Five iconic and historic wineries will be highlighted during two days of tours, tastings and dining events Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22. The Napa County Historical Society and Napa County Landmarks are sponsoring the tour, which focuses on Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena Winery, Trefethen Family Vineyards, Far Niente Winery, Beaulieu Vineyard and Del Dotto Vineyards.
These wineries are the work of Hamden W. McIntyre, credited with designing the first gravity-feed wineries in the Napa Valley. Highlights include wine tastings and tours at all locations and dining experiences. There will also be a special visit to Rutherford House, Beaulieu’s grand Craftsman residence, which is being opened especially for this tour.
Lunch will be provided by two of the valley’s most renowned chefs, Christopher Kostow, with three Michelin stars, will host guests at Meadowood Napa Valley. Lunch also will be served at Del Dotto Winery by their executive winery chef, Joshua Schwartz, lately of The French Laundry and Bouchon. This tour is designed to appeal to wine aficionados, foodies, architects, preservationists, historians, cultural travelers.
Ticket price is $425 per person for both days, which includes winery tastings and tours, transportation and lunches. A one-day pass is $235. The March 21 tour includes three wineries and is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The second day includes tours of two wineries. Discounts are available for Napa County Historical Society or Napa County Landmarks members.
Complete tour information is available at napahistorycenter.org. For additional information, call 224-1739 or 255-1836. Major funding is provided by the County of Napa Special Projects Fund sponsored by the Napa County Board of Supervisors.