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a guide to Napa's 21 wine tasting sites - Napa Valley, California

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  • a guide to Napa's 21 wine tasting sites - Napa Valley, California

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    NAPA WINEWALK SITES

    Back Room Wines1000 Main StreetNapa CA 94559707.226.1378 877.322.2576www.backroomwines.com

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    Dan Dawson operates a very popular and knowledgeable wine shop and tasting bar. Winetasting by the half-glass or glass, as well as artisan cheeses and charcuterie. Tasting flights of six wines are also available on scheduled evenings. Free wi-fi Internet access.

    Nearby

    Ristorante Allegria - Northern Italian (1026 First Street)

    Bounty Hunter Rare Wine & Provisions975 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.226.3976 800.943.9463www.bountyhunterwine.com

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    Mark Pope focuses on rare, limited-production wines, primarily from California but including winesand wine paraphernaliafrom throughout the world. He's in the historic Semorile Building, constructed in 1888 and located between Main Street and the river.

    Mark also offers a wine bar (more than 40 wines by the glass and 400 by the bottle) and bistro fare for tasting and fine snacking. Open late on Friday and Saturday nights, the Bounty Hunter has become a lively and popular hangout. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

    Ceja Vineyards Wine Tasting Salon1248 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.255.3954www.cejavineyards.com

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    Wine tasting salon, lounge and art gallery. Artisan cheeses, works by local artists. Sample a minimum of four wines from Ceja's own portfolio. Next to Ben and Jerrys in the downtown Napa mall. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

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    Gillwoood's Cafe - Home-style cooking (1320 Napa Town Center)

    Chateau Potelle975 Washington StreetNapa CA 94559707.255.9440www.chateaupotelle.com

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    Tasting room coming soon

    CopiaThe American Center for Wine Food and the Arts500 First StreetNapa CA 94558www.copia.org

    Copia is now closed.

    Folio Fine Wine Partners 610 First Street #10Napa CA 94559707.256.3700www.foliowine.com

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    Located inside the Oxbow Public Market, Folio offers a wine tasting room and shop, and a caf. Folio was founded by Michael Mondavi and his family. Michael was formerly head of Robery Mondavi Winery in Oakville. Folio has a number of wine labels and imports others, so you can try a variety of Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and Chardonnays by the taste, the glass or the bottle. Tasting flights are also available. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

    At the end of the Oxbow Market's hall, on the left side, you'll see the entrance to Oxbow Wine Merchant.

    GustavoThrace 1021 McKinstry Napa CA 94559707.257.6796www.gustavothrace.com

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    A shared tasting room pouring GustavoThrace wines, and selling other wines as well. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

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    Taylor's Automatic Refresher, with its "mother" hamburger joint in St. Helena, and a sister burger joint at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

    John Anthony Vineyards1450 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.312.0505www.javwine.com

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    Opening Soon. Their vineyards are in the Carneros district, but their tasting room is now in downtown Napa at the Avia Hotel. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.

    JV Wine & Spirits301 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.253.2624 www.jvwineandspirits.com

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    The place where Napans go for good prices on wine and spirits with the largest wine selection in the Napa Valley with over 1200 different wines. If that's not enough for you, try one of the more than 115 different micro and imported beers.

    Wine tasting every day from 1-6 p.m. with a rotation of 40 different boutique wineries. There's a $5 tasting fee, but it's refundable with your purchase of wine. Friday evening offers winemaker tastings at a charge of $2.00 per person, also refundable with purchase. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

    You can also order many of their wines online at www.jvwine.com

    Mason Cellars714 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.255.0658www.masoncellars.com

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    Tasting room near the Oxbow Market and Copia. Mason's wines are made in Oakville and they specialize in Sauvignon Blanc, but also offer Cabernet Sauvignon. [Accepts "Taste NapaDowntown" card]

    Napa General Store540 Main StreetNapa CA 94559707.259.0762www.napageneralstore.com

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    A specialty market and cafe open for breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can choose from a daily tasting selection of a dozen or more reds and whites by the glass, most from Northern California vineyards. Wine tasting and shopping 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

    Nearby

    The new Riverfront complex on the river

    Napa Mill, originally a flour mill and a feed and grain business, but is now:Angle Restaurant (540 Main Street) French countryCeladon (500 Main Street, Suite G) global comfort foodNapa River Inn (500 Main Street)Silo's Jazz Club (530 Main Street) featuring Cabaret singer Wesla WhitfieldSweetie Pies (520 Main Street) bakeryVintage Sweet Shoppe (530 Main Street)

    Napa Valley Wine Train1275 McKinstryNapa CA 94559707.253.2111. 800.427.4124 Fax: 707.253.9264www.winetrain.com

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    While it's not actually a part of the Napa WineWalk (since it spends all of its time away from downtown Napa), the Napa Valley Wine Train is such a unique experience that it should be mentioned here.

    The Wine Train is a 36-mile, three-hour fixed-price brunch, lunch or dinner excursion that travels year round through the heart of the Napa Valley. Meticulously restored 1917 Pullman dining car, damask linens, bone china, silver flatware, lead crystalware. Lounge and wine tasting cars are resplendent in polished mahogany, brass and etched glass. Wine Emporium stocks over 200 Napa Valley wines for purchase or shipping. Special "Winemaker Dinner" trips. There's also a less expensive "open-air" carthe "Silverado", and a more expensive vista dome car.

    You can take the brunch, lunch or dinner runs all the way to St. Helena and back to Napa, or you can enjoy the special luncheons that include a tour of Grgich-Hills Winery in Rutherford or Domaine Chandon Winery in Yountville.

    Olabisi Wines/Trahan Winery974 Franklin StreetNapa CA 94559707.257.7477www.olabisiwines.comwww.trahanwinery.com

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    Tasting room just off First Street at the former location of Back Room Wines. Small family wineries offering Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

    Nearby

    Annette's Chocolates (1321 First Street)Goodman Library (1219 First Street), built in 1901 and now home to the Napa County Historical SocietyHispanic Americans of Napa County muralThe Border - California/Italian (1005 First Street)

    Oxbow Public Market644 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.226.5587www.oxbowpublicmarket.com

    Little sister of the market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, and home to a variety of shops and restaurants. Includes:

    Folio Fine Wine PartnersOxbow Wine Merchant and BarRtisario rotisserie foodsPica Pica Maize Kitchen Venezuelan street food Hog Island Oyster Company

    Oxbow Wine Merchant and Wine Bar610 First StreetNapa CA 94559707.226.5587www.oxbowwine.com

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    Offers tasting from 15-20 wines by the 2 oz. taste, the 5 oz. glass, a 375ml carafe, and the full bottle. Tasting flights as well. Ask them about their Wine Profile that will help you zero in on the types of wines you like best. Carries smaller production wines from around the world, as well as everyday, high-quality labels. You can also sit on the outside deck overlooking the river while you enjoy your wine or a pint of draft beer. Speaking of draft, you can even have a glass of draft wine. Along with your beverage, you can have a variety of charcuterie, cheeses, and other light dishes. You'll also find a huge selection of wines to take, or have shipped, home. The owners also operate the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco. In the same large room is also the Oxbow Cheese Merchant.

    Robert Craig Winery625 Imperial WayNapa CA 94559707.252.2639www.robertcraigwine.com

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    Tasting by appointment only.

    Although his Cabernet Sauvignons are made on Howell Mountain and come from vineyards in such varied locations as Coombsville, Mt. Veeder, Howell Mountain and Spring Mountain, Robert Craig has opened a convenient tasting room just minutes from downtown Napa. Also features Chardonnay and Zinfandel. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

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    Cole's Chop House (1122 Main Street), a magnet for carnivores and martini fansNapa Valley Opera House (1040 Main Street)Napa River mural on the corner of First and Main

    Stonehedge Winery 1004 Clinton StreetNapa CA 94559707.256.4444www.stonehedgewinery.com

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    The winery is upvalley in St. Helena but the tasting room is in Napa. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. [Accepts "Taste Napa Downtown" card]

    Nearby

    Uva Trattoria Italiana for Northern Italian dining just a few doors down the street (1040 Clinton Street)

    Taste at Oxbow 708 First Street (at McKinstry Street)Napa CA 94559707.265.9600www.tasteatoxbow.com

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    Wine tasting from both Mahoney Vineyards and Waterstone Winery, gourmet food snacks and retail items. Enjoy a glass, or try a taste of five wines for one fee. Waterstone produces Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mahoney's Carneros vineyards produce traditional Italian wines such

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