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Friday, July 4, 2014

TAMBER BEY - CALISTOGA, CALIFORNIA

TAMBER BEY
CALISTOGA, CALIFORNIA

TAMBER BEY
SUNDANCE RANCH
1251 TUBBS LANE
CALISTOGA, CA  94515
707-942-2100
707-942-2104 FAX
EMAIL: wine@tamberbey.com

My second visit to Tamber Bey was totally different than the first visit earlier this year.
The first visit included a wine tasting with the owner Barry Waitte at his home.  After meeting Barry he invited us to a private tasting at his ranch along with a few local winery owners.  That was pretty much the best wine tasting experiences of my life and gave me my first introduction to enjoying private tastings with winery owners.  On this trip, Barry was out of town so we scheduled a tasting at his ranch.  Our driver set it up so we could enjoy a box lunch at the winery since we were on a tight schedule.  When you arrive at Barry's Sundance Ranch and the home of Tamber Bey wines you are transported to a different planet where the environment can feel surreal.  The setting is a large barn with horse stables set against the backdrop of the Napa mountains.  Once you enter the stables the whole world seizes to exist.  Feels like you are on a farm in the Midwest but you are really in the heart of Napa Valley.  Pretty darn cool.  We were greeted by our host for the day who's name was Cher.  Cher explained that she had been working at Napa wineries for over twenty years and happily showed us a map of the different wine making regions as she explained the Tamber Bey wines.  We started with some light white wines and then moved onto the reds.  Tamber Bey wine is good stuff and there is plenty in my wine cooler at home right now plus more on the way.  Cher was an incredible host with a bright smile and laugh that made us laugh.  Every time Cher would say something funning she would start laughing.  Her laugh is infectious and made us all keep laughing.  If you visit Tamber Bey ask for Cher.  You will not be disappointed.  Our wine tasting concluded with a terrific box lunch that our driver had arranged to be delivered.  The boxes contained incredible sandwiches on some great tasting bread.  I got the Roast Beef and my friend got Turkey.  My Roast Beef Sandwich was amazingly good.  So was the Pasta Salad that came with it.  This was a very fun and relaxing wine tasting set in a beautiful environment.  I highly recommend a visit to Tamber Bey and the Sundance Ranch.  Below are two previous posts on Tamber Bey including my visit with winery owner Barry Waitte.

TAMBER BEY WINERY IN CALISTOGA
THE TASTING ROOM IS A BEAUTIFUL BARN
SITTING INSIDE THE STABLES AT TAMBER BEY
ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE IN NAPA
MOUNTAIN VIEWS ARE AMAZING
READY TO SAMPLE THE TAMBER BEY JUICE
I MET A NEW FRIEND AT TAMBER BEY
OUR HOST CHER IS ONE OF A KIND AND FUNNY
CHER EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENT WINE MAKING REGIONS OF NAPA VALLEY
ROAST BEEF AND SWISS CHEESE BOX LUNCH
PASTA SALAD
ROAST BEEF PAIRED WITH A CABERNET TAMBER BEY WINE
THIS SANDWICH WAS DELICIOUS!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND A VISIT TO TAMBER BEY.
YOU DO NEED TO SCHEDULE A RESERVATION FOR TASTING


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