The 10 Must-See Wineries in Yountville for Newcomers

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  • on JULY 27, 2015
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Although well known for its Michelin star rated cuisine, the small town of Yountville is now becoming the little gem of Napa Valley wines. Its compact layout hosts several top notch tasting rooms that will leave visitors full of knowledge and pleasant experiences. From Domain Chandon to Ma(i)sonry, we have provided a list of 10 must see Yountville wineries.

Friendly and Beautiful

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Domaine Chandon
1 California Dr.
Yountville, CA 94599
(888) 242-6366
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 890 reviews

Domaine Chandon, known for its beautiful grounds, was the first French established winery in the U.S. With its top in class sparkling wine and knowledgeable staff, visitors through the Napa Valley region should make this stop a priority. Because of its popularity, be sure to arrive early especially on weekends.

Insider tip: Rent a bike and in downtown Yountville and enjoy the ride up to the winery.

W(i)ne Relaxed

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Ma(i)sonry
6711 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(888) 242-6366
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 152 reviews

Part tasting room, part art gallery, and part furniture showroom, Ma(i)sonry is unique in that they feature a rotating collective of wine labels produced by some of the leading small production winemakers in Napa Valley as well as their own labels. Visitors can make a reservation to taste in one of three private rooms inside the historic building or enjoy the cozy landscaped garden and patio.

Insider tip: Make sure to try the winery’s own Blackbird label.

Fancy and Fresh

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Priest Ranch
6490 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-8200
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 64 reviews

A spacious, chic, and rustic spot in downtown Yountville, Priest Ranch is a tasting room to try when you want to feel relaxed and not rushed. The staff will often pair the wines with cheeses and chocolate enhancing the tasting experience.

Insider Tip: Priest Ranch is open later than most tasting rooms—until 7 p.m.

Understated Charm

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Cornerstone Cellars
6505 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 945-0388
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 105 reviews

Walk by too fast and Cornerstone Cellars could easily be overlooked. Inside, however, it’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Art on the wall, tables for tastings, and cheese plates make this a great experience. Want to learn how food and wine pair together? Cornerstone Cellars will provide an experience that will leave you feeling like an expert.

Insider tip: The Corallina Syrah Rosé is a favorite among past patrons.

Wine With Dogs

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Jessup Cellars
6740 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-8523
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 274 reviews

Warm and inviting, Jessup Cellars offers an intimate ambiance where visitors can really get to know the wine. Small groups can reserve a table and share a tasting that includes cheese and chocolate plates.

Insider tip: Jessup Cellars is dog friendly, so feel free to your four legged friend.

Strangers Become Family

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Cosentino Winery
7415 St Helena Hwy
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 921-2809
Yelp: 4 stars, 138 reviews

With its beautiful grounds and outdoor patio, Cosentino Winery is a perfect stop along St. Helena Hwy. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will make any visitor feel like family.

Insider tip: Try the reserve flight that currently includes their Cabernet Franc, a variety the winery has produced since it was featured at the White House during the Reagan Era.

Rock and Wine

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Cliff Lede
1473 Yountville Cross Rd.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-8642
Yelp: 4 stars, 120 reviews

Don’t be fooled by the classic rock music décor. Cliff Lede winery is small and intimate with a relaxing vibe and a gorgeous view of the Poetry vineyards. Try the flagship wine, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon.

Insider tip: Reserve a Backstage Pass to taste wines not available in the public tasting room

Comfort With Taste

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Hestan Vineyards
6548 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 945-1002
Yelp: 5 stars, 11 reviews

Modern and polished, Hestan Vineyards is one of the newer tasting rooms in Yountville. Inside, couches make for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the wines.

Insider tip: Stop by Buchon Bakery for some macaroons and enjoy them with a flight on the patio.

Beginner Becomes the Expert

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Hill Family Estate
6512 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-9580
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 93 reviews

New to wine tasting? Relax and feel comfortable at Hill Family Estate. With its approachable and engaging staff, anyone new to wine tasting will feel instantly at ease. While a visit doesn’t require reservations to taste one of the many Pinot Noirs or Cabernet Sauvignons, make a $35 reservation to receive complementary prosciutto, brie and nuts. Check out the antiques for sale—the wood is stained with with the wine to give it a deep burgundy color.

Insider tip: In addition to wine tasting, the Garden Tour with Ryan Hill is a favorite among guests.

Active Wine and Dine

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Bell Wine Cellars
6200 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-1673
Yelp: 5 stars, 41 reviews

A delightful boutique winery located at the south end of Washington Street, Bell Wine Cellars is hard to beat. With a mix of relaxing views and fun bocce ball games, visitors will leave with a wonderful Napa Valley experience. Reservations are required and be sure to try one of its tours which include a winemaking seminar where you get to blend and create your own private reserve.

Insider tip: Ask to taste any of their recently award winning Cabernet Sauvignons, the Clone 6, Reserve Napa, or Napa Cabernet.

Eager to start exploring Yountville wineries? Start today!