The Best Wine Tasting Experiences to choose on your Napa Valley Wine Tour
Napa Valley is home to some of the world’s best wineries, so it’s no surprise that wine tastings can be quite expensive. The cost of a wine tasting at most wineries ranges between $40 and $100. But don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to enjoy wine tastings without breaking the bank. Here are some of our suggestions for fantastic wine tasting experiences at a reasonable cost.
Robert Mondavi Winery – one of the best wineries to visit in Napa Valley
Appreciation of art, food, and wine were a core part of Robert Mondavi’s life philosophy and the winery he built is an homage to all three. Once you pass the seven-foot-tall Robert Mondavi sculpture that flanks the half-moon entryway of this iconic Mission-style winery, you’ll be able to experience the passion that Robert Mondavi had for the Napa Valley region.
Insider tip: Food and wine go hand-in-hand at Mondavi, so you can bet the winery does both well. Consider springing for one of the culinary tasting experiences on offer, such as the Vineyard to Table Lunch. Available daily, this leisurely lunch on the patio includes thoughtfully composed, locally-sourced dishes paired with estate wines and vineyard views.
Black Stallion Winery
Black Stallion Winery is located in the heart of Napa Valley near the beginning of the Silverado Trail. They offer a variety of wines, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay. Their wines have won numerous awards and accolades, and their tasting room is a beautiful large garden terrace with plenty of outdoor seats.
Next to the terrace, there is a small garden with all the different wine varietals planted. Not only that, but they even have descriptions for each varietal, allowing you to learn a lot more about them.