Do Napa’s Unique Wine Tasting Experiences

When wine tasting in Napa, it can be hard to distinguish one wine from another after a few stops. That’s what makes the tasting experience in Downtown Napa so great. A lot of the tasting rooms offer small production wines, that you wouldn’t normally have access to outside of the area. The tasting rooms also often take a different approach to the entire experience, offering something unique and memorable. Check out our list of tasting experiences with a twist that you can only catch downtown:

A little popcorn with your pinot? At CRU @ The Annex, you’ll get just that. This wine bar has one of the most popular and unique experiences around town, pairing gourmet popcorn with wine flights. This fun spin on a classic snack will have you savoring wine in a totally new way.

Paint the Town Napa is a mobile company that travels the valley to put on popular “paint ‘n sip” events – a fun way to unlock your artsy side while enjoying Napa wines. The next Paint the Town event in Napa is October 26 at Andaz Napa, and you can check out their calendar for an ongoing list of dates and locations.

Gabrielle Collection Taste+ is a Napa newcomer that promises a tantalizing tasting experience. The shop pours its selection of local wines alongside interesting bites using ingredients sourced from its own vineyards. Pairings include charcuterie, chocolate, popcorn, and small bites with lavender honey and cabernet infused sea salt.

The Napa General Store offers one of the best unique wine tasting experiences around town. By appointment, the store offers blind wine tasting featuring some of the valley’s finest wines. You’ll be masked before you begin your sipping adventure, and guided through a tasting that will awaken your senses like never before.

Boasting a state-of-the-art sound system and a classic vinyl collection, JaM Cellars pairs excellent wine with late night jam sessions and vintage Rolling Stone art. Whether you’re popping in for live music or just enjoying the sound of vinyl as you sip on your flight, the studio-inspired vibe will completely shift the way you experience wine.

You’ll want a glass or two of wine to slow your adrenaline rush when you’re checking out the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on the Napa Wine Train. This one-of-a-kind experience includes wine, dinner, a three-hour ride and of course – a nail-biting murder mystery happening right aboard the train.

These are just some of the unique wine tasting experiences available around the City of Napa. The creativity and passion of our local winemakers and tasting room owners is unmatched, so you never know what awesome pairing may pop up while you’re visiting. Happy tasting!

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