Since the Paris tasting, Clos du Val has continued to garner acclaim for its award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon. Visitors flock to this winery to experience the legacy in the large, ivy-covered tasting room with vineyard views. A traditional stand-up tasting bar experience is offered, as well as private tours and library tastings. The experience is relaxed and down-to-earth, so consider an outdoor tasting with views of the olive trees and the 150-acre estate vineyard. Ask about the Petite Verdot and Zinfandel, as well–they’re exceptional.
You can arrange a picnic, but book a table in advance. Reservations are required due to limited space.
From downtown Napa, head North on the Silverado Trail. The destination is on the right.