The pop-up’s unveiling is the first step in a project that will culminate with the opening of a permanent Migration tasting in 2021.
NAPA VALLEY, California – October 28, 2020 – Bring your pup and your puffy jacket and experience the new pop-up outdoor tasting deck at the Migration Winery at 1451 Stanly Lane in beautiful Carneros. Located on the southern edge of Napa Valley, Migration’s new pop-up is ideally situated at what was formerly the Starmont winery between Napa and Sonoma County, and less than an hour’s drive from San Francisco and Oakland. The pop-up is open for by-appointment tastings of Migration’s acclaimed cool-climate wines Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The winery will be debuting several new wines at the pop-up, including its 2019 Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir and a stunning 2019 Edna Valley Gruner Veltliner.
Human visitors will experience seated al fresco tastings in an airy 900-square-foot tented deck. After enjoying a special welcome wine, guests may explore select flights of Migration’s gorgeous single-vineyard cool-climate Chardonnays or Pinot Noirs. The perfect destination for fun and relaxing afternoons in wine country, the pop-up will also offer wines by the glass. Leashed canine guests will enjoy water bowls, complimentary dog biscuits and nearby local walking trails.
“We are thrilled to be putting down roots here in Carneros,” says Migration’s winemaker, Dana Epperson. “With a location that’s just minutes from downtown Napa and the Sonoma Square, Carneros is a top wine country destination that is so easy to get to. Our new pop-up is just the kind of warm, welcoming and spacious atmosphere that people are looking for where you can show up in sneakers, connect with friends, and savor some stellar wines.”
Migration’s new permanent tasting room is currently under construction, with a scheduled unveiling in late spring of 2021. The new tasting room is being styled by sought-after designer Julie Hawkins of Hawkins Interiors. It will feature natural exteriors, a beautiful covered courtyard, an all-season outdoor patio, along with an elegant but understated interior with seating for 30 guests. To take full advantage of the site’s location, which is close to vineyards, wetlands, and public bike and hiking trails, the property’s grounds are being designed by distinguished landscape architects vanderToolen Associates. In addition to the new Migration Tasting Room, several other new projects are underway in the area, including the highly anticipated nearby Stanly Ranch Resort from the Auberge Resorts Collection, which is scheduled to open in 2021.
As part of the Duckhorn Portfolio, which includes Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Canvasback, Calera and Kosta Browne, all Duckhorn Portfolio club members enjoy complimentary tastings for up to four guests when visiting the pop-up. Migration’s new pop-up tasting is open to adults who are 21 or over. Reservations are required, and may be made on the Migration website, or by calling 707-415-2298.
Since its founding in 2001, Migration has been dedicated to exploring Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California’s finest cool-climate appellations, most notably the legendary Sonoma Coast. Today, guided by Winemaker Dana Epperson, Migration works with some of the most acclaimed growers in California to produce a small portfolio of sought-after Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, including its flagship Sonoma Coast wines, and coveted vineyard-designates. In recent years, the Migration portfolio has expanded to other cool-climate varietals, including Gruner Veltliner, Syrah and sparkling wines—all made in a refined and compelling style that balances vibrancy and finesse, with vineyard-driven complexity. To learn more about Migration, visit www.migrationwines.com.