The property, between St. Helena and Calistoga, includes a temporary tasting room, and will ultimately be home to a new tasting room, vineyards and an 8,600-square-foot cave winery.
NAPA VALLEY, California – August 4, 2020 – Ladera Vineyards is excited to announce the acquisition of a new property, north of St. Helena, in the Napa Valley. The property, which is located at 3942 Silverado Trail North on several acres of land, includes an interim tasting room with terraced patio seating that is now open to the public for by-appointment tastings. The site, which rises several hundred feet into the hills behind the tasting room, was acquired by Ladera’s owners, the Stotesbery family, in 2019. The opening of the interim tasting room represents the first stage of a multi-phase project that will ultimately include an 8,600-square-foot cave winery, vineyards and a new hospitality building.
“We are people who love to grow, build and make things,” says Ladera’s founder, Pat Stotesbery. “We are also people who love to share the fruits of our labor. Ever since we sold our Howell Mountain property, we have been looking for the ideal place to establish a long-term home for Ladera. When we discovered this property, we could immediately see the vision for what it could become. By developing the site in phases, our plan is to include our club members and customers on the journey as we take this diamond in the rough and polish it into something extraordinary.”
The tasting room is surrounded by several acres of land that the Stotesberys will be planting to vines, and includes an outdoor terrace seating area offering idyllic views of the grounds and the Western Mayacamas Mountains. The interior of the tasting room was redesigned by Ladera Cofounder Anne Stotesbery to create an inviting space for Ladera’s guests. “Because we believe in connecting with our guests in a very personal way, the goal was to create a very intimate and elegant space that focuses on the quality of the experience, not the quantity of guests, which I think is very appealing to people at this moment in time.”
Visitors to Ladera’s new home will enjoy a 90-minute, seated Private Wine Tasting Experience featuring an array of acclaimed Ladera wines, as well as a complimentary artisan cheese platter. In recognition of the dangers of COVID 19, tastings for the foreseeable future will be by appointment and held outdoors on the property’s beautiful al fresco patio. Tastings are available daily at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., and are limited to a maximum of six guests. In addition to the Silverado Trail tasting room, Ladera continues to welcome guests for by-appointment outdoor tastings at Brasswood in St. Helena. For more information, or to book an outdoor tasting at either location, please visit Ladera’s newly redesigned website, www.laderavineyards.com.
About Ladera Vineyards
Founded in 1998, Ladera Vineyards is dedicated to making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc using grapes from the finest estate and hillside vineyards in Napa Valley, along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Ladera’s Pillow Road Estate Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Guided by the Stotesbery family, and Winemaker Jade Barrett, Ladera’s wines have earned acclaim for their depth, character and complexity.