If there’s any possibility a day spent wine tasting in Napa or Sonoma could get better, it would be with an artfully prepared food and wine tasting experience. For those of you looking to add an element of luxury and fine dining to your wine tasting itinerary, these wineries are for you. Continue below to see my recommendations for the best food and wine tasting experiences in Napa and Sonoma.
Also be sure to check out my other Napa & Sonoma Wine Tasting Guides below including: Top 10 Wineries in Oakville, Top 10 Wineries in St. Helena, Top 10 Wineries in the Russian River Valley and Top 10 Sonoma Wineries.
I absolutely love wine (obviously), but if there’s one thing I can’t get enough of it’s a wine and caviar pairing. Amista Vineyards have created an absolutely fabulous wine and caviar tasting experience. For just $30 you can taste their delicious wine, a jar of sustainably farmed whitefish roe, crispy olive oil kettle chips and crème fresh. This experience pairs perfectly with their Sparkling wine!
As a lover of all things food & wine, I am always thrilled to experience a winery’s thoughtfully curated food & wine pairing. One winery that stands out, in particular, is the fabulous Bricoleur Vineyards. This Sonoma County vineyard shows guests a fabulous day of tasting. See what makes them so special below! 7394 Starr Rd, Windsor, CA 95492
The expansive grounds and romantic arches at Bricoleur Vineyards almost make me feel like I’m wine tasting in Europe.
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards
One of the best food and wine tasting experiences in Sonoma County can be found at Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards. This pairing of fried chicken, caviar, and wine is nothing short of indulgent. It also landed Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards a spot on my Best Fried Chicken in Wine Country blog post here. If you find yourself wine tasting in Healdsburg, put this winery on your list! 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
One of my go-to’s when looking for delicious food and wine tasting is Davis Estates. They serve luxurious bites prepared by their executive chef that have been artfully paired with their wines. You’ll also enjoy sweeping views of the vineyard throughout the entire experience. Learn more about the Incredible Davis Estates Experience here. 4060 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515
Known for their incredible wine caves and barrel tastings, Del Dotto Vineyards also offers an amazing food and wine tasting experience. From truffles to foie gras, to Chantilly cream, Del Dotto knows how to craft a luxury tasting. Read about Del Dotto Vineyard’s Delicious Food & Wine Pairing here. 1445 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
The mini Lobster Roll is beyond delicious and quite possibly my favorite Lobster Roll in Napa Valley. So so spectacular.
Chef Joshua Schwartz who’s the man behind the amazing Culinary experience at Del Dotto Winery. Him and his team are fabulous!
Located on the coast of Sonoma, California, Flower’s Winery and Vineyards make exceptional wines and their experience brings the perfect balance of elegance and beauty you must experience for yourself! 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
I had such a fantastic time visiting this breathtaking winery!
Hamel Family Wines
Next, Hamel Family Wines is a Sonoma winery that also offers a fantastic food and wine tasting experience. Their philosophy involves making biodynamic wines of the highest quality while respecting their relationships with their team, guests, neighbors, and land. Their dedication to this philosophy extends to their reserve experience. Learn more about the Hamel Family Wines Amazing Food & Wine Tasting here. 15401 Sonoma Hwy, Sonoma, CA 95476
Knights Bridge Winery
Another luxury family-owned winery I’m a huge fan of is Knights Bridge Winery. Located in Knights Bridge, they are one of the only 2 wineries in the AVA with Peter Michael being the other WInery. The experience is super high and truly for the luxury wine collectors. It’s $150 per person which includes a tour, various food pairings & bites along the way, and a seated tasting with wine & food pairings hosted by their Estate Director. See how amazing this experience is below! Knights Bridge AVA, CA.
enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc paired with a salmon bite. There really is a surprise at every corner during this visit to Knights Bridge Winery.
The stunning garden that the tasting rooms overlook. It could not be a more gorgeous backdrop at every turn of this magical visit.
The lovely wine and food pairing. This experience is $150 per person, however, the fee is waived with a 6 or more bottle purchase.
Silver Oak Napa Valley
Silver Oak is a beautiful winery that offers a distinctive and delicious food and wine tasting experience. Exclusively producing Cabernet Sauvignon (with their sister brand Twomey producing Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir), the bright fruit profile of their wines make them ideal for pairing. Read more about Silver Oak’s Wine & Food Pairing Experience on the blog here. Also, if you’d like to read about their Sonoma location, see the Silver Oak Cellars Alexander Valley Winery post here and find them in The Most Architecturally Stunning Wineries You Must Experience here. 915 Oakville Cross Rd, Oakville, CA 94562
Silver Oak pours each guest a welcome tasting of sister winery Twomey’s Pinot Noir
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is one of California’s earliest wine estates. They produce intense wines with unexpectedly soft tannins that make for an engaging and delicious pairing experience. For more details on their food and wine tasting experience, read my Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars’ Cellarius Kitchen Experience here. Additionally, you can read about the Judgement of Paris Celebration with Stag’s Leap here. 6150 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558