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CabFest Napa Valley – Part II

CabFest Napa Valley – Part II

We continue our series of showcasing wineries from CabFest Napa Valley. A three day celebration of world class Cabernet Sauvignon paired with culinary offerings from the top chefs in Napa Valley. The weekend is full of unique events including interactive symposiums lead by Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil, boutique tastings from small batch Cab producers and elegant VIP parties featuring special musical guests. Beau Wine Tours is the preferred transportation partner and we invite you to join the celebration of wine, food and music on March 4th-6th at the Lincoln Theater. To get a “taste” of the event before March, book a wine tasting experience at some of the world class wineries that will be pouring!

Hope and Gracehope & grace Winery
6540 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-2500
www.hopeandgracewines.com

Derived from a dream over a decade ago to a thriving artisan winery and Yountville tasting room in Napa Valley, hope & grace began its journey as a winery in 2001 with a small production of Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Today they are a producer of 3,000 cases annually; focusing on limited production, single vineyard, 100% varietal Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noirs, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Dry Riesling.

Hand selected grapes, combined with premium French Oak barrels to craft balanced, elegant, cellar worthy wines. A great little tasting room in downtown Yountville, steps away from world class dining. Stop by their elegant tasting room for a visit. This can’t miss wine tasting presents you with seasonally selected wines, perfectly paired with a delicious array of fruits and cheeses as you journey through their boutique selection guided by one of their knowledgeable staff.

PejuPeju Province Winery
8466 St Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-3600
www.peju.com

For over 30 years, Peju has been welcoming guests to their Rutherford estate to enjoy their beautiful grounds and taste their delicious wines. Peju offers a wine tasting experience unlike any other, as guests sample four current release wines in the Classic Tasting, in a presentation-style setting. Groups are escorted to one of their tasting counters where a Peju tasting room ambassador shares the story of each wine as well as the history and winemaking style. Visitors may enjoy “Vintertainment” from wine pourer and musician Alan Arnopole whose musical narratives about Peju Wines and the Napa Valley are an experience not to miss – see below.

Looking for a more in-depth wine tour? This private wine tour and tasting is available by reservation only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Your tour will begin with a stroll through their French style gardens and a discussion of the varied terroir on their estate vineyard within the Rutherford appellation, the history, family ownership and approach to winemaking and viticulture. You will step into the cellar to sample wine thieved directly from a barrel while you discover the distinct variations in taste profile between a neutral oak and a new oak barrel during the aging process. Your tour concludes with a tasting of our current release wines.

CornerstoneCornerstone Cellars
6505 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 945-0388
www.cornerstonecellars.com

Cornerstone Cellars located as well, in the middle of downtown Yountville, just a step away from some of the best restaurants in Napa Valley, The French Laundry, Bouchon, REDD, Bottega and Hurley’s in a white painted cottage, reminiscent of the French country side. You have the choice of the long bar for wine tasting or reserve a table, where you can have a private tasting with your group. According to the owners and winemaker, there is no finer place in the world to grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot than the Napa Valley.

They make what they believe in, not what the mass market demands. Making wines they love to drink expressing their vision of the 3 V’s: vineyard, vintage and variety. In late 2007 Mike Dragutsky and Craig Camp began the drive to make wines at Cornerstone Cellars that are defined by their elegance, dedication to terroir. They recruited Kari Auringer to join as their Napa Valley winemaker as they knew she shared their vision of balanced wines, driven by acidity and freshness. Today’s Cornerstone Cellars style is inspired by Camp’s European wine background, starting as an importer of Burgundy and Bordeaux then by three years working at wineries in Italy. This passion for balance combined with the entrepreneurial spirit of founder Dragutsky define the vision of Cornerstone Cellars as defined in their mission statement: “We are an atypical Napa Valley winery and we like it that way.” Taste what they’re talking about and come experience the history and ambiance with a wine tasting at Cornerstone Cellars.

Get tickets for CabFest here and let Beau Wine Tours be your guide to some of the Napa Valleys great Cabernet Sauvignons with our Discover Napa Valley wine tours!

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