Fun Tasting Rooms

Fun Tasting Rooms

For those looking for a tasting adventure off the beaten path, an eclectic Downtown Napa experience awaits! Artisanal cheese plates, rustic saloons and world-famous vodka made from sauvignon blanc are just a few of the things that await you.Buy a bottle, pick a record. You heard right – with every bottle of wine purchased at CADET, the patron is granted the opportunity to select the next soundtrack from a vast collection of vinyl’s. An unabashedly pro-California beer and wine bar, CADET is Downtown Napa’s beautifully modern, hip, inviting neighborhood bar similar to those you might find tucked away while wandering the streets of a quaint European town. Run by young wine aficionados Colleen Fleming and Aubrey Bailey, CADET offers guests a lively place to sip the night away whilst snacking on freshly sliced La Quercia Berkshire prosciutto, grilled cheese made with central coast creamery cow’s milk or artisanal cheese plates!Image Credit: CADETBounty Hunter Wine Bar is the wine bar that started doing barbecue and never stopped. With an astonishing lineup of over 400 wines on the shelves, 40 wines available by the glass and over 40 American whiskeys, they’re not just known for their fall-off-the-bone St. Louis pork ribs but also their extensive list of spirits. Locals love the beer can chicken whose juicy tenderness combined with spicy-crunchy skin is unsurpassable and enough to feed a family of four. Also raved about is Bounty’s smoky beef brisket and pork ribs, sliced and served up with buttered, savory jalapeño cornbread. The smell of barbecue and an 18-page wine list will bring you in, but the quality of taste and rustic saloon atmosphere will keep you coming back.Image Credit: Bounty Hunter Wine BarComplimentary tasting, superb hospitality and live music set the stage for this lively tasting room in the heart of Downtown Napa. Uncorked at Oxbow prides itself on having the only licensed, bonded and refrigerated barrel tasting room which offers barrel tastings and blending sessions on-site. Patrons will enjoy wine flights starting at just $15 in the quaint, shingle-style bungalow complete with shaded deck and upbeat, knowledgeable staff.Why do what everyone else is doing? That’s the mantra at Napa Valley Distillery, home to a tasting room unlike any other in Downtown Napa. Rather than an extensive wine list, the distillery creates rare and unique craft spirits with taste and characters unlike anything you’ve tried before, many of which have received numerous awards and international acclaim. Best known for creating Napa Vodka, a vodka crafted using single vintage Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, the distillery also makes over a dozen small-batch and limited release spirits like the Old Hollywood Ginn. Created using California Sweet Vermouth and pineapple gum syrup, this local favorite is sure to transport you back to the golden-age of Hollywood.Can’t hit it all in one day? Make a weekend out of exploring the various tasting rooms found in Downtown Napa. Head over to DoNapa.com and see the Hotels and B&B pages for more details on the luxury accommodations.

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