This is our first post on our new blog. We thought it fitting that it would be about the first winery we visited in Napa Valley, Alpha Omega.
Shawn (@shawntheactor on Instagram) and I (@shawndrinkswine on Instagram and Twitter) moved to Napa last year for a new job. We work 91 scheduled hours a week and get precious little time to explore Napa and enjoy the #napalife.
About 6 months ago we decided to step out and begin to explore the local wineries and WOW, we had been missing out on the quintessential experience of living in Napa.
Our first stop, Alpha Omega Winery.
Alpha Omega Winery is located on Highway 29 between Napa and St. Helena. An unassuming dark brown building on the right side of the road as you are driving North on Highway 29 between Yountville and St. Helena. Don't let the appearance of the property from this vantage point dissuade you. Turn onto Mee Lane and then into Alpha Omega's driveway. The Tasting Room is very nice. You will be greeted by smiles, art, and some merchandise. Belly up to the tasting bar, or have your tasting on the outdoor patio by the pond, complete with fountain, for an exquisite experience for all your senses.
We highly recommend visiting the tasting room at Alpha Omega. An absolute must for any trip to Napa Valley.
Here are a few pictures of us enjoying the tasting room.
2013 Unoaked Chardonnay
$44 per bottle
$528 per case
My favorite wine from Alpha Omega at this point in time is their Unoaked Chardonnay. I know, I know, my friends all say "If you are going to drink an unoaked chardonnay, you might as well drink a sauvignon blanc." Well, my answer is always the same "I don't like Sauvignon Blanc." which is true, for the most part.
I love it's crispness. A great wine paired with anything lemony, vinegary, peppery, etc. Fish? YES. I even like it with batter fried pickles.
This wine, the Alpha Omega 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay is a true taste of heaven. I didn't start out a chardonnay fan, I'm more of a Cabernet man. But moving to Napa has changed my palate a bit. Well, a lot.