We welcome visitors for tastings by prior appointment, seven days a week.
Please book your experience online or contact the winery with any questions.
RESERVE YOUR TASTING EXPERIENCE
Our tasting fees range from $90-$125 per guest, depending on the experience desired. Due to the nature of our tastings and to preserve a tranquil atmosphere for all of our guests, we require that all visitors are at least 21 years of age. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a leash at all times.
We are located on Larkmead Lane, a cross street between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, between the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga. We recommend using the Silverado Trail in order to avoid traffic delays. Due to our location, service via Uber and Lyft can be unreliable, especially mid-week.
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Universally beloved, my mother Polly Solari left a legacy of graciousness and hospitality to all who came to her door. We always aspire to emulate that legacy at Larkmead today.”
- Kate Solari Baker, Proprietor
Surrounded by the serenity of our beautiful vineyard, each visit to Larkmead is personal and unique. Guests enjoy a private guided tour of the winery followed by an in-depth tasting with a dedicated member of our team.
1 A stroll through the vineyards.
2 Barrel hall access through the cellar door
3 Our pollinator garden surrounds the winery, benefiting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and the ecosystem of our entire estate.
4 Looking westward from the Estate.
5 Tasting through our Spring Release on the front porch.
From The Archive
The Panama-Pacific International Exposition
1915’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal and showcased San Francisco’s recovery from the 1906 earthquake and fire. The fair included a wine competition wherein Larkmead won three Gold Medals (Zinfandel, Claret and Cabernet Sauvignon) and two Medals of Honor (Riesling and Sauternes).
From The Archive
“One of the workers who came to Larkmead in the early days was Douglas Pringle. He and his wife, the ‘grande dame’ of San Francisco society, Katherine Cebrian, had bought nearby Schramsberg, which had been abandoned for many years. Their idea was to resurrect the old facility but first they needed to get some practical experience. My mother remembered Douglas as a willing learner, whose wife would appear at lunch time driving a yellow Rolls Royce and bringing a fine picnic lunch complete with linen, china and silverware. Everyone else ate their lunches from their lunch pail. I have a ledger page which lists Mr. Pringle’s name and the paltry sum he earned is recoded there.”
-Kate Solari Baker, Proprietor
From The Archive
Robert Louis Stevenson and Lillie Hitchcock Coit
During the summer of 1880, famed author Robert Louis Stevenson moved from San Francisco to Napa Valley with his new bride, Fanny Osbourne. He was hopeful that warmer temperatures and Calistoga’s healing mineral baths could help him recover from several near-death illnesses. They resided in an abandoned mining camp at the foot of Mt. Saint Helena. Stevenson and Lillie became fast friends, bonding over their love for literature and worldly adventure. The Stevensons visited Larkmead often, entertaining guests with their exploits. Their visit is chronicled in his book, The Silverado Squatters.