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Which three wineries in Napa should I not miss?

Asked by testtoast99 (78 points ) September 28th, 2008

I am headed to Napa Valley (and the surrounding area) and would love to hear where folks think I should visit. I am very flexible and don’t have any particular preferences.

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kevbo's avatar

So many. I would say Sterling, Niebaum-Coppola, and Caymus (call ahead for Caymus).

PupnTaco's avatar

Work in a visit to COPIA while you’re there.

sndfreQ's avatar

Sterling is beautiful-visited there the day I proposed to my wife-sits atop a hill overlooking the valley.

shilolo's avatar

If you feel like going a bit “out of the way”, you can check out some of the wineries that are more distant from Napa and Sonoma, such as in Hopland near Mendocino. I have a friend that works at Brutocao Cellars there, and they make some fantastic wines. In particulat, I love their Quadriga, their Zinfandel, and their Port. Have fun!

JackAdams's avatar

I’m personal friends with the two owners of this winery called Remick Ridge Vineyards, 9575 Sonoma Highway, Kenwood, CA 95452

They can be reached by telephone at (800) 795-WINE or (707) 833–1010.

The owners names are Tom & Dick Smothers.

Being a recovered alcoholic, I don’t imbibe their various wines, but I do purchase them as gifts for others, and they are always in good “taste.”

PupnTaco's avatar

Mom always liked that winery more.

JackAdams's avatar

Actually, she liked it BEST!

One of the wines they sell is labeled, “Mom’s Best”

Remember that there are actually three kids in that family: Tom, Dick and Sherry.

kevbo's avatar

Honorary mention goes to Beaulieu Vineyard, which does its fermenting in 100 year old virgin redwood tanks. Just kind of a cool thing to see.

JackAdams's avatar

Another one I can personally recommend is:

Briceland Vineyards
5959 Briceland Road
Redway CA 95560–9712
707–923-2429

gooch's avatar

Robert Mondovi, Franciscian, Mumms Nappa

marinelife's avatar

I just did an article on Sonoma that has some ideas.

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