On Cloud Wine

Dear Wine Lovers,

Since we’re planted solid on Napa soil, we sometimes forget that living in the midst of 400 wineries is out of the ordinary. But when we step outside of ourselves and remember this truly beautiful phenomenon, we can’t help but revel in delight. We’ll begin by taking you around the block in four wineries.

1. Del Dotto Vineyards: Swing a left and a right when you reach the elongated resort driveway and you’ve arrived at Del Dotto Vineyards, home of premium wines grown all over Napa Valley. One of the many whimsical facets of Del Dotto is it’s 350 foot wine cave, built in 1885 by Chinese laborers with just picks and shovels. Take it from us, it’s definitely worth seeing the restored cave come to life.

2. Whetstone Wine CellarsAt this small, family-owned winery, the luxurious Pinot Noirs and Syrahs aren’t the only thing that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. If you thought face-to-face hospitality was out of fashion, get ready for a refreshing blast from the past. The 19th century French-style Chateau is a perfect opportunity to get out of touch with your smart phone, and into touch with your senses.

3. William Hill EstatePicture yourself atop a sea of vineyards, immersed in what could be described as the essence of Napa Valley. If you’re a Chardonnay fan, you’ve found your home base- William Hill Estate is home to some of the best Chardonnay vineyards in the world. Happy white wining!

4. Luna VineyardsIt’s no surprise that people keep coming back for more at Luna Vineyards. Perhaps this is biased of us, but when a winery collaborates with a golf legend like Arnold Palmer, they get serious brownie points in our book. Yes, that’s right- Arnold Palmer is expanding his wine portfolio with the help of Luna Vineyards. Whether it’s tee time or wine time, we’re excited.

We’ll get back to you on the other 396 later. This is a good start.

Sincerely, Silverado.

P.S. We apologize in advance for the extreme plethora of choices.

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