However, it is recommended to go only 1 to 3 wineries a day. Check their wine tasting policies and schedules so you can schedule effectively. Most wineries in Napa require you to book an appointment with them for a tour and tasting. How many wine tastings can we do in one day? We're going to tackle the first one, okay? There are hundreds of wineries in Napa that span a large area.
This can make it extremely overwhelming to choose just a few to visit if you only have one day in Napa. I recommend visiting just three or four in a day to have the right amount of time in each winery and enough driving time in between. Map out the wineries you want to visit first and consider the amount of travel time between the tasting rooms. And there's no need for much planning because this itinerary describes how to have a fantastic day filled with some of the best Napa Valley experiences without too much time in the car.
Some wineries even waive tasting fees when buying bottles of wine, so don't hesitate to ask the winery or tasting room when you visit what their policy is regarding tastings and bottle purchases. Some wineries and tasting rooms have a specific policy on waiving the tasting fee when purchasing a certain quantity of wine. Stroll through the formal gardens before taking a seat on the French-inspired castle terrace, where you can sip bubbles, eat caviar and toast to an incredible day in the Wine Country. Plan to visit up to three California wineries in a day; many wineries are only open for tastings from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and you should plan for each tasting to last at least an hour (or longer if you're visiting the winery and vineyards). Offering world-class wines, winemakers and wineries, the Napa Valley is ready to welcome you with a taste of the good life. It's always a good idea to schedule your appointments well in advance of your visit, as some of the most popular wineries and tasting rooms fill their reservations weeks in advance. Another reason to go only three to four wineries besides having enough time to properly experience the winery and taste the wine? Don't get too drunk.
If you plan to swallow the wine, you should reduce the number of wineries you plan to visit every day. There are some wineries and tasting rooms close enough to each other that you can take a taxi to the area and return to your hotel and still enter some wineries with the walk and tasting. The third option, and my preferred method if you can afford it, is to hire a driver for the day or take a wine tour (choose a small one, four to six people maximum) that will accompany you. Plus, it feels fresh and modern inside with red and silver colors, a club-like vibe, and mood lighting in some of the tasting rooms, a fun change from the villa vibe of most Napa wineries.