• The Entrance to Freemark Abbey
  • The Tasting Counter
  • Inside the tasting room
  • Piano
  • The Fireplace at Freemark Abbey
  • Freemark Abbey Patio
  • Outside Freemark Abbey
The Vibe: 

This historic winery enjoys the distinction of having been founded by Napa’s first female winery operator, Josephine Tychson. Josephine and her ailing husband purchased land, planted grapes, and built the first winery on the site in the 1880s, under the name of Tychson Cellars. Today, after more than a century of ownership change, Prohibition, and expansion, her portrait still graces the tasting room wall. Now owned by Kendall Jackson, the sunny, spacious tasting room (complete with piano) offers a selection of several cabernets, along with viognier, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, zinfandel and syrah.

Known For: 
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay
Not good for: 
  • Weddings
Particularly good if you are seeking: 
  • Napa history buffs
  • Private tastings/events
  • Busses and limos
  • Tours (by appt)