I don’t believe in coincidences. When people say something to me it feel like there’s a reason. So, when TWO different groups of people recommended I visit Regusci Winery when were in Napa Valley it was a clear sign we needed to head that way.
Regusci Winery in Napa Valley
Now, to be honest, both groups of people had suggested Regusci as a picnic spot along during our day of wine tasting in Napa. So, I had not planned to participate in a true wine tastings. But when The Husband went in to purchase a bottle for our picnic, all picnicking went on hold.
One sample to determine which bottle we’d be picnicking with turned into a five bottle wine tasting and full-on discussion of their wine making process. Why? Because the wine was THAT good!!!
Regusci turned out to be our find for the trip. And, one we have often revisited and regularly order from. See, everything happens for a reason…
In addition to great wine, Regusci has a fun tale as to how it came to be. It’s been a family owned winery since 1932 and until 1998 only sold its grapes to other wineries in the area. But in 1998 the family crushed their first vintage of Stags Leap District wines. And, it was good… Regusci Winery opened its doors in June of 1998 showcasing its estate wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay. It’s since been one amazing vintage after another.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot at Regusci won my heart. One thing I found interesting is they strictly use American Oak, however, it does not overpower the wine. The wines are very smooth, well-balanced with concentrated flavors. Regusci’s total production is only about 5000 cases. So, if your a fan, snap them up!
Now, back to the picnic… Regusci only has a hand full of picnic tables so make sure you pack a blanket in the car to sit on in case they’re taken. The winery sits at the edge of the Palisade hills just above the valley floor. The views are amazing as you lookout over groves of olives trees. It’s for sure one the top picnic spots in Napa Valley.
Regusci Winery is open, by appointment only, for tours and tastings.