Napa, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2011
1313 Main, a bold, new kind of wine destination, joined Downtown Napa’s exciting wine scene. The intimate and sophisticated wine bar and lounge features over 1,300 rotating labels of fine wines offered by the taste, glass, flight or bottle, complemented by a selection of small plates.
1313 Main is the vision of Al Jabarin, one of the country’s most successful fine wine merchants. Al came to Napa Valley in 1990 and fell in love with everything about wine. After working for several years in Napa’s vibrant restaurant hospitality scene, he jumped into the business of wine merchant, creating CalWine, one of the first and still successful internet-based wine outlets.
A desire to have a richer interaction and share the enjoyment of wine with friends, colleagues and guests led Al to the creation of 1313 Main. He purchased the Napa downtown building on Main Street in 2006 and in 2010, he sought out local master craftsmen, designers and architects to help him construct his vision. Wherever possible, regional and natural materials were used to create the inviting and evocative interiors that offer diverse and exciting wine experiences.
The portico is at once welcoming and captivating—warm woods balance the cool, contemporary details, and soft illumination enhance the entrance. The building’s tower, which is lit in various colors according to seasons and celebrations, serves as a beacon in the night to wine lovers. The main entrance bar is ideally positioned to see and be seen while enjoying a wine flight and lively discourse. For a quiet, intimate glass of wine, guests can retreat to the ‘Speakeasy’ area; while groups gather in the ‘Fireside Lounge’ for relaxed conversations, or group tastings reserved at the ‘Patina Back Bar.’
One of Al’s proudest creations is Cru 32--a room with panache featuring a hand-crafted Vintners Table, a floating granite sink, 32 private wine cabinets and a hanging redwood barrel vault ceiling. The private, glass-encased room provides winemakers an ‘executive suite’ to meet and taste with their fans and guests; and provides private parties an extraordinary wine venue that’s both removed and integrated into 1313’s mainstream energy.
Simply put, 1313 Main embodies the pleasures of wine, and offers locals and visitors an opportunity to experience and enjoy fine wine, food and craft beers in the chic, urban ambiance of master-crafted designs amidst supremely comfortable furnishings. The foods are expertly prepared under the guidance of renowned, local chef Sarah Scott. And the staff offers a dimension of superb expertise and hospitality.
“I’ve enjoyed many wonderful and prosperous years since I’ve been here,” says Al. “Opening 1313 is finally realizing a dream of sharing this beautiful place, Napa Valley, in a new way with community and visitors. I want everyone who comes through the door to feel comfortable, yet tantalized by the alluring atmosphere. And I want to indulge our guests with excellent service and hospitality while they experience the world’s greatest wines!”
Since its opening in late May 2011, 1313 Main has welcomed thousands of guests, pushing its success beyond projections. What’s the winning formula? A rotating selection of over 1,300 fine wines offered by the taste, glass, flight and bottle - all very reasonably priced. Plus, 1313 offers spontaneous Facebook and Twitter specials.
The number “13” has many myths and meanings for different cultures and traditions. There are thirteen moons in a calendar year and thirteen steps on the Egyptian ladder to eternity. In deference to the significance of this number, 1313 will put forth special events on the 13th of each month and, of course, on the eve of the 13th moon. Also in keeping with the theme, the daily changing lists offer 13 red wines, 13 white wines and 13 different craft beers.
1313 Main - fine wine | retail | tasting bar
1313 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559
Hours of Operation
Wines by the Taste, Glass, Flight or Bottle
Each wine on the rotating 1,300-plus wine list is selected through a well-planned tasting and buying process that offers guests a broad spectrum of the world’s finest wines at excellent prices. Guests can sample a daily offering of 13 white and red wines by the taste, glass, flight or bottle.
The wine industry has a thirst for beer of the local micro-brew and fine imported craft league, which 1313 Main quenches with daily offerings of 13 brews.
Artisanal Small Plates
Small plates featuring local and artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, breads and olives are paired with the daily white and red wine lists. Sweet offerings include fine local chocolates and scrumptious cupcakes.
Offered through Facebook and Twitter.
Industry and hospitality members can enjoy wines by the bottle onsite at retail shelf prices every Monday and Tuesday (ID requested).
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