Most Romantic Napa Valley Wineries....
It’s no secret that Napa’s idyllic setting, combined with wine and food, has set the stage for thousands of engagements, anniversaries, weddings and date nights, It’s because Napa is synonymous with romance! With that being said, it’s no wonder that the following winery owners have either founded their brand from their own romance stories, or their locations alone have grown a reputation as some of the most romantic wineries in the Napa Valley.
Founded nearly four decades ago by the Newton family, they set out to create a wonderland high atop Spring Mountain. With 69 acres of vineyards surrounding them, stunning English gardens and sought after world class wines, I would say they probably achieved just that! Stroll through their gardens with a glass of unfiltered Chardonnay and stare into the heart of Napa Valley, sure to make even biggest skeptic fall in love. Phone 707-204-7423 www.newtonvineyard.com
Reverie was founded in the early 1990’s by Norm Kiken and his late wife Evelyn. The winery grounds are laden with gorgeous gardens designed by Evelyn, hillside terraced vineyards and a grove of redwoods that has become famous for men bending down on one knee. A fond memory hangs in their tasting room, a picture of Norm and Evelyn dining on their steep terraced hillside before the vineyards were planted, dinner table for two and all! Add this stop to your next itinerary! Reverie is open by appointment and crafts wines from the Diamond Mountain AVA. Phone (707) 942-6800. www.reveriewine.com
This winery was literally built on the idea of LOVE! Each wine given its own sexy moniker: Seduction Bordeaux Blend, Passion of the Soul Cabernet Sauvignon, Attraction Unoaked Chardonnay, Fascination Sauvignon Blanc and then their Rose “Flirtation.” While the wines are romantic enough in and of themselves, the property sets the stage for the real romance! Surrounded by 33 acres of planted vineyards, a sprawling lawn with sets of Adirondack chairs waiting for you to take a seat and savor the wines and view. Easily access O’Brien Estate if you’re staying in Napa or Yountville, and unlike the others on the list, if your gal or guy is easily carsick from curvy mountain roads, this location just right outside of Napa city limits, will be a smooth ride! Phone: 707-252-8463 www.obrienestate.com
Built on the promise of always maintaining their “Date Night,” Suzanne Phifer Pavitt and Shane Pavitt made their first vintage of Date Night Cabernet Sauvignon in 2005. Since then they have added two darling sons to their family, a Sauvignon Blanc and built their dream home, high atop the hillside of their Calistoga property – an Italian villa with sweeping views of the valley floor. They built a completely eco-friendly barn used for tastings and kindly named their wine club the “Verona Society” with characters Romeo and Juilet as your choices for the “Reds or White” allocation! It doesn’t get more romantic than that! Share a bottle of their “Date Night” wines on your next Date Night, sure to encourage lots of happy endings! Phone: 707-942-4787 www.phiferpavittwine.com
Opened in 2008, CADE has always been known as the winery with “The View!” You can see all the way to the Golden Gate bridge on a clear day! They are also the most eco friendly winery in Napa, along with making world class wines. What’s romantic about CADE? Their property oozes modern day romance, clean lines, glass walls, twinkling Edison bulb lights in their cave, sweeping views off the infinity pool into their main courtyard, there are almost too many romantic settings….I personally witnessed 4 proposals during my time working at CADE – one so elaborate he flew her entire family in from Hawaii to participate! If you’re looking for modern day romance, CADE is definitely the spot to take your next date, spend an anniversary or take your next big relationship step! 707-965-2746 www.cadewinery.com