I had the opportunity recently to catch up with the one and only Jean-Charles Boisset during his grand opening for 1881 Napa a premium tasting room and AVA museum adjacent to the Oakville Grocery in Oakville.
Visitors to 1881 Napa will find a meticulously restored 1881 Victorian (hence the name) as a great place to spend an afternoon exploring the 16 sub-AVA’s history and wine.
“We wanted to do more than just have a place where people come to taste and then leave,” Boisset said. “We wanted something that would serve as an educational opportunity, something that teaches them about this beautiful place, the land that grows our grapes, and how all of that has evolved over time.”
When you enter the main tasting room guest will be memorized by a crystal chandelier that is wrapped around the balcony on the second floor. The museum upstairs overlooks both the Mayacamas and To Kalon Vineyards. The history found inside 1881 Napa shares the growth that has shaped Napa Valley to what it has become today.
Come and experience 1881 Napa by visiting: www.1881napa.com