“Great day to get drunk on wine.” – said a passing stranger at Andaz Napa, after Sara and I exchanged morning pleasantries.
They didn’t know how right they were.
Ashes and Diamonds was a gorgeous winery and our only tasting for the day. It was absolutely delicious – visually and taste wise.
My favorite aspects of A+D were the food, the vibe and the wines. The food was excellently paired with the wines; our server was a delight to speak with; the atmosphere was relaxed refinement and we had an absolute great time day drinking in Napa.
The A&D WINES + FOOD Experience
“A tasting of our wines with a casual, family-style, California Nouvelle-inspired luncheon of seasonal, fresh and wood-fired dishes prepared in-house by our resident chefs. Served at a preset table for your enjoyment.”
Cultured Butter, Sea Salt
Tenbrink Hami Melon
Galangal, Thai Basil, Lime
Horseradish, Dill, Za atar, Marzoh
paired with the 2019 Blanc and 2018 Cabernet Franc
Greek Lesbos Feta, Pistachio Dukkah, Tomato Vinegar
Lavash, Grilled Summer Vegetables, Labneh
paired with the 2019 Mountain Cuvée Bates Ranch Vineyard and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard I
I loved the mid-century modern design of the winery.
I walked away with a bottle of 2019 Mountain Cuvee Bates Ranch Vineyard (A high-altitude (2,100 ft.) Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the historic, four-generation-old Bates Ranch near Mount Madonna, in the southern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains.) and delicious memories with a dear friend.
Ashes + Diamonds Winery
4130 Howard Lane
4130 Howard Ln, Napa, CA 94558, California 94558