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Beau Vigne

Yountville, California Wine Tasting

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Beau Vigne entrance wine tasting Yountville CAFormer high school football coach Ed Snider grew up in Napa Valley as the child of vintners whose winemaking roots harked back to 16th-century Italy. So it’s not surprising that, at some point, he would be making his own wine.
He and his wife, Trish, began thinking about buying a vineyard in the 1990s, and they eventually purchased a site in the Atlas Peak appellation overlooking Stags Leap; it’s now planted mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a smaller percentage given to Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. The Sniders produced their first Beau Vigne vintage in 2002, and have received stellar reviews over the years from major industry critics such as Robert Parker. Apparently the name Beau Vigne—which means “fine wine” in French—was well chosen.
Beau Vigne wine tasting bar in Yountville CAThe tasting room in Yountville’s Washington Square—on the north end of "wine tasting row"—offers tasting at the bar and while seated at tables. The room’s modern, minimalistic design highlights beautiful touches such as the creative, free-form chandelier and the high-style tables and chairs.
Discounts are given on some wines purchased in the tasting room.

Fascinating Fact:

Many of the St. Helena High School football players coached by Ed Snider back in the 1990s have since entered the local wine industry and become his peers.
Amenities: Wine Club
Founded: 2002
Signature Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Soda Canyon Barrel Chaser (red wine blend)
Wine Tasting: No appointment needed
Hours: Daily, 8–11
Beau Vigne
6795 Washington Street
Yountville, 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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