Napa Valley Wine Tours

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

Beau Wine Tours provides a tailored Napa Valley wine-tasting tour catering to each individual’s preferences. Our team of knowledgeable concierges meticulously curates each Napa wine tour to meet unique requirements, ensuring a comprehensive experience with personalized visits and friendly chauffeurs. While tailoring bespoke 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 options, and we pride ourselves on creating the perfect tour for each client. Our 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 region 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 truly indulgent.

Our team of courteous and knowledgeable professionals 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 Collector’s Tour

We introduce our Collector’s Series of Tours for the connoisseur seeking California’s finest ultra-premium wines.

napa valley wine tasting toursWhat do Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Harlan, Colgin, Bryant Family, and Scarecrow have in common? They were once relatively unknown wine names, and due to their limited production, they were only attainable through word-of-mouth connections. Before receiving a 97-100 point score from Robert Parker or the Wine 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 special custom tours with unique insider access to up-and-coming luxury wine brands.

Beau Wine Tours is best known for our exceptional Napa Valley Collector’s Tour, where the true wine connoisseur can have the ultimate Napa Valley 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. 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 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 tours go to the heart of Napa Valley for the most intimate touring experience.

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Napa Valley Collector’s Tour

We introduce our Collector’s Series of Tours for the connoisseur seeking California’s finest ultra-premium wines.

napa valley wine tasting toursWhat do Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Harlan, Colgin, Bryant Family, and Scarecrow have in common? They were once relatively unknown wine names, and due to their limited production, they were only attainable through word-of-mouth connections. Before receiving a 97-100 point score from Robert Parker or the Wine 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 special custom tours with unique insider access to up-and-coming luxury wine brands.

Beau Wine Tours is best known for our exceptional Napa Valley Collector’s Tour, where the true wine connoisseur can have the ultimate Napa Valley 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. 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 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 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, with sizes ranging from 3,300 to over 16,000 acres. Eight of these are known as the “Valley Floor AVAs,” surrounded by the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains. Allow us to describe a few of those valley floor locations.

Calistoga

Valley Floor Napa Wine ToursCalistoga, a captivating appellation located at the valley’s narrow northern end, covers 7 square miles and experiences significant diurnal variations due to gentle northwestern breezes. Early pioneers like Eisele Vineyard and Chateau Montelena produced dark, dense, earthy Cabernets with mineral accents. Today, newer producers like Maybach and Perliss use grapes from Calistoga, producing exquisite wines worth trying.

Saint Helena

The valley near St. Helena narrows south of Calistoga, protecting from the bay’s wind and fog, retaining the warmth, and home to wineries like Spottswoode, Charles Krug, and Raymond, each with a unique terroir. Vineyards in the center get ample sunlight, resulting in supple wines, while 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.

Oakville

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. The wines are typically rich, dense, and complex, with firmer tannins than Rutherford or Stags Leap versions, and often exhibit herbal and minty flavors.

Yountville

Yountville is the birthplace of Napa’s wine industry. George Yount laid the foundation for the town of Yountville and planted the valley’s first vineyards in 1836. The region later became Napanook Vineyard. Today, Yountville is a lovely little town with plenty of excellent wineries and restaurants to visit.

Stags Leap District

The Stags Leap District is known for producing bold and powerful wines that are also smooth and elegant—often described as an “iron fist in a velvet glove.” The area has several renowned wineries, such as Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Reguschi Winery, Taylor Family Vineyards, and Shafer Vineyards. The knolls and the Palisades in the region create a wind tunnel effect that can significantly extend the growing season of the vines.

Oak Knoll District

Oak Knoll District is located at the southern end of central Napa Valley and is known for its relatively cooler climate and long growing season. It 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.

Allow our concierge team to create a memorable day visiting the exceptional wineries along the Napa Valley valley floor.

Coombsville Napa Wine ToursCoombsville’s American Viticultural Area (AVA) is situated in the southeastern region of Napa Valley. It provides a unique and exclusive opportunity for wine enthusiasts to experience personalized and private wine-tasting sessions. The region is located a mere ten minutes from Downtown Napa and boasts several family-owned, small-producing wineries that offer premium wines. Despite this, the area remains undiscovered by many visitors. The volcanic soil in Coombsville produces grapes that are used in well-known labels, making it a distinctive destination for wine-tasting connoisseurs.

Coombsville AVA’s unique growing conditions make it the coldest grape-growing region in Napa, with temperatures that are ten degrees cooler than those of most areas. The region’s extended growing season allows grapes to mature longer on the vine, resulting in a more even ripening process and complex flavors. The area’s small-batch production methods further reveal depth and structure, making Coombsville an excellent choice for wine enthusiasts.

If you are keen on discovering Coombsville, our concierge team is at hand to assist you in planning a day of exploration and wine-tasting.

Notable Coombsville Wineries (to name a few):

Ackerman Family Vineyards – www.ackermanfamilyvineyards.com

Ancien Wines – www.ancienwines.com

Arrow&Branch – arrowandbranch.com

Black Cat Vineyard – www.blackcatvineyard.com

Caldwell Vineyard and Winery – www.caldwellvineyard.com

Farella Vineyard – www.farella.com

Marita’s Vineyard – www.maritasvineyard.com

Meteor Vineyard – meteorvineyard.com

Palmaz Vineyards – palmazvineyards.com

Porter Family Vineyards – www.porterfamilyvineyards.com

Covert Estate – www.covertestate.com

We extend an exclusive invitation to join us on a private wine-tasting tour of the northernmost appellations of Napa Valley, where you can indulge in the age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignons and Cabernet Francs that Diamond Mountain wineries are renowned for.

Diamond Mountain District Napa Valley Wine ToursHere, the microclimate is ideal for producing full-bodied and firmly structured wines, with approximately 450 acres of vineyards planted on steep slopes. The climate is slightly warmer than southern mountain vineyards and significantly cooler than valley floor vineyards, providing the perfect conditions for producing exquisite wines. The elevations range from 400 ft. to 2,220 ft., offering ample direct sunlight and protecting the fruit from the cooling fog. The vineyards’ volcanic, grainy soils create a multi-dimensional and robust wine, thanks to the strong, deep-rooted vines that thrive in these challenging conditions.

The Diamond Mountain District has a rich history dating back to 1862, but the region was rejuvenated in the late 1960s by a few ambitious growers. Jack and Jamie Davies of Schrambsberg Winery brought sparkling wine to the region and purchased their historic property in 1965. Al Brounstein, the founder of Diamond Creek Winery, recognized the potential of the mountain and purchased 79 acres in 1968, contributing to the region’s renewal. His winery has four distinct vineyards grown from “First-Growth” Bordeaux cuttings, producing highly-rated and coveted Cabernet Sauvignons.

We would be honored to have you as our guest on this unforgettable excursion to Diamond Mountain, where you can delight in rich, firmly structured Cabernets, exquisite aging sparkling wines, and a variety of Chardonnays.

Diamond Mountain District’s notable wineries include:

Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards – www.andrewgeoffrey.com

Constant Diamond Mountain Vineyards – www.constantwine.com

Checkerboard Vineyards – www.checkerboardvineyards.com

Diamond Creek Vineyards – www.diamondcreekvineyards.com

Dyer Vineyard – www.dyerwine.com

Reverie on Diamond Mountain – www.reveriewine.com

Schramsberg – www.schramsberg.com

Von Strasser Winery – www.vonstrasser.com

Nestled on the hillsides of Howell Mountain lies an American Viticultural Area (AVA) that has earned a reputation for its intensely flavorful wines. The region, located only five miles northeast of St. Helena, is home to 45 vintners and growers, each producing their unique versions of robust and complex red wines.

Howell Mountain Napa Wines Tasting ToursVisitors can explore the impressive vineyards and enjoy private wine-tasting tours that provide breathtaking views of the valley floor. The area’s natural beauty is further enhanced by the sunlight that bathes the vineyards located above the fog, providing a striking contrast to the valley below.

Despite its global acclaim, the history of Howell Mountain wines remains unknown to many. The area was once home to some of the most successful winemakers during the boom of the 1880s. In 1998, the region made history when two local winemakers won a Bronze medal at the Paris World Competition. The area’s wines continue to amaze visitors, and the release of new vintages is always a cause for widespread celebration.

Howell Mountain is a region that wine lovers cannot afford to miss. Its rich history, natural beauty, and intensely flavorful wines make it a must-visit destination. Our concierge team is excited to introduce you to the exceptional wineries in this region.

Howell Mountain’s notable wineries include:

Arkenstone Vineyards – www.arkenstone.com

Bravante Vineyards – www.bravantevineyards.com

Bremer Family Winery – www.bremerfamilywinery.com

Cade – www.cadewinery.com

Cimarossa – www.cimarossa.com

Clark-Claudon Vineyards – www.clarkclaudon.com

Haber Family Vineyards – www.haberfamilyvineyards.com

La Jota Vineyards – www.lajotavineyardco.com

Ladera – laderavineyards.com

Lamborn Family Vineyards – www.lamborn.com

Neal Family Vineyards – www.nealvineyards.com

Los Carneros AVA is a region that includes parts of both Napa Valley and Sonoma in the United States. The area’s climate is relatively cooler due to the marine fog and breezes off San Pablo Bay. Carneros is unique among American appellations in that it spans both Napa and Sonoma counties, so it is not a “nested” AVA of Napa Valley. The Napa part of the area is named “Los Carneros.”

Los Carneros Wine ToursCarneros is characterized by low rolling hills that sit above San Pablo Bay and beneath Mount Veeder. 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.

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. Los Carneros AVA was officially recognized as an American Viticultural Area in 1983. It was the first AVA purely defined by climate rather than geographical characteristics.

Our concierge team is excited to introduce you to the exceptional wineries in this region.

Some Notable Los Carneros Wineries Include:

Domaine Carneros – www.domainecarneros.com/

Hyde Vineyards – hydevineyards.com/

Bouchaine Vineyards – bouchaine.com/

Etude Winery – www.etudewines.com/

Tres Perlas Brown Ranch – www.tresperlas.com/

Truchard Vineyards – truchardvineyards.com/

John Anthony Church Vineyard – www.johnanthonyvineyards.com/

Saintsbury Winery – saintsbury.com/

Cuvaison Estate – www.cuvaison.com/

Hudson Ranch – hudsonranch.com/

Artesa Winery – www.artesawinery.com/

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

Spring Mountain District Napa Valley Wine Tours

There are around two dozen family-owned and operated wineries situated near St. Helena, comprising roughly 1,000 acres of vineyards. The owner of each winery, a family member, or even the winemaker usually welcomes visitors, adding a personal touch to the winery experience. The Spring Mountain District is the coolest region in Napa Valley, and its vineyards constitute less than 2% of the valley’s wines. Despite this, the vineyards require extra attention from viticulturists and winemakers due to the harsher climatic conditions that stress the vines. The grapes are often hand-tilled, adding to the challenges posed by the rugged hillside. Despite these challenges, the region’s fruitfulness is evident in the production of long-lived, intense wines.

We recommend that visitors allocate an entire day to enjoy a private wine-tasting tour in the Spring Mountain District, followed by a complete picnic arranged by our Concierge and tour guides, ensuring that visitors can enjoy their lunch without having to worry about traversing the hilly terrain.

Spring Mountain District wineries near St. Helena include:

Barnett Vineyards – www.barnettvineyards.com

Behrens Family Winery – www.behrensfamilywinery.com

Fantesca Estate & Winery – www.fantesca.com

Juslyn Vineyards – www.juslynvineyards.com

Paloma Vineyard – www.palomavineyard.com

Peacock Family Vineyard – www.peacockvineyard.com

Pride Mountain Vineyards – www.pridewines.com

Schweiger Vineyards – www.schweigervineyards.com

Sherwin Family Vineyards – www.sherwinfamilyvineyards.com

Spring Mountain Vineyard – www.springmountainvineyard.com

Terra Valentine – www.terravalentine.com

Vineyard 7&8 – www.vineyard7and8.com