Davis Estates - Best Architecture in Napa Valley
Located in Calistoga, this family-owned winery should not be undermined. Purchased in 2011 by Mike Davis, the vineyard farms grapes from its vines planted in Calistoga, Rutherford, Carneros, and Howell Mountain, each providing different landscapes and elements of grapes. Designed by Howard Backen, famed architect, Davis’ hospitality center is rustic and modern, with tall ceilings, a commercial kitchen, and outdoor terrace facing west across Napa Valley. If visiting on a rainy day, opt for a food and wine pairing near the fireplace with bites from the Executive Chef. The grounds also feature a completely renovated barn, with fireplaces, plush couches to rest, and large tables for group tastings. While every guest is treated like family, Davis Estate’s exclusive membership club gives you perks that will make you feel like royalty. Centered around the Phase V wines created in limited quantities, all members have access to the Phase V Cave Room, called the Cellarium, which is a cave accessible through state-of-the-art vein recognition and every member’s hand will grant them access. In the center is a glass enclosed room with a large round table and enormous modern chandelier. Davis Estate’s current releases include traditional selections, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also includes a Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and dessert wines, including late harvest Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.
Must Try: 2011 Petit Verdot
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