Stewart Cellars Now Welcomes Guests in Yountville

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The Stewart family’s new “home” offers three carefully designed spaces for relaxing and enjoying Napa Valley wines in comfort.

The Stewart family’s new “home” offers three carefully designed spaces for relaxing and enjoying Napa Valley wines in comfort.

We aspired to create an effortless place where people can get together, take their time, relax, and enjoy being in the moment, owner James Stewart explained."

Stewart Cellars in Yountville is now open and ready to welcome guests. Located at the north end of town (6752 Washington Street, Yountville, CA), Stewart Cellars was designed by Arcanum Architecture, an award-winning firm that specializes in both hospitality and residential projects, and the interior was designed by Ken Fulk, one of the Bay Area’s most sought after interior designers. The graceful indoor-outdoor property features three stone buildings oriented around an existing heritage oak tree creating a seamless union where guests can flow indoors and outdoors easily.

“Our family is from Texas, and this is our first Napa Valley home,” owner James Stewart explained. “We aspired to create an effortless place where people can get together, take their time, relax, and enjoy being in the moment. We invite all of our guests to feel at home and spend the day at Stewart Cellars.”

Inspired by ancient Scottish ruins, a nod to the Stewart family heritage, the experiences take place in the Tasting Hall, NOMAD Heritage Library and Gather Café by Stewart Cellars. The largest of the three buildings, the Tasting Hall, is a dark wood-accented space featuring vaulted ceilings and a horseshoe shaped tasting bar. Nearly floor to ceiling doors open to courtyard views as well as community and intimate gathering spaces for wine tastings. A flight of five of the Stewart Cellars wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and two Cabernet Sauvignons) will be offered daily in the Tasting Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($40/per person).

The NOMAD Heritage Library is a bohemian bookstore and luxe wine tasting space complete with oversized wood-burning fireplace and a covered outdoor terrace. The library will host private tastings that showcase current and select library vintages of the Stewart Cabernet Sauvignon and NOMAD Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($85/per person). Reservations are required.

Gather Café by Stewart Cellars, a fast casual café, will feature culinary offerings by Chef Sarah Heller, including a fresh juice of the day, greens, grains and breakfast, ideal for both locals and visitors alike. Just outside the café, two shady courtyards offer an abundance of laid-back seating for enjoying a quick snack, a glass of wine, or a healthy lunch. Visitors can relax on a vintage daybed layered with pillows, enjoy the scenery in Adirondack chairs, or have a seat at small bistro tables or the communal picnic table located in the courtyard. As the sun sets, candlelight from the custom lanterns glow for a romantic, celebratory experience.

Stewart Cellars is located at 6752 Washington Street, Yountville, CA, 94599 and is now open to the public daily.

Opening hours are as follows:
Tasting Hall: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
NOMAD Heritage Library: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Gather Café by Stewart Cellars: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Private tastings can be organized by phone at (707) 963-9160, via email at reservations(at)stewartcellars(dot)com or online at http://www.stewartcellars.com.

About Stewart Cellars
Founded in 2000, Stewart Cellars is the collaborative project of founder Michael Stewart, his son James Stewart, daughter Caroline Stewart Guthrie, and son-in-law Blair Guthrie. Together, the family oversees all aspects of the winery’s operations: James, an artist who left behind a burgeoning career in television and music for hands-on work in sales, marketing and distribution; Caroline, who leads the day to day operations along with each wine’s development; and Blair, the winemaker who works closely alongside acclaimed consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs to capture the singular site signatures of Stewart’s premier vineyard sources. Stewart Cellars produces five wines including their flagship NOMAD Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon, Stewart Sonoma Mountain Chardonnay, Stewart Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Stewart Napa Valley Merlot, and the Stewart Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Their new tasting room is located at 6752 Washington Street, Yountville, CA. For more information, please visit stewartcellars.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, @StewartCellars.

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