Top 10 Wineries in Carneros Napa To Experience

Those familiar with Napa’s Wine Country, know of Carneros. It is the only American Viticultural Area (A.V.A.) that is in both Napa and Sonoma. It’s also the first A.V.A. you reach if you’re heading towards Napa from San Francisco. I have spent some time in this region enjoying the fabulous Carneros Wineries and really have gotten to know various wineries, winemakers, and restaurants. I know how much you guys appreciate a good Top 10 list, so here are the Top 10 Carneros Wineries I recommend you visit and get to know. For those of you who are not local, visit their respective websites and try some of their wines at home. Also, these are in no particular order, they are all fabulous, so check them out and see for yourself...


Carneros Wine Alliance
The Carneros Wine Alliance is a non-profit association of wineries and grape-growers in the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA).  Carneros is the only appellation located at the crossroads of two major wine regions, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Influenced by the maritime breezes and fog from its southern border with the San Pablo Bay, Carneros produces the region’s finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines. The Carneros Wine Alliance is committed to promoting the distinction, diversity and above all, quality, of the grapes and wines from Carneros.