Wine Tasting Itinerary: The Napa Valley Floor

By Wine Country Staff

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Napa Valley really is a valley. The Mayacamas Range spans the west side of the valley and the Vacca Range of mountains flank the east side. In the middle is the valley floor. The panoramic view from the valley floor is just as impressive as from high above in the mountains. Black Stallion used to be the Silverado Horseman’s Center and uses the indoor horse track as the wine-making and production facility where it produces more than 19 varietals. You will recognize Chimney Rock Winery’s building from their wine labels that they have been creating since 1980. Goosecross is a family-owned winery with an intimate property that makes it feel like you are driving up their personal driveway. If you don’t start your day with bubbles, you should end it with them at Domaine Chandon. Relax on the terrace and soak it in.

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Black Stallion Winery, 4089 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, 707.227.3250

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  • $30 Per Couple – Mixed Tasting.  Check the FREE Mobile App for special offers on tasting fees.
  • 10AM – Allow 45 minutes
  • Don’t miss the Napa Valley Syrah. See if you can smell the dark chocolate and baking spices when you swirl and smell!
  • No Reservations Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: Turn L (N) on Silverado Trail and drive 2.4 mi. to Chimney Rock on your R

Chimney Rock Winery, 5350 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 257-2641

Chimney Rock Winery in Napa Valley, CA

 

 

 

 

  • $40 Per Couple, Estate White Selection Tasting
  • 11:15AM  – Allow One Hour
  • Taste 5 white wines from the Chimney Rock Estate: Sauvignon Gris, two vintages of Elevage Blanc, and a Rose of Cabernet Franc. The Elevage is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris, which is a close relative to Sauvignon Blanc. This varietal is not seen very often in the wine market.
  • No Reservations Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: R on Silverado Trail for 3.1 mi., turn L on Yountville Crossing Rd for 1.9 mi., L on Yount St, R on Humboldt St and L on Washington St, Bakery on your L

Bouchon Bakery, 6528 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 944-2253

  • 12:30PM – Lunch
  • Open Daily 7AM – 7PM
  • Directions to Next Stop: N on Washington St, 1st R on Humboldt St, L on Yount St, R on Yountville Cross Rd for 1.4 mi., Turn L on State Lane for Goosecross

Goosecross Cellars, 1119 State Lane, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 944-1986

  • $60 Per Couple –Vineyard View Tasting includes tasting and cheese plate
  • 2PM – Allow One Hour
  • Voted the valley’s friendliest staff many times! Try the Petit Syrah! The dark color, dark berry flavors and little hint of spice make it a great pairing with lamb or prime rib. Yum!
  • Reservations Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: From State Lane, turn R on Yountville Cross Rd for 1.4 mi., L on Yount St, L on Washington St for .3 mi., turn R on California Dr for .1 mi., Chandon on your R

Domaine Chandon, 1 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599, (707) 944-8844

Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley, CA

 

 

 

 

  • $40 Per Couple – Prestige Tasting
  • 3:30M – Allow One Hour
  • Vibrant and fun tasting room. It feels like a party the moment you enter here. If you are looking for a quieter area, do the tasting on the patio. Taste the sparkling and the still wines!
  • No Reservations Required

Dinner Suggestions:

  • Casual: Andaz Farmer’s Table, (707) 687-1234, Napa, CA
  • Make Reservations for: Bottega Napa Valley, (707) 945-1050, Yountville, CA

Lodging Suggestions:

Use a Designated Driver, always! We encourage responsible drinking! It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle at or above .08 BAC in the state of CA. WineCountry.com’s free itineraries are sponsored by our Partners. We do our best to keep all information current. If you find a problem with an itinerary, please email customerservice@winecountry.com. Thank you. Last reviewed 4/22/2013. Copyright WineCountry.com.

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