Posted on July 31st, 2018
The wine business is not easy by any means, but each year brings innovative and exciting new wineries and tasting rooms to Napa Valley. Here are a handful to be sure and try in 2018.
Pair wines with a bento box lunch from Morimoto Napa ($105 per person). RiverHouse, which opened just over a year ago, is a shared tasting room for several brands, including Blackbird Vineyards, Recuerdo and Resolute. Three other tasting experiences are offered. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations are strongly encouraged. 604 Main St., Napa; (707)252-4440;www.bespokecollection.com/riverhouse.
Silver Trident Winery
If you like Ralph Lauren and blends, this is your spot. You’ll feel like you stepped into a catalog that just happens to serve wine, and that’s because it’s entirely furnished with Ralph Lauren Home. Wondering about the name? Silver Trident was spawned from the mind of its co-founder, Bob Binder, who also founded the luxury cruise line Oceania Cruises. Tastings offer four wines for $30. 6495 Washington St., Yountville; (707) 945-0311;www.silvertridentwinery.com
Far Niente recently added two new private tasting options, including an extremely limited private cave collection tasting. Far Niente is no new kid on the Napa block. Founded in 1885, this is one of those fairy-cottage tasting rooms that is always inviting. 1350 Acacia Drive, Napa; (707) 944-2861
Outland is home to three different producers. It’s all bright, white minimalist space with wines that vary from classic Napa to contemporary and nuanced. Outland opened late in 2016 as a shared tasting room for Poe, Farella and Forlorn Hope.920 Franklin St., Napa; (707) 227-1277