Here Are All the Best Outdoor Wine Tasting Experiences Open Now in Napa Valley, Sonoma, Healdsburg and Calistoga

Napa Valley and Sonoma County are two of the most stunning wine country destinations in the world. And, with beautiful weather (for the most part, year round!) it’s somewhere you usually want to wine taste outside!! So I rounded up all of my favorite outdoor wine tasting experiences in California’s famed wine country.

Here are the best wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma that are open for tasting right now


This place is SO good, you guys. Their chardonnay may just be my favorite in Napa, and the reds are amazing too. AXR offers private tours and tastings at their beautiful historic estate. Tastings may be hosted on the patio or in the estate house. They’re also able to arrange in-person/virtual combo tastings.

Book a tasting at AXR (tell them Jetset Christina sent you!): (707) 302-8181

Or via Email: [email protected]
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Alpha Omega Winery

Alpha Omega’s spacious terrace is ideal for outdoor tastings. Reservations are required for all experiences. Maximum party size is six guests.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Booking a tasting: (707) 963-9999
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Appt Email: [email protected]

Artesa Vineyards & Winery

This is one of my favorites! Such a gorgeous winery, and delicious summery wines. Seated tastings and private tours are available by reservation with optional food pairings that can be ordered day of. 

Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by reservation only

Booking a Tasting: (707) 224-1668
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Appt Email: [email protected]

Beringer Vineyards

The iconic Napa staple, Beringer, is offering various outside experiences throughout our scenic property. Try a seated luxury experience on the Veranda at the historic Rhine House. Or try a tasting on our Promenade in front of the original winery. Tastings are 21 and over. Looking for a family experience? Enjoy a glass of wine in the Plaza or Backyard.

Open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only

Appt Phone: (707) 257-5771
Appt Email: [email protected]

Cakebread Cellars

Another one of my absolute favorite chardonnays. I just booked a tasting here for when I go to Napa later this month.

They are offering private tastings for up to 6 guests in the gardens and nine private tasting rooms.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only

Book a tasting by phone: (800) 588-0298
Email (tell them you found out about them from Jetset Christina!): [email protected]

Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa is one of the best Napa wineries to go with a group, or any first-timer visitor to Napa – it is GORGEOUS, and they’re currently open and offering a variety of wine tasting experiences like the Diamond Estate Tour and Reserve Tasting and the Il Passito Seated Reserve Tasting. Visit their website at for more information.

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appt Phone: (707) 967-6272
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Another one of my favorite spots in Napa is Caymus – they have a gorgeous outdoor garden area that is open right now. From the moment you arrive until your departure, your safety is our highest priority. They’ve also put into place touch-less Apple Pay and Android Pay to make things even safer. 

Open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only

Chateau St. Jean, Kenwood

Housed in a gorgeous 1920s mansion, Chateau St. Jean is listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Take a socially distanced stroll through the property’s Mediterranean-style gardens and taste wine on the patio overlooking the Grand Lawn of the 250-acre estate. Reservations required. 8555 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, 707-257-5784.


Duckhorn’s phenomenal Napa Valley wine tasting at Duckhorn Vineyards has beautiful outdoor settings and vineyard views, so social distancing here is easy. 

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., reservations required, attendees must be 21 or older

Appt Phone: (707) 963-7108
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Appt Email: [email protected]

Far Niente

Far Niente has the IDEAL outdoor set up for wine tasting in Napa – and, on top of the picture-perfect outside setting, it’s one of my favorite wines. All winery experiences are private, with limited, appointment-only seating.
Book wine tasting by phone (let them know Jetset Christina sent you!): (707) 944-2861

Grgich Hills

Tastings will be conducted on Grgich’s super-cute Ranch House patio with increased health and safety procedures designed to promote a safe environment in the age of COVID. Please call the winery at (707) 963-2784 to book your tasting.

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only


I love wine tasting at HALL – it’s sleek, contemporary, and their wines are SO GOOD. They also have one of the best outside wine tastings in Napa. Their art of Cabernet tasting flights are available in all of their beautiful outdoor locations.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only

Appt Phone: (707) 967-2626


This is another one of my favorite spots to taste in Napa. You can book a tasting alongside Inglenook’s iconic fountain in the winery’s open, breezy courtyard. 
Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only

Jordan Winery

Jordan in Healdsburg is one of my absolute favorite wineries in Sonoma – it is drop dead GORGEOUS and transports you to a French chateau in the middle of California wine country. They and their gorgeous 1200 acre family-owned estate are OPEN and they have done an amazing job at pivoting their tastings and events to accommodate for social distancing and outdoor wine tasting. They even do a picnic day where you can picnic at the winery (and all the delicious food options are pre-made and served in adorable mason jars!)

Current alfresco wine tasting experiences include:

Jordan is located in Healdsburg – one of my favorite areas of Napa Valley that you can read more about here

Book a tasting: (707) 431-5250 , tell them Jetset Christina sent you!

Photo from Jordan’s Picnic Days, from their website

Joseph Phelps

Head straight to the outdoor Terrace Tasting featuring a selection of Joseph Phelps current release wines, including their world-famous Insignia. This is a great outdoor, safe, relaxing and intimate Napa Valley wine tasting experience.

Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; by appointment only

Appt Phone: 800-707-5789
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Lancaster Estate

This gorgeous estate in Healdsburg makes some of my favorite cabs and is always one of my favorite places to taste. They have a cute outdoor area and some amazing food pairings, too.

Current Hours: 10 am to 3 pm, Thursday through Monday by appointment only

Palmaz Vineyards

If you’re looking for a winery that will blow your mind (with its wines, its views, and its technology), Palmaz is it. Their tagline is ‘the fusion of tradition and technology’ and that’s exactly what tasting there is about. It is a GORGEOUS winery is tucked away all by itself in Napa and is owned by an Argentinean family, who have a love for food, and, of course, meat!! Their legendary Argentinean cookout parties are what club members rave about, and when you join their wine club you even get a beautiful traditional steak knife. 

I recommend Palmaz to anyone looking for a really unique tasting, with AMAZING wines. 

6 persons maximum, by appointment only.

To make an appointment: 707-226-5587  or  [email protected]  (as always, tell them Jetset Christina sent you!)


Kelly Fleming Winery (Calistoga)

This absolutely stunning property is open and it is a small production, cult-following wine that you will want to take CASES home of. The caves are absolutely breathtaking and Kelly’s eye for design is felt throughout the stunning property. They only take 8 visitors a day so it’s a super exclusive tasting – Loved this spot. 

Highly recommend their ‘big pour’ cabernet sauvignon. 

Silver Oak

Hands down one of my all-time favorite cabernet sauvignons and a must-do stop on any trip to Napa. Silver Oak is open for an outdoor wine tasting experience under the covered patio or in our courtyard. Seated tastings by appointment only.

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, by appointment only


Trefethen is doing a great job with their outdoor wine tasting. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment only. Overlook the gardens, munch on charcuterie, and taste the delicious wines from the Napa classic. 
Appt Phone: (707) 255-7700
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Appt Email: [email protected]

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