POSTED ON August 13, 2014 | IN Wine Photo of the Day | BY Joe Becerra
st clement tasting room

View from the picnic area at St. Clement Vineyards in St. Helena

About St. Clement Tasting Room in St. Helena

Driving from downtown St. Helena to Calistoga on Highway 29, one cannot help turning and looking up to the hill on the left and marvel at the Victorian house that is home to St. Clement Vineyards’ tasting room. The house was built in 1878 by Fritz Rosenbaum. It is a quaint tasting room, a beautifully-appointed showcase in the interior of the historic structure. Landscaped gardens surround the area. There is an attractive picnic area that overlooks the breathtaking Valley. As you can see from the photo above, one can see across the Valley to the Vaca Mountains. The tasting fee is $20. One can purchase wine and sit at one of the tables and enjoy a picnic lunch. On the weekends, the tasting room is popular, so plan ahead. We enjoyed the 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon and the delicious red wine they call Oroppas. It is mostly Cabernet but the grapes come from several of St. Clement’s Cabernet vineyards scattered around the Valley. The winery is owned by Treasure Wine Estates. They also own the nearby Beringer Brothers winery. The tasting room is open daily from 11am to 5pm. Tours are also available. Check the St.Clement tasting room details on the Website.