flora Springs tasting room, affectionately known as ‘The Room’, is located off Highway 29 and showcases a modern design that mimics the hillside caves and natural springs of the Flora Springs Estate, located just down the road in St. Helena. Here you’ll find their Vineyard Courtyard picnic area and Rooftop Lounge, both with stunning views of Napa Valley’s western hillsides and vineyards.
Experience the benefits of being a Flora Springs Wine Club Member with this exclusive tasting that features a selection of the finest wines in the portfolio. Includes limited production offerings that have been hand selected by their family as those they’d most like to share. Available on a drop-in basis.
For over thirty years the Peju family has been welcoming guests to their Rutherford estate to enjoy the beautiful grounds and taste their delicious wines. Today a new generation is carrying on the tradition of hospitality and a focus on producing some of Napa Valley’s most exquisite estate grown wines.
Elevate your Peju tasting experience with the all-new Garden Tasting! Available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this seated tasting is offered outside of the Tasting Room and iconic Peju Tower. Reserve a Garden Tasting and choose either a Classic Tasting or Reserve Tasting featuring a flight of five wines at a private table reserved just for you! In addition to your flight of wines, enjoy a cheese plate with treats from the Peju kitchen.
Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently producing world-class wines. Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, they farm five certified organic estate vineyards without artificial pesticides or herbicides, rely on wild yeast fermentation and use their passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines. Their portfolio of wines consists of three distinct tiers.
Take a seat, relax, and enjoy a private tasting on the beautiful patio. Your host will guide you through five limited production and specialty wines paired with artisan cheeses.
While these properties don’t have a specific tasting designed around an outdoor experience, consider coming over and enjoying their outdoor space with a glass of wine: