This is by far a great way to spend an afternoon. I had 3 friends go with me so 4 total all together. We all had different flights. Each one magnificent, they also provided some cheese and sliced baguettes. You can totally understand why their wine is such a successful brand in Napa. This whole extravaganza took place in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Dr., quite the new thing; winery tasting rooms are coming to Southern California.
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, Napa Valley sustainable farmed winery. They are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. “Our vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. We are proud to be recognized for our exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and estate red and white blends. All of our wines are estate grown, produced and bottled”.
I tried the Featured Wine Flight, which is a combo of white and reds: 2016 Dollaride estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Napa Valley Estate Virtu, 2013 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot, and 2013 Napa Valley Estate Elu. My favorite was the 2013 Estate Elu, with its lovely chocolate creamy nuances; you could pair this with a great filet mignon or even a burger. It was just so warm and inviting, I just loved all of its hearty characteristics. I also tried an extra taste, the 2015 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Chardonnay, creamy, with vanilla and caramel flavors; you would want this delicate chardonnay with scallops, shrimp and or lobster.
My guests had these 2 fights: White Wine Flight, taste through a selection of 100% estate grown Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wines that each have their own unique characteristics defined by their winemaking style from 100% stainless steel fermentation to a combination of oak and stainless steel. 2016 Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2016 Napa Valley Estate Oak Free Chardonnay, and 2015 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Chardonnay. Red Wine Flight: This is the ultimate Cabaret Sauvignon experience with a tasting of four wines from our diverse, 100% estate, certified Napa Green Rutherford and Dollarhide vineyards of St. Supery. 2013 Napa Valley Estate Elu, 2013 Dollarhide Elevation, 2013 Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2013 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
In 2015 St. Supéry’s neighbor Chanel purchased the winery; and this fantastic pop-up tasting salon is on the ground floor of the building next door to the Chanel boutique. The three-story building was previously home of the Lladro porcelain store before Ladro moved down the street. The 1,000-square-foot space has large glass windows looking out onto Rodeo Drive; a high ceiling that covers the three-story building, and a huge striking staircase right in the middle.
Reminiscent of a French parlor; so elegant, with seating for 62 people. You can be served at the large marble bar or at bistro tables. St. Supéry wine bottles are displayed throughout the space. Barrels brought down from the winery are in the hallway, as well as soil samples from the winery’s Dollarhide and Rutherford Estate Vineyards.
St. Supéry Beverly Hills Tasting Salon is scheduled to be open for one year. They officially opened their doors of the pop-up tasting salon on Oct. 14, 2017.
Casual, elegant, truly a great find on Rodeo Drive, or anywhere for that matter! Next time you would like a perfect wine tasting afternoon try St. Supery!
Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
St. Supery Tasting Room
408 N. Rodeo Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210