Enjoy Picture-Perfect Views at These Top 4 Spots in Napa Valley
Napa Valley, California, is a popular destination for wine-lovers. People flock to Napa to tour the many vineyards and sample the region’s wine. But wine is not the only thing Napa has to offer. Napa has many breathtaking, one-of-a-kind views. With so many stunning options, it can be difficult to pick which places to visit. Below are four options to narrow your search. Visit just one or all four. No matter what you do, you’re guaranteed to be blown away.
William Hill Estate
The William Hill Estate is a 200-acre winery located on the Silverado Bench. The estate was founded in 1976. The Bench’s terrain is different from the rest of Napa Valley. This area produces small, flavor-concentrated grapes for wine, but the different terrain also results in luscious green valleys. This estate is breathtaking from all angles. From the foot of the Vaca Mountains, you can enjoy expansive views of the estate’s vineyards and Napa Valley.
The William Hill Estate is near many local hotels, so you won’t have to travel far to get back to your home base.
HALL Wines has two locations in St. Helena and Rutherford. The St. Helena location has 1 acre of solar panels and uses recycled water throughout is winemaking process. What makes HALL Wines beautiful is the artwork throughout the property. Visitors can tour HALL Wines vineyards and view the artwork while sampling any of the HALL Cabernet Sauvignon wines. One of the most famous works is the Bunny Foo Foo sculpture at the St. Helena location.
Beyond art, visitors can enjoy stunning gardens and 150-year-old architecture and grounds at St. Helena.
Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa provides visitors with a medieval feel without leaving the valley. This winery is home to a 13th-century-inspired castle that will transport you back to the Middle Ages. Castello di Amorosa offers a variety of guided tours, including a royal food and wine pairing tour, a luxury tour, and even a cheese and wine pairing tour. The views of the castle are impressive from the inside as well as out.
For even more spectacular views, the winery has partnered with Napa Valley Wine Train to offer scenic rides, high-class meals, and, of course, wine tastings.
Founded in 1964, Sterling Vineyards offers an English feel in California. The founder, Peter Newton, was a journalist from the U.K. Sterling Vineyards even has bells from St. Dunstan’s Church in East London that ring every 15 minutes. Sterling Estate encompasses many ranches and vineyards, each of which has breathtaking views. For the best views, take a ride on the aerial tram up to the hilltop winery. From here you can look down upon vineyards on all sides.
These are just four of the gorgeous wineries that Napa has to offer. While choosing one or two wineries to visit might seem overwhelming, you really can’t go wrong. Not only are the above wineries gorgeous, but they are all conveniently located near the area’s best hotels.