Napa Valley Wine Tour of the Mount Veeder Appellation
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If you want to get off the beaten path, try this
getaway to three great wineries in Napa Valley’s Mount Veeder
region. Mount Veeder is part of the Mayacamas Mountains,
the mountain range that separates the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
This can be a very relaxing day trip, or you can turn it into an
overnight stay in either in the Napa Valley or the Sonoma Valley.
Plan for a picnic lunch at Chateau Potelle, which is located just
at the summit of Mount Veeder.
Winery Descriptions, Driving directions, Tasting Room, Contact
This is a classic family-owned small winery, a throwback to another
era. Owner George Hendry and his nephew operate this small winery.
The winery is open only by appointment, but George Hendry loves
to have visitors come and taste his delicious wines. The vineyards
are separted into small plots, each a microclimate. Each plot
grows whatever grape George concludes will do best in this area
of his vineyards. The results are deliciious wines. To get to
the Hendry winery, take the Redwood Road exit off HIghway 29.
On Redwood Road, go to the left when the road splits (about
one mile). Continue another 1.5 miles. Watch on the right for
the tiny Hendry sign at 3104 Redwood Road. You will need to call
several days prior to your trip to make an appointment to visit
this wonderful winery.
Tasting open by appointment only. (707) 226-8320
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Hendry Winery
The Yates Family has been farming grapes since 1950 and has been
making their own wine since 2005. They sell 80% of the grapes
off to other wineries and keep the best of the crop for themselves.
They use a portion of the Hendry winery facility to produce and
showcase their wines. If you are at Hendry, either walk or drive
up the hill behind the Hendry winery. There is door on the left
that will get you into Yates. Be sure to call to arrange your
visit to this secret winery.
Tasting open by appointment only. (707) 226-1800
e-mail: email@example.com, Yates
Rubissow wines have been around for several years but hardly anyone but
a few have ever tasted Rubissow wines, and even fewer have visited their home
base on Mt. Veeder. If you like adventure and something very different in the
Napa Valley, schedule an appointment to view some of the most beautiful vineyards
in all of Napa and taste some very exquisite wines. This is a very hard winery
to find. It is just before the turnoff to Hess. When you schedule your appointment
Tasting open by appointment only. (707) 253-8605
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Rubissow
Hess Collection Winery
Watch for the signs
to the Hess Winery about four miles up Redwood Dr. At this point,
Redwood Dr. turns to the left and after one mile you will arrive
at the Hess Collection Winery. The Hess Collection Winery is
a spectacular winery. The gardens are lovely and the walk to
the tasting room takes you through a reflecting pond on one
side and a beautifully covered wall of ivy on the other side.
Tasting is $10.00 with several other options available for tours, food, wine, cheese & chocolate pairings. Consider taking the self-guided tour, it is quite informative.
This winery is a popular destination spot and it can be crowded
on the weekends. The Hess Collection is a large production winery
and has several labels of wine offerings. The Hess Estate Cabernet
Sauvignon is an excellent value.
Tasting room is open daily 10 am to 5:30, (707) 255-1144
e-mail: email@example.com, Hess
Tips for your Napa Valley Wine Tour
You are encouraged to have a designated driver. Consider hiring
a limousine or van service.
First time to a winery in Napa? Find out what happens in a typical tasting
Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine
Almost wineries in the Napa Valley charge a tasting fee. Expect
to pay $10 or more to taste. Two people can always elect to share
Some ideas for which wineries to
Plan a picnic lunch. This is one of
wine country’s greatest pleasures.
If you cannot picnic, enjoy a delicious lunch at one of Napa Valley’s
many fine restaurants.
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Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting. Don't forget your
Visiting three wineries in one day is enough to you keep you busy
and content with the slow and easy pace of wine country.
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