Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of touring the Jarvis Winery in Napa Valley, California, where the beautiful and unique setting can only be matched by the incredible wines.
The location is one of the aspects that makes Jarvis Winery such a magical experience. While most wineries are located right off of the highway, making them visible and accessible to every tourist driving by, Jarvis is literally hidden away in the mountains. The entire facility is held in 45,000 square feet of cave in the Vacas Mountains of the Napa region. Once you are buzzed in and instructed where to park, you enter the immense double doors into the side of a mountain. From there, you are taken on a tour which includes a ballroom, tasting library and underground waterfall. Imagine Disney World, meets Narnia, meets Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory…and just add wine! The tasting was, of course, the best part of the trip — Jarvis makes some of the best wine I’ve tasted, which is remarkable considering that one of the owners was born and raised in the “dry state” of Oklahoma. I left with wonderful pictures, wonderful wine and wonderful memories.