Peju Province Wineries: Wine, Art & LoveAs soon as you arrive, you are filled with amazement. You are welcomed by a warming path bordered with long trees that look like huge arms ready to hug you. After parking, every step you take towards the winery relaxes your mind and senses. You are surrounded by vineyards in every direction. As you get closer, you see their famous French provincial tower, which is the recognizable logo on their wine bottles.
After parking, every step you take towards the winery relaxes your mind and senses. You are surrounded by vineyards in every direction.While strolling down the path, you come across the elegance of their art and water garden. After spending a few moments absorbing the beauty and tranquility of the gardens, you realize that this experience is going to exceed your expectations. Peju is a family-owned winery that has been established for more than 30 years. They produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The famous tower, their flagship, was designed by the architect Calvin Craub. Inside the main tasting room, ornamented stained glass lines the wall and manipulates the colors of the room, a bit like mood lighting. After your tasting, you can freely visit upstairs. You will discover the Art Gallery, the conference room, the barrel room, and then you will end on the “Proposal balcony” (it’s not the official name, but it should be. You can be sure that many proposals have taken place here.). From the balcony, you will have an amazing view of the entire property. The sight is breathtaking and romantic! Make sure to book this balcony before you come to get the most out of your weekend.
From the balcony, you will have an amazing view of the entire property.One other well-kept secret of the winery is their outdoor lounging area. You can reserve this space or ask for a private dinner here cooked for you by their chef. Peju is very accommodating for couples and budgets. The best part is that they accommodate just about all requests from pizza to caviar.
$40 Per Person
1 Hour Duration
Benessere Vineyards: Intimate & relaxingWhile most Napa wineries are located on the beaten path, this one isn’t. Drive down a cute, enchanting, and narrow path, and Benessere will be waiting at the end. The moment you arrive, you immediately feel at home and relaxed. No traffic noise; you simply hear the birds singing and feel the sunshine on your face. Surrounded by vineyards and flowers, peacefulness and tranquility are the only feelings you are present with.
Drive down a cute, enchanting, and narrow path, and Benessere will be waiting at the end.Upon arriving at this small family-owned property, you will be warmly welcomed by the charming hospitality of the employees. You can tell that they are in love with their job and property. Everything they do makes you feel relaxed and at ease. Most of their wines are issued from Italian varieties, unique to the region, such as Aglianico and Sagrantino. You can taste their delicious wines on the terrace while basking in the sun and the calm of the garden. After this peaceful and romantic tasting, you walk to visit the property and learn about the story of the winery. Your visit is private and intimate, as it’s not crowded with tourists. No need to rush as they want you to take the time to appreciate every moment. The view of their vineyards from the balcony is spectacular, not to mention it is a great place for proposals. They say there is no place like home, but you will definitely change your mind when coming to Benessere. It’s the perfect spot for lovers who want to enjoy an intimate tasting, unlike the norm that you find in the Napa Valley.
$20 Per Person
1 Hour Duration
Pine Ridge Vineyards: Picnic with a viewThis winery is ideally located on the Silverado Trail, known for its beautiful landscapes. Pine Ridge benefits from a soft wind that protects from extreme heat. This special climate also allows them to grow varietals of grapes such as Chardonnay, which is not possible for neighboring wineries. The property is diverse, giving you multiple locations to enjoy your tasting. You can take advantage of one of the terraces with great views of the vineyards or sip some wine paired with bites of food in the Wine Club members’ outdoor salon, which is really comfy. You can bring your own food and settle in the intimate picnic area dedicated to it. Just order a bottle of wine and you’re all set! All you need is your other half and the gorgeous landscape in this lovely place to make the rest of the world melt away. After tasting or picnicking, you can explore the cave, guided by the wine guide who will tell you the story of the winery. You can taste the wine right from the barrel. The cave is a maze filled with discovery of warm lights that makes the ambiance ideal. Once there, Pine Ridge will serve you some delicious cheese pairings. You can reserve the cave for private tastings.
The cave is a maze filled with discovery of warm lights that makes the ambiance ideal.Your final stop takes you out to their enchanting gardens. The Demonstration Vineyards are just a gorgeous and romantic place. Picture yourself walking around with your significant other, enjoying the Napa Valley sunshine with a glass of wine in your hands… Yes, it really feels good!
$50 Per Person
1 Hour DurationThere you have 3 top notch romantic wineries in Napa Valley. Which one will you choose? Peju, the artistic choice, Benessere, the intimate and relaxing one, or head to Pine Ridge, to enjoy a picnic surrounded by vines? The choice is now yours, but you have to provide the chemistry behind the romance. …………. Let me know what you think about this article: Louise Veron – firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing and Social Media Coordinator at VinoVisit.com
Originally from Bordeaux (France), I moved to the Napa Valley to work for VinoVisit.com last February. I just finished my trilingual Master’s degree in Wine Tourism and International Marketing and graduated with honors. As a real food and wine lover, I’m enjoying exploring the area and relating my discoveries from a very French point of view.