For Beau Wine Tours, a wine tour and tasting can mean so much more than just simply sampling wine. We arrange luxurious and comfortable holidays that excite the senses beyond your nose and palate. Embarking on a wine tasting adventure in the Napa Valley offers a view of a living history that dates back to the early 1800’s. From Napa to Calistoga there are distinct towns, micro-climates and personalities that together draw millions of visitors every year. The wineries all tell unique and compelling stories, and the appeal of Calistoga is in those local producers that call it home. Enjoy these Northern Napa Valley wineries on a customized wine tour we can create for you on any occasion!
1400 Schramsberg Road
Calistoga, California 94515
Schramsberg Vineyards has a history as long as the wines are delicious. Their timeline goes all the way back to the 19th century when a German immigrant named Jacob Schram made his winery and homestead high up on Diamond Mountain. Nearly 100 years later, Jack and Jamie Davies would come to restore the property to specifically make ‘America’s most prestigious’ sparkling wine. The Davies have since recognized that Diamond Mountain is perfectly situated for premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon. They have pursued both lines of winemaking to the pinnacle, and have been rewarded much success. A wine tasting in the caves of Schramsberg is a summertime must and a visitor favorite.
Tamber Bey Vineyards
1251 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
The Tamber Bey Winery is very unique in the Napa Valley. Their Sundance Ranch in Calistoga contains a 22-acre equestrian facility as well as a state of the art winemaking facility and crush pad that was built with individual vineyard productions in mind. Vintner Barry Waitte’s dream began when he purchased 60 acres in Yountville and 11 more in the renowned Oakville AVA. This Oakville estate vineyard was planted in 2000 with Cabernet Sauvignon clones well suited to the terroir of the Napa Valley. The vineyard is in the fog in the morning, breezy in the afternoon and planted with a very high density to stress the 9800 vines into making the style of wines the Napa Valley is famous for.
The rustic and outdoorsy charm at Tamber Bey Winery is the perfect wine tasting that can bring you closer to nature as well as fantastic wine. Visiting Tamber Bey is a treat for the senses in a stunning setting on Tubbs Lane is Calistoga.
Chateau Montelena Winery
1429 Tubbs Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Few wineries in the Napa Valley represent the history of the area as well as Chateau Montelena. The impressive stone building was built in 1888 and survived Prohibition to become one of the most important modern wineries in California. In 1976, a wine tasting in Paris turned the world of wine upside down. At this tasting, known as the Judgment of Paris, The California wines shocked everyone by taking the top rankings. Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay beat out 4 white Burgundies and 6 other California Chardonnays to forever leave its mark as one of Calistoga’s most well-known and revered wines. The legends embodied by the iconic Chateau Montelena are part of the reason Napa is on the world’s stage, and the wines are relevant and in demand around the world. If you haven’t been to this Napa Valley landmark, you are missing an iconic piece of the region’s story. With many experience to choose from Chateau Montelena has something for everyone.
Although Calistoga is a small town, it has a long story and is filled with fascinating wines. After a wine tour through Calistoga’s many restaurants, hotels and wineries will leave you wishing you had more time here. Hot days, cool nights, volcanic soils and elevation changes in this part of the Napa Valley make the wines of Calistoga unique and provide an abundance of variation and flavor. Whether you want to barrel sample in a wine cave or treat yourself to an elegant lunch, Beau Wine Tours will make sure you can enjoy the indulgences of Calistoga in comfort and style.
Contact us today or call us at (800) 387-2328 and let us show you Calistoga, at the top of the Napa Valley.
To learn more about the Calistoga AVA enjoy the Calistoga Winegrowers website here.