Had to have a blast from the past for this post title and with a little Aerosmith from Mrs. Doubtfire. And what a great start with some classic rock before chatting about one of the coolest wineries in Wine Country, Cliff Lede (pronounced “Lady”). I visited Cliff Lede Wineries when I first moved to Napa with some great friends for a private tasting. It was one of the most memorable wine tasting experiences. I recently had the opportunity to visit again for a private tour and luncheon.
Cliff Lede is every music lovers dream winery! Each of the different vineyards are named after classic rock songs/albums such as “My Generation”, “Dark Side of the Moon”, “Stairway to Heaven”, etc. As soon as you walk into the main tasting room you can start to see hints of rock n roll from guitars to Rolling Stone logo t-shirts with “Cliff Lede” on the front.
We continued our tour to their outdoor seating area with a covered patio which I think would be ideal to sit outside and relax during the afternoon. From there we we went to one of my favorite areas on the property, the “Backstage Tasting Room.” This space showcases some pretty incredible artwork, memorabila, and fabulous wine. This room features different art pieces of some pretty legendary musicians. You can also find signed guitars, Aerosmith drumsticks, and so much more. Here you can enjoy a pretty amazing tasting experience while taking a stroll down rock n roll memory lane.
Next we went on a stroll though the vineyards and up to another private dinner space that overlooked the stunning Napa Valley as well as the winery cave and bottling process below. The views were amazing as we had our own private dinning room looking over the vineyards and the property. We enjoyed an amazing luncheon with even more amazing wines to compliment the meal.
Some of my favorite wines included the 2014 FEL Pinot Noir from the Hirsch Vineyard, the 2014 Scarlet Love and of course the 2014 Cliff Lede Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.
I can’t wait to hopefully visit again soon and try even more delicious wine!