Silverado is a stunning hill top winery on the southern end of the Stags Leap District. They offer a collection of tours and tastings for all levels of aficionados. Many wineries in Napa have absolutely ridiculous tasting fees. When you get millions of tasters every year, I guess you can pull it off. I don’t care what the economics suggest, I find them hard to justify like ATM banking fees. It seems that Silverado agrees with me. They offer tasting experiences on both ends of the $-$$$ spectrum and all are great wine adventures.
Silverado’s tasting room resembles a mountain ski chalet. It’s high ceilings with exposed beams and brick floor will take your mind elsewhere. This is a great tasting room with space for large parties and I hear renting the place out for special occasions is amazing. If you plan to stop by with a group of 6 or more, they request you call for reservations. The tasting room is open from 10am – 5pm but the tours are usually mid-day.
Silverado is high on my recommendation list to anyone visiting Napa Valley. Not only do they have a great collection of wines, but the property is amazing as well. Here is my suggestion. Next time you are in Napa, plan your appoints and leave Silverado for last. Make sure you arrive before 4pm giving yourself time to fully enjoy the winery. Plan on multiple flights and then relax and enjoy their final pours on their amazing patio. As they are closing their tasting room, you will be enjoying some of their best wine and hopefully being bathed in a wonderful sunset. Don’t forget your camera! You will want a picture of that view, not to mention the wonderful lighting of your group as you look out over the valley. Definitely the “money shot!”
6121 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
How to get there:
Travel to Napa Valley. Take Silverado Trail North. If you are coming from Napa city proper, the winery is 7 miles North of Trancas Street. It will be on the west side of Silverado Trail just around the bend from Pine Ridge which is easily visible from the road. Look for the sign and the archway. The winery is up the hill.