I’m all for multi-tasking, especially when it involves admiring work of arts and shopping for antiques and home furnishings all the while tasting some pretty decent wine.
That’s exactly what Ma(i)sonry in Yountville, Napa Valley, has accomplished with its fine art, design, and wine tasting gallery.
A 1904 stone building on the National Register of Historic Places, the former farmer abode and seven-bedroom Inn has been renovated to house three private tasting rooms, two gallery rooms and outdoor gardens, providing an idyllic setting for a cultured wine tasting tour.
Owner Michael Polenske (who founded the nearby cult winery Blackbird Vineyards) has curated a selection of antique, vintage, and contemporary pieces that fit together surprisingly well.
All the furniture, art, and accessories are for sale, though most of them come with a hefty price tag ($7,000 chandelier anyone?).
I think I could seriously live here…
Outdoors, redwood dining tables can accommodate dinner parties underneath centuries-old olive trees. We kicked back on a massive wood table with a flight of Blackbird Vineyards wines in the middle of this artsy oasis.
A bust of Einstein greets the visitors at the entrance of the courtyard and sculpture garden.
Tasting flights range from $15 to $35 per person, featuring different vintages or types of wines. What I love about Ma(i)sonry is that, being a wine collective, they feature various smaller producers and boutique wines you would have a hard time finding anywhere else… guess it adds to the overall perfectly curated feel of the place!
Don’t miss this vintners’ collective on your next visit to Napa for a unique lifestyle experience in wine country.Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley 6711 Washington St. Yountville, CA Tel: 707-944-0889