St. Helena Wineries

St. Helena wineries offer a wide range to explore, from big to boutique. Some are among the oldest in the valley. This is where the wine industry began in the late 1800s, and you’ll get a little history along with your wine tastings and tours.

St. Helena is the largest town in northern Napa Valley, and it is charming. It's also an ideal place to start your day of wine tours, winding your way south through the valley.

st. helena wineries, napa valley wineriesHead to the Rhine House at Beringer for a private reserve tasting of superb Cabernet.

Beringer Vineyards

2000 Main Street, St. Helena, California 94515 * 707-963-7115 * www.beringer.com

Beringer is the oldest continually operating winery in Napa Valley. It's visitor-friendly, too. Whether you want a quick tour of the wine cellars or simply sit a while on the expansive porch and sip, while taking in the gorgeously landscaped grounds, you'll want to add Beringer winery to your must-do list.

Del Dotto

1445 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, CA 94574 * 707-963-2134

Don't miss the cave tours and tastings at Del Dotto. Beautiful, opulent and friendly, it's an experience you won't forget. Family-owned, this winery offers small-production wines aged in an 1885 wine cave. And it is spectacular. Luxuriously lined with Italian marble, the cave has a cathedral feel; lit by elegant chandeliers.

st. helena vineyard, napa valleyBarn surrounded by grapevine rows in a vineyard near St. Helena.

Flora Springs

677 S. St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, CA * 707-967-8032 * www.florasprings.com

Go off the beaten path and explore this small, yet exquisite winery. You have a rich variety of tours and tastings to choose, which may include a leisurely tasting on the sun-dappled courtyard, a walk into the vineyards, or a guided tour into the hillside caves and sampling of the crisp sauvignon blanc or a bold cabernet.

Freemark Abbey

3022 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, CA 94574 * 707-963-9694 * freemarkabbey.com

Winemaking got its start here in 1886 by California's first female winery owner, Josephine Tychson. Today, Freemark Abbey offers  tours of its century-old cellar and nearby vineyard. The tasting room has charm of its own -- a wood-beamed ceiling, fireplace and live piano music on the weekends.

Merryvale Vineyards

1000 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574 * 707-963-7777 * merryvale.com

The tasting room at this family-owned winery has a warm, welcoming feel. You have a few tasting options to choose from, including a flight of current release wines, or if you want step up your experience, choose the wine & cheese tasting or a library tasting of selected handcrafted wines. Merryvale owns vineyards in other appellations as well, and is best known for Profile (a cabernet blend) and Silhoutte Chardonnay.

V. Sattui

1111 White Lane, St. Helena, CA * 707-963-7774 * www.vsattui.com

Warm hospitality awaits you at the beautiful V. Sattui Winery. Come for a tasting of stellar wines and stay for a picnic on the lawn. Picnickers can choose freshly made deli sandwiches, pastas, salads and artisan cheeses to go with that bottle of chardonnay or zin. This is one of the most relaxed, sit-a-spell wineries you'll find.