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Van Der Heyden Vineyards

An Unpretentious Napa Valley Winery

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Van Der Heyden wine tasting room on the Silverado TrailIf your idea of wine tasting involves stunning architecture, gorgeous gardens, spiffily-dressed employees, and an immaculate tasting bar struck from high-end marble…well, go elsewhere, because Van Der Heyden Vineyards is probably not your kind of place.
On the other hand, if you care far more about the quality of wine you’re tasting rather than the tasting’s surroundings, you might very well become a Van Der Heyden fan.
Van Der Heyden Vineyards outdoor wine tasting areaThese wines have wildly enthusiastic fans (in particular for the Late Harvest Cabernet, a rare wine that is singled out by critics time and again for its excellence).
The word most frequently used to describe Van Der Heyden Vineyards is “unpretentious,” followed by such adjectives as low-key, laid-back, and super-casual. This winery is also known for being family-friendly, a place where it’s okay to let your kids run around and have fun.

Fascinating Fact:

Andrew Van Der Heyden got his start creating fine wines with a one-day course in how to make wines at home.
Amenities: Wine Club
Founded: 1984
Signature Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Late Harvest Cabernet, Late Harvest Zinfandel
Wine Tasting: By appointment only (the system is pretty casual)
Hours: Daily, 10-6
Van Der Heyden Vineyards
4057 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
707-257-0130
email: kim@vanderheydenvineyards.com
website: www.vanderheydenvineyards.com

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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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