FASHION X WINE TASTING
You’re taking your first trip to Napa and Sonoma. Inevitably everyday friends become somm-level concierge suggesting name after winery name that you “have to go to”. All the while you’ve never been and are at best a novice wine drinker – but damnit you’re interested in expanding your mind and palette. How do you choose which wineries to visit? There are over 400 in Napa and over 200 in Sonoma. Each have their own unique sense of winemaking, history, hospitality, process, varietals, price points, etc. We propose that suggestions to wineries be done by describing what kind of attire you would wear when visiting them.
Fashion: This winery is Lady Dior bag and Louboutin heels.
Modeled after the historic Chateau de la Marquetterie in Champagne, France, Domaine Carneros demands attention. It was founded by the family behind Champagne Taittinger, one of the few remaining family owned and operated Champagne houses. Domaine Carneros specializes in high quality sparkling wine that emulates the Taittinger style of high proportions of Chardonnay and extended aging that often exceeds the legal requirements.
Fashion: Destructed denim over a pair of Pharrell x Adidas Slip-Ons and a Psycho Bunny vintage-cut tee.
This Sonoma winery was founded in 2007 by two young brothers, Andrew and Adam Mariani. “Scribe has cultivated a regular crowd of creative types — artists, DJs, and the like — who come to their estate to project movies, frolic, wed, and of course, taste.” The wines are meant to be wild and daring, portraying the uniqueness of the site.
Fashion: Thoughts 4 Thread beige henley, pair of Toms, and Wayfarers.
Napa’s first officially certified organic winery was founded in 1981 by John Williams and Larry Turley. Located in Rutherford, Frog’s Leap got its name from the Frog Farm the land was previously used for. The entire operation is “green” from its LEED certified hospitality center, sustainable viticulture, dry farming practices, and solar energy that powers 85% of the operation. Frog’s Leap is the quintessential, white picket fence, red barn, wine country experience away from the crowds.