The best 5 wineries in Napa Valley for first time visitors

by Aurora Park Vacation Rentals

Napa Valley is one of the largest wine producing regions in the world and boast of its more than 400 wineries. If you are planning a trip to Napa Valley, you definitely must be confused about which wineries to visit.

Here is a list of unique and one-of-its kind wineries for first time visitors:        

Castello Di Amorosa

This winery is a gem among all the wineries of Napa. This 170-acre winery was built to resemble 13th century Tuscan style castle. This castle winery has its own drawbridge, towers, courtyard, chapel and knights’ chamber and a great hall. There are a wide variety of tours, tastings and events that happen year round at the castle. The tastings take place in a cave-like setting with a wonderful ambiance.  

You can explore the winery on your own or go for a guided tour.

Sterling Vineyards

If you are hoping for a spectacular view, then a visit to this winery is must. Float through the sky with the only aerial tram which takes visitors 300 feet above the town of Calistoga. Take a self-guided wine tasting tour and traverse through the elevated walkways of this Mediterranean-style winery at your own pace. 

Once you make it to the top of the winery at the terrace, you can sit, relax and it is the place to take beautiful pictures.

Robert Mondavi Winery

Art, food and wine were the integral part of Robert Mondavi’s life and philosophy. He built this winery as homage to all three. If you are planning your day to unwind, then definitely visit this winery as it the best place to sit and relax.

You get to taste wine here in a beautiful outdoor seating.

V. Sattui

This winery has a very lively and active atmosphere and has a market place, deli and gift shop just adjacent to its wine tasting room. This winery serves as a great place to end your day where you can enjoy wine tasting, delicious gourmet food and lovely atmosphere.


It was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest operating wineries in Napa. This winery is an icon and is listed in the National Register of Historical Places and also as a California Historical Landmark.

Go for wine tasting at the Reserve Tasting Bar at the Rhine House and take a seat outside to relax and enjoy the weather.  

Surely, add these above mentioned wineries in your travel itinerary.        

On your trip to Napa Valley, stay at the Aurora Park Cottages that are tucked into the scenic hillside of downtown Calistoga. These bed & breakfast Napa Valley cottages offer charming decor and luxury beds for a tranquil wine country getaway. Make reservation and enjoy exceptional concierge services including customized winery tours, hot air balloon rides, bike rentals, restaurant services and even go for a picnic.      


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