St. Supery Winery offers one of the best self-guided wine tours in the Napa Valley. We are both former teachers so we appreciate the information that is clear and easy to understand. Visitors who take the self-guided tour at St. Supery will certainly be enlightened in the basics of wine and winemaking. The self-guided tour consists of many exhibits. There is one station where one can smell the various aromas commonly found in a glass of wine. Another station contains a cross section of a large soil sample revealing the sub-layers of soil typically found in the Napa Valley. The self-guided tour also includes a walk out to the vineyards. In addition to this permanent exhibit, St. SupÃ©ry also offers several wine education events throughout the year. In August and September, the winery offers an old fashion grape stomp on Sundays. The cost is $30 per person and this event fills up quickly. Visit the St. Supery Web site for a complete list of their wine events. The winery also offers two guided tours daily at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm for $10 per person. When you go, don’t miss the gardens and the old Atkinson House
St. Supery Winery is on Highway 29 on the east side of the road. Watch carefully; the winery is between Oakville Crossroad and Rutherford Road. When you pass Turnbull Winery, start looking for the entrance to St. SupÃ©ry.
The Good: Great self-guided wine tour, wine events, good wine, old Atkinson House
The Bad: Tasting fee of $10, no picnic area, the tasting room and winery look more like an office building.