RUTHERFORD, California – Catherine Durand, Estate President of Inglenook, has announced that the historic winery reopened to Heritage Society members on June 12 and welcomed the public on June 25. Plans and circumstances continue to evolve, and the health and safety of Inglenook’s team and guests are always at the forefront.
Conveniently located just minutes from Napa County’s private airport, Inglenook was founded in 1879 and the stunning chateau on the organically-farmed estate was built in 1887. The chateau and estate are ideal for visitors seeking privacy from other parties. Tasting appointments will be by reservation only, with a limited number of guests allowed on the estate.
The gracious Inglenook team is donning white gloves and masks to protect guests and offer the impeccable, warm service for which Inglenook is known. Guests can book a tasting alongside Inglenook’s iconic fountain in the winery’s open, breezy courtyard – or tucked into a cozy private cellar or salon inside the spectacular historic stone chateau. The estate is also available for private gatherings that include a memorable lunch or dinner crafted by Inglenook’s Chef Alex Lovick, who draws upon the bounty of Inglenook’s organically-farmed estate and culinary garden.
Behind the scenes, guests can be assured that the Inglenook team will be thoroughly cleaning all high-touch surfaces hourly and that every detail has been planned, from contactless payment to redesigned traffic flow within the chateau that minimizes contact among people.
“Hospitality is in our hearts,” said Durand. “We are so excited to welcome guests back to Inglenook. The winery just hasn’t been the same without visitors.”
From Gustave Niebaum to John Daniel, Jr. to Francis Ford Coppola, Inglenook’s three principal stewards have shared a strong sense of vision and an unwavering passion to create a wine estate that hearkens back to the European tradition, producing original, distinctly Napa wines that rival the best in Europe. Inglenook is located at 1991 St. Helena Highway in Rutherford and will be open Thursday – Sunday. Reservations can be made by calling 707-968-1161 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Much more information on Inglenook’s tasting experiences can be found at www.inglenook.com/visit.
Here are photos of Inglenook’s courtyard and private cellars and salons.
Founded in 1879 by Gustave Niebaum as Napa’s first estate winery, Inglenook boasts an illustrious heritage, a renowned legacy of innovation and an outstanding portfolio of award-winning wines that have defined and established Napa as a world-class wine region. From Gustave Niebaum to John Daniel, Jr. to Francis Ford Coppola, Inglenook’s three principal stewards have shared a strong sense of vision and an unwavering passion to create a wine estate that hearkens back to the European tradition, producing original, distinctly Napa wines that rival the best in Europe. It remains the largest contiguous estate on the famed Rutherford Bench, Napa Valley’s finest area for producing spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon.
The iconic Inglenook chateau was first constructed in 1887, and faithfully restored in 1997. Befitting the grandeur of the Inglenook estate, the chateau welcomes guests for seated tastings and special events. Experiences include tours of the Chateau, the Infinity caves, the vineyards, barrel tastings and culinary offerings under the direction of Winery Chef Alex Lovick who expertly pairs the wines with the seasonal, organic bounty of the expansive estate farm and orchards.