Raymond Vineyard Red Room

Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena

By Published On: March 18th, 2023

Enjoy a multi-sensory experience with walking tours, wine blending and other playful activities.

Located in the heart of Napa Valley’s renowned wine region is the bustling epicenter of Raymond Vineyards. The beloved property was founded in 1970 by the Raymond family, who settled in Napa during the thirties. In 1970, the family established a 90-acre estate in Rutherford, and expanded it to 300 acres. It took five generations of the Raymond family to create this Napa icon.

However, the creative vision of French proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset has elevated the property to one of Napa’s finest. 

Raymond Vineyards at sunset.
Beautiful Vineyard at Sunset. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Adding to its charm are the lively, multi-sensory activities offered on the property. From walking through the biodynamic gardens to wine blending, Raymond Vineyards inspires guests’ passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, imagination, and elegant creativity.

Below are many ever-evolving experiences, from the unparalleled Crystal Cellar to the opulent velvet Red Room and the beautiful oasis in the Grove.

Crystal Cellar

Walk into the decadent Crystal Cellar, where guests are invited to taste. The working cellar is lined with dramatic stainless-steel walls, adorned with a mirrored bar, and boasts an impressive collection of historical decanters. In a working cellar, guests experience another dimension of wine enjoyment beneath stunning Baccarat chandeliers while sampling Raymond’s signature Cabernet Sauvignons.

$50 per person.

Raymond Vineyards Crystal Cellar interior.
The Crystal Cellar. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Taste of the Valley

Raymond’s vibrant main tasting salon offers expansive vineyard views and an elegant but whimsical environment. A host will present several wines from their portfolio that will delight novice and experienced wine tasters. While visiting, they invite guests to walk through their Biodynamic-focused Theater of Nature, explore The Corridor of Senses, and experience a winery like no other.

$40 per person.

Raymond Vineyards Theater of Nature.
The Theater of Nature. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Winemaker for a Day

Guests are invited to become winemakers for a day and create their own drinkable masterpiece. First, visitors blend their own Napa Valley Bordeaux-style red blend. After crafting the wine, bottles are filled, corked, capsuled, then dressed with their customized label. Raymond also can produce cases of their wine blends to enjoy with family and friends.

By appointment only. Available Wednesday through Monday. 90 minutes.

$150 per person.

Raymond Vineyards Blending Room Winemaker for a Day experience.
The Blending Room Winemaker for a Day. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

The Red Room

Step into the enchanting world of the Red Room lounge, an exclusive “by appointment only” haven, designed for those who relish fine wines and stimulating conversation. This exquisite lounge offers a diverse range of bottle service options, including Sparkling Rosé to distinct Cabernet Sauvignons, catering to various discerning palates.

Costs are based on the wines selected, ranging from $75 to $350 per bottle, with a corkage fee of $20 per bottle, which is graciously waived for members and those who make a carry sale purchase.

Immerse yourself in the charming essence of the Red Room lounge, where indulgence and intellect unite in perfect harmony.

Guests wine tasting at Raymond Vineyards Red Room.
Enjoying Wine in The Red Room. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Private Tour and Tasting

The talented team at Raymond introduce guests to the history of Raymond, the transition to the Boisset Collection, then continue to a full production tour from the garden (weather permitting) to the crush pad and tank room. The guest party will be seated in a private room with a host to taste through four red wines, finishing with Generations, our flagship Cabernet Sauvignon.

$75 per person

Raymond Vineyards Library interior.
The Library. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Tasting in the Grove

Taste wine in Raymond’s lush Grove. Enjoy delicious wine, fresh air, and views of the Biodynamic vineyards. The flight will be an ever-changing selection of their limited-production wines, showcasing white and red varietals. Seated beneath the sycamore trees, guests enjoy the authentic grandeur of Napa Valley in the heart of the Rutherford Appellation.

This experience is offered seasonally and will be available again in the spring of 2023.

Wine tasting in the Grove at Raymond Vineyards.
Tasting in the Grove. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Cabanas Under the Palms

Experience Napa Valley at its finest in the Raymond Oasis. Escape into the peaceful and panoramic setting of Wine Country, where guests will be transported into another aspect of Raymond Vineyards. Guests can enjoy a well-appointed and secluded Cabana Under the Palms. Enjoy bottle service from a selection of their highly accoladed and limited-production wines.

This experience is offered seasonally and will be available again in the spring of 2023.

Raymond Vineyard Cabanas under the palm trees.
Cabanas Under the Palms. Photo Courtesy: Raymond Vineyards.

Private Events and Winemakers Dinners 

Raymond Vineyards offers a selection of experiences for intimate gatherings or large events. From our Crystal Cellar to the Grove, many beautiful spaces exist to host private events, meetings, or dinners.

Elegant Dinner in The Crystal Cellar at Raymond Vineyards.
Elegant Dinner in The Crystal Cellar at Raymond Vineyards. Photo Courtesy: Jason Tinacci.

Virtual Wine Tasting

Relax and enjoy Raymond wines from anywhere in the world. During this tasting, a wine guide will explain the wines from a selected pack and share Raymond Vineyard’s rich Napa Valley history.

Private Virtual Wines Tastings are available daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, depending on the host’s availability. This experience is complimentary with the purchase of Raymond wines that guests may customize to their desired taste.

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