Stanley and Helen Cheng, opened Yountville’s 16th wine tasting room. They are the owners of Hestan Vineyards in the Napa Valley. The 2,400-square-foot space at 6548 Washington St. is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Besides serving wines from the winery’s limited production Hestan, they will also offer gourmet cookware from Cheng’s global company.
Tastings being offered are of the winery’s estate-grown cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends for $20 per person or $35 per person for the reserve tasting.
The building was designed by Farro Essalat, AIA and constructed by Blue Mountain Enterprises. I can only say it is one of the most unique buildings in Town. After looking closely yesterday for the fourth time, it’s design is growing on me. I have yet to taste their wines but will do so soon and let you know what I think.
Here is some info from the Napa Valley Register’s article about the opening:
The architecture blends natural and sustainable materials, including reclaimed wood, architectural steel, hand-forged copper, travertine, granite and glass. Of particular note are the board-formed structural concrete walls, the backlit tasting bar, porcelain floor tiles, Venetian plaster walls, imported Italian windows and custom-made tables and chairs, crafted from repurposed, early 20th century wood beams and architectural steel
Hestan Vineyards was founded in 1996 when owners Stanley and Helen Cheng purchased a 127-acre cattle ranch on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley with the goal of growing and making wines to rival their favorite Bordeaux bottlings.
From more info about Hestan wines, here is a link to their website, Hestan.com.
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