Located just off the Silverado Trail in St. Helena, Duckhorn Vineyards is primarily known for merlot, along with cabernert sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. Walking up to the tasting room, visitors might feel like they're entering a quaint New England home; instead, a covered patio holds high tops and tables where you can enjoy a leisurely tasting session along with cheese and charcuterie bites. Be sure to try the single-vineyard Three Palms Merlot—the first wine ever made at Duckhorn, and an incredibly sessionable bottle.
How to visit: Duckhorn is open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm, with the last seating beginning at 3pm. A five-wine flight tasting costs $30; a charcuterie plate (meant for two people) is available for an additional fee. Tastings are by appointment only.
In short: Small and quaint, great for couples or small groups, relaxing
|Venue name:||Duckhorn Vineyards||Contact:|
1000 Lodi Lane
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-4pm|