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Wine Country Activities

People travel from all over the world to visit Napa Valley, so it should come as no surprise that there is a bounty of activities at your disposal. Whether it’s wine tasting, golfing, fine dining, or outdoor activities, there are a multitude of ways to take advantage of this exciting region.

For additional information or for assistance in arranging a personalized itinerary, please contact our concierge desk directly at 707-299-4918 or concierge@TheCarnerosInn.com.

Transportation

Everything you need to know about getting around the Wine Country.

Dining

Dining options abound in the Napa Valley Wine Country.

Wineries

Sample world-renowned wines at nearby Napa Valley wineries.

PlumpJack Winery

Located 30 minutes north of the Inn in Oakville, PlumpJack Winery is most famous for Estate and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. No appointment necessary. Open daily for tasting 10:00am – 4:00pm.

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CADE Winery

Perched high upon Howell Mountain, CADE Winery is a state-of-the-art winery focused on Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (made from the 19 acres of Cabernet vines at the winery), Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (from grapes purchased from small artisan growers in the Howell Mountain Appellation), Napa Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (a Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignon) and a small production of Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley. Located 60 minutes north of the Inn.
Tours and tastings by appointment only, Monday – Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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Odette Estate Winery

Odette Estate vineyard is tucked under the dramatic palisades of the Stags Leap District, right along Silverado Trail. Award-winning winemaker Jeff Owens, formerly of PlumpJack and CADE wineries, crafts Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Open Monday – Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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Vintner's Collective

A multi-winery tasting room in downtown Napa features small production wines from some of the valley’s most well-known winemakers. Open daily 11:00am – 6:00pm. Private sit-down tasting available by appointment.


Wineries near the Inn

Acacia Vineyard is nestled in the Carneros wine region with stellar views of the vineyards and the bay. They are known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Open Monday – Saturday by appointment, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm.

Artesa Winery

The “jewel of Carneros” features amazing architecture, indoor and outdoor lounges and beautiful views of Carneros. Open to the public daily 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Bouchaine Winery is set among the rolling hills of Carneros and is a great place to picnic nearby. Open to the public daily 10:30am – 4:00pm.

Ceja Vineyards is an amazing family owned and operated winery in Carneros. Their passion for wine is contagious, and you are sure to have a memorable visit with the family. Open daily by appointment 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Cuvaison Estate has been crafting estate wines in Carneros and Mount Veeder for decades. Open by appointment Thursday – Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Domaine Carneros is a classic 18th century château-style building that was architecturally inspired by the historic Taittinger-owned Château de la Marquetterie in Champagne. Open daily 10:00am – 6:00pm. Daily public tours at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

Etude has specialized in Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon for more than twenty-five years. Open daily by appointment for tours at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.

Folio Winemakers’ Studio is a tasting experience of several different wine companies including the Folio brand wines by the Michael Mondavi Family.

Madonna Estate

With eighty years of history in winemaking, the Bartolucci family continues to produce 100% organically grown grapes, which are dry farmed on the estate vineyard.

Nicholson Ranch is set amid the southern foothills of the Sonoma Valley. Open daily 10:00am – 6:00pm. Daily tours offered by appointment.

Saintsbury Vineyard

Founded in 1981, the winery was named in honor of George Saintsbury, an Englishman of letters, best known for his Notes on a Cellar-Book (1920). Open by appointment only every day.

Carneros Region Click here for a complete list of Carneros Wineries.

Napa County Click here view an interactive winery map for Napa Valley.

Sonoma Valley

Click here for information on wineries in Sonoma Valley.

Please contact the concierge desk for more information about exploring wine country.

Golf

Play in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.

Culinary Experiences

Enjoy cooking demonstrations, culinary tours, and more.

Art Galleries

Explore local museums, galleries, and art preserves.

Outdoor Activities

Get out and enjoy the beauty of the Wine Country region.

Family Friendly Activities

Find the fun at these kid-friendly places.