Even the inclement weather doesn’t keep the wine aficionados at bay in the iconic Napa Valley! Sometimes the rain can work in your favor with reduced crowds in some of the most popular wineries, with wine hosts eager to serve the weary and soaked traveler.
A must stop, rain or shine, is Hall Winery in St. Helena. Look for the enormous animated Bunny Foo-Foo metal sculpture leaping over the historic Bergfeld vineyards on Highway 29. Touted as one of the oldest vineyards in the valley, grapes were first planted here in 1859. Hall Winery is definitely a main player in Napa, with a second tasting room in Rutherford. Kathryn and Craig Hall have put their heart and soul into Hall Winery, making it a top wine destination spot.
Besides the mind-blowing Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Walt Pinot Noir, there are over 150 pieces of modern art to behold with wine glass in tow. The service is stellar, albeit somewhat corporate, but the wines speak volumes and will hold you captive.