The holidays are upon us. Only a couple of days remain to prepare for Christmas. This year Chanukah (Hanukkah) and Christmas eve fall on the same day. It can all be a bit hectic, but I have a suggestion to take you away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays…go wine tasting at Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home in Yountville. That’s what we did Tuesday evening, where we were guests of the winery at a private event, and it was magical.
Yountville is located in picturesque Napa Valley. The small town is home to plenty of shopping, many fine restaurants and wine tasting rooms. Unique among the tasting rooms is the Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home where a traditional wine tasting setting has been reimagined as with a luxury home. Furnishings by Ralph Lauren have been tastefully coordinated by interior designer Trevor R. Howells. The living room, dining room and library are filled with furniture, beautiful lighting (including chandeliers), fine area rugs and decorative accessories. These comfortably luxurious settings make the perfect place to sit and relax while tasting the beautiful Silver Trident wines – each one paired with a delicious small bite created especially for it. We enjoyed this tasting experience last spring.
Silver Trident is a small-production winery established in 2015 by Bob Bender and Walter Jost with total production of approximately 2200 cases per year. Winemaker Kari Auringer crafts a range of wines including Sonoma Coast Rosé, Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, a Napa Valley Red Blend cleverly called Playing With Fire, and two Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.
As you might expect, with everyone hurrying to prepare for the holidays, tasting rooms in general are less crowded this time of year. An added bonus is that the Tasting Home is beautifully decorated for the holidays and will remain so until January 1. And if you plan your visit late in the afternoon, as dark approaches, you can enjoy not only the cantle lit rooms of the Tasting Home but the festive lighting in town as well. That’s the magical part of the experience I mentioned above. So, next week rather than crowd into the malls with everyone else looking for one more bargain, consider the tasting experience at the Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home in Yountville. It will be a relaxing and delicious experience. I’m certain of it. You will find all of the necessary details to plan your visit on the Silver Trident Winery website.