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Luna Vineyards

Napa Valley Winery on the southern end of the Silverado Trail

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Luna Vineyards on the Silverado TrailLuna was started in 1995 when two long-time wine industry veterans, George Vare and  Mike Moone, set out to produce wines in an old-fashioned, craftsman-like style.
They found the perfect 40-acre site on the southern end of the Silverado Trail (the former St. Andrews Winery) and made a bold decision to replace the old Chardonnay vines with Pinot Grigio. That early decision provides a clue about Luna’s wine orientation, which is geared almost totally to red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, and Sangiovese.
Luna Vineyards tasting room in the Napa ValleyThe remodeled Italianate-style tasting room has pastel-colored pigmented plaster walls, is floored with handcrafted tile and lushly outfitted with Persian rugs, soft leather couches, elegant wood tables, and in-wall cabinets.
The stately tasting bar, equipped with crystal glasses, provides an elegant—and fitting—backdrop to taste Luna’s premium wines (although in winter, you might prefer nestling into a nook near the fireplace)
Luna Winery’s Reserve Room can be used for private tastings or events.
Luna Vineyards private wine tasting roomDon’t miss a peaceful stroll through the winery’s extensive olive groves, where you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to the Tuscan countryside. On a warm day, you’ll enjoy sipping a glass of wine on the stone patio, which offers wonderful views of the vineyards.

Fascinating Fact:

Luna Vineyards partners jokingly refer to themselves as “Lunatics.”
Amenities: Olive grove walks. Outdoor patio. Wine Club. Reserve Room can be used for private events.
Founded: 1995
Signature Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Pinot Grigio
Wine Tasting: Basic, no appointment necessary. Reserve Room tastings, appointment needed.
Hours: Open 10-5, Sunday through Wednesday. Weekends, open 10-6.
Luna Vineyards
2921 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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