Rudd Oakville Estate
Leslie Rudd owns several businesses in the Napa area, the foremost being this winery. The 55-acre estate—in the esteemed region of Oakville—is home to vineyards growing Bordeaux-varietal grapes, eventually produced by winemaker Patrick Sullivan into highly allocated blends. The winery has the appearance of a country cottage from the outside, with a sophisticated interior of exposed dark woods. By appointment only, visitors have the option of a 120-minute extensive tour and tasting in the morning, or a shorter 30-minute version in the afternoon. A 20,000-square-foot cave system houses the glass-walled library room filled with older vintages of different wines.