Napa Valley

The Napa River Inn has been named one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is a Forbes Four Star hotel. This locally owned and operated inn has 66 rooms spread between three diverse buildings along the waterfront. The rooms offer the historical charms of the past and blend with the modern-day amenities of today. It’s no surprise that the Inn won a 2018 ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for Accommodation from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

Phifer Pavitt Winery is one of the few Green Certified Wineries in the county of Napa. Phifer Pavitt Winey has crafted a unique and world-class environmentally friendly winery creating world class Cabernet. With every inch of the winery reclaimed, from hog wire chandeliers to Wyoming Snow Fence, this winery focuses on making sure our commitment to mother nature stands out. With a hospitality adage of, "Enter as Strangers, leave as Friends," Phifer Pavitt Winery is a place you'll never forget. The winery was recently given a ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ award for sustainability by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

Poetry Inn is a small luxury Napa Valley hotel perched on a hillside Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Stags Leap District. Beyond its gated drive, guests experience the ultimate in privacy, serenity, and world-class hospitality with unparalleled Napa Valley views.

Conn Creek Winery’s enduring commitment to Bordeaux-styled red wines started in 1973. Conn Creek was among a small group leading a renaissance of the Napa Valley and played an important part in establishing Napa Valley’s reputation as a fine wine-growing region. 

The Trefethen Family Winery, originally known as Eshcol, was founded in 1886, a period of great viticultural activity in the Napa Valley.  Phylloxera and Prohibition however, brought wine production to a halt and the winery fell into disrepair until 1968 when John and Janet Trefethen set out to restore it to its former glory. Trefethen won a Global 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for architecture from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network for this achievement.

Spottswoode is an historic, family-owned estate vineyard in the Napa Valley.  The estate was one of the first to commit to sustainable vineyard practices, introducing organic farming practices such as the use of cover crops, biodynamics and natural insect and weed management.  Spottswoode received a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award for these practices from the Great Wine Capitals Global Network in 2016.

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Tamber Bey winery is located at the Sundance Ranch in Calistoga, a world-class, 22-acre equestrian facility that is dedicated to training top performance horses. The winery was built in 2013 by remodeling a 15,000-square-foot covered riding arena into a state-of-the-art winemaking facility. The property was a winner of a 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award in the Napa Valley in the Innovative Wine Tourism category.

With this post about Quixote Winery in the Napa Valley, the Great Wine Capitals begins a series of articles about the winners of a 2016 'Best Of Wine Tourism' award in the Architecture category.


In 1989, Carl Doumani discovered the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a Viennese painter, architect, ecologist and philosopher. Believing that the wine world had transformed a beverage of consummate pleasure into an absurdly serious pursuit, he commissioned Hundertwasser to design a winery to combat these notions.

This article is the first in a series describing the 2016 Best Of Wine Tourism winners.  We begin with a series of posts about the winners in the Accommodation category.

Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, the 2016 Global Best of winner for the San Francisco | Napa Valley region, is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life with 78 luxurious accommodations nestled into five unique neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, indoor and outdoor spa facilities, and an all-new restaurant called Harvest Table.


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