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Mason Cellars

Winery Tasting Room at Oxbow Market in Napa CA

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Mason Cellars in Napa near Oxbow MarketFamily-owned and -operated Mason Cellars was founded in 1993 by Randy and Megan Mason with the aim of crafting fine wines at affordable prices. Given the acclaim that Mason wines have attained through the years—particularly their selection of Sauvignon Blancs—they’ve succeeded handsomely.
The endeavor was certainly helped along by Randy’s background: after graduating from UC Davis with a degree in Fermentation Science, he worked for several years as a Napa vineyard manager and winemaker.
Megan’s marketing career made her a natural to handle the winery’s public relations.
Mason Cellars interior and tasting barIn 2006 the Masons opened a tasting room at the Oxbow Market in downtown Napa. If you can imagine a country kitchen that looks the way Sauvignon Blanc tastes, you’ll get an idea of what you’ll be walking into.
The tasting room is bright, open, and sunny, with a hint of French countryside thrown in. And it’s artsy too, with work by local artists always on display and imaginative coloration on the walls and even the floor. Despite all the elegance, the feel is down-home and very friendly.
On sale are carefully selected wine, gourmet, and other items for the gracious home.

Fascinating Fact:

Randy Mason designed Lakespring Winery and then served as General Manager and Winemaker for 16 years.
Amenities: Complimentary tastings, Small in-house shop, Meet-the-artist events
Founded: 1993
Signature Wines: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio
Wine Tasting: No appointment necessary
Hours: Thursday–Monday, 11–5:30
Mason Cellars
714 First Street
Napa, CA 94559
email: megan@masoncellars.com
website: www.masoncellars.com

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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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