Top 10 wine attractions: Napa and Sonoma

28th February, 2014 by Lauren Eads

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

California

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!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Sales Account Manager

Jascots Wine Merchants
London, UK

Marylebone Sales Manager

Philglas & Swiggot
Marylebone, London, UK

Area Sales Manager

Bon Coeur Fine Wines
North England, UK

Procurement Assistant – Wine

Adnams PLC
Southwold, UK

Account Manager Central London

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

Brand Ambassador

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

Marketing Assistant

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire, UK

Marketing Manager

Bancroft Wines
London, UK

Regional Sales Manager – Scotland

Bancroft Wines
London, UK

Sales Manager – London On-Trade

Bancroft Wines
London, UK

Customer Service & Sales Support Executive

Jascots Wine Merchants
London, UK

Market Insight Analyst

Conviviality PLC
London, UK

Technical Manager

Enotria&Coe
Park Royal, London, GB

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 25th August 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 25th August 2017

Global Chardonnay Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st September 2017

The Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2017

Deadline : 1st September 2017

Click to view more

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

The Global Organic Masters 2017

The drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Organic Masters

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Click to view more