So you have decided to go on a wine tasting adventure on Spring Mountain? Well, this is the perfect moment to visit St.Helena because the wineries are preparing their vineyards for the growing season, and the fruits are blossoming too. This simple guide will help you understand the types of tastings, establish a tasting fee budget and the wineries and vineyards to visit on Spring Mountain.

Make Wine Tasting Reservations

Many wineries within the Spring Mountain region are smaller family-owned wineries and require reservations. Remember to make reservations well in advance based on the what types of wineries you would like to visit. For example, if you want to taste big reds then select two to three wineries to visit that produce the varietal you’d like to sample.

Determine Your Wine Tasting Fee Budget

One of the things to consider when making reservations is your tasting fee budget. Be sure to ask if the tasting fee is deducted from any wine purchased while on your visit. Tasting fees can range from $30+ per person, and may also depend on the type of tasting experience you prefer. For example, some wineries have different levels of tasting experiences. To taste library or reserve wines or for a private exclusive experience, expect to pay a higher fee.

Wear Comfortable Shoes for Wine Tasting

When visiting local wineries, you’ll often have a chance to explore the grounds and tour the estates. You’ll want to wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Layers also help depending on the season you choose to visit.

Bring Extra Water When Wine Tasting

Be sure to have extra bottles of water in your car or in the car service.

Clear Out Your Trunk When You Go Wine Tasting

You’ll want the extra room in case you decided to come home with a case or two of your soon-to-be favorite wine.

Pack a Lunch or Have One Delivered

If you schedule a wine tasting during the lunch hour, be sure to pack a lunch or have one delivered. Check with the winery to ensure there is a space for you to relax and enjoy your meal while tasting their wines.

Designate a Driver or Hire a Car Service

The last step is deciding on a driver who will drive you to the wineries on Spring Mountain Road. You can either have a designated driver or hire a local car service.

Visit us on Spring Mountain and taste our Sherwin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and our Cellar Scraps. Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied with a beautiful bouquet; an excellent example of what Spring Mountain reds have to offer. Our Cellar Scraps is a fun blend of our Cabernets across different vintages, which makes for a unique experience every year. We look forward to seeing you!