Opus One Winery
Napa Valley, US
Producing just one wine, released on the 1st October each year, Opus One is an emblematic meeting of Old and New Worlds in both concept and design. Created in 1978 by two winemaking giants – Baron Philippe de Rothschild, of Bordeaux, and Robert Mondavi of California – the architecture of its 1991 winery combines a stainless steel rotunda with Neoclassical design (complete with colonnade) using Texas limestone. Reservations provide exclusive access inside, where a spiral staircase leads down to the grand barrel hall and tastings are held in the calming caramel hues of the new Partners’ Room – French and American artwork abounding. A ‘Courtyard Experience’ offers a glass of the current vintage on a veranda surrounded by 120-year-old olive trees, whereas the prestige ‘Opus One Experience’ sits you down for a flight of three wines, including two from the estate’s library.
Mon – Sun: 10:00 – 16:00
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Time from airport
1 hour 45 mins from San Francisco International Airport
7900 Saint Helena Highway, Oakville, California, 94562