Wineries of the Napa Valley Vintners are thrilled to welcome America's Cup guests and VIPs to our legendary wine region.
The ultimate access winery experiences noted below have been curated especially for you. Due to their exclusive nature, prior reservation is required and all offers are subject to availability. Please contact each winery directly to book your experience, or you may request the assistance of our concierge at (707) 251-9364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acacia Vineyard is please to offer America's Cup Crew fan club guests a two for one tasting experience.
Contact: Sue Stuber 707-226-9991
Andretti Winery is pleased to offer America's Cup Crew fan club members a complimentary Founders Tasting (seated, wine & cheese) with a barrel tasting and tour.
Contact: Roger de Lorimier 707-259-6777 Ext. 230
Tour and Tasting of our vineyards and winery. A light lunch and a small discount on wine purchases. Tours will be done by winemaker, Sandi Belcher.
Contact: Sandi Belcher 707-963-3429
VIP One-Day Epicurean Club Membership
Guests will spend the day enjoying all of the benefits of the B Cellars Epicurean Wine club members, including complimentary Flagship Tastings for up to four guests (with prior reservation,) and a 15% discount on purchases made the day of their visit. If one day simply isn't enough, B Cellars has reserved a limited number of annual memberships exclusively for guests of the America's Cup.
Contact: Jonathan Ruppert 707-709-8787
Join us for a Beaulieu Vineyard Historic Tour and Barrel Tasting in our 1885 winery. America's Cup Crew Club members receive a tour for two guests for the price of one. RSVP by calling 800.373.5896.
Contact: Jill Dever 707-967-5297
Join us at historic Beringer Vineyards in Napa Valley for a unique tasting experience. Our Ultimate Cabernet and Food Pairing matches specialty meats such as beef tenderloin and free range chicken with 8 kinds of dipping sauces and our Single Vineyard and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This guided experience will give your palate a taste of what flavors work best with Cabernet Sauvignon and the reasons why. You will be hosted by our VIP wine educator in an intimate setting in the winery’s Rhine House. Price: $100 per person for groups of up to 8 people. Advanced reservation required, please call Dean Busquaert at 707-815-0448 to schedule.
Contact: Alicia Kjeldgaard 866-708-9463
Bucephalus, named after Alexander the Great's mighty stallion, is the "Premier" wine of the Black Stallion Estate Winery collection. These powerful, yet graceful masterpieces are crafted from only our highest quality red lots, sourced from prime Napa Valley vineyards. Each lot is then carefully aged independently and blended to perfection just prior to bottling.
This tasting provides the unique opportunity to experience each vintage of Bucephalus since its inception. A once in a lifetime opportunity! This experience will be hosted by one of our wine educators and will be offered in a seated environment. Please allow 30 minutes.
Contact: Tony Giovanzana 707-227-3241
Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley cordially invites you and your guests to peruse the art, design, and furnishings gallery while enjoying an artisan wine flight of Lail Vineyards ($25 per person) or Bespoke Collection ($15 per person). Mention "America's Cup" when ordering your flight and receive a complimentary cheese plate for two persons to enjoy with your flight of wine. All reservations of eight persons or more requires a Group reservation. Please call Ma(i)sonry in advance at 707.944.0889 or email email@example.com.
Contact: Deanna Apallas 707-252-4444
A complimentary private tour and tasting with Boeschen's winemaker and general manager. The tour will focus on the underground winery, the estate gardens, and the classic racecar collection.
Contact: Doug Boeschen 707-963-3674
The wines of Brandlin Vineyard reflect the classic Mount Veeder terrior – rich fruit and great tannin structure producing highly acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy a complimentary tasting for up to 4 guests and receive a 10% case discount on the day of your visit. Appointment required 707.942.2455.
Contact: Mary Pencek 707-942-2467
America's Cup Crew fan club members will enjoy the stunning views of Napa Valley while tasting our current wine releases paired with four local cheeses selected by Winemaker Danielle Cyrot and Chef Rodger Babel, cost is $50.00 per guest.
Contact: Lisa Sedgley 707-965-2746
COPS, CLONES & CABERNET - TASTING WITH JOHN CALDWELL, VINTNER, SMUGGLER. LEGEND. Join John Caldwell for a private wine tasting experience at Caldwell Vineyard estate in the heart of Coombsville, Napa Valley's newest and most unique appellation.
Inside the 22,000 square foot cave you'll break bread with John while sipping on a selection of Caldwell estate wines, available only in our tasting room, paired with locally sourced artisan cheeses and charcuterie. You can decide if you want to hear the "one-bottle" or "two-bottle" version of the story about how John smuggled vines from Bordeaux into the U.S. Today, with Marbue Marke at the winemaking helm, the Caldwells produce 23 different clone and varietal-specific wines from their estate vineyard. The experience is $45 per person.
Contact: Joy Caldwell 707-255-1294
Canard Vineyard is a private estate not open to the public. We are offering you the opportunity to visit the vineyard, tour the property and meet with the owners for a private tasting of our allocated limited production wines accompanied by a selection of cheese, charcuterie and seasonal treats from our extensive gardens and orchards. For larger groups of 10 to 25, our chef can provide a lunch or dinner from our outdoor kitchen and wood burning pizza oven.
Contact: Adam Fox 415-320-5381
America's Cup Crew fan club members – bienvenidos! Enjoy an exclusive complimentary wine and cheese pairing for two at our urban chic Ceja Vineyards Wine Tasting Salon & Art Gallery in downtown Napa! Also, receive 20% discount on wine purchases.
Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino family owned winery in Napa Valley. It was founded by Amelia, Pedro, Armando and Martha Ceja – first generation Mexican-American immigrants. Their dedication to sustainable agriculture and the gentle handling of the grapes in the cellar can be tasted in every sip of their estate grown Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Dulce Beso Late Harvest White Wine. Salud!
Contact: Amelia Moran Ceja 707-255-3954
Step into the lively world of artisan winemaking & distilling as you stand beside the family’s classic copper Pot Still on Spring Mountain. This is a family business (or ―way of life as founder, Miles, says)… a tiny winery built by father and son, 12th and 13th generation winemakers and distillers.
You’ll taste our current releases of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Ready-to-Shake Cocktails, and Pomegranate Dessert Wine - made with our own barrel-aged brandies. We’ll discuss* and answer any questions you’d like about Vodka, Whiskey, Tequila, Liqueurs & Rum. Tastings are $20/person.
*Unfortunately CA law prohibits tasting our range of distilled spirits
Mention “America’s Cup” to receive a complimentary Distiller’s Fortified Barrel Sample in addition to your tasting.
Contact: Lucinda Wolf 707-963-9327
Charles Krug Winery, Peter Mondavi Sr. Family is pleased to offer the Charles Krug Limited Release Tasting paired with artisan cheeses. Wines offered in the line-up include our 2008 150th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Limited Release Stone Man Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008 Limited Release X Clones Cabernet Sauvignon, and our 2007 Limited Release Rocky Ridge Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. (PLEASE NOTE these wines will change as they sell out). In additional to enjoying these limited wines, tour our historic Redwood Cellar to barrel taste a future release. Reservations required. The Peter Mondavi Sr. family will extend an exclusive offer to America's Cup Crew Club members to enjoy one Limited Release Tasting for $40 plus an additional tasting at no extra cost. Guests may also purchase Charles Krug Wines at a 15% discount.
Contact: Alycia Mondavi 707-967-2200
Conn Creek Winery would like to extend a 20% discount off of our award winning AVA Barrel Blending Experience to guests who book America's Cup Lodging packages. The AVA Room Barrel Blending Experience provides guests a rare opportunity to learn about, taste, and blend wines from the many distinctive regions that make up Napa Valley. Better yet, we invite you to play winemaker for a day and take home the fruit of your labors — literally. To learn about this experience, please visit our website at: www.conncreek.com/AvaRoom/BlendingExperience
Contact: Paul Asikainen 707-963-9100
One complimentary Corison Library Experience Tasting with each paid Library Tasting, appointment required. America's Cup visitors will enjoy a walking tour of the famed Kronos vineyard and a flight of five wines specially chosen from our Library to showcase the nuances that terroir, vintage and bottle aging bring to Corison Napa Valley and "Kronos" Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. For a complete description of our Corison Library Experience, please refer to the "visit tab" on our website at www.corison.com
Contact: Hardy Wallace 707-963-0826
Cornerstone Cellars, born out of a passion for great wines, invites you to experience our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon tasting, including a Library Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. $40 per person.
Contact: Allison Zickfeld 707-945-0388
Courtesan Wines Winemaker Dinner, minimum of 4 guests per party, with pairings of the portfolio of Courtesan Cabernets and other blends handcrafted by acclaimed winemaker Bridget Raymond. Enjoy the full range of our portfolio including our Reserve Cabernets up to $200/bottle. One week advance reservations requested. Cost: $250 per person.
Contact: Bridget Raymond 415-713-5331
Cuvaison Estate Wines Carneros Tasting Room is a light filled space surrounded by waves of vineyards and stunning architecture, offering indoor and outdoor seated tastings. Join us for a complimentary estate vineyard walk and learn why producing wine from grapes grown in our Carneros vineyard is so unique. Enjoy a 15% case discount on the day of your visit. Weather permitting, appointment required 707.942.2455.
Contact: Mary Pencek 707-942-2467
Welcome America's Cup visitors to Del Dotto Historic Winery and Caves. We would like to offer you our wine tasting experience through our historic Napa Valley caves hand dug in 1885 located at 1055 Atlas Peak Road in Napa. The experience includes wine tasting out of specially selected barrels in the caves and finished with our hand selected bottled wines and port with an array of cheeses, breadsticks and chocolate. For America's Cup visitors only we are offering one complimentary tour experience with every one purchased at our $50 price. Please come and enjoy some of the finest wines and experience in Napa Valley.
Contact: Kathleen Avalos 707-963-2134
Two for One Estate Tour & Tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards
Join us for this unique educational experience which provides America's Cup guests with 'behind-the-scenes' access to our Winery Estate. The tour includes a guided stroll through our Estate vineyard and winery production facility. Upon completion of the tour, guests are invited to our Private Chai for a seated wine tasting that compares wines and offers in-depth discussion of the winery's history and wine making techniques.
Purchase one Estate Tour & Tasting for $50 and receive an additional tasting for free. In addition, don't worry about making room in your suitcase. We will ship your wine purchases home, to those states where legal. Shipping fees are included in the price of the tasting.
Experience Duration: 1.5 hours
Offered daily at 10:00 am, Noon and 2:30 pm
Reservations must be made in advance by calling (888) 354-8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Duckhorn Concierge 888-354-8885
Enjoy a private tasting experience and an intimate look at what goes on behind locked gates at the private estate of Kristine Ashe Vineyards - home to Entre Nous wines and winemaker Philippe Melka's only Oakville project.
Glass in hand you'll take a walking tour of the lush, 26-acre organically farmed vineyards, as you gain insight about this labor of love with an insider's view of how they're "making modern wines the old way - completely by hand". Each berry of every grape cluster is manually de-stemmed, and that's just the beginning... From vineyard management to winemaking practices, they use time-honored techniques to unlock an uncommon purity of fruit not possible to obtain through more mechanical methods.
As a personal guest, seated in Kristine's home, you'll enjoy a guided tasting of the current release estate wines served alongside a 3-course chef-paired tasting menu.
Not open to the public, this estate produces only 500 cases of wine each year. Your visit will afford you the chance to join this coveted mailing list.
As the French proverb states, "in wine, one beholds the heart of another." What you behold in our wine is an expression of the intimate and passionate bonds between family, friends, and now, Entre Nous... Between Us.
Tasting is $45 per person (waived with allocation purchase). Contact: Joe Filippini, General Manager, email@example.com, 707.337.6885 (This experience must be booked at a mutually convenient time Monday through Saturday.)
Contact: Joe Fillipini 707-982-8000
Join us at the winery for a Private Heirloom Room Tasting. A comprehensive hosted tasting of our reserve Single Block Pinot Noir and Single Appellation Cabernet Sauvignon in our private reserve room. We will also include one bottle of our flagship Heirloom Pinot Noir signed by winemaker Jon Priest to remember us by. Price: $400 for groups of 1 to 8 people. Advanced reservation required, please call 707-257-5300 to schedule.
Contact: Alicia Kjeldgaard 415-218-1391
A winery tour for two (lasts about 2 hours) and includes a stroll around our beautiful 300-acre ranch, barrel tasting in the caves and tastings of exclusive wines available only at the winery. You'll learn the history of our family-owned winery, as well as our organic farming practices, with a glass of wine in hand.
Contact: Margaret Meraz 707-967-6723
Few Napa Valley wineries rival the rich and storied history of Freemark Abbey, which dates back to 1886. With a library cellar that is the envy of the Napa Valley, we invite you to join us to experience history in a glass at our historic St. Helena estate. By booking with America's Cup your tasting will be automatically upgraded for your group. Book our Classic Tasting and you will enjoy our Single Vineyard Cabernet Comparative tasting experience. If you RSVP for our Cabernet Comparative tasting we will upgrade you to our exclusive Decades Tasting featuring Cabernet Sauvignon from our library dating back to the 1980s. A one of a kind tasting in the Napa Valley! For more information about our tasting experiences please visit http://www.freemarkabbey.com/st-helena-tasting-room.
Contact: Barry Dodds 707-302-3706
Girard Winery is offering complimentary private wine tasting for two America's Cup Crew fan club guests.
Contact: Erin Luby 707-921-2897
Ahoy all America's Cup Crew fan club members! Tell one of our tasting room crewmembers that you've dropped anchor for America's Cup and we'll give you a complimentary cheese plate (a $15 value) when you purchase a tasting flight of wines or a glass of wine.
While Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko "Mike" Grgich has never won America's Cup, the Chardonnay he crafted was the top white wine in the famed 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France and revolutionizing the wine world. Mike then partnered with Austin Hills to open their family-owned-and-operated winery in 1977.
Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, we farm five estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, rely on wild yeast fermentation and use our passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines.
Contact: Stephanie Kindler 707-963-2784
HALL St. Helena Production Tour & Wine Tasting: ($20/person for America’s Cup Fans)
Offered daily at 11am and 1pm with advanced reservation. Get a first-hand look into the life of a wine, from vineyard to bottle. The tour begins in the HALL estate vineyards, then proceeds to the Crush Pad where fruit is processed, sorted and “crushed.” This portion of the tour will include an opportunity to view our state of the art optical scanner, a high-tech sorting system that digitally scans and selects the optimal grapes for fermentation. The tour then winds through the Barrel Cellar for a comparative barrel tasting of wines aged in both new and neutral oak casks. The experience concludes with a guided sit down tasting of select Classic and Artisan wines, and includes a cheese accompaniment. We look forward to your visit.
The tour is approximately one-and-a-half hours in length.
Please call 707-967-2626 to make an appointment.
Contact: Jocelyn Hoar 707-967-2672
We invite America's Cup Crew Fan Club Members to a special experience with Jessup Cellars (located in Yountville) and our sister property, Handwritten (located in St. Helena). At Jessup Cellars guests will receive an in depth VIP tasting including a variety of our exclusive wines paired with a spread of cheeses, mixed nuts, olives and dark chocolates. When the tasting is concluded guests will be presented with a special gift bag containing exciting Jessup Cellars memorabilia and also a 10% case discount on Jessup Cellars wine. Following the experience at Jessup Cellars, guests will be directed to our sister property, Handwritten. Here they will be guided through our new incredible artistically crafted wines. These beautiful wines will be enhanced throughout the tasting with special treats. We look forward to hosting you!
Contact: Joel Quigley 707-495-0831
Create your own blend at Judd's Hill Winery! Through October of 2013 we will offer our Bottle Blending Day Camp experience daily for guests with at least 24-hour notice. More details can be found at www.juddshill.com
Contact: Devin Joshua 707-255-2332 Ext. 8
Complimentary tasting for 2 of Juslyn's new releases at our tasting room in Yountville, Ma(i)sonry. Contact winery directly for reservation. (Value $50)
Contact: Stephanie DeMasi 707-265-1804
Guests will enjoy a complimentary VIP tour and tasting for four at Keever Vineyards with the Keever family. You will be treated to exquisite wines paired with cheeses and charcuterie in a spectacular, private location that is only open by appointment. The Keever Vineyards’ winery and cave are situated in the western hills just south of Yountville. The valley floor lies at your feet as you look across at Wappo Hill and the spectacular Stags’ Leap formation and palisades. The views are truly breath-taking. The family will provide the guests with an interesting and informative tour of the winery and show them how wine is made at Keever Vineyards. The wine and food will be paired and enjoyed in the beautiful, intimate tasting niche in their cave. Guests can expect to have a really great time in a very special place!
Contact: Olga Keever 707-944-0910
We believe in creating the most authentic wine experience possible and are known for our California style Bordeaux blends, as well as the amazing talent behind our well-crafted wines. We are the only winery to have brought together the renowned winemaker Heidi Barrett and vineyard manager David Abreu to create an unforgettable taste to match exquisite dining experiences.
We are pleased to have two offers for you through the month of September. Visit Kenzo Estate and receive a 2 for 1 Tour & Tasting Monday through Friday.
-Limited up to 8 guests.
-Prior appointment is required.
-The guests must mention “Sail Napa” to redeem the offer.
-Please direct questions and reservations for tours & tasting to the estate Concierge at 877-977-7704.
Contact: Monica Barriga 707-735-4998
Enjoy a Private Tasting and Tour with the winery's owner and winemaker, Peter Kitchak. For up to 6 people at Kitchak Cellars, a boutique ultra-premium winery just off the Silverado Trail on the Silverado Bench. Mention the America's Cup and there is no charge for the tasting or tour and you will sample our very best wines paired with cheese and fruits. Strictly private. One group at a time, please plan on 1.5 to 2 hour experience. Please e-mail for an appointment.
Contact: Peter Kitchak 707-225-2276
For those craving more adventurous and extended experiences, we offer exciting visits to Long Meadow Ranch.
A 650-acre historic ranch nestled in the Mayacamas Mountain range, Long Meadow Ranch is an integrated organic farming system - producing award-winning wines, extra virgin olive oils, grass-fed beef, eggs, and heirloom fruits and vegetables.
Start your day at the Logan-Ives House at Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead with fresh coffee, fruit and pastries. We will then whisk you to the home ranch, located high above the Napa Valley in the Mayacamas Mountains, where guests can enjoy an exclusive experience showcasing the very heart of our operations. Explore the ranch on foot, while taking in stunning views of the Napa Valley from our organically farmed vineyards and orchards.
At the winery, you will visit our wine cave and our frantoio, one of the few traditional olive oil mills in Napa County, before returning to the Logan-Ives House at Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead.
Upon arrival, guests will be treated to the ultimate seasonally inspired lunch paired with Long Meadow Ranch wines and extra virgin olive oils.
This "Napa Valley Dream" experience is offered daily at 10:30 AM for $150 per person, but we will offer a 25% discount for "America's Cup" customers. Make your reservation online, or call (707)963-4555 x7105.
48-hr advance reservation required.
Please allow 3 hours for your experience.
Contact: Scott Walker 707-963-4555
Enjoy winery exclusive wines alongside a selection of live aromas in our historical underground cellar. Share in our family history while expanding your palate! This 45 minute experience is $25 per person.
Contact: Tasting Room 707-968-3361
In honor of the America's Cup, Maroon Wines is offering complimentary Private Tasting at our Exclusive Napa Valley Villa for participants and guests! Join us and receive a FREE Gift. Contact Kelly Darter, 707-257-3040 firstname.lastname@example.org Fair winds, calm seas, and safe harbor!
Contact: Kelly Darter 707-257-3040
Join us for an exciting atv ride through the mountain-top vineyards of Oakville Ranch-the wind blowing through your hair, the sun shining on your face as you take in some of the most incredible views of the napa valley! A tasting will follow on the scenic grounds. Subject to weather and availability.
Contact: Paula Kornell 707-944-9665
O'Brien Estate is pleased to offer a complimentary private tour and tasting. We look forward to hosting you!
Contact: Mark Hawkins 707-252-8463
O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery is delighted to offer America's Cup Crew fan club members a complimentary tour and tasting for up to four people. Reservations are required for all tastings.
Contact: Sawyer Riley 707-965-2898
Vintage Land Rover Vineyard Tour: $150 per person,
approx 3 hours Limit 6 people, wether permitting
This tour is an exclusive view of Napa's rugged side and a unique opportunity to really get down and dirty in the vineyards. Learn what are the aspects of the vineyard that translate into the glass and experience the unique connection of terrior in wine. Explore the top recesses of our vineyards in an impeccably restored Land Rover Defender 110 one of only 500 in the country. Christian Palmaz, son and vineyard manager of the estate will guide you though the extreme terrain to explore some of our most coveted and remote vineyards. Then taste samples of the very vineyards you are looking at to better understand the connection from land to glass in the vineyard picnic style with an assortment of cheese and accoutrements. Afterward come and relax in our winery cave for a complete tasting of our white wines and both present and past vintages of our signature Cabernet Sauvignon with a prepared pairing of hors 'd oeuvres. This tour can be offered only once a day and is subject to Christian's availability and weather. Limit 6 people per party.
Other tour and tastings are also available by request, please call 707-287-8587 for more information.
Contact: Florencia Palmaz 707-226-5587
Two for One Blend Seminar at Paraduxx
For those America's Cup guests who have always wanted to try their hand at winemaking: this is the experience for you! Test your palate and try your hand at the art of the blend. During this lively, hands-on experience, you will be guided through a component tasting of the three core varietals that make up Paraduxx.
Purchase one blend seminar for $50 and receive a second tasting for free. In addition, don't worry about making room in your suitcase. We will ship your wine purchases home, to those states where legal.
Reservation required. The Blend Seminar is Offered Thursday-Sunday at 10:30 am. During Monday through Friday America’s Cup guests are offered a 2 for 1 Enhanced Tasting for $30.
Contact: Angela Frederick 866-367-9943
Bring your friends and family to be our guests as America’s Cup Preferred Members for a Day at PEJU. Join us for a complimentary tasting flight of wine for each guest and receive the America’s Cup Friends & Family 15% discount on wines. Alternatively, arrange a customized private wine and/or culinary event at preferred guest pricing. Reservations required. Please call: 707-963-3600 to book your reservation.
Contact: Dan Gaffey 707-963-3600
America's Cup guests are invited to enjoy 2-for-1 5x5 Tastings
Our 5x5 Tasting is for the food and wine connoisseur. Indulge in an intimate gourmet food and wine pairing prepared by Pine Ridge Vineyards Winery Chef Janet Sheehan. You will enjoy your tasting experience in our recently renovated Cellar 47 room.
$95 per couple for America's Cup guests only. Available once daily at 11:00 am. Reservation required at least 48-hours prior. Reserve online or by contacting the Concierge at 800.575.9777 or email@example.com.
Contact: Taylor Knight 707-257-4756
*Private Hilltop Tasting*
Head to PlumpJack for a private tasting and tour of the winery and intimate estate. This relaxed and casual tour leads guests through the cellar and to the hilltop location where the wines are presented and tasted. Available midweek, Tuesday thru Thursday, 11:00am, or 1:00pm, cost is $25.00 per person a maximum of 8 guests.
Contact: Eric Hudock 707-945-1220
Private tasting of Realm Cellars wines inside the 12,000 square foot caves where the wines are made. We will sample five of our current release wines and then get a sneak peek at the vintage to come - straight from the barrel. Due to our very limited production, Realm Cellars is not open to the public, but we are pleased to invite you, the America's Cup Crew club members to join us for an unforgettable, exclusive, and unique tasting of our handcrafted wines.
Contact: Shauna Davis 707-400-0544
An Exclusive offer from Robert Biale Vineyards for America’s Cup Crew Fan Club Guests:
Robert Biale Vineyards, iconic producer of Napa Valley Zinfandel is pleased to offer a special visiting experience – the opportunity to see up-close what goes into making what are considered unanimously by experts to be the finest examples of Zinfandel in the world. Zinfandel, for over a century has been a mainstay of California winemaking, and its old historic vineyards are known by avid followers to produce one of the worlds most captivating and thrilling red wines.
Your experience includes: A memorable escorted stroll among the vines at the picturesque Biale Winery Oak Knoll District Estate Vineyard; a rare opportunity to taste a developing vintage in the cellar directly from barrel; and on the scenic and secluded winery portico, a privately hosted complimentary tasting from bottle of two of the winery’s exclusive library selections.
Contact: Maggie Pramuk 707-257-7555
A Mountain Winery Experience like no other. Each special guest has a unique opportunity to connect with Robert Craig's vision of crafting exceptional mountain Cabernet Sauvignons. Whether a guided tour of our vineyards with Winemaker Stephen Tebb, a sneak peek at upcoming vintages in barrel, or a sampling of Robert's aged library wines, this is an experience unlike any other in the Napa Valley. A selection of artisanal cheeses, charcuterie and other delectables from local purveyors will enhance the enjoyment of these stunning wines.
The Howell Mountain Experience with Robert Craig Winery is offered by appointment on select days of the week for $75 per guest. For a custom-designed visit to the mountain, call 707.252.2250 x 1 or email Jeff@robertcraigwine.com.
Contact: Jeff Roman 707-252-2250 Ext. 1
Exclusive Cellar Tasting:
Offered at 11:00am daily by appointment only
Spend a quiet hour with a Wine Educator tasting a variety of limited production, reserve and older vintage wines in an exclusive private setting. This luxurious experience also includes an artisanal cheese and charcuterie selection. To thank you for your visit, we are offering the program for $40/person (regular price $55/person), and extending a 20% discount with purchase of all discountable wines. For reservations, please call our Guest Relations Specialist Monday - Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm at 1.800.RMondavi, opt. 2. We look forward to your visit!
Contact: Jocelyn Hoar 707-968-2151
Land has a story to tell. People write history above it and the land writes the story below it. A moment of reflection under the shaded terrace is all it takes for you to feel the essence of why we feel so privileged to be a part of this exceptional vineyard in the Napa Valley. St Helena Winery is not open to the public and by invitation only. Previously our fruit was sold to Quintessa, Merus and Opus One. For invited guests only we offer a one-of-kind experience with some of the most sought after fruit in Napa Valley. As a guest, you will be greeted like family and welcomed into our home. A step forward here is a step back in time. Some of the first settlers in the valley chose this location for its pastoral beauty and the richness of its soils, perfect for raising crops and families. Before there were "appellations" in Napa Valley, there was only one, Saint Helena. You will learn about the rich history this block of land has and what makes it so special.
Depending on the season you visit, we will get up close and personal with the vines and talk about the vineyard and upcoming harvest. A private wine tasting of current vintage Estate Cabernet on the terrace or in front of the fireplace will follow.
We are privileged to take part in a moment with you, and we invite you to let a minute of relaxation wash over you as you savor our estate wines and contemplate the beauty that surrounds you. This offer is not available Sundays, Mondays and major holidays.
Contact: Heather DePew 707-967-9463
Saintsbury is a hidden gem within the Napa-Carneros region. On clear days, guests are invited to sit in our English garden overlooking a portion of the estate vineyard. Here we take our guests through a personalized hour tasting of six wines: ranging from our estate Carneros Chardonnay to our Vineyard Series Pinot Noirs. Saintsbury is a small winery with an “open kitchen” layout allowing guests to see the day to day operations. Saintsbury is pleased to offer you a two-for-one tasting, please contact the winery to arrange your visit. 707-252-0592 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Carly Verhey 707-252-0592
Schweiger Vineyards Private Estate Wine Tasting
With vineyards that crown Spring Mountain's verdant Eastern slope in one of Napa's most revered sub-appellations, you'll discover Schweiger Vineyards. The ascent to the summit of Spring Mountain is a quick 15 minutes from downtown St. Helena, yet at Schweiger Vineyards it seems a world away from the traffic and crowds that are a part of the Valley. Here you enter a world of quiet beauty, majestic views and some of the most acclaimed wines of Napa.
Our private mountaintop estate offers an exclusive wine tasting experience that includes our current release Estate wines, paired with a delectable tasting plate comprised of selected cheeses, charcuterie, nuts, chocolate and more. Your private tasting will be conducted by a wine educator and you will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of wine evaluation as you barrel taste our upcoming vintages. Your private Estate Tasting will include a visit with a member of the Schweiger Family and you will enjoy hearing the amazing story of the history of Schweiger Vineyards, told by those who have created it. Our wines, called by wine critics, the "perfect Schweiger marriage of power and finesse" showcase beautifully
the mystique of mountain fruit.
Limited availability, appointment required. Call us at 1-877-963-4882 to reserve.
Contact: Diana Schweiger Isdahl 707-963-4882
WINE TASTING FOR CABERNET SAUVIGNON LOVERS! Sequoia Grove Winery is proud to invite America’s Cup guests to experience the popular SemperV Tasting at the winery in Rutherford, California. Cabernet lovers will appreciate our very small-production, single-vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignons, Stagecoach, Morisoli, Lamoreaux & the rare Healy, in addition to Cambium, our Bordeaux-style blend. America’s Cup guest’s special offer includes an upgrade to special older library vintages of these fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
A unique lesson on how to pair Cabernet Sauvignon with food is presented…if you currently pair Cabernet with everything, think again, and discover what tastes you must avoid when drinking Cabernet. The rules have changed! Discover how simple adjustments to food allow for the full enjoyment of Cabernet Sauvignon. The SemperV tasting is named after the scientific classification of the California Coastal Redwood – Sequoia Sempervirens. These majestic trees surround the winery, and inspire the name.
Sequoia Grove Winery sits on 22 acres right in the heart of the valley floor, in a region referred to as the Rutherford Bench. Here the alluvial soil, rich in minerals, combined with the fog from the bay, mingling with the warm inland temperatures create the ideal location to produce our award winning Cabernet Sauvignon wines. This 90 minute tasting is $50 per person. Reservations are required – call Dean Busquaert 707-494-0905 or email email@example.com – winery address: 8338 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573
Contact: Dean Busquaert 707-944-2945
Sherwin Family Vineyards is pleased to offer a complementary VIP tour and tasting for America's Cup Crew fan club guests.
Contact: Donna Leverenz 707-963-1154
America's Cup Patio Wine and Food Pairing Lunch- Experience a 4 course lunch prepared by our estate executive chef (Wednesday - Sunday only) paired with 6 wines including our reserve cabernet as you gaze across the infinity pool to the valley below. $110 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Contact: Angela Nelson 707-255-5990
Silverado Vineyards is pleased to offer America's Cup Crew Fan Club members a special tasting flight.
Contact: Randy Sparacio 707-257-1770
Sodaro Estate Winery, located in the Coombsville appellation, offers America's Cup Crew Fan Club guests a truly sublime experience. A private and exclusive tour and tasting of our Estate, including winery only library wines, barrel sample and cheese pairing. Nestled amongst the rolling hills at the foot of the Vaca Mountain range in the heart of the Napa Valley, Sodaro Estate Winery brings together in perfect harmony award winning Cabernet Blends and world-class hospitality. The majestic views from the winery terrace bring to mind a Tuscany landscape drawing parallels to Sodaro Family traditions of old Italy dating back to the days of Grandfather Sodaro, Sicilian barrel cooper. A day at Sodaro Estate Winery will be one to cherish. Visits by appointment only, $30 per guest, please call 707-251-8216 to schedule.
Contact: Andrew McUsic 707-251-8216
Spoto Wines is pleased to offer you an exclusive barrel tasting of our Private Reserve Cabernets Sauvignons. In addition, we would like to offer you a tasting of our small lot wines that are only made available to our wine club members. We look forward to hosting you!
Contact: Stuart Spoto 707-225-5065
St. Supery is pleased to offer America's Cup Crew fan members a glimpse of what being a St. Supery wine club member is all about with a private cellar tour, barrel tasting, and sit-down library tasting for only $50.00 per person (normally $75 for non-members). We look forward to hosting you!
Contact: Andrew Rankin 707-302-3433
AT THE HISTORIC STAGLIN FAMILY VINEYARD STECKTER HOUSE (BUILT IN 1864)
In celebration of America's Cup, Staglin Family Vineyard will host a special tasting showcasing library wines from their Rutherford Bench estate.
Guests will be provided with the unique opportunity to taste these wines from the Staglin's private cellar and will see first hand how beautifully they evolve and mature in the bottle. Wines will include older vintages of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux Blend and possibly even a Sangiovese. An assortment of cheeses will be paired with these library selections.
Due to extremely limited availability, vintages and varietals will vary at each library tasting. If you have any specific requests we are happy to accommodate them as long as we have ample inventory remaining.
Pricing for the library tastings will be $90 per person with a minimum of 5 guests and is offered Monday - Friday. Please allow us 24 hours advanced notice.
To reserve your seat for this special tasting, please contact Kaia Van Praag at 707.963.3994 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Kaia van Praag 707-963-3994-
Swanson Vineyards is delighted to invite America's Cup fans to either our Salon or Sip Shoppe for a two-for-one tasting (limited to one per couple).
The highly coveted Salon tasting is curated for the Oenophile + those who want to be! Offered three times daily and limited to 8 guests, this tasting deeply explores our most celebrated wines, $65 per person.
Our Sip Shoppe is a candy store for adults: reinventing the rituals of fine wine, reviving the night cap + offering clandestine delights and gifts. The Sip Shoppe is a decadent wine emporium offering something for everyone. Sips start at $20 per person.
Contact: Ella Fernandez 707-754-4018
1234 Adams St ST. Helena - 2 For 1 Tasting Offer for walkins
Call or Email for private tours and tasting offers with Vintner
Contact: Jaclyn Taylor 707-968-5345
Visit Trefethen Family Vineyards and receive a 2 for 1 Reserve Tasting (valued at $25 each). No prior appointment is required, guests must mention America's Cup to redeem the offer. Please direct questions and reservations for tours to the Trefethen Concierge at 800-556-4847.
Contact: Mimi Gatens 707-251-2473
Look no further than Tres Sabores for a unique, beautiful and 'alternative' experience to complete your Napa Valley visit. Only 1 1/2 miles west of Hwy 29 on the Rutherford Bench, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, Pomegranates, Meyer lemons and Olives are grown here, organically. Sheep and Guinea Fowl, Bluebirds, Red-Tailed Hawks, Goldens and Cats (also part of the vineyard patrol) give this 'winery-as-working-ranch' an authentic appeal. Discover the Tres Sabores (three savory tastes) in each glass of wine you're poured! As a VIP America's Cup Guest you'll receive priority when booking an appointment. Also, we will extend our usual hospitality program to include a barrel tasting in the cave as well as a glass of our Rutherford Perspective Cabernet Sauvignon. We look forward to welcoming you to our home!
Julie Johnson, Winemaker and Owner, Tres Sabores
Contact: Ashley Terradista 707-967-8027
At 1,200 feet elevation on Howell Mountain, VIADER Vineyards & Winery is one of the most romantic settings in the Napa Valley. With its panoramic views overlooking the vineyards of northern Napa Valley and across to the Mayacamas Mountains, VIADER is recognized for its stunning setting, superb wines and stellar service. Glass in hand, one leaves all worries behind. VIADER Vineyards & Winery was the vision of pioneer woman winemaker Delia Viader. Since establishing the winery in 1986, Delia has continued making limited production red wines that have been lauded worldwide for their elegance, complexity, and long-aging potential.
Today, her children help manage the winery operations, hospitality center and sophisticated culinary program. With one or more of the four Viader family members as your host, you and your guest will enjoy hearing first-hand experiences at your "Wine Tasting at Twilight." Guests arrive to the Viader Estate at 2pm and enjoy a walk-through of the winery production facility which includes 15,000 square feet of underground caves. As you exit the caves at the top of the estate vineyard, you have the option to explore the property with your host before you continue on to the private residence of founding winemaker, Delia Viader for a guided tasting of select Library Reserve wines and current releases. Wines will be expertly paired with hors d'oeuvres and cheese selections prepared by our Executive Chef, Mariela Viader. Time permitting, guests may join second generation winemaker Alan Viader in the caves for a comparative barrel tasting and discussion about Napa Valley's most recently harvests. This guaranteed memorable event concludes at 6pm. Wednesdays or Thursdays are preferred, offer not available on Sundays.
Contact: Janet Viader 510-610-3846
Enjoy a hike through our Estate vineyards at your own pace while learning about the vineyard practices, plants, animals and our local eco system with an iPod enabled audio tour. This 30-45 minute experience includes a tasting of small production and tasting room exclusive wines, $25 per person.
Contact: Tasting Room 707-265-3024
We are pleased to offer a two-for-one ZD Wines Eco Tour for America’s Cup Crew fan club members. Delve deeper into the ecological practices of ZD Wines while sipping great wines, including the ZD Carneros Pinot Noir made from 100% certified organically farmed grapes. Learn about our organic farming, renewable energy, biodiversity, and more. Comfortable shoes are recommended as this tour will include a walk through the organically certified Estate Cabernet Vineyard. Finish the tour with additional wine sampling and a selection of artisan cheeses. This tour will take place weather permitting. By appointment only, $50 per person, call for an appointment:(800) 487-7757.
Contact: Dustin Moilanen 707-963-5188