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 lined in grapevines with sunflowers blowing within the breeze. There are components of Sonoma that look lots like Italy, partly as a result of topography, with its valleys and hills lined 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 lots of Italian varietals of grapes that have been introduced over and are actually grown on this a part of the world. The microclimates are related so sure grapes develop effectively in equal soils, and at this time there’s a proud legacy of Italian winegrowers within the area.

When you love lovely 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 under 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. Identified by locals as The Fort, the construction took fifteen years to construct utilizing the identical strategies from centuries in the past to make it as genuine as attainable. A lot of the bricks and furnishings have been was imported from Europe. Reservations are required to even get by way of the gate, however you’ll be able to take a digital tour here.


V Sattui

Positioned on the primary Freeway 29 that runs by way of the Napa Valley is that this Italian impressed tasting room, it’s extremely popular amongst locals and guests too. Drop in and buy meals and wine from their intensive deli and revel in on the grounds below 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 specialise in quite a lot of Italian varietals and use sustainable farming practices. Housed of their tasting room you’ll additionally discover The Olive Press the place you’ll be able to store olive oils for cooking or dipping, additionally seasonings, skincare, and tableware. Open day by 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 lined in vineyards. Open day by day and stroll ins are welcome. In addition they have an amazing 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. Take pleasure in wine and a pizza within the sunny courtyard or take a stroll across the property and gardens, glass in hand. You should definitely seize one in all 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 additional enjoyable in the summertime with dwell 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 together with your wine.


Paoletti Vineyards

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



Positioned within the Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, the elegant Ferarri-Carano property makes world well-known sustainable wines and should you go to you’ll be able to see their exquisite formal gardens and fountains too. You may ebook 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. 🙂