Range: 1 to 9 (9 is best, 5 is average)
Spectacular views of mountain vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay.
For the last few years my friend has been prodding me to fit Newton into one of our tasting trips. This time the cards lined up to make this all possible. Because of their mountain-top location, advanced reservations are required. And plan your time carefully, as they do not accept parties 15 minutes after the appointment time. Also, allow about 10 minutes to drive from the town of Saint Helena up the slow, winding road to the winery and tasting room. Once there, be sure to take a moment to take in the higher elevation view of the Saint Helena and Rutherford valley floor down below. There aren’t many places where you get the combination of altitude and proximity to view the valley as you do from Newton Vineyards, and the view is breath-taking.
|The entrance to the Newton Vineyards tasting room|
|Inside the tasting salon at Newton Vineyards|
|Functional wooden sculpture at Newton Vineyards tasting room|