575 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville
Lauded as one of the most highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon producers in the region, this winery boasts deep family roots.
Nickel and Nickel
8164 St. Helena Highway, Oakville
By appointment only, this vineyard and winery sits on 42 acres of what was an original 1880’s farmstead.
7856 St. Helena Highway, Oakville
We love this beautiful little market and its gorgeous selection of prepared goods. It's a great stop if you want to bring home gifts to friends who aren’t big drinkers, and the convenient location along the St. Helena Highway makes it an easy spot to pick up a sandwich (we like the Muffaletta or the fried chicken) on your way to a winery. There's also a location in Healdsburg.
Opus One Winery
7900 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville
Opus One only produces one blend every season, and their vintages represent some of the most upscale and expensive wines on the market. The estate, which is meticulously maintained, is fittingly grand. We recommend making an appointment for one of their informative tours if you have time—they have a cavernous cellar (the French oak barrels are only used once) and a very large lab, plus, it's fascinating to find out what it takes to make wines that usually sell for more than $200/bottle.
500 Oakville Cross Rd., Oakville
Leslie Rudd is also the owner of the Dean & DeLuca brand, and his eponymous winery is everything you'd expect from the owner of the original gourmet food destination. Stunning grounds, classically big California Cabs, an elegant tasting experience, and of course, a solid selection of Dean & Deluca goodies for purchase. Rudd's daughter, Samantha, works full time at the vineyard, making the business a true family operation.
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