Robert Mondavi

Napa Valley

Tour buses flock to this corporate-owned winery, but if you know nothing about wine and can cope with crowds, the worthwhile tours provide good insight into winemaking. Definitely skip the charcuterie plate, but do consider attending one of the glorious outdoor summer concerts; call for schedules. Bottles cost $35 to $165.

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