Saturday, February 29, 2020

Napa Valley From Above The Vineyards



Aside from the award-winning wineries and restaurants we recommend for our WeWine guests, another fun and enjoyable way to experience Napa Valley is from above in a hot air balloon ride. Over the years we’ve created such great memories for clients when partnering with Napa Valley Aloft. Aside from their expertly trained pilots & friendly reservationists, they were awarded USA Today’s Best Hot Air Balloon Company for 2019!

They are based in Yountville and have been in business since 1978 making them one of the originals in Napa Valley. One key attribute that sets them apart is having several launching sites in Napa Valley while providing baskets that carry fewer passengers than competitors. This gives guests a much more intimate and open experience to enjoy the views of the valley during rides. Next time you visit we highly recommend checking them out as an added option to your wine country experience 🧺🎈

See much more about this great Hot Air Baloon Adventure at Nvaloft.com

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πŸ“Έ: @nvaloft.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A Spring Mountain Favorite: Fantesca Winery


A Spring Mountain favorite that is just as amazing in person as it is in pictures @fantescawine remains one of our top choices while touring St Helena. With highly acclaimed Heidi Barrett as their winemaker, it is no surprise that the ‘Queen of Cult Cabernet’ and ‘First Lady of Napa’ chose this beautiful estate to further perfect her winemaking skills.

To put it into context and for our hardcore wine connoisseur followers, she is one of the rare few that have been honored with five perfect 100 point scores throughout her career and has a portfolio that most winemakers dream of. Because Fantesca only produces 3,000 cases annually their varietals are definitely one of a kind.

But there is so much more to visiting the estate than just tasting the amazing wines. The hillside vineyards, breathtaking views of Spring Mountain, and the ambiance of the property make the tasting experience truly second to none!

See more about this great winery venue at Fantesca.com

And, see more about our personalized winery tours at WeWineNapa.com

🎬: @fantescawine

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Linda Reiff - Wine Enthusiast "Person of the Year"


For the last 24 years, Linda Reiff has dedicated herself to promoting, protecting and enhancing the Napa Valley. We are so proud of our amazing leader for her achievement in receiving "Person of the Year" from Wine Enthusiast. Congratulations, Linda. So well deserved.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

The View From 1,200 Feet: Viader Vineyards and Winery Creates Excellence


Recently we were asked to recommend a hillside vineyard tasting in the Howell Mountain locale so naturally, we chose Viader Vineyards and Winery (@viader_napa) which showcases one of the most unique & steepest landscapes in the valley. With vines flowing straight down the grade it resembles wineries you might see in Italy that was originally designed around the natural progression of the sun. Varietals grown onsite include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Syrah, but mostly Viader is known for their exceptional blends.

Visits here are always personalized and for serious wine enthusiasts. Part of the tour takes place inside their wine cave that was tunneled out of solid basalt rock. Guests are then escorted outside to the hillside veranda where they can relax & enjoy a sit down tasting while taking in the breathtaking views of northern Napa Valley from 1,200 feet above!πŸŒ²πŸ·πŸ’†πŸ»‍♂️

🎬: @viader_napa

See much more about this great family winery at Viader.com


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Monday, February 17, 2020

A Harris Family Tradition: Paradigm Winery In Oakville CA


Paradigm Winery is a hidden gem located in Oakville specializing in small batch production wines that continually hold their own against the best in the region. Their most notable varietal is the Cabernet Sauvignon which is dark ruby in the glass and brimming with ripe and appealing fruit aromas. It’s extremely well balanced and showcased by well-integrated tannins with a hint of spice in the finish.

One aspect we love about bringing guests to Paradigm is the personal attention they receive from staff and how welcome they feel throughout the tasting experience. Maybe it’s because winemaking has been part of the Harris family tradition for five generations and the energy at the winery very much feels like home. 

Tastings are held in an intimate setting and both the indoor/outdoor spaces feature views of the Mayacamas Mountains and surrounding hillside vineyards. Over the years Paradigm has become a quite popular stop so be sure to book a reservation in advance especially in the Spring. Lastly, WeWine Napa would also like to wish owners Ren & Marilyn Harris a happy 55th wedding anniversary & offer a huge toast to you both! πŸ₯‚

🎬: @paradigmwinery

See more about this great winery at ParadigmWinery.com


And, see more about our very personalized designated driver wine tours at WeWineNapa.com


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Friday, February 14, 2020

We Wine Napa: Schweiger Vineyards Exceeds Expectations


One attribute we pride ourselves on is sourcing wine tastings that we know will exceed guest expectations. When asked to include a sustainable option it’s easy to recommend Schweiger Vineyards (@schweigervineyards) who pride themselves on wine that is grown, produced, and bottled on the estate. 

Located at the top of the Spring Mountain district Schweiger is surrounded by rolling hillside vineyards at an elevation of 2,000 square feet with views that will leave you in awe. Their tasting room is modern and includes an outdoor terrace to relax and soak in nature.

Upon arrival, guests are usually greeted by winemaker Andy Schweiger which is always an added pleasure. During the tasting, you are presented with five of their current releases which all vary in varietal and character.  Be sure to pair with their artisan cheese plate and charcuterie board to compliment the experience. Cheers!

See more about this great winery at SchweigerVineyards.com


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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Ledson Winery with Its' French Normandy Flair Is A Great Find


Often we receive requests to tour wineries with stunning architecture and aesthetic features in addition to creating great wines. One of our top choices to include while tasting in Kenwood is Ledson Winery (@ledsonwinery) which closely resembles a castle estate so grand you would think you’ve been transported to France. 


Surrounded by acres of rolling vineyards and nestled on the fringe of the Sonoma foothills, this 16,000 square foot French Normandy winery has been recognized by VinePair (@VinePair) as one of the twelve most impressive wineries in the world.


When it comes to winemaking Ledson specializes in small varietal lots that reflect the genuine diversity of their select vineyards and appellations. Guests are able to enjoy premium wines inside the estate at either of the handcrafted french styled tasting bars or outside in the picnic areas surrounded by 100-year-old majestic oak trees. Because of the ambiance, we like to reserve tastings towards late afternoon when the sun illuminates the property and delivers a setting that delivers the perfect end to a relaxing day in wine country. πŸ·πŸš™πŸ’­

🎬: @ledsonwinery

See more about this fabulous winery at Ledson.com


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Saturday, February 8, 2020

There Is So Much To Experience At Far Niente Winery


When it comes to booking a local wine tour that we know will always satisfy guest preferences it’s easy to include Far Niente Winery (@farnientewinery) on the list since there is so much to experience while on property.   

Located just south of the famous Oakville Grocery (@oakvillegrocery) at the end of a beautiful tree-lined driveway this winery sits atop of a hill on a property that is pristinely maintained and frankly one of the most beautiful in the entire valley. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Far Niente is located on 13 acres with landscaping that boasts a southern charm of lush aesthetics and greenery. Over 9,000 azalea plants grow on the property and there are several ponds on-site making it one of the most picturesque properties in the area. Guests who visit in the springtime are able to fully enjoy the garden blooms or take a walk over to the pond on the front lawn of the estate.

And if that wasn’t enough, their wine caves where most of the tastings take place are some of the largest to have ever been created in Napa. Between the acoustics, visual appeal of their winemaking operations, and even housing one of the largest classic car collections in their carriage house, this will be a tasting experience like no other. Be sure to include during your next visit and we’re confident you’ll agree! 🍷🏯 

🎬: @farnientewinery

See more about this great winery at FarNiente.com


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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

NVV is the Napa Chamber of Commerce's "2019 Collaborating Community Champions" Award Winners


The NVV, along with OlΓ© Health and the Gasser Foundation, was recognized with the inaugural Collaborating Community Champion of the Year Award by the Napa Chamber of Commerce at its January 2020 meeting. This recognition voted on by the chamber’s board of directors, honors the partnership that resulted in OlΓ© Health’s new South Napa campus opening last summer. NVV contributed $6 million to help open that new location, and over the course of three decades of close partnership has donated a total of $40 million to OlΓ© Health, thanks to proceeds from Auction Napa Valley. We thank the Chamber for this award and wish them the best as they embark on their 131st year of representing Napa’s business community.


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Sunday, February 2, 2020

A St. Helena Winery Gem In Amizetta Estate Winery

If you’re touring St Helena and looking for a secluded setting in the Howell Mountain region be sure to visit the Amizetta Estate Winer (@amizetta) which is year over year one of our top guest favorites. 


Their winery sits at an elevation of about 1,000 feet and has great views of Lake Hennessy. As many in the industry know owning a hillside vineyard is costly to manage and maintain but there is a very specific reason for that and we’re not talking just about the views. Due to the limited amount of real estate they are able to focus on superior quality control and small batch production methods that bring forth only the most concentrated grapes which clearly come across in their wines.

While tasting on their terrace you must absolutely try their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon which shows a powerful nose with ripe blackberry, mocha, and bitter dark chocolate component. As described above the palate is all about the fruit which is sourced from the highest part of their vineyard and provides a rich, generous, and ripe flavor. The tannins are already very well integrated and the wine itself drinks extremely well for being relatively young. Needless to say, it can compete with any of the top varietals that Napa Valley has to offer! πŸ·πŸ‘€ 🎬: @amizetta

See much more about this great winery at https://www.amizetta.com/


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