If you ever find yourself looking for a unique tasting experience in the Napa Valley, I've got the spot for you. Last month, Silver Trident Winery hosted me and my girlfriend Rachel, who got to get away from the kids for a few hours to join me! I love wine tasting, don't get me wrong, but after living in the valley a few years back, I became a bit more selective about the places I like to visit. I love fine art, good wine and truly enjoy an experience over simply standing around in a tasting room. Silver Trident offered all that and more.
Their tasting room is a dream. It was exactly like walking into someone's fabulously well-decorated home- it is set up like a house, with a couple of dining room-style tasting rooms and our room (the living room area) had a nailhead, plaid couch and beautiful fixtures. Silver Trident is furnished by Ralph Lauren Home and it's all shoppable, which means if you fall in love with the decanter on the bar cart, you can take it home with you. I was tempted to buy the candles and bar accessories, all Ralph Lauren! It's an awesome place for a gift.
Rachel and I seriously ooh-ed and awh-ed over every single thing we tasted. Each wine and pairing was even better than the next, and all of the food for the pairings is made locally and exclusively to compliment their wines. My favorite wine was the Benevolent Dictator, and enjoying such a great pinot in the comfortable atmosphere of the tasting room made it even better. If there's one thing I love, it's trying somewhere new. But what I love even more is an elevated experience that feels like a treat, and that is exactly what Silver Trident has to offer. Something as simple as an hour of wine tasting, but on a different level, in a unique space that creates a special occasion out of a Tuesday girls day. And to be able to share this fun experience with a girlfriend made this a visit I will absolutely remember!
Silver Trident Winery
6495 Washington Street
Open daily 11 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day and Thanksgiving
For more information, call 707.945.0311 or email TastingRoom@SilverTridentWinery.com