Sure, the wine selection’s vast in a land like Napa Valley, but none comes with as much history as Freemark Abbey, who’ve been fermenting those grapes since 1886, the same year Lady Liberty set up shop. Five reasons to drink this wine: Girl Power! In that they were founded 125-years ago by one of the first female growers at the very site they operate on today. Patriotism: They put Cali wines on the map when they became the only American winery to show two wines at Steven Spurrier’s 1976 Judgment of Paris. Consistency: They’ve had the same winemaker (Ted Edwards) since 1985. His Cab Sauv will make you see rainbows. Rewards: Their Wine Club offers discounts, complimentary tastings, members-only events and, of course, wine. A Library Worth Visiting: Move over, books. And periodicals. This library boasts the largest wine collection in all of Napa Valley. Between the solid history and the massive selection, come on, this one’s a no-brainer.
Wine so good, it shocked even the Parisians