Wineries in Oakville
Oakville lies in the heart of Napa Valley. The Oakville appellation stretches north of Yountville and Stags Leap District and is home to some of the most famous wineries in Napa Valley. Oakville’s red wines are described as rich and full-bodied, with cassis, black licorice, black current, and cedar flavors. While Oakville has nearly 50 wineries, only half are open for Napa Valley wine tasting tours. Of those open, half require an appointment. Beau Wine Tours has personal relationships with many of the best wineries in Oakville and can schedule exclusive appointments with them. The list below highlights our favorite wineries in Oakville and the best wine Oakville has to offer.
Once a simple water stop on a steam train line between Napa and Calistoga, Oakville is now a legendary wine growing region with more than 70 growers and wineries. Known for producing the best Cabernet Sauvignon in the region, the two-mile wide appellation extends to 600 feet up the Vaca Mountains to the east and Mayacamas Mountains to the west. While the district is small, you’ll find the greatest concentration of Napa’s distinguished producers of Cabernet Sauvignon. Oakville is a viticultural prize due to its unique combination of soil, topography, and climate. This winning blend coupled with some of the world’s foremost Vintners and Growers make Oakville wines some of the finest wines in the world.