What to Expect
|Theater of Nature, Raymond Vineyard|
We were immediately impressed by Raymond Vineyards outdoor Theater of Nature that combined art, nature, and Biodynamic farming education. While Nora and I explored the Theater of Nature, Daniel went inside to scope out the tasting room. He returned minutes later very excited. "We are staying here. This is exactly what I've been looking for...there isn't anyplace else like it!" Nora and I looked at each, shrugged our shoulders, and figured we better see for ourselves what got Daniel so excited.
Once inside, Daniel pointed out several tasting rooms, each with a unique theme. Some were open to the public, while others were only available to members. The Tasting Room was open to the public and offered a traditional experience where one can sample wines in a room with windows overlooking the valley. We also liked the vibe from The Library Room, which was a small space tucked behind the tasting room. One area that we only got a glimpse of was The Red Room, a plush space packed with old-school elegance, that unfortunately was only open to members.
|Yes, that is a mannequin hanging upside down between us.|
Just the Basics
- Address: 849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
- Tasting Room Hours: Open daily year-round from 10am-4pm
- Website: http://www.raymondvineyards.com/
- Advice: Bring a camera...and a designated driver.