A day in Napa Valley

I’ve done quite a lot of trips to Napa Valley. With the number of amazing wineries it becomes tough to choose which ones to go. I try to check out a new winery one some trips, however here a few that I absolutely love and I stick with those specially when there’s someone visiting for the first time.

Korbel Champagne Cellars

We started with the free tour of Korbel Champagne Cellars, walking us through the process of making Champagne, followed by Champagne tasting, which is also free. Tours depart every hour, and there is usually no need to register in advance.

Castello di Amorosa

After Korbel, we drove to the famous 13th century inspired Tuscan castle Castello di Amorosa, this time for a walk around the grape wines and the enormous castle. Known for it’s great views and Italian architecture, the castle includes 107 rooms on 8 levels above and below ground and covers approximately 121,000 square feet.

Grape wines

After the tour, it was time wine-tasting. Making notes this time, we tried a set of white, red and dessert wines.

A visit to Amorosa is definitely worth the time and money. For $25, you get a tour of the winery and can taste up-to 5 different wines from their collection (add $10 for tasting the premium wines).

MacRostie Winery & Estate House

My absolute favorite is MacRostie. Way less touristy than the above two, but the best ambience to sit and enjoy wines with great views at very reasonable prices.