Del Dotto Vineyards
Del Dotto Vineyards, Napa Valley
With some of the first hand dug caves for ageing wines in 1885, Del Dotto Vineyards has been a pioneer in Napa Valley. As a producing of some of the finest wines Del Dotto has been award some of the top honors around the world. With a historic location as the Hedgeside Distillery Building makes Del Dotto's wine tasting tour an incredible experience. A vine-draped, stone-walled wine gallery and caves are seen at the Del Dotto Caves and Hedgeside Wine Gallery on Atlas Peak Road. In an ivy-covered, marble floored distillery building and in limestone caves from the same era, the Del Dotto winery offers an in-depth introduction to winemaking. A commonly used device used to take samples from barrels of wine––draws out samples of wines aged in a Missouri oak barrel, a Virginia oak barrel, a Troncias French oak barrel and a Nevers French oak barrel. On view is a collection of Chinese art, urns to tapestries, fanciful ironwork and contemporary paintings. Tours end with glasses of Del Dotto's hearty reds paired with chocolate truffles.
This winery is part of the California Wine Country as well as the Napa Valley Wine Country. Sonoma wineries are not far from this specific winery.
Wine Country Shuttle Tours is a California Wine Country Tour service that departs from San Francisco to both Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. More information about our San Francisco Wine Country Tours are available through this website. Many Napa wineries charge tasting fees, however the fee is sometimes reversed with purchase of a bottle of wine. During your California Wine Country Tour be sure to ask your Tour Guide which Wine Country wineries charge winery tasting fees and which ones do not. A wine country tour is a great way to see all of the important areas of the California Wine Country. Be sure to check your tour schedule to find the best wine country tour time for you. This tour operator is affiliated with other San Francisco Tours. Copyright 2007