Napa Valley Tours, Jill White (guest contributor)

I wanted to say thank you to the Jill White and team at Napa Valley Tours for sharing the tour information below. Though I maybe can’t always appreciate the nuances of wine, it doesn’t make wine country any less of an appealing tourist destination and I have yet to meet a bottle of vino I don’t get along with, you all know that!

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Top 6 Napa Valley Wine Tour

Are you searching for an incredible way to treat your wine lover friend in Napa Valley?  Do you personally enjoy visiting the wineries?  If so, it is going to be very hard to choose from the numerous wineries from Napa Valley. While most of the wineries at Napa Valley close at 5 pm, some are open even after 5 pm. When almost all the wineries need prior appointments, some are open for tasting without a booking. There are even wineries that specialize in red wines only and some others have white wines as well.

Just to make it easier for you, here are our picks of the Napa Valley wine tour.

1. Learn the art of Winemaking

Why limit your wine tour to just seeing it if you can be a wine maker for a day. Raymond's wine lab lets you blend your own red wine.  You are provided metallic red and silver lab coats, and hats, so don't worry if there is any spillage. You can also take the wine that you blended to your home in the bottle with your own custom label.

2.The best suited for couples

If you are taking the Napa Valley wine tour as a couple, you should definitely visit Domaine Carneros Sparkling Suite where you can book a private château balcony facing the Carneros vineyards. The sparkling suite lets you taste two of Domaine Carneros sparkling wines and Pinot Noirs.

3. Explore winemaking practices at HALL

This exploration tour starts off with a tour of HALL Rutherford's production facility, and winemaking practices at Hall. You can enjoy the barrel tasting and enjoy the Chandelier cave which is decorated with Swarovski crystals. What’s more, these wines are perfectly paired with seasonal food which is prepared by celebrity chefs.

4. Bottle Blending Camp

If you are really into winemaking, this Napa Valley wine tour is for you. Create a perfect Bordeaux style blend wine, label your final product, and take it to your home at Judd's Hill Bottle Blending Day camp. There are different options for winemaking. You can take four finished bottles of wine home for $320, and at $480 you can take six bottles and $640 provides eight bottles.

5. Chimney Rock Winery

Chimney Rock is the perfect place for red wine lovers. Enjoy a private and guided wine tasting tour at their vineyard estate and cellars. There will also be a wine educator to guide you through the cellars. This Napa Valley wine tour includes lunch along with wine service in a private setting.

6. Multi-Course Brunch at Round Pond Estate

Enjoy a family style multi-course brunch at the Round Pond Estate facing the Rutherford vineyards and Mayacamas mountain range.  Get a chance to know how Round Pond brings its product from the farms to the table. You will get a chance for having a comprehensive estate wine tasting which is followed by the brunch.

Certainly, there are a lot of wineries to choose from. Do proper research before opting for the Napa Valley wine tour as there may be some attractive offers at some wineries.