What to Expect
There’s no doubt that Duckhorn Vineyards offers up all of the ingredients for a brilliant tasting experience - so it’s no surprise it’s considered one of the best in the Napa Valley.
There’s a idle, elegant charm about the property, with the stunning estate house and its inviting wrap-around verandahs. The exquisitely manicured garden is a beautiful oasis below the Californian sun, with many native plants and shady spots to take a reflective moment.
Of course, the main attraction at Duckhorn Vineyards is the wine. With a number of tasting experiences available, everyone from a newbie wine drinker to experienced sommeliers will be well catered for at the winery.
From inside the beautiful estate house - which, despite its old school glamour is modern and contemporary inside - you will be treated to utter delights. Although the production has certainly increased since the winery’s humble beginnings, the underpinning ethos and commitment to quality has not changed.
Head winemaker Renee Ary considers winemaking to be an art not a science - and one that begins with the selection of only the best fruit. With some of California’s best terroir at Duckhorn Vineyards, they certainly have that at their fingertips. From there, it’s about bringing out the best in the fruit; allowing it to truly shine.
While there’s an emphasis on red varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, wine drinkers are not neglected by the offerings at Duckhorn Vineyards.
The standard tasting will allow you to appreciate this for yourself, having the chance to sample a selection of the vineyard’s exceptional wine while also learning about the label and production process. Or, you may prefer to enjoy one of the “elevated tastings”, where a greater variety (including museum releases, if you’re lucky!) is on offer.
In addition, the winery plays host to a number of special events throughout the year. Whether it’s enjoying an indulgent private tasting for a romantic occasion or joining in the fun of a wider community event, there’s always something happening amongst the beautiful grounds of Duckhorn Vineyards!