The Sequoia Grove Historic Tasting Barn is as equally (if not more) charming today as it was when it was built in 1908. The barn itself has fulfilled many purposes over the years, each etching its memories into the wood-paneled walls. When Louis and Louise Kuebeler bought the present-day Sequoia Grove Estate in 1906, they started with 6-acres of vines, alfalfa crops, 200 fruit trees, and 700 egg-producing White Leghorn hens. While Louis and Louise lived in a simple two-story house, the livestock lived in the humble barn on the property.
By 1980, the hens had flown the coop and the barn had become a fully functioning winery – complete with fermenters and barrel storage. For nearly seven years, the barn was the sole production facility for Sequoia Grove. But by 1987, the winery had outgrown the barn and a new, state-of-the-art cellar was constructed directly behind it.
With tourism in Napa Valley burgeoning, the barn was once again completely reimagined into a gathering place for visitors. In 2018, Sequoia Grove invested $15MM in expanding the hospitality and production facilities, equipment, barrels, and vineyards. Now, people can taste the current releases and buy their favorite wines in a beautiful space that has remained the beating heart of Sequoia Grove ever since.