Napa and Sonoma Sights


  • 1500 Los Carneros Ave. Map It
  • Napa
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Published 07/24/2015

Fodor's Review

This Carneros pioneer helped disprove the conventional wisdom that only the French could produce great Pinot Noir. Back in 1981, when Saintsbury released its first Pinot, the region had yet to earn its current reputation as a setting in which the often finicky varietal could prosper. If you still have doubts, try the earthy, intense Brown Ranch Pinot Noir. As crafted by winemaker Chris Kajani the other Pinot Noirs tend to be lighter in style and more fruit-forward. Named for the English author and critic George Saintsbury (he wrote Notes on a Cellar-Book), the winery also makes Chardonnay and a perky Vin Gris. When the weather cooperates, the leisurely tastings at this unpretentious operation take place in a rose garden.

Sight Information


1500 Los Carneros Ave., south off Hwy. 121 and east (left) on Withers Rd. for entrance, Napa, California, 94559, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tasting $25
  • Daily by appointment only

Published 07/24/2015


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