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Dawnine Dyer
 
May 4, 2012 | Dawnine Dyer

Come Taste our Cab at Up Valley Vintners!

It just got easier to taste Dyer Cabernet when you visit Napa Valley! Bill and I love hosting visitors here at the winery, and we’ve managed to receive quite a few. But, with just the two of us doing everything from tending the vines through bottling the wine, plus our day jobs - consulting for other wineries – sadly, we end up having to turn away folks we’d really like to meet.

So, what can a tiny winery like ours do to introduce itself to the many wine enthusiasts who visit the Napa Valley and want to taste limited-production wines from small producers who are off the beaten track? Enter the collective tasting room. These collectives have been popping up all over the valley in the past several years and they often feature wines like ours - wines from very small wineries that you aren’t likely to find at home.

We’d been toying with the idea of placing our wine in a collective tasting room over the past year and, after considering a number of options, we found a perfect match for us at Up Valley Vintners, in downtown Calistoga.

By choosing the name “Up Valley” they’re telling you that they serve wines from the northern end of Napa Valley. You can taste our wines, from the Diamond Mountain American Viticultural Area, right alongside our neighbors in the Calistoga Viticultural Area. Of the five wineries represented there, four of us make wine exclusively from our own vineyards, so the wines offer a strong sense of place and a great opportunity for you to become better acquainted with the regional character of these up-valley wines.

The small staff is highly qualified and really knows their wines. In fact, the summer intern is spending time in each of our vineyards and will be able to give you the inside story on how the wines are grown and made. It’s a beautiful space that includes a tasting bar, a comfy sitting area and lovely courtyard to enjoy during the summer months.

We’re really excited because this tasting room gives us to chance to do some things we just haven't been able to do here at the vineyard. For instance, on May 10, both Bill and I will be there to open several vintages going back to our earliest wines from 1996 and 1997. We’re really looking forward to the opportunity to meet you and talk about the wines one on one.

Up Valley Vintners is right in the heart of Calistoga at 1371 Lincoln Avenue, the main road that runs through town. They’re open every day from 12 - 5 – no reservations necessary. Of course, you’re very welcome to call 707-942-1004 if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

We hope you’ll visit often and would love to have the chance to meet you there the 10th. Cheers!

 

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