The oldest continually operating winery in the Napa Valley wine region, Beringer Vineyards was established in 1876 in St. Helena and sits on a regal estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Head to a tasting room to explore a flavorful selection of winery-exclusive wines and special reserve vintages produced by the winery’s prized vineyards.
In the Old Winery Tasting Room, visitors can sample light- to medium-bodied wines that are fruit-driven in flavor. Reds, whites, and semisweet wines are all worth trying. At the Reserve tasting bar, inside the historic Rhine House mansion, it’s possible to sample a tasting menu of three reserve and limited-production wines. Fine chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons comprise Beringer’s private reserve, while its Founders’ Estate lineup features popular varietals including pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, and merlot.
Visitors of all ages can take a 30-minute tour of the Old Winery and tunnels; Rhine House reserve tasting and food pairing follows a 1-hour estate tour. Guided tours by coach or private luxury limousine are available and often combine visits to nearby wineries such as Castello di Amorosa, Sterling, Jarvis, or Vine Cliff.
Things to Know Before You Go
Pricing for Beringer tours and tastings varies.
Tastings are available for guests 21 years of age or older.
Walk-ins are welcome at the Reserve tasting bar; tours should be reserved in advance.
How to Get There
Beringer Vineyards is located at 2000 Main Street in St. Helena, just south of Calistoga in Napa Valley on Highway 29. From San Francisco, take Highway 101 across the Golden Gate Bridge, then take Highway 37 to CA-121 toward Napa/Sonoma. Continue onto CA-29 and follow signs to your destination.
When to Get There
The Beringer winery is open Sunday–Thursday 10:30am–4:30pm (last pour at 4:15pm) and Friday–Saturday 10am–5pm (last pour at 4:45pm). The estate is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Special events occur throughout the year, such as a Chinese New Year festival and Valentine’s dinner in February and a Founder’s Day celebration in April.
Beringer is part of the Silverado Trail, an oak-lined two-lane country road linking Napa with Calistoga. The scenic wine trail can be driven or pedaled and includes many prestigious wineries along the way. In addition, it’s easy to visit natural attractions such as Old Faithful Geyser, Bothe–Napa Valley State Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.
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