Had a lovely experience at Allora Vineyards! Their winery is in North St. Helena, right along the Napa River behind Ehlers Estate. Cortney Klein, one of the daughters to the proprietor/ress, was our host. We tasted outside under a rather nice gazebo among a lush yard adjacent to their 15 acre vineyard. Tasted through Chardonnay, Cab. Franc, Petit Sirah, 2 Cabs ( one reserve ) and their late harvest dessert cab. Their wines run from $50 to $600. And almost all their wine is grown right on property, the only exception is the Chardonnay.
They are by appointment only and do screen their guests, largely due to their size (1800 cases) and the fact they can only accommodate roughly 8 guests at a time. The tasting fee is $75 per person and is only waived with a case+ purchase. I wouldn’t really suggest this location for guests “just looking to taste in a beautiful setting”.
My Ah-ha moment was the first time I had their Cab franc, wonderfully juicy and just the right balance of tannins. Presentation is one glass at a time, in a beautiful stem that only they have (actually hold the patent on the design and all made in Prague) All in all a stunning property and stellar wines, and would love to continue to maintain a relationship with them.
Book a tasting: (707) 963-6071