Nestled on Sundance Ranch in Calistoga, Tamber Bey brings on a serene smile when you drive up the road lined with horses roaming on the world-class, 22-acre grounds. It’s an ultra premium winery that is also an equestrian facility dedicated to top performance horses, along with a safe haven for rescued horses.
Tamber Bey’s wine portfolio includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and many other wines, including estate-grown, single-vineyard-designated varietals and fantastic Bordeaux-style blends. Winemaker Andy Jones, a Thomas Brown protégé, leads in crafting the flavors of each wine, with Thomas as the consulting winemaker. You’ll need to schedule a wine tasting with them in advance, as they only take reservations via phone or online by selecting from either a “Vineyard Tasting Menu” or the “Signature Tasting Menu,” both tasting menu includes five different wines.I went with the Vineyard Tasting Menu and was pleasantly impressed with their wines. The Vineyard Menu included a 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, a 2018 Chardonnay, a 2019 Rose, a 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2017 Rabicano. Of the five, the Chardonnay, Rose and Rabicano were my favorites. I ended up leaving with nine bottles of wine. Masks are required on the premises except when you’re sipping on their delightful wines. You’ll check in inside at their tasting room but will then be led outside to enjoy your wines outside. Robert was our sommelier and was very knowledgeable, down to earth and kind. He took me around the property to meet some of the horses and I have to admit, the horses added to the magic to the whole wine experience in Calistoga. Tamber Bey truly is like nothing else in Napa Valley, I would even consider it a hidden gem. I will definitely be coming back and bringing friends along to share the experience with and will be recommending it to friends visiting the area. Their wines are pleasantly delicious and crafted with exquisite care that you can taste. It’s a winery definitely worth a visit to enjoy the stunning property, sip on some fine wines, and mingle with friends and horses.
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https://www.instagram.com/tamberbey/ Address: 1251 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515