While cab is king in Napa Valley, rosé is the lady in waiting. Appealing to both red and white wine drinkers, this often overlooked wine is a stand out in Calistoga. Put these wineries at the top of your list for a crisp, refreshing glass of this special grape.
Castello di Amorosa
Venture up to the stately castle in the hills and enjoy their Gioia (Italian for “Joy”) an Italian style rosé with bright wild berry and melon flavors. A perfect summer sipping wine. 4045 Saint Helena Highway North, Calistoga 707-967-6272
Head to downtown Calistoga to experience Lawer Estates wines, and their Rosé of Syrah or Pinot Noir, as well as their sparkling Lawer Estates Brut Rosé . The tasting room is ideally located on Lincoln Avenue, overlooking the river and is a lovely spot to sip and explore.
Jericho Canyon Vineyard
Tucked up in a canyon between Mount St. Helena and the Palisades Mountains, Jericho Canyon Vineyards offers views for days. Perfect accompaniment to their proprietary blend of estate grown Bordeaux varietals. 3322 Old Toll Road, Calistoga 707-331-9076
Laura Michael Wines
Laura Michael Wines’ tasting room is quintessential Calistoga. Relaxed, comfortable and full of wines waiting to be discovered. Like their delightful dry rosè, made from the primary zinfandel’s produced at the winery. 2250 Lake County Highway, Calistoga 707-942-9251
Make a visit to Sundance Ranch in Calistoga, a world-class, 22-acre equestrian facility that is dedicated to training top performance horses. A peek at the horses is a must; bring a glass of their Napa Valley rosè with flavors of raspberry, cranberry, watermelon, lychee and rose. 1251 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga 707-942-2100
A glass of bubbles will brighten anyone’s day. No matter your mood, a trek up to Schramsberg’s tasting room will reveal a sensory pleasure guests remember long after their glass is empty. Especially after a pour of the Schramsberg Brut Rosè. A few small lots of Pinot Noir are fermented in contact with their skins to add depth and subtle color to this unique sparkling wine. Chardonnay gives spice, structure and length on the palate. 1400 Schramsberg Rd, (707) 942-4558