St. Helena Travel Guide
Peter and Sue Hua Newton established Newton Vineyards in 1977 on one-square mile of tumbling slopes on Spring Mountain overlooking St. Helena. Though now owned by European company Moët-Hennessy, the Newtons still manage the gardens of their former estate.
This winery has touches of the Southwest, especially the blue and yellow corn-colored paint that adorns the modern exterior.
The former owner of a construction company in the 1960’s, Joseph Phelps decided to start his own winery after being commissioned to build Souverain, leading to the first vintage of the now famous Insignia in 1974.
Run by the same two Italian families (the Lucchesis and the Particellis) since 1931, this old-fashioned general store has an interior that’s remained the same for decades.
Founded in 1971 by eccentric, sometimes gruff brothers Stuart and Charles Smith, this winery encompasses some 200 secluded acres atop Spring Mountain. Large madrone trees can be found on the estate, giving the winery the second half of its name.
As one of Napa’s most respected interior designers, Erin Martin has cobbled together a variety of art pieces, furniture, books, sculptures, lamps, and jewelry, selling them at her downtown St. Helena store M.
At an elevation higher than most other wineries on Spring Mountain, this family-owned estate opened its facility to visitors in 2008.
Referred to by locals as "the Cameo," this historic theater has one of the oldest movie screens in existence in the U.S. and shows a rotating selection of current independent and mainstream films.
Sutter Home, the second-largest independent, family-owned winery in America, is probably most well-known for creating its sweet White Zinfandel in the 1970’s. Established in 1874, and eventually purchased by the Trinchero family in 1947, the winery has the appearance of a large Victorian estate.
The wine list at this intimate, rustic subterranean cavern boasts more than 600 labels (the rough-hewn stone walls are lined here with bottle-filled racks).
Although the property's history dates back to 1886, this St.
Atop Spring Mountain, this winery was started by the Pride family in 1990, with current winemaker Sally Johnson.
If you were a soap-opera watcher in the 1980s, you might feel a twinge of déjà vu as you approach this winery’s elaborate, turn-of-the-century mansion: it was long used as a film location for Falcon Crest.
Serious seekers of culinary and wine knowledge have flocked to this Napa Valley campus since 1995.