St Helena Wine Country
St Helena wineries make wine with grapes grown in a very warm climate. Many of these wineries produce Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines with great success. Well-known St Helena Wineries include
Beringer, Charles Krug, and Vineyard 29.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are a couple of the grapes that thrive in the sunny climate of St Helena Wine Country. These wines are usually fuller-bodied than examples from cooler, more southern regions. Because of the distinct robustness of St Helena Wines, the region is a magnet for wine tours and tastings.
The terrain of St Helena Wineries is made of alluvial and volcanic soils. The San Pablo Bay once covered several southern AVAs in Napa Valley, but it never extended as far north as St Helena.
Commercial wine production in the Valley began with St Helena Wineries; this shaped the history of wine production in the golden state. In 1861, a German immigrant named Charles Krug founded the first winery in the valley. A number of other notable Germans soon followed, including the Beringers and the Schrams.Popular St Helena Wineries
- Joseph Phelps Vineyards
- V Sattui Winery
- Buehler Vineyards
- Titus Vineyards
- Duckhorn Vineyards
- Clos Pegase
- Merryvale Vineyards
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