Yes, we encourage visitors. But because we're not one of those big, Disneyland-type wineries with fancy tours and gondolas-to-the-top and all that other folderol, and because we're just a small family winery — like this is where we live — we need you to contact us in advance if you want to visit.
We don't give much of a tour because there really isn't a whole lot to see — unless, of course, you really want to explore how we make our small-lot wines. But we do enjoy having visitors who are serious about traditional Napa Valley wines and want to taste and buy.
We used to offer tastings for free because at one time folks would taste and buy. But we discovered we had too many stretch limos dumping people at our front door wanting to taste and then move onto the next winery, no sale. Well, that's not a good way to stay in business.
So now we charge a $25 per person tasting fee, which doesn't quite cover our costs. But you'll probably be tasting with the boss, Bill himself, and not some hired lackey. Hey! Folks here wear lots of hats!
So… please don't hesitate to call or email your desire to see us. We'd suggest texting, but since we're still firmly stuck in the old way of doing things, texting just won't work.
We hope to hear from you soon!
— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat
see in your wine the reflection of a person not in your
range of vision, don't drink it." —
"Blind tastings are to wine what strip poker is to love." — Kermit Lynch, American wine importer
"Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, Sermons and soda-water the day after." — Lord Byron, "Don Juan"
"He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long." — Martin Luther
"Drink wine, and you will sleep well. Sleep, and you will not sin. Avoid sin, and you will be saved. Ergo, drink wine and be saved." — Medieval German saying