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Larkmead Vineyards

1100 Larkmead Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-0167

Tasting:   Open 10:30 to 4:30 pm daily by appointment
  Informal Tours
  Scottish Piper on Sunday Mornings
Price Range:   $26 to $65 per bottle
Established:   1995
Vineyards:   120 acres
  10,000 cases
Winery Dog:   Sophie & Dellwood

Larkmead Vineyards Description

With vineyards dating back to the late 1800s, Larkmead focuses primarily on
100-percent estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Their stylish by-appointment-only tasting room opened in spring 2006, allowing visitors to have a very personal wine-tasting experience.

The new tasting room is surrounded by gardens; it has a wrap-around veranda outfitted with Adirondack chairs and an enclosed lanai. Inside it is bright and airy, with neither a T-shirt nor tote bag in sight. A fireplace and comfortable chairs surround the centerpiece tasting bar.

After ten years of making wine at other facilities, a new winery was constructed in 2005 with state-of-the-art systems, including the use of solar power.

Larkmead utilizes sustainable farming methods, with minimum pesticide use and a strong emphasis on detailed canopy management. The soils of their vineyard are rocky with good drainage, resulting in lower yields and concentrated flavorful fruit.

Two-thirds of their fruit is sold to other Napa Valley wineries. New blocks of Syrah, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc have been recently planted. On Sunday mornings, a Scottish piper can be heard soothing the homesick hearts of Larkmead’s winemaker and staff.

Larkmead Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
"Green" Technology
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Very nice!
You must make a reservation for this personal wine tasting experience. Clean, comfortable surroundings and wine with a great history. Very fun and knowledgeable staff.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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