34 Napa and Sonoma Wineries for Every Mood, Taste, and Budget

Discover the Best Napa Valley and Sonoma County tasting rooms for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and more.

The 30-second videos below introduce nearly three dozen great Napa Valley and Sonoma County tasting rooms. A few are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday, but most pour wine daily. Try to make an appointment a day or two ahead; some places can accommodate same-day visitors (but still call ahead).

Lowest tasting fee: $ (<$40) | $$ ($40–$60) | $$$ ($61–$80) | $$$$ (>$80)

Napa Valley



Robert Biale Vineyards
Zinfandel and Petite Sirah (no Cabernet!) in a back-porch setting with views of two mountain ranges. $$

Fontanella Family Winery
Family-owned boutique Cabernets with a Mt. Veeder view. $$$


Elyse Winery
Single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and ancient-vine Zinfandel often poured alfresco. $$

Oasis by Hoopes
Table service of Chardonnay plus Bordeaux whites, reds, and rosé in organic garden next to rescue-animal corral. $$$$


Nickel & Nickel
Sister winery to Nickel & Nickel specializing in single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. $$$$


Frog’s Leap Winery
Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and red blends from heritage Napa Valley grapes (tour here is fun). $$

St. Helena

Corison Winery
Library tastings of iconic woman winemaker’s St. Helena Cabernets. $$$$ 

Smith-Madrone Winery
Estate-grown Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bordeaux-style red blend from landmark winery high up Spring Mountain. $$$


Larkmead Vineyards
Aesthetics, history, and collector-quality Cabernets at southern Calistoga winery dating to the late 1800s. $$$–$$$$

Vincent Arroyo Winery
Low-key vibe at longtime favorite for Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon. $

Sonoma Valley and Petaluma


Blue Farm Wines
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from five appellations poured at Anne Moller-Racke’s 13-acre farm. $$$

The Donum Estate
Museum quality outdoor art, dramatic architecture and views, vineyard-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. $$$$

Hamel Family Wines
Valley views and collector-worthy Cabernet, plus Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. $$$

Robledo Family Winery
Wines from 350 acres of estate-grown grapes by founding family from Michoacán, Mexico, plus several of their children.

Sangiacomo Family Wines
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir by major Sonoma County grape growers. $$ 

Glen Ellen

Abbot’s Passage
Old-vine wines from family-owned heritage vineyards served amid a valley-floor vineyard. $$

Lasseter Family Winery
Former Pixar chief creative officer’s paean to Rhône and Bordeaux wines. $$

Loxton Cellars
Old-school casual tastings of excellent wines by Australian-born vintner. $


En Garde Winery
Hungarian-born winemaker’s Sonoma County Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon poured at roadside tasting room. $$  


Keller Estate
Estate-grown Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah paired with vineyard views. $$

McEvoy Ranch
Olive oil and wine tastings, plus tours of working farm. $

Northern Sonoma, Russian River, and West County


Capo Creek Ranch
Rhône blends and spectacular food pairings at Dr. Mary Roy’s Dry Creek Valley spread. $$$

Limerick Lane Cellars
Some of California’s most heralded Zinfandels served in or outside restored farm structure. $$

Porter Creek Vineyards
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and other wines poured in view of hillside vineyards.

Tongue Dancer Wines
Single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from top Sonoma Coast sites star James MacPhail’s working-winery passion project 2 miles south of downtown.


CRUX Winery
Engagingly idiosyncratic style for Rhône whites, a rosé, and several reds, most of them blends. $

Zialena Winery
Estate-grown Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon from fourth-generation Italian-American siblings. $  


Bricoleur Vineyards
Beautiful property (lead photo), elegant bottlings, superb wine-food pairings in bucolic setting. $$$

Grand Cru Custom Crush
Communal facility supports a dozen and a half boutique producers pouring wines individually or as part of the Vintners Selection multi-winery tasting. $


Iron Horse Vineyards
History-making sparkling wines served alfresco at vineyard’s edge. $

Lynmar Estate
Garden views enhance meticulously farmed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. $$

Santa Rosa

Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner, Grenache, Syrah, and Pinot Noir at charming couple’s Sonoma Mountain ranch. $

Benovia Winery
Masterful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and other wines from estate and top-notch sources poured in elegant ranch house or on patio with vineyard and mountain views. $$
Mt. St. Helena view from Benovia’s Martaella Vineyard.

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