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21 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley

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Davis Estates
> Location: Calistoga

A modern estate with rustic charm, this 155-acre property features a restored 1916 barn and a new winery and tasting facility modeled after the historic structure. The covered outdoor terrace mixes comfort with sophistication, while numerous intimate indoor seating areas offer the wonderful food pairings that make Davis Estate stand out among other destination vineyards.

Artesa Vineyards and Winery
> Location: Napa

Built into a hilltop with views of the surrounding valley and San Francisco Bay, this impressive underground facility is covered with native grasses, elaborate fountains, and waterfalls, while the structure itself is accented by sharp angles and prismatic windows. Artwork is exhibited both outdoors and inside the visitors facility, which features public and private tasting rooms.

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Castello di Amoroso
> Location: Calistoga

This landmark winery nestled in the Calistoga hills features a towering 121,000-square-foot castle built with traditional techniques and materials in a style modeled after the castelli of medieval Tuscany. No detail was overlooked in the interior, where hand-painted frescoes, coffered ceilings, and intricate ironwork transport guests back to 13th-century Italy.

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Peju Winery
> Location: Rutherford

Whimsical landscaping and garden sculptures welcome guests to Peju Winery, where topiaries, roses, and dahlias accent the paths to a footbridge, a koi pond, and numerous fountains. An iconic 50-foot copper-roofed tower beckons patrons inside to find a tasting room with a vaulted ceiling and mezzanine, Turkish tile floors, an antique copper chandelier, and magnificent stained glass windows.

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Quixote Winery
> Location: Napa

Designed by the eccentric Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Quixote Winery is a fairytale land of playful stucco buildings with colorful tilework and an utter dearth of straight lines. The bold architecture nevertheless blends into the surrounding environment, where the understated landscaping of wild grasses, shrubby herbs, and fruit trees inspires a sense of natural bounty.

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