Have you ever been to a tasting where all you hear is the sound of the birds, wind, and the winemaker talking? No?! Then you haven’t visited Paloma Vineyard. Our personal team of furry greeters will meet you at your car and escort you up our steps to the owner’s home, our tasting room, where you will meet the owner, Sheldon Richards, and tasting room guru, Laura Kasser. They will lead you through our estate-grown and bottled wines. Whether you are a bay area local or coming from farther away, the calming view at our estate vineyard persuades almost everyone to pause and be present with just the wine in front of them. Take a relaxing break and drive up Spring Mountain to experience the magical atmosphere above the clouds. Whether you prefer to be inside or out, we have options for all.
Indoor Tasting Room
Our tasting room table, aka the Richards family dining room table, is over 90 years old. Originally from Canada, it has hosted thousands of people over its history, including the thirty years of Paloma tastings. Our tasting room walls are filled with artwork collected from two generations of art lovers. It includes pieces from travels all over the world. It makes for an animated discussion and tasting experience with the winemaker. This private experience offers a unique opportunity for guests to share in this experience while enjoying our award-winning world-class wines. We sincerely enjoy hearing their stories in return.
Outdoor Tasting Area
The serene outdoor area overlooks our terraced vineyard, the rest of Spring Mountain, and the Napa Valley, all the way across to Howell Mountain on the east side. With our floral mountain Merlot in your glass, you will enjoy the gentle buzz of hummingbirds, light seasonal breeze, the sounds of doves, finches, and various native birds, and our vineyard Golden Retrievers checking in on you. As you sip and take in the view, you will feel the charm and peacefulness that surrounds you.
Check out these common FAQs for more insight!
Do you provide food? If not, can we bring our own?
We do not provide food at Paloma, only wine. There are picnic tables on property, and you are welcome to bring lunch and take in our view. Do not be surprised if furry visitors named Franc and Mita come to sit at your feet.
Do you make any other wines besides Merlot?
Yes, we make a pure Cabernet Sauvignon and a Cuvée blend called Ode to Barbara. Learn more here!
Can you recommend more small family wineries like Paloma?
Absolutely just call or email we would be happy to help.
How many people can you accommodate for a tasting?
We can accommodate 1-8 per our hour tasting slot. Larger parties are encouraged to give us a call at 707-963-7504.
What types of wines are included in the tasting?
We pour 4 of our current releases; typically, 3 Merlot and 1 Cabernet Sauvignon. Currently, we are pouring the 2013, 2014 & 2017 Merlot, as well as the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon.
For more commonly asked questions, check out our FAQs page on our website!
Visit Paloma Vineyards Tasting Rooms Today
If you are looking for a more intimate tasting room experience, fabulous views of the Napa Valley, and great wines, get ready for the best Merlot tasting in the Valley! We invite you to book a tasting and try some Paloma Vineyard wine with the winemaker himself! Whether you are local or visiting from far away, we look forward to meeting you and hearing your wine stories.