Wine Country Wine Caves
We offer Tours and Tastings at our winery by appointment only. We generally only conduct a few tours a day.
Our Tours and Tastings include a walk through the vineyards, a tour of our 7,000 sq. ft. exposed rock caves and a walk through the fermentation room.
All of this is concluded with a sit down tasting of our Estate Cabernet and a cheese pairing in our intimate tasting room. All tours are conducted by family members. Tours and tastings by appointment are $30/person.
We offer tours and tastings Monday through Saturday by appointment only. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or concerns or to schedule an appointment. Cave tours available.
The Tasting Room & Winery Tours
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by prior appointment, the Tasting Room always welcomes guests with a friendly face, an open bottle of wine and great stories to share. Furthermore, vineyard and cave tours tailored to each visitor are also available.
You may wander past the vineyards and into the caves while enjoying a glass of the latest vintage, visit the crush pad to learn about the winemaking process or simply indulge in the gorgeous views and warm, late-afternoon sun.
General tasting is priced at $10, refundable with a purchase.
$10 per person (for groups of 8 or more people)
$20 per person (one hour tour for up to 8 people)
The Ultimate Vineyard Tour
$45 per person (1 1/4 hour tour, 4-12 people)
$38 for Friends of Bella members
$36 for Inner Circle members
Benziger Family Winery - Tasting Room
Vineyard, Cave and Tram Tour
Tours are daily and leave on the half hour from 11:00am until 3:30pm with
the exception of noon (weather permitting).
For private groups or parties larger than 10, please contact us in advance.
Beringer Vineyards, the oldest continuously operating winery in Napa Valley and the first to offer public tours, continues its commitment to offer guests original and inspiring wine country experiences. Guests at Beringer Vineyards can follow their fancy (or many fancies) with a variety of different seminars and tours offered daily at the winery.
Introduction to Beringer Tour
Fee: $20 + sales tax per guest 21 and older (Guests under 21 free when accompanied by an adult.) Reservations recommended.
Bravante Vineyards - Tasting Room
Your tour at Bravante Vineyards will begin with a glass of our refreshing Sauvignon Blanc & a walk through our Howell Mountain estate property. While in the vineyard, we'll talk about grape growing and the geographic characteristics of the Howell Mountain AVA.
Back to the winery and we discuss the fermentation process and how grape juice is changed to fine wine. From there we go to the "Cool" aging cave where the aroma of wine and wood marry together.
Please allow about one hour for your visit with us. Tastings are $15 and of course Wine Club members are always free. Picnic grounds are available, with a prior arrangement, and we can cater your picnic with 3 days notice, prices vary.
Nestled on 60 rolling acres, Eberle Winery remains one of the longest privately owned wineries in Paso Robles with an annual production of 25,000 cases. Most wines produced are 100% varieta, offering proof of Gary's motto, "the wine in the bottle should taste like the grape on the vine."
Our Visitor Center is open daily, with guided tours of the winery (including our caves & art collection) at 11:30 am and 2 pm for a small fee.
Although reservations are not necessary, we do require advance notice for large groups (parties of 10 or more).
To schedule a group tour or tasting appointment, please call (707) 942-4981. If you prefer to wander around the grounds at your leisure, we have a self-guided art tour of the pieces in and around the winery.
We offer a variety of tasting options for a nominal fee, as well as the opportunity to purchase our wines by the bottle or case. We also feature a selection of wine country merchandise.
Guided tours and tastings are offered several times each day, by appointment. Tours begin with a walk through the historic, tri-level winery, which is built into the surrounding hillside. Guests are then led through a portion of the 40,000 square-foot Far Niente wine aging caves, which were the first modern wine caves built in North America when excavation began in 1980. The tour concludes with a visit to the Carriage House, home to a fascinating collection of classic automobiles.
Tastings follow each tour and feature the current releases of Far Niente estate wines, including a Napa Valley Chardonnay and Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as carefully aged Chardonnay and Cabernet from the Far Niente Cave Collection. A seasonal cheese pairing is also featured. Each tasting ends with a taste of Dolce, the sumptuous, late harvest wine produced by Far Niente�s sister winery, also called Dolce.
Estate Tour: $35 per person
Private guided tour through our winemaking practices, ghost winery and family history.
Glimpse into our Estate Vineyards and sustainable farming practices
Don and Rhonda Carano invite you to visit the beautiful home of Ferrari-Carano wines, the spectacular Italianate hospitality wine center, Villa Fiore, set in the midst of our 70-acre Dry Creek Valley estate vineyard.
Here you can taste the critically-acclaimed Ferrari-Carano wines, stroll through five acres of exquisite gardens, view the magnificent underground, double-vaulted barrel cellar, and sample limited and reserve wines in the Enoteca Reserve Tasting Bar and Lounge.
Be sure to browse our Wine Shop where you'll find wine country's most distinctive gift selections, gourmet foods, and of course the entire portfolio of Ferrari-Carano wines.
The tour covers the history of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards and our
Spanish family background, who have been producing sparkling wine since
1915. Through this family we became the first sparkling wine house in the
March - June: Farming Tour & Cave Tasting
Tours daily at 2:30 p.m.
Join us on a short trek through the vines and learn about Gundlach Bundschu's long history of farming a diverse site and dedication to making the best quality estate wine. Our guide will take you into the vineyard where surrounded by amazing views, you'll learn about the important farming decisions made over the decades. Your journey will end with a seated wine tasting in our Barrel Cave Dining Room.
Private tours are available for groups of eight or more, seven days a week.
Enjoy the unique experience of dining in a wine cave. Join the winemaker for a garden tour and tasting. You are then invited to a delicious sit down three course candlelit dinner in the company of others. Award winning chefs have created a series of menus focused on fresh, local, and organic ingredients. The cuisine has been tastefully paired with the mountain wines from Hans Fahden Vineyards. Please feel free to bring your own wine, as there is no corkage fee.
Wine Cave Dinners are available to groups of 12 or more, Monday through Thursday. Individual seating may also be available.
Reservations may be made by calling Hans Fahden Vineyards at (707) 942-6760.
Price is $125.00 per person including tax and gratuity.
Heritage Winery and Estate Vineyards
A discussion of our Grand Cru farming practices and the contribution terroir makes to our wine quality is followed by a walk through the historic heritage winery building, new state-of-the-art winery and barrel-aging cave. A seated tasting of the current release of Hanzell Vineyard's Chardonnay and Pinot Noir conclude the visit.
$45 per person. Please allow 90 minutes. (Fee waived upon enrollment in our Ambassador's Circle)
Hanzell Vineyards Wine Library
Four wines will be tasted: the current release Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and one bottle of each varietal from selected vintages of at least a decade earlier. This visit provides the best experience Hanzell offers: Ambassador's 1953 Vineyard, the Heritage Winery, our barrel-aging cave and the profound pleasure of tasting well-cellared Hanzell wines.
$150 per person, $600 minimum. - Please allow two and one-half hours.
Unique tasting visits are scheduled daily by appointment. Tasting tours at Jarvis are an intimate experience consisting of small groups of approximately 10 to 12 guests. We suggest contacting the winery as early as possible to schedule your visit as during the height of the season weekend tours can sometimes be booked weeks in advance.
The Vintage Tasting Tour: A tour of our unique underground winery facility followed by a sit-down tasting. On the Vintage Tasting Tour we taste 6 JARVIS wines including a Reserve wine. Cheese and crackers accompany the tasting. Fee: $60 per person. Wine Club and Inner Circle Members are guests of Leticia and William Jarvis, and do not pay a fee. Duration: approximately 1.25 hours for the complete experience.
All Tasting Tour reservations at Jarvis are secured with a credit card, including reservations for Wine Club and Inner Circle Members. Our standard cancellation policy does apply (see below).
Tasting Tour Cancellation Policy
We cannot accommodate visitors under the age of 21, including infants and children.
Guests will begin by taking a tour of the vineyard and view this gorgeous property. Viewing the vineyard is the most breath-taking and important part of the visit here. The steep hillsides of Jericho Canyon, and hot conditions of Calistoga contextualize these unique estate bound wines.
We will then take an extensive tour of the cave before the tasting. The caves and winery were started in 2003, and finally finished in 2005. The new construction expresses a modern, yet rustic style of architecture perfectly suited to the landscape.
We're open seven days a week from 10 am to 4:30 pm, by appointment only.
Booking in advance is highly encouraged, especially during the summer and fall. Most days, specifically weekends, will be booked weeks in advance.
Our tour and tasting fee is $25 per person. Guests can expect to taste our current vintage of Sauvignon Blanc, and two to three different Cabernet Sauvignons.
Barrel Tour - $20 per guest
Private Reserve Tour - $30 per guest
Wine & Chocolate Tour - $25 per guest
Picnic Tour - $45 per guest
Vineyard Tour - $50 per guest
Vineyard Picnic Tour - $100 per guest
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., daily
By Prior Appointment Only
For those looking for something special, the Estate Tour is an intimate and comprehensive experience of the LADERA story from dirt to table. Hear about our history as you walk through the vineyard. Learn about our gravity flow winemaking techniques as we invite you inside our restored 1886 stone winery.
Enjoy the cool air of our wine caves and then share the best from our Estate Vineyards in our private Great Room. We look forward to hosting you.
Nicholson Ranch prides itself on small group, education-based tours and tasting. A typical tour might begin with a welcome to the Tasting Room and a taste of our current release Chardonnay.
Then guests are often led into our Courtyard for a quick overview of the history of the winery. From this point, if warranted, we will break the tour into smaller groupings (we try to keep the groupings to 25 at the most), in order to provide a more intimate tour and allow for more questions.
Tours will include visits and discussion of the vineyards, fermentation facilities and caves. Guests are treated to two additional wines during their tour, allowing them to taste the wines as they learn how the wine was made.
Finally, the tours return to the Tasting Room to taste one more wine, and to continue their experience through one-on-one conversations with the "Ranch Hands."
Tour and Tastings, $20 a person
Our extensive tour begins in our demonstration vineyard, proceeds through our wine production facilities and then goes into the cave system for a barrel sample. The tour concludes in our caves with a seated wine and cheese pairing.
Each tour is limited to 10 guests and lasts approximately one hour. The tours commence at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m. daily and cost is $40 per person. Reservations are required. Children are not permitted on the tour.
Private and intimate reservations are available to visitors by appointment only between 10am and 4pm daily.
Your visit will be customized to your liking. Tours give the visitor a comprehensive look at our vineyard, winemaking facility and underground caves. Guests will be given the option of walking to the vineyards behind the winery to a scenic overlook of the property and sweeping views of the land encompassing the Rutherford Appellation.
Visitors will then be shown through the Quintessa winery and caves. As tours bring the visitor through natural vineyard terrain and into our active winery, comfortable shoes are recommended. All tours culminate in a relaxed sit-down tasting at a private table. We are currently tasting three vintages of Quintessa.
Visitors are welcome by appointment only. Our tasting fee is $45 per person.
Dive deep into the caves with an RSV Wine Informant who will indoctrinate you to the subtleties of winemaking and the sweat and toil that goes into the winegrowing of RSV wines. End at the bar facing a flight of fancy wines and a plate of small bites.
Cost: $50 per person
The Cave Raider Tour is by APPOINTMENT ONLY and is limited to 8 people. Call 707-944-9090 or 800-869-2030 for availability and reservations.
Rudd Oakville Estate is open for visits, by appointment, Tuesday through Saturday. We offer two options for guests who visit our winery.
Tour & Tasting: Visits begin with a tour of the estate, including gardens, vineyard, production and caves. This is followed by a seated tasting of our current release wines. We can accommodate groups of up to eight, and the cost for a tour and tasting starts at $50 per guest. Depending on the program, please plan to spend about one and a half hours with us.
Focused Tasting: For guests who have visited in the past, or are familiar with our wines, we offer a focused tasting of the current releases in a seated, hosted environment. We can accommodate up to eight guests per tasting, with a cost of $35 per guest. Please allow one hour for your visit.
To schedule a visit to the property, please complete Request a Tour form located on our website, or contact the winery directly at 707-944-8577. As a small facility, we tend to book up quickly, so we recommend making your reservation early, especially during the summer and fall season.
Carved deep into the cliffs behind the winery, the caves of Rutherford Hill are regarded as one of the most extensive wine-aging cave systems in America. Tunnels, galleries and passageways, extending for nearly a mile, contain over 8,000 barrels of select French and American oak.
The caves provide a unique, natural environment that enhances the wine-aging process. They naturally maintain a year-round temperature of 59 degrees and a consistent humidity level of 90 percent.
This uniform temperature and humidity level reduces wine evaporation and excess oxygen exposure, producing gracefully aged wines of notable character and consistency.
The winery is closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day.
Tour & Tasting: $25.00 per person.
Please plan to visit us during your next trip to the Napa Valley. Here at Schramsberg, we offer tastings by appointment only in conjunction with an educational tour through our historical caves.
Reservations in advance are necessary. During your event, our tour guide will share the rich history of Schramsberg and its 120 year old caves and introduce you to the classic method of producing sparkling wine, followed by a formal tasting of four Schramsberg wines.
We generally offer five scheduled tour events a day, with a tour fee of $45 per person. Due to the nature of our permit, we must limit the size of our tour events. If your party is eight to a maximum of fourteen guests, please call the winery to make special arrangements. Group tours are offered Monday through Thursdays mornings only.
Please note that all visitors to Schramsberg must be 21 years of age. We are unable to accommodate babies in arms, children or pets.
Tour event times are: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Please allow approximately one hour and fifteen minutes for the visit.
Welcome to Schug Carneros Estate, a family-owned winery located outside of
Sonoma, California in the rolling hills of the Carneros grape-growing
region. The winery is located just one hour north of downtown San
Francisco in Carneros, which spans the southern ends of the Napa and
Sonoma Valleys. The area is cooled by marine breezes, creating ideal
conditions for growing superb Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Schug�s focus
Schug offers five basic options
Private tour: $10.00 per person
We are available, depending on staffing and space availability, 7 days a
We look forward to hosting your group for a taste of Wine Country.
Wine and Chocolate Indulgence in our Cave
Please your palate enjoying 5 of our hand-crafted wines paired with
Guests are welcome to picnic after their tasting
Comprehensive Wine and Cheese Pairing in our Cave
Tasting of 5 of the very best Diamond Mountain District wines we offer paired with local artisan cheeses professionally prepared by our local Cheese Monger.
Educational and in-depth sit down tasting conducted in our caves library room (55 degree underground cave so bring a jacket)
Tour of the grounds and cave