Fodor's Expert Review Stony Hill Vineyard

St. Helena Winery/Brewery/Distillery Fodor's Choice
An ageless wonder whose Old World–style Chardonnays sommeliers love, Stony Hill was founded by the late Fred and Eleanor McCrea. During World War II the couple purchased a 160-acre goat farm on Spring Mountain's eastern slope, first planting grapevines, some still bearing fruit, in 1948. Private tastings (reservations required) emphasize whites—Stony Hill also produces dry Gewürztraminer and White Riesling, and in some years Semillon du Soleil, a dessert wine from grapes dried in the sun after harvesting to increase their sugars—with a leaner-than-average Cabernet Sauvignon the heaviest offering. Tastings indoors or (usually) out, take advantage of the property's views east to Howell Mountain. In late 2020 the winery changed hands for the second time in two years. The new owners, whose portfolio includes other Napa Valley heritage wineries, vowed to maintain the place's original spirit and wine-making style.
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3331 St. Helena Hwy. N
St. Helena, California  94574, USA


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Rate Includes: Tasting $75

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