This past weekend, J and I discovered one of our new favorite wineries - Casa Nuestra. What a hidden gem. We stumbled upon it because we were looking for a low key vineyard where we could bring a picnic lunch, buy a bottle of delicious vino, and sit outside to enjoy the 75 degree temps.
Casa Nuestra came up in a list of “The Best Wine Country Picnics” in Napa Valley by SF Gate. They nailed it, calling the winery “hippie-dippy”. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect spot. The family-owned, appointment-only funky farmhouse was established in historic St. Helena in 1979. The name Casa Nuestra means “our house” and was named by the vineyards predecessor, after his spanish-mexican heritage. I’m already in love with it for its name and history, but wait there’s more…
Their wines are produced entirely by their organic vineyards (and let me tell you they are tasty) and all three buildings on the property are solar-powered. Like most wineries in Napa, if you buy a bottle of wine the tasting fee will be waived. Welp, we certainly didn’t hesitate - we purchased a bottle of their most popular Tinto to have with lunch, and a bottle with the cutest label I’ve ever seen, Two Goats Red, to take home with us.
We sat outside in chairs made of wine barrels, listening to the birds chirp as we devoured our lunch and half the bottle of Tinto. This was our happy place.
And you want to know one more reason we fell in love with this quaint little spot? A goat named Elvis (named after the one and only Elvis Presley who filmed a movie on the property)!
A must visit, I know we’ll be back, but let’s keep this our little secret, eh?
J instagram-ing Elvis
Best wine label
My happy place
A few other photos worth sharing via the internet :)