Lists of the most prestigious, diverse, interesting, not to mention delicious, wine making regions will certainly include California’s Napa Valley. This relatively small valley (it’s a tiddler really) produces many of the top-rated wines and wine makers anywhere. It has prestige and luxury built into its brand. Visitors pile in and luxuriate in the world’s leading wine paradise. They cycle, drive and even train travel their way through the region. Some will walk, some will stagger. Napa Valley is the very best and thanks to its deserved reputation, you won’t find yourself alone in the valley.
It was not always so. The wine making story of this place is littered with tales of struggle and misery as well as a host of curious personalities and their individual battles. It was not necessarily easy establishing the Napa Valley’s reputation.
I have enjoyed the very good fortune to visit and live in this beautiful locale. I have even hosted tours through many of its highlights. Returned now to Scotland, it is still my privilege to take many wine fans on California wine tours without the need to travel. At A Case of Wine (Fine Wine at Fair Prices) our Napa Valley Wine Tour is a tutored tour where I will escort you through a fine selection of Napa Valley wines and guide you through the past and present of this wonderful place. And with environmental concerns at the forefront of Napa wine makers’ thinking, we can take a peek into the future too. I will pour you fine wines and discuss their properties and heritage.
The tour is recommended for groups of six upwards and can be hosted at your home, office or anywhere really. The price for this special wine experience is £80 plus the cost of the six wines poured (approximately £100 but more for older, rarer wines and vintages). The tasting generally lasts about ninety minutes. To find out more, discuss the wines available or to book, please email me, that’s AL@ACaseofwine.co.uk I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Three other tastings are currently available:
USA v France – 1976 revisited
What the New World does best.
AL Henderson, February 2020.