After a short trip, I arrived at the beautiful Lokoya Winery – only a 15-20 minute drive from downtown St. Helena.
Not to mention, it’s only fitting that my visit to one of the most luxurious, spectacular Napa wineries that I drive this beautiful Lexus LC 500 H. Honestly, this was such a fun, sporty car to drive during my Napa getaway. See more about the Lexus LC 500 H here. Thank you to the Lexus team for partnering with me on this trip!
About Lokoya Winery
“Established in 1995, Lokoya is a collection of four distinct Cabernet Sauvignons from four of Napa Valley’s most celebrated mountain appellations: Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain, and Diamond Mountain. These limited-production wines are 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented with native yeast, and bottled unfined & unfiltered, resulting in the purest expression of place.”
A warm welcome to Lokoya Winery. First, we had some incredible Ruinart Champagne. This Blanc de Blanc was incredible. It was extremely dry with delicious, creamy yeast flavors. Such a perfect welcome to Lokoya Winery; the perfect start to a lovely afternoon wine tasting in St. Helena.
The spectacular view at Lokoya Winery. This table seats 30 people and it’s truly the centerpiece of the winery… The recent renovation (when it turned into Lokoya Winery a few years ago) truly created a magical destination. Also, I was blown away by the architecture. Eventually, I learned that the architect was one of my favorite in wine country, Howard Backen. Read all about The Most Architecturally Stunning Wineries here including Lokoya Winery.
This lookout point is one of the most magical spots I have ever seen. Truthfully, after visiting 150 – 200 wineries, it takes a lot to surprise and amaze me; so, you can guess how beautiful this winery was!
The stunning views from Lokoya into St. Helena. Truly, this is one of the most magical, beautiful wineries.
The spectacular library with views of the tasting room. I enjoyed my tasting on the sofa just outside of this library, and it was heavenly.
Also, I loved the set up for my incredible Wine Tasting and food pairing.
I loved the customized menu; it had my name and the line-up of wines I was going to taste on it.
Winemaker Christopher Carpenter; unfortunately, I am still waiting to meet him. But, after tasting his wines from Lokoya and Cardinale Winery, I am beyond impressed with his talents. Plus, his winemaking style is amazing as well.
The stunning sunset views as I depart Lokoya. After seeing the beautiful scenery and driving this spectacular car, I was a happy girl. As always, I loved exploring Napa’s Wine Country.