Napa Valley Winery Tours – Part II


The winery choices are endless when it comes to Napa Valley wine country. Wine tasting and wine tour options abound! It’s difficult to know where to begin when booking an unforgettable getaway. At Beau Wine Tours we can assist you from beginning to end on where to go, what to do and how to get around. Want to do a little research on your own? Let us recommend some more of our Napa Valley winery favorites!

round pond estateRound Pond Estate
875 Rutherford Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 302-2575

Located in the acclaimed Rutherford AVA of Napa Valley, Round Pond is a family owned and operated estate designed around their vineyards, gardens and orchards. A Rutherford farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences—all from the heart of Napa Valley. The product of their vineyards, orchards and gardens reflects their passionate, hands-on approach from soil to bottle.

A plethora of experiences await you, from an introductory wine tasting at the bar to sit down service on the patio with sweeping vineyards views. Feeling more immersive? Join the Round Pond team as an assistant winemaker for a day! There is nothing better than learning by doing and making a fine wine is no exception. Join them as they dive into the vineyards and cellar to craft another great vintage of Round Pond wine, and all while enjoying some fantastic company, behind the scenes wine tour, gourmet food and outstanding wine from harvests past. A stand out experience at Round Pond is their olive oil tasting. After indulging in your wine tasting, cross the street to immerse yourself in the flavor and textures of their estate blended olive oils. Find out ore about Round Pond below:

Hall Wines
401 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-2626

HALL Wines represents critically acclaimed artisan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from two Napa Valley tasting rooms and winery locations in both St. Helena and Rutherford. Owned by Craig & Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features five Certified Organic estates producing classic Bordeaux varieties. Located at the historic Bergfeld Vineyard at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, HALL St. Helena is a vibrant, 33-acre property off of Highway 29 in the charming town of St. Helena. Guests arrive with an official welcome from Bunny Foo-Foo (a large chrome rabbit sculpture frolicking in the vineyards) and instantly experience a one of a kind destination.

Upon arrival to the chic modern building with art by Nick Cave towering overheard, guests have a choice of winery tours and wine tastings for the novice wine drinker to the expert Cabernet collector. Wine taste upstairs on the patio with vineyards views hugging you from all sides or buy a bottle and settle into Adirondacks next to the vineyards. With over 35 pieces of contemporary art, this 150 year old site has something for everyone. Wine, art, history, architecture, technology a lush landscaping and a Great Lawn for relaxing and unwinding.

hess collectionThe Hess Collection
4411 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Phone:(707) 255-1144

The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. The winery has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs while providing free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private contemporary Art Museum. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines and single vineyard designates from their estate vineyards in Napa Valley.

Secluded 20 minutes away from the main Napa Valley highway, Hess Collection is on a little corner up in a hill. The grounds are beautiful, with a nice courtyard enclosed in brick walls and a koi pond. There are a few tables underneath hanging vines where you can picnic and observe the abstract sculptures. Choose four wines to enjoy from their wine tasting menu, many of which are winery exclusive. More experiences await depending on your preferences, from seated and guided tastings to food pairings as well. The Hess Collection Contemporary Art Museum, featuring works from the private collection of proprietor Donald Hess, is open daily 10:00am to 5:30pm, without charge.