Jamieson Ranch Vineyards in Napa Valley
I first visited Jamieson Ranch Winery years ago on a bus tour of Napa. I fell in love with the views from the western-themed wraparound porch, the relaxed atmosphere, and the miniature horses on the property. Since then, I make it a point to visit the ranch every time I come to Napa Valley.
Jamieson Ranch is the southernmost winery in Napa Valley. It sits on 300 acres of rolling hills and has sweeping views of the valley.
The property has various art walls painted by local artists. This colorful art exhibit is on the south side of the property and includes about 15 different murals. I believe these change periodically because I’ve noticed new ones. These art walls are one of the things that make the property so unique. I have not seen any other Napa winery with an art exhibit like this.
The other thing that makes Jamieson ranch so awesome are the mini horses that visit on the weekends. Each weekend, three miniature horses are brought to the property to interact with guests. They are trained therapy horses during the week so they are very gentle and courteous. This is something both kids and adults can enjoy. I didn’t get photos of them because my last visit was on a Thursday, but Jamieson Ranch provided the one below. They are all so cute!
The ranch also offers various wine tasting packages, including a food and wine pairing, winery tours, and “bottle and blanket” service if you want to picnic on the lawn. All wine-tasting options can be found on their website. My favorite is the Reata tasting. According to their website, this is their exploration of “cooler-climate wines.” It is ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir lovers.
Jamieson Ranch is open 10am–5pm daily and is located at 1 Kirkland Ranch Road. I strongly recommend making a reservation if you want to visit the property, especially on the weekend!