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At the valley’s westernmost edge, where sloping vineyards meet wooded hillsides, Tres Sabores is a portal to old Napa – no fancy tasting room, no snobbery, just great wine in a spectacular setting. Bucking the Cabernet custom, Tres Sabores crafts elegantly structured, Burgundian-style Zinfandel and spritely Sauvignon Blanc, which the New York Times dubbed a top 10 of its kind in California. Reservations are essential.
Guinea fowl and sheep control pests on the 35-acre estate, while golden retrievers chase butterflies through gnarled old vines. Bottles cost $26 to $84.