Fine wineries: Enjoy some downtime at a local vineyard

February 1, 2009

Browse a list of wineries where you can kick back and relax while visitng San Francisco

Key Points

Black Stallion Winery - Napa County
One of Napa Valley's newest wineries is on the grounds of a historic equestrian center. Call for tours. (707) 253-1400. http://www.blackstallionwinery.com/

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - Napa County
Founded in 1970 by Warren Winiarski, the winery is recognized for estate-grown cabernet sauvignons. (707) 944-2020. http://www.cask23.com/

Cakebread Cellars - Napa County
Upholding its reputation since 1973 for generating world-class wines, Cakebread Cellars offers hospitality and in-depth tastings of wines and tours through the production facility and vineyard. (707) 963-5221. http://www.cakebread.com/

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards - Sonoma County
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards bears resemblance to old Spain with its red-tiled roof and stucco walls in the hills of the Carneros region. Tours daily. (707) 996-7256. http://www.gloriaferrer.com/

Korbel Champagne Cellars - Sonoma County
Korbel's California champagne tradition dates to the 1800s. The winery provides a historic tour retelling the story of this 125-year-old property. Tours daily. (707) 824-7000. http://www.korbel.com/

Peju Province Winery - Napa County
Established in 1982, this family-owned and operated winery uses organic and sustainable farming in the vineyard. (707) 963-3600. http://www.peju.com/

Robert Mondavi Winery - Napa County
Count on a memorable elegant experience at this Napa Valley landmark, while tasting wine or enjoying culinary events. (707) 968-2022. http://www.robertmondaviwinery.com/

V. Sattui Winery - Napa County
This venue marks one of Napa Valley's most visited wineries, where wines are exclusively sold. Sample award-winning wines at affordable value. (707) 963-7774. http://www.vsattui.com/

Rubicon Estate - Napa County
At one of the oldest estates in California, the Centennial Museum tracks the estate's history and owner Francis Ford Coppola's history in film making. (707) 968-1100. http://www.rubiconestate.com/

Vision Cellars - Sonoma County
This quaint boutique winery focuses on pinot noir. Established in 1995, the winery's goal is to extract the essence of the pinot noir grape by obtaining the highest quality fruit. (707) 887-1619. http://www.visioncellars.com/