Davies Vineyards tasting room also pours Schramsberg bubbly
“With its locally quarried stone exterior, the two-story building looks as if it’s always been there, but the Grayson Building, the tasting room in St. Helena that serves both the J. Davies red wines and Schramsberg sparkling wines, is brand, spanking new, and comes with a few ancient surprises sprinkled throughout inside.
“Guests of Davies Vineyards’ wine tastings will get not only an introduction to the Davies’ family wines – both their J. Davies Estate red wines and Schramsberg sparkling wines – they will also get to tour the building that could double as an art museum thanks to the display of some of the family’s treasures that include Navajo blankets, and headdresses from Peru and Chile, some that date to 500-800 A.D. They are part of the collection of vintner Hugh Davies’ parents, Jack and Jamie Davies.
“An outdoor patio with comfortable shaded seating is surrounded by crated trees — some of which came from the Schramsberg property — and a fountain create a true winery experience, which is actually steps away from Main Street in St. Helena, and in what was once the parking lot of a car dealership.
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