The Napa Valley is famous for its premium wine, and most people come to the Napa Valley to visit wineries and taste wine.
I remember the first few times that I went wine tasting, I was a bit intimidated. I didn’t want to do something that would make me look foolish by not knowing the proper rituals. It’s really a very casual experience and there is nothing to feel intimidated by, but I created this guide to wine tasting to help you feel more comfortable when visiting tasting rooms.
You may want to consider a few things when choosing wineries to visit.
– top wine – do you want to taste the best wine available?
– nostalgia – do you want to visit a famous winery?
– price – there are a few places that are free to taste at, or free with a purchase, while others can charge more than $50 a person for a tasting.
– appointments – many wineries are open to walk-ins, some require an appointment to provide a special experience, and some require an appointment because of county requirements.
– views – many times your tasting is done inside the winery at a wine bar, while some tasting experiences allow you to sit on a balcony at a table overlooking rolling hills of vineyards and a wine pourer comes to your table to give you a personal explanation of the wines.
– tours – Tours are a great way to learn about a winery, wine making, or the history of the region.
Featured Wine Tasting Experiences.
– 5 wineries in Napa Valley with a view that will blow you away.
– Visit these original Napa Valley winery tasting rooms to see where it all started.