At this 50-year old famiy-owned winery on Silverado Trail, the cabs are voluptuous, the merlots bold and the sauvignon blancs bright and crisp. In late 2018, Clos du Val opened the Hirondelle House, a stunning tasting space with floor-to-ceiling windows and a massive patio with comfortable seating that overlooks endless acres of vineyard. Tastings range from the $35 Social Circle, to a $65 seated tasting that comes with a cheese and charcuterie board.
Fall is our favorite time to visit Napa Valley wineries. The air is crisp, the leaves are colorful, the wine is freshly bottled and the buzzy tourist season of crowded wine tours is blessedly over. Whether you take a quick day trip or plant to stay a couple days (try one of the best Napa hotels or Airbnbs) these Napa Valley wineries offer the quintessential Wine Country experience, from the historic Clos du Val to the modern Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. When you're done exploring Napa, feel free to check out the best Sonoma wineries next.
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