Napa Valley Wine Tours

Embark on a truly unique Napa Valley wine-tasting experience.

Beau Wine Tours is renowned for its attention to service, including personally tailoring Napa Valley wine tours to each individual’s preferences. Our team of knowledgeable concierges meticulously curates each Napa wine-tasting tour to meet unique requirements, ensuring a comprehensive experience with personalized visits and friendly chauffeurs. While tailoring bespoke Napa wine tours, our concierges will also facilitate dinner arrangements at some of the finest dining establishments in Napa Valley, making you feel genuinely valued.

Napa Valley wine country boasts numerous wine-tasting tour options, and we pride ourselves on creating the perfect tour for each client. Our wine tours cater to all palates and preferences, from full-bodied Cabernets to crisp Sauvignon Blancs and rich flavored Chardonnays, amongst the gorgeous scenery and impressive winery estates and caves. Whether planning a romantic getaway, celebrating a special occasion, hosting a corporate retreat, or simply stocking your wine cellar, our chauffeured wine tours provide an exceptional experience.

Napa Valley’s dry Mediterranean climate provides consistency and quality that few wine-growing regions can match. The area offers a remarkable diversity of microclimates, weather, geography, and soils, resulting in an array of premium wine grapes that flourish here. Our Napa Valley wine tours provide a unique opportunity to indulge in luxury, refinement, and convenience while gaining valuable insights from our qualified experts, making you feel genuinely indulgent.

Our team of courteous and knowledgeable professionals, with their deep understanding of Napa Valley wines, is committed to providing an unparalleled, personalized, and attentive service. We take pride in our dedication to excellence, ensuring that every client’s experience is exceptional. Join us for a journey of sophistication and comfort, where you can broaden your knowledge and enrich your spirit with the finest wines that Napa Valley has to offer.

Napa Valley Wine Collector’s Tour

napa valley wine tasting toursWe are delighted to introduce our Wine Collector’s Series of Napa Valley wine tours, designed for connoisseurs seeking California’s finest ultra-premium wines.

What do Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Harlan, Colgin, Bryant Family, and Scarecrow have in common? They were once relatively unknown wine names. Due to their limited production, they were only attainable through word-of-mouth connections. Before receiving 97-100 points from Robert Parker or the Spectator, they already had a loyal following, buying up almost every allocation. Of course, once these rare small-production wines became coveted brands, the mailing lists were closed, and the prices were in the stratosphere. Even if you can move from a waiting list to an active allocation list, the amount you can buy is limited.

For these reasons, we created customized Napa Valley wine tours for collectors, with unique insider access to up-and-coming luxury wine brands.

Beau Wine Tours is best known for our exceptional Napa Valley Wine Collector’s Tour, where the true wine connoisseur can have the ultimate Napa Valley wine-tour experience. These personally customized (and exclusive) tours are for serious collectors looking for ultra-premium, limited-production Cabernet wines to stock their cellars. These next-generation or soon-to-be “cult wine” brands often require an introduction or referral from a trusted source. We have personally developed relationships with some of the most celebrated winemakers and vintners of Napa Valley cult Cabernets. Through our exclusive Napa wine tours for collectors, we can introduce you to the next generation of collectible wine brands, often working with the same winemakers of established cult wine names. These are the true “hidden gems.”

A Wine Collector’s Tour includes intimate private Napa Valley wine tastings, a customized lunch experience at a private estate, and opportunities to tour vineyards, caves, and cellars with the principal people involved in making wine. These private, off-the-beaten-path Napa wine tours go to the heart of Napa Valley for the most intimate touring experience.

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Napa Valley Wine Collector’s Tour

napa valley wine tasting toursWe are delighted to introduce our Wine Collector’s Series of Napa Valley wine tours, designed for connoisseurs seeking California’s finest ultra-premium wines.

What do Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Harlan, Colgin, Bryant Family, and Scarecrow have in common? They were once relatively unknown wine names. Due to their limited production, they were only attainable through word-of-mouth connections. Before receiving 97-100 points from Robert Parker or the Spectator, they already had a loyal following, buying up almost every allocation. Of course, once these rare small-production wines became coveted brands, the mailing lists were closed, and the prices were in the stratosphere. Even if you can move from a waiting list to an active allocation list, the amount you can buy is limited.

For these reasons, we created customized Napa Valley wine tours for collectors, with unique insider access to up-and-coming luxury wine brands.

Beau Wine Tours is best known for our exceptional Napa Valley Wine Collector’s Tour, where the true wine connoisseur can have the ultimate Napa Valley wine-tour experience. These personally customized (and exclusive) tours are for serious collectors looking for ultra-premium, limited-production Cabernet wines to stock their cellars. These next-generation or soon-to-be “cult wine” brands often require an introduction or referral from a trusted source. We have personally developed relationships with some of the most celebrated winemakers and vintners of Napa Valley cult Cabernets. Through our exclusive Napa wine tours for collectors, we can introduce you to the next generation of collectible wine brands, often working with the same winemakers of established cult wine names. These are the true “hidden gems.”

A Wine Collector’s Tour includes intimate private Napa Valley wine tastings, a customized lunch experience at a private estate, and opportunities to tour vineyards, caves, and cellars with the principal people involved in making wine. These private, off-the-beaten-path Napa wine tours go to the heart of Napa Valley for the most intimate touring experience.

Discover Napa’s Valley Floor

Napa Valley, California’s first American Viticulture Area (AVA), is divided into 16 nested appellations, all offering unique opportunities for Napa Valley wine tours. Ranging from 3,300 to over 16,000 acres, eight of these appellations are known as the Valley Floor AVAs. The Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains surround them.

Calistoga

Valley Floor Napa Wine Tours

Calistoga is one of our most popular choices for a Napa Valley wine-tasting tour. This captivating appellation is located at the valley’s narrow northern end, covers seven square miles, and experiences significant diurnal variations due to gentle northwestern breezes. Early pioneers like Eisele Vineyard and Chateau Montelena produced dense, earthy Cabernets with mineral accents. Today, newer producers like Maybach and Perliss source grapes from Calistoga, producing exquisite wines worth trying.

Saint Helena

The valley near St. Helena narrows south of Calistoga; it is protected from the bay’s wind and fog and, for that reason, retains warmth. St. Helena is home to wineries like Spottswoode, Charles Krug, and Raymond, each with a unique terroir and highly suitable for a day of wine tasting. During your Napa Valley wine tour of this appellation, you’ll learn more about vineyards in the center, which get ample sunlight that results in supple wines. In contrast, those in the western foothills produce robust wines with earthy and mineral notes. The region is ideal for Bordeaux varieties, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah.

Rutherford

Rutherford is the center of Napa Valley, geographically and historically, and is home to renowned wineries like Staglin, Scarecrow, and Dana. Cabernet thrives in Rutherford’s rich, well-drained soils, producing wines with concentration and depth known for their “Rutherford dust” flavor. This appellation is perfect for a personalized Napa Valley wine-tasting experience.

Oakville

Popular among our seekers of the mighty Cabernets the region is known for, Oakville is renowned for its high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon. It has the highest concentration of benchmark estates in the valley, including Screaming Eagle, Opus One, and PlumpJack. Wine tasting in Napa Valley’s Oakville appellation offers wines that are typically rich, dense, and complex, with firmer tannins than Rutherford or Stags Leap versions. These wines often exhibit herbal and minty flavors.

Yountville

Yountville is the birthplace of Napa’s wine industry. In 1836, George Yount laid the foundation for the town of Yountville by planting the valley’s first vineyards. The region later became Napanook Vineyard. Wine-tasting tours in Napa Valley often include this historic appellation. Today, Yountville is a picturesque wine-tasting town with plenty of excellent wineries and restaurants to visit.

Stags Leap District

If “bold” and “powerful” are your desire for a wine-tasting experience in Napa Valley, the Stags Leap District is precisely the right place to visit. These smooth and elegant wines are often described as “an iron fist in a velvet glove.” They are shaped, in part, by the region’s knolls and the Palisades within Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, which create a wind tunnel effect that can significantly extend the growing season. Several renowned wineries in this district typically visited on a wine-tasting tour of Napa, including Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Reguschi Winery, Taylor Family Vineyards, and Shafer Vineyards.

Oak Knoll District

Oak Knoll District, located at the southern end of central Napa Valley, offers exquisite choices for a Napa wine tour. It is known for its relatively cooler climate and long growing season. Oak Knoll is one of Napa Valley’s flatter appellations, with notable wineries such as Fortunati Vineyards, Matthiasson, and Trefethen Winery. Just north of Napa, regular fog in the Oak Knoll district decreases temperatures, resulting in more elegant and understated wines. A wine-tasting tour in Napa Valley AVA that includes the Oak Knoll district never disappoints.

Our concierge team is ready to create a memorable wine-tasting tour of Napa Valley, including these and other exceptional wineries along the Napa Valley floor.

Coombsville Napa Wine ToursCoombsville’s American Viticultural Area (AVA) is a hidden gem in Napa Valley’s southeastern region. It offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for wine enthusiasts to indulge in personalized and private wine-tasting tours. Despite being a short ten-minute drive from downtown Napa, it remains a secret to many visitors. This makes it an ideal spot for an intimate group or corporate wine-tasting experience in Napa.

Coombsville AVA, the coldest grape-growing region in Napa, offers a unique climate that sets it apart. With temperatures ten degrees cooler than most areas, it boasts an extended growing season. This allows the grapes to mature longer on the vine, leading to a more even ripening process and complex flavors. For wine enthusiasts seeking a unique wine-tasting tour with a distinct climate within the Napa Valley, Coombsville is a must-visit.

Just some of the notable Coombsville wineries your Napa wine-tasting tour may include:

  • Ackerman Family Vineyards
  • Ancien Wines
  • Arrow&Branch
  • Black Cat Vineyard
  • Caldwell Vineyard and Winery
  • Farella Vineyard
  • Marita’s Vineyard
  • Meteor Vineyard
  • Palmaz Vineyards
  • Porter Family Vineyards
  • Covert Estate

Our dedicated concierge team is ready to assist you in planning a day of personalized exploration and Napa Valley wine tasting.

Diamond Mountain District is perfect as a Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wine-tasting destination for private wine-tasting tours of Napa Valley.

Diamond Mountain District Napa Valley Wine ToursAn ideal microclimate contributes to the full-bodied and firmly structured wines Diamond Mountain District is known for. Approximately 450 acres of vineyards are planted on steep slopes, and the climate is slightly warmer than southern mountain vineyards and significantly cooler than valley-floor vineyards. As you will learn during your private Napa wine-tasting tour, this district offers ample direct sunlight and protects the fruit from the cooling fog. Volcanic, grainy soils create a multi-dimensional and robust wine thanks to the solid and deep-rooted vines that thrive in these challenging conditions.

The region was rejuvenated in the late 1960s by a few ambitious growers, including Jack and Jamie Davies of Schrambsberg Winery, who brought sparkling wine to the area. They purchased their historic property in 1965, followed by Al Brounstein, the founder of Diamond Creek Winery. He also recognized the potential of the mountain and bought 79 acres in 1968, significantly impacting the region’s renewal.

A private wine-tasting tour of Napa would only be complete with a bit of history and the Diamond Mountain delivers. From rich, firmly structured Cabernets to exquisitely aging sparkling wines, this district is plentiful in fine wine and history!

Some of Diamond Mountain District’s notable wineries that your private wine tour of Napa Valley may include:

  • Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards
  • Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyards
  • Checkerboard Vineyards
  • Diamond Creek Vineyards
  • Dyer Vineyard
  • Reverie on Diamond Mountain
  • Schramsberg
  • Von Strasser Winery

Howell Mountain Napa Wines Tasting Tours

Nestled on the hillsides of the northeast side of the Napa Valley, Howell Mountain AVA has earned a reputation for its intensely flavorful wines. Located five miles northeast of St. Helena, this bountiful mountain appellation houses 45 vintners and growers, each producing unique versions of robust and complex red wines. This area offers some unique opportunities for Napa Valley wine-tasting tours in the region.

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the vineyards as you embark on private Napa Valley wine-tasting tours while enjoying panoramic views of the valley floor. The sun’s gentle touch on the vineyards accentuates the area’s natural splendor, rising above the fog and casting a dramatic contrast against the valley below.

With the guidance of your dedicated private wine concierge, a tailor-made Napa wine tour on Howell Mountain awaits. Discover the hidden treasure of Howell Mountain wines, a region rich in history and yet to be fully explored. Once the stomping ground of the most successful winemakers during the 1880s boom, this area made its mark in 1998 when two local winemakers won a bronze medal at the Paris World Competition. Each release of new vintages is a moment of celebration, a testament to the area’s enduring allure and the wines’ ability to enchant both returning and first-time visitors seeking a unique Napa wine tour experience.

Howell Mountain is a region that wine enthusiasts cannot overlook, and a Napa wine tour through it promises the ultimate wine experience. Its storied past, natural splendor, and intensely flavorful wines make it an essential destination. Our concierge team is eager to introduce you to its exceptional wineries, making it a part of your exclusive, personalized Napa Valley wine tour.

Howell Mountain’s notable wineries include:

  • Arkenstone Vineyards
  • Bravante Vineyards
  • Bremer Family Winery
  • Cade
  • Cimarossa
  • Clark-Claudon Vineyards
  • Haber Family Vineyards
  • La Jota Vineyards
  • Ladera
  • Lamborn Family Vineyards
  • Neal Family Vineyards

Los Carneros Wine Tours

Los Carneros AVA was officially recognized in 1983 and included parts of Napa Valley and Sonoma. The area’s climate is relatively cooler due to the marine fog and breezes off San Pablo Bay. Carneros is unique among North American appellations in that it spans two counties: Napa and Sonoma. As such, it is not a “nested” AVA of Napa Valley. The Napa part of the area is named “Los Carneros” and is a popular choice among the Napa Valley wine tour clients who desire a unique wine-tasting experience.

Los Carneros is a prized Napa Valley wine-tour destination. Low rolling hills above San Pablo Bay and Mount Veeder characterize it. Due to the cooling influence of the Bay and regular fog and ocean breezes, Carneros is known as “Napa’s Burgundy” since Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive here. Multiple sparkling houses produce world-class sparkling wine, so calling it “Napa’s Champagne” would be more accurate. Merlot has gained attention recently for doing well in the warmer pockets of the region and thriving in the clay soils. Many wine enthusiasts enjoy wine tasting in Napa, specifically for the unique attributes of Los Carneros.

Compared to Napa Valley, Los Carneros is much cooler but still considerably warmer than the Sonoma Coast. As a result, the Pinot Noirs tend to be comparatively ripe, round, and rich with an intense core of cherry fruit. The Chardonnays can be both powerful and bright with pronounced minerality. One interesting fact that your wine concierge will explain more about during your customized Napa wine tour is that Los Carneros AVA was the first to be purely defined by climate rather than geographical characteristics. Carneros offers Napa wine tour seekers a perfect day of wine tasting.

Some Notable Los Carneros Wineries Include:

  • Domaine Carneros
  • Hyde Vineyards
  • Bouchaine Vineyards
  • Etude Winery
  • Tres Perlas Brown Ranch
  • Truchard Vineyards
  • John Anthony Church Vineyard
  • Saintsbury Winery
  • Cuvaison Estate
  • Hudson Ranch
  • Artesa Winery

The Spring Mountain District, behind the town of Saint Helena, boasts a plethora of small vineyards that offer first-class, private Napa wine-tasting tours. By booking chauffeured transportation, visitors can enjoy scenic views of the beautiful hillside terrain, which ranges from vineyards on slopes to rolling hills. This region’s exclusivity requires planning visits in advance due to the personal touch that each winery offers.

Spring Mountain District Napa Valley Wine ToursApproximately two dozen family-owned and operated wineries spanning around 1,000 acres of vineyards near St. Helena make for an exquisite day of wine tasting in Napa. At each winery, the owner, a family member, or the winemaker welcomes visitors, infusing the winery experience with a personal touch. The Spring Mountain District, one of the coolest regions in Napa Valley, is home to vineyards that make up less than 2% of the valley’s wines. Despite this, it is highly sought after as a destination on our customized wine tours of Napa Valley.

Your private wine concierge will dot your wine tour of Napa with just the right amount of information to satisfy your curiosity. One such fact is that due to the harsher climatic conditions that challenge the vines, the vineyards demand meticulous attention from viticulturists and winemakers. The grapes are often hand-tilled, a further testament to the dedication and care in each bottle. Despite these challenges, the region’s fruitfulness is evident in producing long-lived, intense wines, a testament to the passion and commitment of the winemakers.

We highly recommend that visitors set aside an entire day to immerse themselves in a private Napa wine-tasting tour that includes the Spring Mountain District. After a day of indulgence, a complete picnic, meticulously arranged by our concierge and tour guides, will await you and your party. This thoughtful arrangement ensures that our Napa wine tour guests can savor their lunch without worrying about navigating the hilly terrain, allowing for a truly relaxing experience.

Spring Mountain District wineries near St. Helena include:

  • Barnett Vineyards
  • Behrens Family Winery
  • Fantesca Estate & Winery
  • Juslyn Vineyards
  • Paloma Vineyard
  • Peacock Family Vineyard
  • Pride Mountain Vineyards
  • Schweiger Vineyards
  • Sherwin Family Vineyards
  • Spring Mountain Vineyard
  • Terra Valentine
  • Vineyard 7&8