Napa Wineries (on tour itinerary):
Andretti Winery - Napa Valley
The Andretti winery is a true treat on The Wine Country Tour Shuttle. A great experience awaits you from the moment you drive up to the Italian villa winery to when you leave with more bottles of wine then you thought you needed. Along with producing some of the finest wines of the Napa Valley, Andretti also has one of the most scenic grounds that doubles as our tasting room.
Andretti Winery was established in 1996 and takes its inspiration from the distinguished career of its namesake and founder, Mario Andretti, widely regarded as the greatest race car driver of all time. When Mario retired after nearly five decades of competition, a commemorative wine was produced in his honor in 1994. That event sparked an interest in owning a winery. To accomplish this goal he teamed up with his former associate, Joseph E. Antonini, who as President, Chairman and CEO of Kmart, was one of Mario's major sponsors.
During this winery stop, there is a $10 tasting fee that includes 4 different wine tastes.
WINEMAKER: Bob Pepi
PRODUCTION: Currently 30,000 cases annually
VINEYARDS: 40 acres Oak Knoll Estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pope Valley, 120 planted to: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Zinfandel.
WINERY: Located South of Rutherford, 50 miles north of San Francisco, 10 miles north of the town of Napa. Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Napa Series - Crafted from 100% Syrah estate grown grapes, this wine is deep in colors, almost opaque with hues of red and purple. A beautiful blend of blueberry, violets, clover, black plum create the dense yet smooth wine.
Montona Series - The perfect after dinner wine is bottled elegantly. The dark garnet red color is filled with aromas of dried figs, dates, dark plum with hints of cinnamon. Layered with silky chocolate and slight nutty characters this wine is full body to be enjoyed.
Selection Series- A harmonious blend of citrus, spice and vanilla creat this delightful wine. The full round flavors continue with hints of green apple, fresh pear and a creamy texture from the "sur lie" barrel aging.
Andretti Winery Lawn
More information on the tasting room options to come.
Andretti Winery sits in the heart of Napa Valley on Oak Knoll. The grounds are beautiful and welcoming for all visitors.