Napa wineries roll out new tasting experiences

Vineyards in the California wine-growing region offer picnics and live singers to attract guests jaded with cookie-cutter wine-tasting tours

Visitors to Promontory Winery make an appointment for a private host to lead them through a tasting.
Visitors to Promontory Winery make an appointment for a private host to lead them through a tasting.PHOTO: PROMONTORY WINERY/INSTAGRAM

SAN FRANCISCO • Want to escape from the tried-and-tested tasting experience in wineries in California's Napa Valley?

The Prisoner Wine Co can break these shackles, being part of a spate of new wineries in innovative spaces that promise to offer a break from the traditional group tour and tasting that is typical in the region.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 12, 2018, with the headline 'Napa wineries roll out new tasting experiences'. Subscribe