Howell Mountain Appellation Wine Tour
PURCHASING & TOUR INFORMATION
- Retail Value:
- $600 / day
- Your Price:
- $475 / day
- Privately Guided 5-hour tour for up to 9 guests
- Tasting at 4 wineries
- Gourmet lunch
DESCRIPTION OF WINE TOUR
A visit to Napa County is full of adventure and great wine. Take a different view of the valley by touring some of the wineries of Howell Mountain, which lies to the northeast of Napa Valley, in the Vaca Mountains. Feel the cool breezes of San Pablo Bay and view the gorgeous volcanic terrain that makes for an ideal grape-growing climate. Plan a day trip and tour the wineries. Be sure to call ahead as most of the estates require reservations.
A good place to start is Lamborn Family Vineyards. Robert Lamborn, his son Michael and other friends and family got together to plant the rugged property the Lamborn’s purchased on Howell Mountain. The original release was Zinfandel. Now, the focus is on Cabernet and Zinfandel. Expect a tour through the vineyards because the Lamborn’s take pride in their tie to the land. The deck offers a remarkable view of Pope Valley.
Next stop on the way down the mountain is O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery. This winery consists of 100 acres that are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, St. Macaire and Carmenere. The winery facility was constructed to blend with the environment. The veranda features lavender, olive and rosemary. O’Shaughnessy also has an outdoor space for a picnic.
After a picnic, visit Neal Family Vineyards. This winery participates in the California Certified Organic Farmers program. The Neal family takes seriously the stewardship of the land. The family seeks to blend harmoniously the rootstock choices with Howell Mountain’s unique climate. Enjoy some of the Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
For a final stop on this day trip, go to Ladera Vineyards. This winery traces its history to the 19th century and still has the stone winery building that was built in 1886. Enjoy a tour of the wine caves and learn about wine production. Taste the Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petite Verdot.
This 5-hour Tour For up to 9 Includes:
• Private tour in a Stretch Limousine
• Tasting at four of Howell Mountain’s wonderful wineries
• Gourmet lunch
Additional Tour Information:
• Pick up locations beyond Napa may incur an additional fee
• Price does not include tasting fees at the wineries
• Gourmet lunch fee not included
Questions about this tour?: Call us at (310) 827-0509