POSTED ON August 25, 2006 | IN Tasting Rooms, Wine Education | BY joe

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. Supéry 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. Supéry.

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.


  1. Steve Howe says

    St. Supery has a wide variety of great wines. There self-guided tour is one of the bests with interesting interactive exhibits.