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A Sight To See: Somerston Estate in Napa Valley

Somerston Estate Napa Valley

Last week I had the long overdue pleasure of spending some time in Napa Valley.  It was a short trip but a special one.  And well-timed too, with much of the North East covered in snow and slush.

Special thanks to Somerston Estate in St. Helena and brand Ambassador Ben Brenner for an amazing afternoon of ATV tours and tastings. With its majestic sloping hills, natural springs, olive trees, and roaming sheep, the property is as gorgeous as it is fruitful.  Its vineyards are located on an elevation between 850 and 2400 feet and feature a wide range of grapes, the most predominant being Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.  Their estate grown and bottled wines are fantastic, as are those of their co-brand, Priest Ranch.  I’ve ordered a few for friends and family already, any am looking forward to reviewing the shipment in On Reserve’s Wine Review series.

If you’re in the Napa area, I recommend a visit to Somerston for the tour as well as their Priest Ranch tasting room in Yountville. 

Here’s hoping I make it back out to Napa and Somerston Estate in the not too distant future. 


Lindsey A. Zahn


Lindsey is the founder and author of On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog. She is an alcohol beverage and food attorney and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

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