CabFest Napa Valley, the premier luxury lifestyle event that celebrates Cabernet Sauvignon, returns to the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville, March 4th – 6th, 2016. This world-class, three-day arts benefit will feature hundreds of wineries, VIP after-parties, The Wine Bible author Karen MacNeil, grand and boutique tastings, hottest chefs, breakout sessions and entertainment including a performance by recording artist Mat Kearney. Beau Wine Tours is the preferred transportation partner for this exciting Napa Valley event. We’ll be introducing you to some of the wineries that’ll be in attendance!
3022 St Helena Hwy, St Helena, CA 94574
Few Napa Valley wineries can rival the rich and storied history of Freemark Abbey. It all began in 1886, when Josephine Tychson established the original winery along Route 29 in St. Helena where Freemark Abbey still stands. She kicked off a history of innovation, becoming one of the first woman winegrowers on record. The current name of the winery was created in 1939, when the three owners – Charles Freeman, Markquand Foster and Abbey Ahern – combined their names to form the moniker “Freemark Abbey.” Their stone winery, hand-built in 1899, is a testament to their long presence in Napa. Freemark Abbey Winery is located between St. Helena and Calistoga across from the Culinary Institute of America. Today, Freemark Abbey produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling, as well as very limited production wines, such as Viognier, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc.
Get a taste before CabFest Napa Valley, with Freemark Abbey’s Cabernet Comparative wine tasting. This in-depth 60 min wine tasting walks you through their current release Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon releases from the historic Bosche and Sycamore Vineyards on the Rutherford Bench. Designed for wine aficionados of all levels, this tasting is a must do for fans of Cabernet Sauvignon.
1 Kirkland Ranch Rd, American Canyon, CA 94503
Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley. The estate’s more than 300 acres of gently rolling hills and terraced vineyards benefit from the cooling fog and breezes from the nearby San Pablo Bay. The unique architecture of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is reminiscent of a majestic western mountain lodge, replete with soaring ceilings, seating around a cozy fireplace, an observation gallery overlooking the barrel room and production area, and a spectacular wraparound veranda that affords sweeping views of the Napa Valley and San Pablo Bay.
With lots of seats and tables, this is a winery for groups, families and even kids who love their miniature horses. You can spend a whole day here munching on cheese or charcuterie and enjoying purchased wine on the terraced cabanas. They have many wine tasting and wine tour options from tailored wine tastings to reserve wines, and a tour of Jamieson Ranch followed by a signature tasting. Make a day of it in southern Napa!
7600 St Helena Hwy, Oakville, CA 94562
Cardinale, located in the heart of Napa Valley’s world-renowned Oakville District, crafts a single Cabernet Sauvignon from each vintage.The wine is a limited-production blend from Napa Valley’s most recognized mountain appellations including Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain and Diamond Mountain. For a taste of Napa Valley book a wine tasting experience on their patio. Seated on the wraparound patio, overlooking the vineyards and accompanied by some of California’s best wines, is true paradise. Seated pairing menu includes olives, a bevy of cheeses, duck pate, fruit, grape seed crisps, and preserves. You’ll be walked through the history of Cardinale, the brands they carry, the history behind the food pairings, and the regions which are included in each individual wine.
To prepare for CabFest Napa Valley try the 2006 La Jota Cabernet, from Howell Mountain.
In addition to La Jota, sample Mt Brave, grown on the opposing hills, with more direct sunlight, for comparison. Tastings are appointment only, call ahead to reserve this amazing wine tasting experience.