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Adastra Wines

California, Carneros AVA Winery in Napa Valley

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Adastra Wines BarnSituated in the heart of the bucolic Carneros district, Adastra Winery is surrounded by gently rolling hills and beautiful vineyards.
Adastra—which means “through striving to the stars” in Latin—was founded in 1989 by Chris and Naomi Thorpe. They planted their 33-acre former ranch with four acres each of Chardonnay and Merlot, selling it to local wineries.
Wine tasting in the Adastra barnThe grapes earned such stellar reviews that they increased both varietals to seven acres each and added six acres of Pinot Noir. All vineyards are farmed organically.
Tastings—given by Chris Thorpe or his son-in-law, Edwin Richards—take place in an historic, rustic-looking 1800s redwood barn with lots of authentic charm (the Adastra barn is included in the annual Carneros Barn Tour). The winery is situated amidst the beautiful, serene landscape typical of the away-from-it-all Carneros region.

Fascinating Fact:

Organic garden at Adastra WinesA 16-foot-tall mammoth, the mascot of Adastra’s sister label, Ed’s Red, greets visitors who wander inside the ancient barn.
Amenities: Wine Club; Ranch Tour;  Cheese Pairing; Vegetable/Rose Gardens
Founded: 1989
Signature Wines: Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Wine Tasting: By Appointment only, except two days each year (in April and December) during Hospitality de Los Carneros (HDLC) open-house events.
Hours: By Appointment
Adastra Wines
2545 Las Amigas Rd
Napa, CA 94559

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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