Best Wine Tastings in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is home to more than 400 vineyards, creating a variety of exquisite wines fit for virtually any palette. Napa Valley is known for the array of Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced there. Visiting Napa Valley can be a wonderful experience filled with wine tastings and winery tours. The following vineyards are worth your time and consideration for the best wine tastings. 

Frank Family Vineyards

In the 2022 Best of Napa Valley Reader's Choice Awards, Frank Family Vineyards was voted "Best Napa Tasting Room." Frank Family Vineyards has a tasting room in the winery's yellow Craftsman house in addition to outdoor guest spaces to enjoy their wine offerings. The outdoor areas include their back patio, courtyard, or front lawn. They offer several tasting experiences, and they request that you make a reservation to attend the tasting of your choice. 

Seven Apart Wines

Seven Apart Wines offers tastings to people who are active members of their allocation list. There is a link on their website to allow you to join the list and qualify to visit for tastings. Members get exclusive access to the winery and tasting of the newest releases of their wines. 

Arrow & Branch

The Arrow & Branch name is a nod to the Contursi family's success in the rare coin business. If you notice, on the reverse of US coins, an eagle is holding arrows and an olive branch in its talons. Arrow & Branch offers tastings of current releases, library vintages, and a culinary wine pairing experience that pairs wine with a four-course meal prepared by Brasswood Bar & Kitchen. 

Dana Estates

Dana Estates strives to build its operation on the foundation of the generations before them while providing a new state-of-the-art winery for future generations. Dana Estates blends tradition with cutting-edge management to work toward creating the best wines possible. The vineyard uses three methods of fermentation—either concrete tanks, oak uprights, or small barrels—designed to enhance and develop the characteristics of the vineyard, creating sophisticated wines.  


Skipstone offers daily private visits to groups of up to 10 guests. The private visits showcase the vineyard's flagship line of estate wines. The experiences are by appointment only. The vineyard offers an online form for you to request an appointment for a visit; you can call the vineyard to request a visit for a larger group. 

Anomaly Vineyards

Anomaly Vineyards is in St. Helena at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in Napa Valley. The specialty at Anomaly Vineyards is their Cabernet Sauvignon. Anomaly hosts private tastings by prior appointment. Currently, visits adhere to safety protocols associated with Covid 19 standards. 

Labry Wines

Labry Wines is located at the south end of the Rutherford Bench. Ed and Kim Labry opened the vineyard based on their mutual interest in wine. Their vision was to produce Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé. They found a world-class winemaker to help them realize their vision. You need to join their allocation or club to purchase and enjoy their products.

Cervantes Family Vineyards

Cervantes Family Vineyards was founded by Xavier Cervantes. The vineyard is on an 1100-acre ranch in Pope Valley and is a family-run operation. He and his son Jeronimo work together on the business's daily operations. Cervantes Family Vineyards is a member of the Mexican-American Vintners Association. 

The Takeaway

In Napa Valley, you'll find more than 400 vineyards specializing in the wines that best represent their corner of the Valley. Enjoy a private tasting by contacting one of the fine vineyards to learn more about their offerings. 

ELLMAN is one of the best family wineries in Napa. They are also one of the most beautiful wineries in Napa - working with Andy Erickson to create some of the best Napa Valley wines. You can try ELLMAN wine for yourself at one of their downtown Napa tastings rooms! You can find out how to sign up for a tasting on this page - get started today.