Wineries Along Highway 29 - Napa Valley
The legendary Mike Grgich
The Napa Valley has many fine small and boutique wineries. These are our favorite
wineries along Highway 29. You will want to keep a watchful eye as you travel
along Highway 29, as the entrances to these wineries will come up quickly.
A good driving tip is to visit the wineries on the right side of the road as you driving either
north or south. Highway 29 traffic is busy and left turns can be difficult.
Our Choice of Boutique Wineries on Highway 29
• Turnbull Wine Cellars – Excellent
reds coming from Oakville Vineyards
• St. Supery Vineyards – Best
winery to learn about wine
• Peju Province Winery –Has a food pairing selection on the tasting list.
• Grgich Hills Winery – Fine wines made by the legendary Mike Grgich
• Whitehall Lane Winery – Great Cabernets, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc
• St. Clement Vineyards – Victorian hillside tasting room,
great view of valley
• Merryvale Vineyards – Don't
miss the spectacular Cask Room
• Chateau Montelena Winery – Famous
for 1973 Chardonnay, great Riesling
Dining and Lodging Recommendations
Napa Wine Map
Additional Wineries to Consider on Highway 29
Family Estates -
Largest family vineyard owner
Grove - Delicious Cabernet Sauvignon
Springs - Good variety of wines at value prices
Alpha Omega - Wondeful outdoor area
Winery Descriptions, Driving Directions, Tasting Room Hour, Contact Information
Turnbull Wine Cellars
This tasting room has a very inviting atmosphere. You can easily
tell that these folks love their wines and want everyone to
know and enjoy them.
The wines are estate grown in the Oakville AVA. The Cab and
Chardonnay are excellent. Turnbull is one of the few wineries
in the Napa Valley making a Syrah. It is delightful. Another
great bargain is the Old Bull Red. Turnbull is located a half
mile north from the Oakville Crossroad, across the road from
the Robert Mondavi Winery.
Tasting room open daily, 10 am to 4:30, (800) 887-6285
E-mail: email@example.com, Turnbull
St. Supery Vineyards
When you visit this winery, you will find much more than fine wines.
The winery has what it calls its Wine Discovery Center. There is
a set of stations and demonstrations all about wine and winemaking.
For example, you will find a station to help you understand the
various aromas you might detect in a glass of wine. Spending just
a small amount of time here will increase your knowledge and enjoyment
of wine. The main building is rather modern and office-like, but
the adjacent 1882 Atkinson House has been restored and provides
visitors with a history of the Napa Valley. The wines of St. Supery
are all excellent, and they have received many awards for their
Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. Look carefully for the entrance to
this winery as you can easily miss it. It is located between the
Oakville Crossroad and Rutherford Rd. on the right as you make your
Tasting room is open daily. The summer hours 10:00am - 5:30 (May-Sept),
winter hours 10:00am - 5:00 (Oct-April). (800) 942-0809, St.
Peju Province Winery
This is a small family owned winery making exceptional wines. Peju
produces 12,000 cases of wine per year and it’s unlikely you
will find the wines for sale any other place but the winery. The
wines are distributed to many high-end restaurants or purchased
by a long list of steady customers who can’t seem to wait
to purchase the latest releases. Among their wines, the Cabs and
Chardonnays are outstanding. One interesting wine that we liked
was the Peju Province. It’s a Rhone style red wine served
chilled. Peju is the next winery after St. Supery as you travel
north on Highway 29. If you pass Rutherford Rd. you have missed
Peju. Turn back!
Tasting room is open daily, 10 am to 6, (800) 446-7358
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Peju
Grgich Hills Winery is one of the most respected wineries in the
Napa Valley. Much of that has to do with the legendary Mike Grgich.
His fame began in 1976 as winemaker at Chateau Montelena. The Montelena
Chardonnay was a surprise winner of the famous Paris blind tasting
event of 1976. The event featured Napa Chardonnays against the world
renowned French White Burgundies. Shortly after this historic wine
event, Mike left Montelena and co-founded the Grgich Hills Wnery.
More than 25 years later, and into his 80’s, Mike Grgich still
manages the operations and winemaking at Grgich Hills. All of the
six Grgich Hill wines are excellent and the Cabernet is exceptional.
This is one of the most popular wineries on Highway 29.
Tasting room is open daily, 9:30am to 4:30, (800) 532-3057
E-mail: email@example.com, Grgich
Whitehall Lane Winery
Whitehall Lane is fast becoming one of the more recognized wineries
of the Napa Valley. Since the Leonardini family of San Francisco
purchased the winery in 1993, the winery has been racking up awards
and accolades. The winery produces wine from 110 acres, much of
which are located in the Rutherford AVA considered by many to be
the best AVA for growing Cabernet grapes. The building's architecture
and its color combination is eye-catching and blends with the surrounding
vineyards. The tasting room is small and quaint and the staff is
very cordial and informative. Whitehall Lane is located 2 miles
north of Rutherford on the left as you drive north. Turn into the
winery parking lot just past Whitehall Lane (road). Blog report on Whitehall Lane Winery
Tasting room open daily, 11 am to 6, (800) 963-9454
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Whitehall
Merryvale is a winery producing excellent wines with a variety of
offerings. Merryvale consistently receives recognition for its wines.
The setting is very elegant and the tasting room very cordial. It’s
a fun tasting room to visit with lots of interesting items to view
and purchase. You must get a look at the elegant Cask Room. The
Cask Room is a spectacular setting for social events, with a very
long table running the length of the room. The walls on both sides
of the table are lined by large casks of wine. The room is available
for rental. The winery is located in St. Helena, next to Tra Vigne
Tasting room is open daily 10 am to 6:30, (800) 326-6069
E-mail: email@example.com, Merryvale
St. Clement Vineyards
The tasting room at St. Clement is a beautiful Victorian mansion
that sits up on a hillside overlooking the Napa Valley. From the
tasting room you get a great view of the valley. The mansion has
been beautifully restored and serves as a great setting for wine
tasting. There are a few picnic tables that provide a spectacular
view, but getting a table might be tricky because the winery is
busy with visitors. The wines are excellent, most notably the Cabernet,
Merlot, and the Chardonnay. The winery was recently purchased by
Beringer but retains its winemaker and small production of wines.
St. Clement is located one and a half miles north of St. Helena
on the left side of the road as you head north.
Tasting room open daily, 10 am to 4, (800) 331-8266
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, St.
The winery is located just off the beaten path in the town of Calistoga.
It’s a very beautiful and old winery producing outstanding
vintages. The chateau was built in 1882. Get a look at the chateau
from below by walking down from the parking lot. You will also
notice an interesting man-made lake and grounds landscaped with
a Chinese theme. Chateau Montelena brought worldwide attention
to its wines in 1976 at the now famous Paris blind tasting of French
and California wines. The 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay was
judged first above all of the French White Burgundies. The winery
today continues to make outstanding wines.
To get to the winery, don’t turn right at the stoplight at
Highway 29 and Calistoga. Continue straight ahead for two miles.
Turn right on Tubbs Lane. The winery is located at 1429 Tubbs Lane
Tasting Room open daily 10 am – 4, (707) 942-5105
E-mail: email@example.com, Chateau
Tips for your Napa Valley Wine Tour
You are encouraged to have a designated driver. Consider hiring a limousine
or van service.
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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 a tasting.
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Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting. Don't forget your camera.
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