For many visitors to the Napa Valley the large vineyards and wineries that populate the valley floor are the primary area of focus. For the explorers who look for the hidden experiences, the mountain tops that surround the valley are the secret destination. Here you will find small vineyards and wineries that hand pick the perfect grapes and delicately press and filter the juices into Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and of course Cabernet Sauvignon.
The location of these little vineyards may be one of the most romantic destinations in the United States, but at the core of the vineyard are families that work the land as vignerons have for hundreds of years. The life of the grape is complex and a great wine is carefully tended all the way up the transformation process and to the bottle.
If you have the time to wind your way up the mountainside and if you have time to sit out under the pines, then Sherwin Family Vineyards should be the top of your next visit to Saint Helena. When staying in Saint Helena be sure to enjoy our little inn nestled in the vineyards… Wine Country Inn.