Viticultural and Artisanal Food in Nappa Valley

15.05.2019

For the owners of St Regis, San Francisco to help Blacksheep define the new F&B strategy for the Luxury Collection hotel, to understand the west coast F&B vibe and collect insights on culture, history and heritage.

 

Nappa Valley is much more than just wine, amazing world class restaurants from the likes of Thomas Keller and his ‘The French Laundry’, large food markets to small artisanal bakeries, it’s a food and wine lover paradise. The Market is a great spot to grab a bite while exploring town. Hog Island Oyster do amazing fresh Oysters paired with a local wine and beer. To kick start our day we had a delicious Huevos Rancher for breakfast and a great coffee from Ritual Coffee Rosters.

There is so much to take in with while walking and driving around. Many restaurants have small allotments attached to supplying their fresh veg.

 

After some superb wine tasting at Hope & Grace it was time for lunch at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch’s restaurant, showcasing the seasonal, ingredient-driven American farmhouse cooking – with an authentic farm-to-table menu. Housed in a former nursery barn, the 110-seat restaurant revolves around a central open kitchen with booth and central seating, community dining, and a full bar. Amazing fresh food, you really felt it had been picked that morning and it was.

On to Robert Sinskey vineyard with its vast fruit orchards, vineyards covering the winery grounds. Here they embrace biodiversity and encourage natural processes in growing healthy grapes that help craft expressive, vibrant and living wines. Sheep graze the vineyards and provide wool, pelts and meat. Beehives dot the backside Vineyard where they pollinate the orchards and provide honey.

Nappy Valley is an edible landscape taping into the rhythms of nature, I can’t wait to go back as we only experienced a tiny proportion of what the region has to offer.

 

Paul Mann
Brand Director