For a couple months now we’ve been meaning to pull off the road to find out what exactly was being built near the intersection of Big Ranch Road and Trancas St. in Napa. Today, we finally stopped off and took a quick look around.
It turns out the big structure being built back off the road several hundred feet is a new tasting room and custom crush facility. Apparently the folks at Dominari Wines (aka Barrel Stop Winery, LLC) are involved in the project (at least that’s what the signage would lead one to believe).
Dominari is most prominently known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which are made from fruit grown in the mountains of the Atlas Peak AVA. It also produces small quantities of other varietals, including Syrah and Chardonnay.
Interestingly enough, this custom crush facility is being built while just last week Greenfield Wine Company (dba Cartlidge & Browne Winery) announced the divestment of its custom crush/wine services business and the lease of its American Canyon production facility to Sonoma Wine Company.