Napa and Sonoma Sights

Opus One

  • 7900 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29 Map It
  • Oakville
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

In 1979 the Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi and France's Baron Philippe de Rothschild joined forces to produce a single wine: Opus One, a Bordeaux blend that was the first of Napa's ultrapremium wines. From Highway 29 Opus One's futuristic limestone-clad structure, completed in 1991, seems to be pushing itself out of the earth, though on satellite maps it's clear it was situated to look like a wine glass, with the tree-lined driveway as the stem and the barrels in the semicircular underground cellar the wine the glass holds. Tours focus on the combination of agriculture, science, and technology required to create Opus One and conclude with a tasting of the current vintage. With a reservation, you can taste the wine without touring.

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7900 St. Helena Hwy./Hwy. 29, Oakville, California, 94562, United States

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707-944–9442; 800-292–6787

Sight Details:

  • Tasting $45, tours $75–$125
  • Daily 10–4; tasting and tours by appointment

Published 07/24/2015


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