An upside of travel is the many beautiful places we can visit. Few compare to the cultivated grandeur of Napa Valley. Of course, the reason we were there was no so much to look at the sprawling vineyards and grand tasting rooms but to actually taste the valley’s celebrated export: wine. We came with one exceptional winery in mind: Vineyard 29. The consistently 90+ rated wines from this winery are the product not only of prime location but highly advanced technology used in sorting grapes and every other step in the fermentation and bottling process.
Of course, the winery’s core collection of wines sit well outside of our pocketbooks. But the vineyard has recently spun out the Cru collection at a much more achievable price point while remaining the winery’s characteristic high quality. The winery itself runs highly exclusive tours by appointment only. Fortunately, the Cru collection is also available for tasting at The Annex.
CRU @ The Annex
1046 McKinstry St
Napa, CA 94559
Tuesday – Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday – Monday: 1PM-7PM