Napa Valley is known for the luxury winery experience world over. Stunning natural beauty aside, this region produces some of the world's best wines. Full-bodied Cabernets, fruity Merlots, and buttery Chardonnays are just a few of the dozens of varieties presented by the 400-plus wineries that pepper these fertile soils. Napa Valley is one of the world's premier viticultural regions, and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. But wine, as visitors quickly discover, is only the beginning. Stay in lavish resorts, charming bed & breakfasts or modern hotels.We are happy to bring you top suggestions for Napa Valley's Luxury Winery Experiences. Here is the list of some top Napa Valley Winery but not limited to.
Beau Vigne Winery
Beau Vigne (Bo-Veenya) was founded in 2002 by Ed Snider. They are a small, family winery with a production of about 4,000 cases per year, and are known for Cabernets. Beau Vigne Vineyard is up-and-coming and been making high-quality wine for many years, they primarily make Cabernet some pinot, and a very little Chardonnay but all again are of high quality & highly rated. Their other wines are also very good-excellent. Highest marks to the Estate Cab, Petit Verdot, Reserve Cab, Widow's Peak Pino Noir, Reserve Chardonnay, Juliet, Hay presszin, and the Old Rutherford.
Fortunati Wines is a small producer owned by husband and wife Ellen and Gary Luchtel. The fortunati using natural farming, and winemaking techniques to deliver the high-quality wines. The husband-and-wife team of Gary & Ellen Luchtel pour their hearts and souls into producing award-winning, premium wines at a very reasonable price. They released their first wines under the Fortunati label in 2009 - an estate Syrah and also a rosé of the same varietal.
Keenan Winery is located in the Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. It produces world-class wines, in 1974 Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres in the Spring Mountain District at an elevation of 1700 feet. Located on the eastern slope of the Mayacamas mountain range, Spring Mountain District gained recognition as an American Vineyard Appellation (AVA) in 1993. Keenan Winery specializes in estate grown fruit for the following varietals: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot Carneros. Their total production each year runs 12,000 to 14,000 cases. However, several of their wines are made in very tiny quantities (usually a few hundred cases) for wine club members, and for on-site visits. Most of their wines are approachable with a diversity of flavour.
Stags' Leap Winery
Stags' Leap Winery is the most popular & most visited winery in all of Napa. It offers award-winning wines at a great price. Stags' Leap Winery is located near Yountville, California, in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. The winery's 240 acres (97 ha) estate vineyard was first planted in 1893. By 1895 production on the estate was up to 40,000 gallons of wine. It's one of the few wineries that consistently win top awards for all of their wines.
Napa has dozens of other best wineries Napa worth noting, such as Beaulieu, Beringer, Cakebread, Ehlers, Far Niente, Mondavi, Pine Ridge, and Silver Oak, to name a few.
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Keenan Winery and Vineyards is recognized as a pioneering vineyard of the Spring Mountain District; Peter Conradi planted vineyards there in the late 19th century; in 1974, Robert Keenan, Michael Keenan's father, purchased 180 forested acres, including the original 100-acre site of the old Conradi vineyard. Robert re-planted with rows of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and used the foundation from the original stone winery to build a new winery in time for harvest in 1977.
Each year as we approach the holiday season, we reflect on our good fortune that Robert Keenan followed his hunch about the potential for growing grapes on Spring Mountain, and each vintage of excellent Keenan Keenan Napa Wines has confirmed for us that we're on the right track!
To honor Robert Keenan's early commitment to Spring Mountain, one of the first steps we took when Michael Keenan took over responsibility for Keenan in 1998, was to begin an intensive replanting program of the whole estate. We focused on increasing soil health through organic farming and the use of organic compost and cover crops. We identified the best rootstock and clone for each grape variety, then we surveyed every square foot of our estate to pinpoint just the right location to plant each one. Because of Keenan Estates' high elevation and steep, rugged terrain surrounded by deeply forested land, we knew it was vital to insure efficient irrigation and be sure that each row was positioned to take advantage of optimum sunlight.
These sustainable farming methods are complemented with labor intensive, hands-on practices and an intimate knowledge of each vineyard site. Today we believe that all 48 acres of pristine estate vineyards - planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Chardonnay Zinfandel Napa Valley wines - are now producing the very best quality fruit we can grow and the resulting wines are richly natural, complex, and classically structured; wines that truly reflect their mountainside terroir.
In 2007 our solar power system went on-line and now supplies energy to the winery, administrative offices, and visitor hospitality areas, as well as to the homes located on the property. This environmentally pro-active energy source, combined with the sustainable farming practices of our estate vineyards resulted in certification of Keenan Estate as Napa Green Certified Land by the Napa Valley Vintners Association.
For us, sustainable winegrowing means adhering to practices that maintain healthy Napa Valley Winery, working to guarantee their productivity over the long haul, preserving them for future generations. But our efforts don't stop there: we believe that 'sustainable' shouldn't focus only on farming and reducing harmful environmental impacts - it also means conserving resources, reducing waste and pollution in the winery as well. And at Keenan, we take sustainability as part of our future business plan too - by continuing to focus on offering our customers and Wine Club Napa members quality wines at reasonable prices, recognizing and appreciating long-term loyalty and support from our Keenan winery team, and providing encouragement to the younger members of our family and team to become part of this wonderful lifestyle.