Visit the Best Tasting Room in Napa Valley
What does it take to be an award-winning Tasting Room?
As the proud recipient of Napa Valley Life Magazine’s People’s Choice Award for the Best Napa Valley Tasting Room in both 2020 and 2021, we’re grateful to say we have first-hand experience delighting our guests. For more than 40 years, our team has refined our wine and food pairing expertise to be able to offer you an exciting variety of curated pairings. Whether you are passing through Napa Valley or planning a weekend getaway to Rutherford, we invite you to make a reservation to enjoy one of our memorable tastings.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sequoia Grove is situated along the popular St. Helena Highway in Napa Valley. Julie Jacobs-Cole, our Hospitality and Business Development Manager, paints a picture of what you can look forward to upon arrival:
“As you enter through our gates, you will be greeted by a towering grove of Sequoia trees (our namesake) located at the front entrance. At 200 feet high, these giants will take your breath away.
Interestingly, one of the trees was struck by lightning in 2003!” she shares.
A circle of sequoias is commonly referred to as a ‘fairy ring’ – a name for a group of redwood trees growing in a circle, usually around the stump of a logged old-growth tree. After a larger tree is cut down, a new generation of trees sprout from the roots of the fallen redwood, often creating a near-perfect circle or ring. These fairy rings are quite rare and, according to Julie, worth the visit alone!
“Once you’ve parked your car, you will be welcomed into a restored barn that was first built in 1908. This is the Sequoia Grove Tasting Room. Here you can choose your tasting. Weather permitting, guests sit outside on our patio underneath the sequoia trees most of the time. Our wine and food experiences are also served in the newly built Cambium room,” explains Julie.
Whatever your tasting selection, you can rest assured that you will be attended to by friendly, knowledgeable hosts in a relaxed setting to experience a variety of world-class wines. “We are a small yet effective team of 19 people. Your positive experience is our priority,” states Julie.
WHICH TASTING SHOULD I BOOK?
Sequoia Grove currently offers three experiences. Each experience is designed by the tasting room team in collaboration with the culinary team, headed up by Winery Chef Britny Maureze.
Julie adds: “We typically change our tastings once every three months to keep things fresh and interesting. Thanks to our diverse portfolio of wines, there is a lot of room to get creative!”
Depending on your taste, interest, and the time you have, here are the following experiences from which you can pick: