The Vintner's Collective in Downtown Napa offers a different type of wine tasting experience. Garrett, the owner, carefully chooses only the best wines from more than 100 boutique wineries. Visitors are treated to personalized service—the tasting room manager asks visitors what types of wines they like and then can customize a tasting based on the visitor's preference.
For a complete experience, visitors can pay an additional fee for a private tasting. This includes a cheese and charcuterie plate and about eight carefully chosen wines over 90 minutes with the manager.
A couple of stand-out wines at the Vintner's Collective are the 2007 Showket Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and the Clark-Claudon Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc.
In addition to serving excellent local, small production wines, the Vintner's Collective is housed in a historic building. The sandstone exterior from 1875 contrasts with the sleek interior, which used to be a saloon, brewery, and bordello. This unique building and wine collective is definitely worth a stop on any Napa Valley visit.