During this strange time when we can’t readily access the wineries we love to visit, several Napa properties are going beyond the typical Zoom online tasting and tour to incorporate parallel experiences that dovetail with the enjoyment of fine wine. Goosecross Cellars is offering a live art class; The Wine Foundry is launching a weekly book club; and Hall Wines (along with partner wineries Walt and Baca) is hosting a virtual happy hour multiple times a week across Hall’s social media channels with celebrity guests.
These are several of the rare occasions in which you can have a virtual experience beyond that which you’d be able to book with a face-to-face visit.
Our next series, “Fatal Attraction: How Cabernet Sauvignon was Born.” We will first look into the unlikely parents of Cabernet Sauvignon, with Foundry Cabernet Franc from Stagecoach Vineyard, plus Foundry Sauvignon Blanc from Morgaen Lee Vineyard. Refined and beautiful, these wines will have us puzzling over their powerful and showy offspring, during the following week’s session on May 8th. That second week, we swirl, sip, and ponder our full bodied Foundry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and lip-smacking Foundry Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.