While customers and visitors to Handwritten Wines have been exploring the virtues of this excellent boutique winery for years, public recognition by readers of a well-respected wine industry publication officially underscores this opinion.
After tallying the result of several months’ survey opinions submitted by their wine-loving readers, Napa Valley Life Magazine recently announced their “Best of Napa Valley Readers’ Choice Awards” results.
This comprehensive survey asked readers to assess and comment on various categories, including Napa Valley’s Best Winemakers, Tasting Rooms, Winery Tour Companies, Wine Bars, Outdoor Tastings Venues, “Hidden Gems,” and even the best breweries and restaurants in the area.
Best Boutique Winery Results
One category, “Best Boutique Winery”, assessed the artisanal, limited-production wineries that dot Napa Valley’s landscape. While Napa Valley boasts more than a hundred of these handcrafting wineries, a few excellent ones clearly stood out in the survey participants’ view.
Handwritten Wines of Yountville scored an impressive Second Place in this category, just behind the highly regarded Vlader Winery and ahead of the Sill Family Vineyards and a vast selection of other top-flight nominees.
And, not surprisingly, Handwritten’s sister winery, arts-minded Jessup Cellars, was recognized as one of the top three wineries for the Best Art Collection and Galleries.
Handwritten Wines’ Philosophy
Honoring the centuries-old tradition of expert handcraftsmanship, the Owners and Team at Handwritten Wines aspire to create uniquely flavorful wines sourced from the best hillside and mountain vineyards across a wide variety of Napa Valley terroirs. While producing several high-end red wines for their customers, Handwritten’s South Yountville (SoYo) location at 6494 Washington Street is one of the most inviting Yountville tasting rooms.
Also available as in-home and virtual tasting experiences, Handwritten offers a variety of wine-tasting experiences in their hospitable and comfortable Yountville Tasting Rooms.
Wine Tasting Formats offered at Handwritten Wines Yountville Tasting Rooms:
- Classic Wine Tasting: Sample four hillside Cabernet Sauvignons poured side-by-side for your comparison. The Tasting includes truffle potato chips and fluffa crackers.
- Bread and Butter Experience: Sample four hillside Cabernet Sauvignons presented in a side-by-side format. The Tasting includes white truffle potato chips, Bouchon Bakery baguette, three artisan domestic butters, Coppa Salame, and P’tit Basque cheese.
- Pinot Noir Vertical Experience: A vertical tasting incorporates four different vintages of the same. Guests try to detect the difference created by each season’s growing conditions. The Tasting will also include a vertical tasting of Gouda cheeses from Oakdale Cheese Company and a taste of Handwritten Wines’ Relié Cuvée Champagne.
Reserve Your Place for a Handwritten Wines Tasting Experience
While visiting the website, visit the Handwritten Wines’ Wine Shop to select your preferred high-end red wine, a delicious Chardonnay, or the winery’s proprietary white wine, The Author.