As bottles of bubbly are uncorked at the Golden Globes, the room will not only be filled with glasses and toasts made by A-list celebrities, but by many who really know a thing or two about a good vintage. That’s because many of the stars are tapping into a different kind of business outside of spotlight and inside of a vineyard.
You’re looking at the oldest continual-producing winery in all of Sonoma County! This elegant destination is a true landmark in the region…135 consecutive years producing wine – that means through Prohibition!
Tucked just off Highway 290, on a popular stretch of gorgeous countryside sits the Grape Creek Vineyard. For a little bit of Tuscany in Texas look no further than this place for some shade and leisure. It’s here that owner Brian Heath says “wine is the center of the experience.”
A trip to the California Wine Country would not be complete without a stop at one of the most spectacular wineries anywhere. In fact, any time my husband and I go to Napa, Domain Carneros is always our first stop.
Plan on spending some time at this beautiful Sonoma winery. The grounds are spectacular—you’ll want to walk through their lush gardens. Be sure to look for the ‘cork’ tree…you’ll see up close and personal where those precious little wine stoppers come from.
The tasting room here is spacious with a great offering of gift items.
Whether heading into Napa or Sonoma, Domaine Carneros is the perfect first stop on your wine adventure. The beautiful majestic setting is the perfect spot to pop open a bottle of their delightful bubbly and celebrate your good fortune to be in wine country.
Another stand-out Napa winery well worth your time and perhaps worthy of your patronage as all profits go to heart research. More on that in a minute.
Wow – what view this winery has! Pride Mountain Vineyards sits on 235 acres high atop Spring Mountain with an incredible view of Mount St. Helena. Plus, the vineyard sits on the Napa/Sonoma county line, so you can literally be in Napa and Sonoma at the same time.
In the heart of Napa right on the famous Highway 29 sits a gem of a winery…Salvestrin Winery. On a recent stay in Napa, we stayed at the Salvestrin Winery’s B&B—what a treat!
This is one of the beautiful vineyards high up on Spring Mountain, and it’s family owned and operated (ya gotta love that).