We’ve been meaning to share a couple random updates on things we’ve seen happening with regards to the Napa Valley winetasting scene and now is as good a time as any.
Girard Winery to open Yountville tasting room
The folks at Girard Winery, which is located up on Pritchard Hill on Sage Canyon Road in St. Helena, are hard at work on a new tasting room situated at the northern end of the town of Yountville. If you’re traveling north through Yountville, you’ll pass The French Laundry on your right, Volakis Gallery (also on the right) and eventually over on the left hand side you’ll see Washington Square and a brown building, which will soon be home to Girard’s new tasting room. The winery currently does tastings at the winery (prior appointment required) and its wines are also featured at Wineries of Napa Valley in downtown Napa.
Folie a Deux and Napa Cellars offering complimentary tasting
Not too far from the new Girard tasting room, over on Highway 29, the folks at Folie a Deux/Napa Cellars have joined the long list of local wineries who are in the midst of, or nearly finished with sizable construction projects.
As we cruised past the tasting room today, we noticed a large sign noting the tasting room is open during construction and if you don’t mind parking in a gravel lot out front, the sign said the wineries were offering “complimentary tastings”.