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ST. SUPÉRY ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY TASTING 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573; Open daily 10–5; Reservations preferred
TOP: The main tasting room has an inviting retail space; BOTTOM: Guests arrive at St. Supéry on a tree-lined drive; FAR RIGHT: Reservations are preferred for winery visits
ST. SUPÉRY ESTATE VINEYARDS & WINERY is one of a handful of Napa Valley wineries that is 100 percent estate. All of its wine comes from grapes grown on winery-owned land and is produced in a continuous process on the winery’s premises. The estate’s 1,582 acres are certified Napa Green Land, and the winery maintains Napa Green Winery certification— two voluntary, independent programs that are the most stringent, comprehensive industry environmental accreditations. St. Supéry’s two estate vineyards are dramatically diverse. The Rutherford Estate, home to the winery, is in the renowned Rutherford growing region benchland, whereas the Dollarhide Estate Vineyard sits in the wilds of Napa Valley’s
northeastern hills, at elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 feet. A visit to the winery is well worth making an advance appointment. One of its engaging tasting experiences, Veggies + Vino, includes a vineyard and culinary garden tour followed by a seated tasting of the wines paired with small bites inspired by produce from the garden and Dollarhide Estate Ranch. Other popular experiences include the Five Bordeaux Varietals and Your Five Senses and My Virtú White Wine Blending experiences. St. Supéry fans are invited to join the winery’s #InJoy conversation on social media, celebrating all things that bring us joy including holidays and wine pairing tips.