LARKMEAD VINEYARDS • SCHRAMSBERG VINEYARDS • BERINGER VINEYARDS
Please be sure to make advanced reservations.
A visit to Beringer is stepping into Napa Valley history. The winery has been continuously operating since 1876. If you can, taste at the Rhine House. This beautiful 19th century building, with its gorgeous stained glass windows, was originally the home of the winery’s founder – Jacob Beringer. Beringer is renowned for their Chardonnays and Cabernets – the Queen and King of grapes grown in the Napa Valley. Beringer has installed a master control system that allows them to better monitor and manage every aspect of making wine, saving energy and water. They have also experimented with new tank cleaning methods that significantly cut water use. They note, “We chose to farm sustainably because it is all-encompassing. It applies not only to the farming practices in the vineyard, but also the surrounding environment, the winery, community, and economy.”
Larkmead Vineyards’ sleek white winery and rooftop lined in solar panels stand out amidst expansive estate vineyards. Linger over the nuanced red wine blends. Larkmead Vineyards is one of the four oldest continuously operated wineries in the Napa Valley, established in 1895. This Napa Green Winery utilizes natural lighting, recycled building materials and energy efficient cooling. The winery helped to restore a length of Selby Creek, which runs through their property before merging with the Napa River. They planted native trees and shrubs and improved the habitat for threatened Steelhead trout and Chinook Salmon.
Ready for some sparkling wine? It’s just a short distance to Schramsberg Vineyards. This winery, tucked away in a hillside forest, has the oldest wine caves in the Napa Valley, originally dug by Chinese laborers in the 19th century. You’ll feel like you’re in another world walking through the cool caves sipping sparkling wines by candlelight. Schramsberg has comprehensive certification in the Napa Green Land and Napa Green Winery programs. They’ve preserved 155 acres of forest land. The caves offer natural cooling and an extensive solar array provides the winery’s energy needs.
Please note: In order to protect the health and safety of all guests as we continue to be vigilant about the spread of COVID-19 all wineries will be reservation-only for the time being. It is essential to make appointments in advance and also review each winery’s posted policies and procedures before you arrive. Don’t forget your classiest wine tasting masks for entering and exiting the winery.