Sonoma & Napa Wineries That Really feel Like Italy

I used to be in Sonoma yesterday and the climate was good with the solar setting over the hills coated in grapevines with sunflowers blowing within the breeze. There are elements of Sonoma that look lots like Italy, partly because of the topography, with its valleys and hills coated in olive timber and vineyards. Additionally as a result of Italian immigrants and their households constructed tasting rooms that resemble buildings from their homeland.

There are a number of Italian varietals of grapes that had been introduced over and at the moment are grown on this a part of the world. The microclimates are comparable so sure grapes develop properly in equal soils, and at present there’s a proud legacy of Italian winegrowers within the area.

Should you love stunning surroundings and good wine and don’t really feel like dusting off your passport to fly throughout the Atlantic, the wineries and tasting rooms featured beneath gives you a style of Italy and the sensation you’ve been transported.

Castello di Amorosa

In some ways, this vineyard is the queen of the Napa Valley. Recognized by locals as The Fortress, the construction took fifteen years to construct utilizing the identical strategies from centuries in the past to make it as genuine as doable. A lot of the bricks and furnishings had been was imported from Europe. Reservations are required to even get by the gate, however you may take a digital tour here.


V Sattui

Positioned on the principle Freeway 29 that runs by the Napa Valley is that this Italian impressed tasting room, it’s very fashionable amongst locals and guests too. Drop in and buy meals and wine from their in depth deli and luxuriate in on the grounds underneath shady oak timber. Reservations for wine tastings are required upfront.


Jacuzzi Family Vineyards

Positioned within the Sonoma Valley within the cooler Carneros area, the Jacuzzi vineyards cowl 190 acres. They focus on a wide range of Italian varietals and use sustainable farming practices. Housed of their tasting room you’ll additionally discover The Olive Press the place you may store olive oils for cooking or dipping, additionally seasonings, skincare, and tableware. Open each day 11-5, make tasting reservations here.



Subsequent door to Jacuzzi is Viansa, its homeowners have their roots in Tuscany. Their tasting room sits excessive atop a knoll with a big terrace that appears down over panoramic view of the Sonoma valley coated in vineyards. Open each day and stroll ins are welcome. In addition they have a terrific events calendar for planning your journey.


VJB Cellars

Nestled within the coronary heart of Kenwood within the Sonoma Valley sits this tasting room that resembles a small villa in Tuscany. Get pleasure from wine and a pizza within the sunny courtyard or take a stroll across the property and gardens, glass in hand. Remember to seize one among their well-known pasta sauces whilst you’re there to take again dwelling with you.



Based by immigrants from Tuscany, Sebastiani has an extended historical past within the Sonoma valley. Open for stroll in or tastings by reservation. Friday nights are further enjoyable in the summertime with stay music supplied.


Krupp Brothers

Reservations are required to go to the Tuscan impressed property within the Napa Valley. They’ll present a tour and charcuterie board to pair along with your wine.


Paoletti Vineyards

Positioned in Calistoga, this vineyard makes Tremendous Tuscan blends and provides excursions of their wine caves crammed with marble statues.



Positioned within the Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, the elegant Ferarri-Carano property makes world well-known sustainable wines and in case you go to you may see their exquisite formal gardens and fountains too. You’ll be able to guide a Sunday brunch or a cheerful hour pizza and wine on the terrace.

Subsequent month I’ll share the wineries of Napa & Sonoma that really feel like France. 🙂