Top 10 wine attractions: Napa and Sonoma

There are surely few better ways to enjoy the Californian sun than by visiting the region’s numerous vineyards, fine wine bars and restaurants.


Whether its taking a private stretch limousine through the sprawling vineyards, hopping on board the Napa Wine Train or enjoying a glass of Merlot while looking across the Valley at Auberge du Soleil – California is undoubtedly a wine lover’s mecca.

Scroll through to see 10 of our top picks for taking in California’s wine country…

4 Responses to “Top 10 wine attractions: Napa and Sonoma”

  1. Jonathan Cahill says:

    How about Dry Creek Canyon General Store in Sonoma? Loads of character

  2. Rick Aldine says:

    These top 10s are all great but honestly, this is tip of the iceberg. SO MANY tasting venues, touring packages, restaurants, B&Bs & hotels, vineyard tours in Napa & Sonoma. Hundreds. So many and so little time. What an amazing place to live and work.

  3. Shawn Denkler says:

    Bad fact checking — Domain Chandon opened Etoile restaurant much earlier (I first ate there in 1977 and it had been open a while) . Etoile is fine dining – it has a Michelin star.

    Another bad fact: The writer must not have visited Auberge du Soleil because it is far from the top of the peak, it is only a short ways up the hill, It does have a nice view though, and is a very luxurious resort.

    Most people living and visiting Napa Valley would put the Oakville Grocery on the top 10 list. The Wine Train is a unique thing to do in Napa Valley so deserves to be on the list. Most of the rest of the list do not stand out from the many great places to visit.

  4. Tom Nicholas says:

    Are you kidding? The wine train? Total tourist trap!!

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