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X Winery in Napa CAX Winery got its start at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo when MBA candidate Reed Renaudin put together a business plan. The idea: to create quality- and value-oriented wines utilizing the latest sustainable and technological advances.
For example, the winery’s cork closures are Rainforest Alliance certified and incorporate an eco-friendly process that reduces the harmful TCA molecules that can be released into wine.
President and winemaker Renaudin started gaining wine industry experience in the mid-1990s, and over the years he has worked at Gallo, Heitz and Cuvaison in Northern California, as well as at Australia’s Cape Clairault Wines.
X Winery tasting room in Napa, CaliforniaIn the heart of Napa’s downtown, X Winery is a bright, open and non-fancy space with a relaxed and friendly feel. If you choose to taste at the handsome wine bar, note that it’s made from the staves of wine barrels (you can also taste while relaxing at tables that run alongside the windows). The eraser board on the wall always holds a Wine Quote of the Day, and the walls are decorated with photographs and artwork by Napa artists.

Fascinating Fact:

The term X Winery was originally a placeholder until a “real” name was found. The name eventually stuck.
Amenities: Wine Club
Founded: 2001
Signature Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Red X Blend
Wine Tasting: No appointment needed
Hours: Wednesday–Monday, 11–6 (closed Tuesday)
X Winery
1405 2nd Street
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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