Our last stop was at Peju because we knew it was open until 6 pm. That is late in Napa time as most winery’s close at 4 pm.
Peju is always packed. Everytime I’ve gone it’s a mad house and for good reason. Peju has a wide variety of great wines ranging in all prices. There is also no reservation needed for less than 7 but with that being said it’s always a bit of a wait for you to be ushered to one of 4 tasting counters.
Peju’s outside decor is memorable. It’s a pink stone building and has impeccable trimmed gardens surrounding the vineyards. The most memorable aspect is the 40 ft tall sycamore trees that line the entrance as you drive in.
It was probably 100 degrees that day and this was my last tasting. So basically I wanted the most refreshing thing they had.
2016 Carnival ($18)
Made with French Colombard
Aromas of dried apricot and honeysuckle complemented by flavors of green apple, passion fruit and lychee.
Peju Province ($23)
Aromas of herbs, violets, nutmeg and tart plum. Plush tannins give Province structure while bright acidity refreshes the palate with flavors of cranberry, ripe raspberry and Queen Anne cherry.
We did the classic tasting for $35 but guess what military is free and we had a bunch of military members!
We first were served both the Sauvignon Blanc and Province before selecting three additional wines that we would like to explore. If you favor reds or whites or maybe both you can make the tasting based off your palate.
Sum it up:
- All varietys with prices for everyone
- Unique grounds & estate
- No reservations required for less than 7 and military is free classic tasting!!!