Andretti Winery is a fun stop for race car fans and Italian-style wine aficionados alike. The tasting room shares space with racing memorabilia and doubles as a gift shop, where you can buy t-shirts, caps and other souvenirs.
Born out of his passion for fine wines, auto racing legend Mario Andretti teamed up with former Kmart CEO, Joe Antonini, and built the Andretti Winery.
Step through the arched entryway to the trickling fountain in the courtyard, and you'll feel like you wandered onto a Tuscan estate. This Italian-inspired winery is a quiet oasis off the beaten path. It's easy to take some time here, relax in the shaded garden, and drink in the lush vineyards that surround this beautiful property.
Surrounding Andretti Winery is a 42-acre estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley.
Mario Andretti pays homage to his Italian heritage with the Villa Andretti series. Selecting grapes sourced from other regions in and around Wine Country, these small-production, high-quality wines beautifully capture the grape varietals and the climate where they are grown.
One of the standouts is the Montona Reserve Series, premium wines named after Mario Andretti's boyhood home of Montona, Italy. These include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Merlot, Super Tuscan and more. Montona Reserve wines are made in limited quantities, and are in high demand.
Tastings start at $30 for a flight of five varietals. For $40, take the tour, where you'll be greeted with a glass of wine, then leisurely tour the winery estate with barrel tastings along the way -- a fun, sip-and-stroll learning event.
Many more tasting and tour options are available to satisfy, from a family-friendly catered picnic... or a private picnic in the vineyards for the two of you... to a Tuscan-inspired tasting ... and that's just the beginning.
Want a private, seated Reserve tasting? Or a relaxed, sit-a-spell on the lawn experience, savoring classic wines paired with gourmet cheeses and charcuterie and more goodies? What about a tasting of dessert wines or white wines? Or perhaps indulge your chocolate cravings with a special pairing of Andretti wines with luscious chocolate creations. Oh, yes.
Bringing your group along? Whether you're gathering a few friends -- or planning a company event -- see if Andretti Winery can accommodate you. From be-decked holiday parties to a palate-pleasing picnics, you and your guests will make memories to savor a lifetime.
4162 Big Ranch Road, Napa, CA 94558 * 707-259-6777 * andrettiwinery.com
Open daily 10:30am to 5pm. Make a reservation for any visit to the winery. Check out your visitor options at andrettiwinery.com, then reserve your date and time on their website.