The Mumm Napa Experience
By Anthony Rogers
With blue skies overhead and a lovely glass of their extraordinary sparkling wine in hand, our gracious hosts at Mumm Napa knew exactly how to treat their guests. Our Mumm Napa Experience began with light breakfast and mimosas at Flute Bar + Lounge, Mumm Napa’s pop-up located at America’s Cup Park in San Francisco (Piers 27/29) after which we were transported to the picturesque Napa Valley. As soon as we entered the property we were welcomed with open arms and enjoyed a comforting sense of being at home.
Mumm’s warm greetings set the stage for a magnificent and fascinating time touring the winery’s expansive estate. This state-of-the-art winery had us in awe and amazement as we observed the process of wine being bottled and packaged for shipment. The tour ended with a fabulous lunch prepared by the expert Mumm Culinary Team and a private tasting with winemaker Ludovic Dervin on Mumm Napa’s Oak Terrace.
Mumm Napa is one of California’s top sparkling wine producers and one of the most popular destinations for wine country visitors. For more than 20 years, Mumm Napa sparkling wines have set the standard for California méthode traditionelle sparkling wine, emphasizing the exceptional qualities of Napa Valley fruit along with the unique casual elegance of the Napa Valley lifestyle. The winery and visitor center are located in Rutherford along the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley and are open daily for tours, tastings and private events. Visitor center and fine art photography gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Additional information is at www.mummnapa.com