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Sullivan- The Rutherford Estate Winery

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B Cellars- The Newest Winery on the Oakville Cross Road

Surrounded by vineyards on the floor of the Napa Valley, the wide open views in every direction were the first thing I noticed arriving at B Cellars.  The contemporary architecture of the dramatic winery building was the next.  Open less than a year, this is a property that was designed to make a statement.  I knew I was in for a wine country experience immediately upon arrival.

 

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Hill Family Estate – Growing Grapes and Producing Wine in Yountville

Downtown Yountville is foodie heaven with Michelin starred restaurants like French Laundry and Bouchon, and it’s a charming little town for a walk/roll around.  Downtown Yountville is also the home of Hill Family Estate.  This family owned boutique winery is right on Washington Street, the main drag through town and is a definite stop on a wheelchair accessible wine country tour.

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The Hess Collection Pairs Wine with Art

After a gorgeous drive through the redwoods on a winding country road we arrived at The Hess Collection and realized we had found a hidden gem.  Located 20 minutes outside of Napa, The Hess Collection is a special destination where a world class art collection is part of the wine tasting experience.  Both are located in historic stone buildings connected by contemporary architecture and are fully accessible.

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Hamel Family Wines, Spectacular and Accessible

The newest winery in the Sonoma Valley is also one of the most spectacular, as well as one of the most wheelchair accessible.  Hamel Family Wines opened in June 2014 and raised the bar for the Sonoma Wine Country experience.  Conveniently located in the Valley of the Moon less than 5 miles from the historic Sonoma Plaza, it’s hidden from the highway, tucked behind rolling hills and vineyards. (more…)