A family-owned winery makes all the difference when embarking on your winery experience. From the taste of the wine, the environment you are in, and the service, you can expect nothing but the best and you’re supporting a small business while having incredible wines! There are so many family-owned wineries in California that I love, check out The Best Family-Owned Wineries in Napa below. Follow along to find some fabulous new wineries to add to your winery bucket list as I list The Best Napa Family-Owned Wineries to Get to Know.
The estate offers a beautiful outdoor wine tasting experience on their spacious terraces, along with private tasting experiences. Alpha Omega is a family-friendly winery, welcoming children of all ages and dogs on leash. If you love taking your pups with you on your tastings, check out The Best Dog-Friendly Napa Wineries here. Alpha Omega is located in St. Helena, Napa Valley, see more of my Favorite St. Helena Top 10 Wineries here.1155 Mee Ln, St Helena, CA 94574
The interior of the tasting room with picturesque views of the vineyard.
Me and my most amazing hosts, Alpha Omega Owners Robin and Michelle Baggett, during their Winter 2018 Alpha Omega Winery pickup party that I attended. Speaking of Events Alpha Omega throws the BEST parties, read more about The Premier Napa Valley After Party Wrap here.
Bennett Lane’s wines and wonderful and definitely a Calistoga favorite. If you’re in the Calistoga area, check out my Must See Calistoga Wineries on my blog. This family-owned winery is so unique with an incredible team. We enjoyed lovely wines in their garden overlooking the vineyards which was super special. Any Cabernet Sauvignon lovers will adore the beautiful Bennett Lane Wines and their intimate guest experience offered at this Family-Owned Winery we adore! 3340 CA-128, Calistoga, CA 94515
Above Bennett Lane pics by Elise Aileenm Photo
Bennett Lane GM Stefanie Longton and Winemaker Rob Hunter.
Chappellet Winery is a wine lover’s dream. From the beautiful vineyards to the delicious dark red wines, this is a must visit when seeing California’s Wine Country. The experience is topped off with the amazing service of the employees at the winery. I also had a chance to chat with Winemaker Richard of Chappellet Winery which you can read about here. 1581 Sage Canyon Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
The site of these beautiful vineyards doesn’t feel real when you arrive to Chappellet Winery.
Picture perfect setting to capture an amazing time.
On your next Napa Valley wine trip, you’re definitely going to want to stop by Davis Estates and Vineyards to taste their delicious wines along with beautiful scenery! Davis Estates is also featured on my blog post, The Most Impressive Architecturally Stunning Wineries. I had a great time spending the day here and can’t wait to go back. 4060 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515
Davis Estates offers guests stunning Napa Valley views from their deck.
A beautiful winery setting, incredible wines, and a lovely family story really make Davis Estates one of a kind.
Far Niente is one of the most beautiful Oakville wineries with such gorgeous grounds and wonderful wines. I recommend this winery to anyone with an appreciation for artistry, Cabernets, and Chardonnays. 1350 Acacia Drive, Oakville, CA 94562
A beautiful tasting room with breathtaking views of the vineyard while you enjoy Far Niente Wines.
La Sirena is another great choice in the Napa Valley area. The wines are unique and wonderful as can be since Winemaker Heidi Barrett is one of the very best! You can learn more about Heidi Barrett and her beautiful story about becoming a winemaker here on my Interview with Winemaker Heidi Barrett. Calistoga, CA 94515
The designs on the La Sirena Wine bottles add the perfect touch of beauty and fun. I mean, who wouldn’t want to take a picture with these bottles?
Me, Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena and Heidi Barrett of La Sirena Wines at a recent Calistoga Harvest Dinner I attended. THis is one of the most FUN Events in Claistoga. Read about the 2020 Calistoga Harvest Dinner here.
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned wine estate founded in 1973 by Joseph Phelps and is now run by his four children. Along with a lovely wine tasting experience, guests are invited to join the Chef’s Tasting Menu, a nine course semi-private wine and food adventure focused on seasonal dishes. Learn more about Joseph Phelps Vineyards and other favorite St. Helena Wineries on my Top 10 St. Helena Wineries post here. 200 Taplin Rd, St Helena, CA 94574
Nickel and Nickel
Nickel and Nickel is a lovely winery I’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few times, and each time is so special. Known for their “dynamic, interesting, and nuanced Napa Valley Cabernets”, Nickel & Nickel is a must visit on a wine tour of Oakville, especially if you’re a horse lover (like me). Where else can you enjoy stunning winery views, amazing wines, and horses on-site? Read more about Nickel & Nickel Winery here. 1350 Acacia Drive, Oakville, CA 94562
The Nickel and Nickel Cabernet sits perfectly on the palette, you must try it yourself.
Phifer Pavitt has a super cool nature feel to it offering great wines from a small family owned Winery. Their winery has amazing views, and the wine is fantastic. The couple is also known for their date night wines which you can read about on my blog, Phifer Pavitt Winery and Their Date Night Wines. 4660 Silverado Trail N, Calistoga, CA 94515
Pott Wines & Vineyards
Pott Wines and Vineyards has some of the best locally grown wines with such distinct flavor and taste. There are 215 acres here with 5 acres planted for Pott Wines. This beautiful and organic vineyard is one you must try yourself! 2272 Mt Veeder Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Even on a cold foggy day you can see the stunning rolling hillside of Mount Veeder and the Napa Valley below.
Winemaker Aaron Pott and I.
For a hands on winery experience, Raymond Vineyards is a great choice to include on your tour around Napa Valley. It’s a fantastic vineyard in the St. Helena area which gives these biodynamic wines great flavor. Check out more of the Top 10 St. Helena Wineries on my blog here. 1584 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Stewart Cellars Winery crafts boutique wines that showcase Napa’s Heritage vines and winemaking traditions. The Tasting Hall features vaulted ceilings, a horseshoe-shaped tasting bar and nearly floor-to-ceiling doors that open to courtyard views. The Stewart Cellars family are dedicated to making your winery experience amazing.6752 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599.
Read more about my experience here: Stewart Cellars The Chicest Tasting Room in Napa Valley