NAPA VALLEY: STERLING VINEYARDS AND FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS (TUESDAY)

WineryRegionProminent VarietalsTastingLunchDescription
Sterling VineyardsCarneros, NapaPinot Noir, Merlot,
Chardonnay,
Cabernet Sauvignon
-Founders Room for your private tasting experience of Sterling’s premier wines, a selection of their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
Frank Family
Vineyards
Carneros, NapaCabernet, Chardonnay,
Sparkling wines,
Petite Syrah,
Pinot Noir,
Zinfandel
-Set in the opulent Miller House experience will include a 3-course lunch serving paired with a selecting of Frank Family current release wines.

Sterling Vineyards

Tasting event: 11:00am – 12:30pm

This tour takes you from San Francisco to the northernmost tip of Napa Valley that more than lives up to its motto of “hot springs, cool wine and a warm welcome.

Welcome to Sterling Vineyards. The winery itself is an architectural icon in Napa Valley, perched 300 feet above the historic town of Calistoga. Modeled after the beautiful white stucco buildings on the Greek island of Mykonos, it stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca Mountain ranges that flank each side of Napa Valley. It is the only winery in the world with an aerial gondola. As you alight the tram, welcome drink in hand you will be taken on a scenic tour of the winery. We have reserved the newly redesigned Founders Room for your premier tasting experience of Sterling’s premier wines, a selection of their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines.

About:

Sterling Vineyards was founded in 1964 by Oxford graduate and successful businessman Peter Newton. As one of only 27 bonded wineries in Napa Valley at the time, Sterling Vineyards was an early pioneer of crafting Bordeaux-inspired red wines in California and helped transform the region into the premier winemaking appellation we know today. In 1969 Sterling Vineyards bottled the first vintage-dated Merlot in California. This was also the winery’s first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Frank Family Vineyards

Lunch paired with wines event: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

After four years in the making, Frank Family welcomes you to a new hospitality space, The Miller House, exquisitely designed by famed American architect Howard Bracken is practical as well as polished, dramatic as well as down-to-earth, featuring sustainably reclaimed wood, high ceilings, and natural earth tones that bring the outside in. The Miller House which overlooks sprawling vineyards and mountain views, is the vision of Founder, Leslie Miller Frank, who married Rich Frank on the exact site where the new structure now stands. Leslie was inspired to create a space to host the winery’s most elevated and exclusive experiences.

We were equally inspired to reserve this beautiful space for your visit. This experience will include a 3-course lunch serving paired with a selecting of Frank Family current release wines.

About Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family has consistently garnered recognition since its inception in 1993 as one of Napa Valley’s premier flagship wineries in both consumer and industry rankings, accepting most recently the coveted award of Best Overall Winery, Best Chardonnay and Sparkling wines. Considered overall more as a collector’s wine, their wines can be enjoyed by the novice wine drinker and wine connoisseur alike.

Known for: Cabernet, Chardonnay in addition to the estate grown, they also produce sparkling wines. Petite Syrah, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. The Frank family is also renowned for their tireless philanthropic endeavors, particularly through their extensive humanitarian and conservation efforts.

Inclusions

  • Luxury coach round trip transport from San Francisco cruise port  

Sterling Vineyards

  • Gondola ride up the hill to the winery (included in wine tasting)
  • Welcome taste of a current release sparkling wine
  • Informative tour of the winery
  • Access to the terrace areas to enjoy the breathtaking views
  • Exclusive Founder’s room for your hosted wine tasting experience

Frank Family Vineyards

  • Welcome taste of a current release sparkling wine
  • Full access to the exclusive Miller House
  • Lunch consists of first course salad, two proteins (tri-tip steak and fish) with two sides (marbled potatoes and roasted vegetables) followed by dessert.

Personal purchases at the wineries and trip cancellation insurance not included.

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