Bennett Lane Winery
3340 CA-128, Calistoga, CA 94515, USA
The Home of Powerful Reds from Napa ValleyWhen you're driving up from San Francisco, Bennett Lane is the last winery in Napa Valley (meaning that it's the furthest north). The Calistoga tasting room is worth those extra few miles, though, for a couple of reasons. One, the tasting room manager can share her love of the area, gush about the owners' hospitality, and share recipes that go with her favorite Bennett Lane wines. Two, the Napa Valley winery offers chances to learn about wines, including days when visitors can spend time in the vineyards and actually taste the grapes right off the vine. Finally, the tasting fee is reasonably priced, especially for this combination of down-to-earth atmosphere, outdoor tables with views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, and great wine and food pairings.