Tour a wine cave. Caves have long been used for storing wines. Caves provide a unique environment that naturally enhances the wine-aging process. Caves maintain a cool temperature and a consistent humidity level throughout the year.
Discover California wineries that have caves you can tour. Explore a wine cave and see for yourself what they are like.
Napa Wineries With Wine Caves
Address: 1060 Dunaweal Ln., Calistoga
Telephone: (707) 942-4981
Clos Pegase has a 20,000 square-foot cave featuring the Cave Theater, which seats up to 350 people. This theater is used for wine club and some public events. Call for more information on this unique and romantic wine cave.
Dutch Henry Winery
Address: 4310 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
Telephone: (707) 942-5771
The Estate Experience Tour a Dutch Henry includes a tour of the winery and vineyard and concludes with an intimate barrel tasting in the wine cave.
Address: 1350 Acacia Drive, Oakville, CA 94562
Telephone: (707) 944-2861
Far Niente is open for wine tours by appointment only. Tours begin with a walk through the winery. You will visit their 40,000 square foot wine aging caves. These are the first modern wine caves built in North America. Excavation began in 1980. The next stop is the Carriage House, home to a fascinating collection of automobiles. The tour concludes with a wine tasting paired with cheese. This tour requires lots of walking, including stairs.
Floral Springs Winery and Vineyards
Address: 1978 W. Zinfandel Ln., St. Helena, CA
Telephone: (707) 963-5711
Flora Springs offers their VIP Tasting and Tour by appointment only. Explore the winery, estate vineyards, and hillside caves. Taste wine from the barrel as well as from their current releases.
Address: 2970 Monticello Rd., Napa, CA
Telephone: (800) 255-5280
Jarvis Estate is the first winery in the country to be built completely underground. Don’t miss a chance to tour this unique 45,000 square foot cave and winery. Tours and tastings are by reservation only.
Address: 4029 Hagen Rd., Napa, CA
Telephone: (707) 226-5587
Enjoy a tour of this amazing wine cave, the height of an 18-story building. Palmaz utilizes gravity-flow winemaking methods which means that the wine never comes in contact with a pump. Sample their elegant wines. Tours and tastings are by appointment only.
Address: 4501 Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
Telephone: (707) 942-0689
Open daily 11 AM – 5 PM
This Calistoga winery specializes in Bordelaise and Super Tuscan blends. You’ll love the free tour of their amazing wine cave and affordable Napa Valley wines.
Pine Ridge Vineyards
Address: 5901 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA
Telephone: Telephone: (707) 253-7500
The tour begins in their demonstration vineyard, proceeds through the wine production facilities and then goes into the cave system for a barrel sample. The tour concludes in the caves with a seated wine and cheese pairing. Each tour is limited to 12 guests and lasts approximately one hour. The tours begin at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily. Reservations are required.
Quintessa Estate Address: 1601 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA
Telephone: (707) 286-2727
Tours are available daily from 10 AM to 4 PM, but by appointment only. Explore the vineyard, winemaking facility and underground caves. Guests are invited to walk to the vineyards behind the winery to a scenic overlook of the property and sweeping views of the land. All tours culminate in a relaxed sit-down tasting at a private table. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Reverie on Diamond Mountain
Address: 1520 Diamond Mountain Rd., Calistoga, CA
Telephone: (707) 942-6800
This small family owned winery produces some fabulous Napa wines. They usually sell out within 3 or 4 months. Please call to see if they are open for wine tasting and make an appointment. Reverie on Diamond Mountain is located in a gorgeous redwood grove. Tour the winery, taste fine wine in the wine caves, and enjoy the scenic California redwoods.
Address: 500 Oakville Crossroad, Oakville, CA
Telephone: (707 944-8577)
Tours are by reservation only Tuesday – Saturday. Tours begin with a comprehensive tour of the estate, including gardens, vineyard, production and caves. This is followed by a seated tasting of our current release wines.
Rutherford Hill Winery
Address: 200 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford, CA
Telephone: (707) 963-1871
Enjoy an informative guided tour of the winery property, which includes a walk through the spectacular wine-aging caves and a special tasting in the cellar. Tours are held daily by reservation only.
Address: 1400 Schramsberg Road, Calistoga, CA
Telephone: (707) 942-4558
Wine tastings are by appointment along with an educational tour through the 120 year old caves. Reservations in advance are necessary. The tour guide will explain the classic method of producing sparkling wine, followed by a tasting of four Schramsberg wines. The cost is $40. They also offer a Food & Wine Experience that would include the regular tour. In addition small plates would be served along with the wines. Available by appointment on only.
Sonoma Wineries With Wine Caves
Benziger Family Vineyards
Address: 1883 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen
Telephone: (707) 490-2739
Biodynamic® Vineyard Tram Tour The tram tour at Benziger provides a close-up look at their Biodynamic vineyards, the fermentation facility, crush pad, and barrel caves. The tour is approximately 45-minutes, including a special tasting of their award-winning wines.
Kunde Estate Winery
Address: 10155 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood
Telephone: (707) 833-5501
Guided tours of aging caves every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the day at no charge. Call for an appointment. The VIP Dining Room is located in the caves 175 feet below the surface of a Chardonnay vineyard. This room is available for private events.
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Address: 9155 St. Helena Rd., Santa Rosa
Telephone: (707) 963-4949
Tours begin at 10:00 AM and last for approximately 90 minutes. This experience begins with a wine tasting, moves outside for a walk through the vineyards and finishes with a tour of the production facility and caves.
Paso Robles Wineries With Wine Caves
Address: P.O. Box 2459 – Hwy. 46 East, Paso Robles, CA 93447
Telephone: (805) 238-9607
Open daily 10 AM – 6 PM except in winter when it closes at 5 PM
In 1994, Gary Eberle was seeking additional space for the red wine program and decided to go underground. 16,000 square feet of underground caves located below the winery create the perfect place to age their wines. The 100-seat Wild Boar Room serves as a unique backdrop for their monthly Guest Chef Dinner Series and Private Events.