Pack up and board the bus because Friday morning we’re heading out for two tastings and dinner featuring Cade, Plumpjack, and Adaptation Wines. The first stop of day is a visit to Krupp Brothers Estate to spend one-on-one time with Dr. Jan Krupp. Who loves paella? That’s good because we’ll tour the Tuscan-inspired estate, experience a private tour of the winery and bucolic vineyard, and taste through some of his favorite wines. You’ll hear first-hand how Jan and his brothers nurtured a passion for wine over decades. Learn how Jan – an internist with a private medical practice – pursued his winemaking as a hobby for 15 years and how he would inevitably become one of Napa’s most iconic vineyards, Stagecoach.
Next, we’ll make a quick stop at Dakota Shy and get the inside scoop on how Todd Newman and Tom Garrett have made their mark on Napa Valley, gaining notoriety from Wine Spectator, Town & Country, and Food & Wine.
It is time to check into the Senza Hotel and freshen up before our next stop! Senza is owned by Dallas’ own Kathryn and Craig Hall.
We’re invited to Dinner at Cade Winery! Our day 3 dinner experience takes place on the terrace overlooking a breathtaking view of Napa Valley. Cade is known for honoring the land, both aesthetically and ecologically. Their philosophy of making luxury wine in harmony with the environment will be felt as we enjoy a Reception and 3-Course Seated Dinner featuring Cade, Plumpjack, and Adaptation Wines.
Food: Lunch at Krupp Brothers and Dinner at Cade