Wine is always cause for celebration; so we don't need much of an excuse to gather friends, family, and those close to us for festivities. Check on our events calendar to see upcoming release parties, winemaker dinners, and more.
Paolo Bouchard from Bouchard Cooperages; an International broker of oak barrels and amphorae based in Napa is providing Outland guests with an education on the coopering trade with a special focus on two Burgundy Coopers; Tonnellerie Billon based in Beaune & Damy based in Meursault.
The discussion will include how a barrel is made, why French oak is important and it’s impact on wine. A special focus will be put on the importance and characteristics of French forest origins when it comes to making barrels.
Paolo’s dad, Vincent Bouchard from Beaune is a pioneer in the Coopering world and is famous for being the first to introduce barrels with different toast levels, demonstrating that specific forests contribute unique characteristics to wine and was the first to start using silicon bungs on barrels.
Accompanied with the talk will be Burgundy Chards and Pinots aged in Billon and Damy barrels from specific forests to showcase the nuances and characteristics of those forests.
Towards the end, Paolo will be opening some bottles from one of his favorite independent Cote de Beaune producers whom he has a long childhood friendship with.
Come learn, taste and drink some premium Burgundy with us!
Tickets are $20 and are available at Eventbrite or at the door. Seats are limited, it is recommended to reserve in advance.
The Great Oak Forests of France
The Farella family was the first to plant Bordeaux varietals in Coombsville in the late 1970's.
Tom's love for farming dates back to his early childhood spending time with his grandparents working on their farm - his great-grandparents were given 168 acres in the 1800's in Selma, California. Tom Farella is fifth generation Californian.
His passion for wine was discovered as early as when he was 13, sitting at the lunch table at the Faiveley winery in Burgundy with his father when he tried a 1959 Faiveley Musigny - a birth year wine.
Tom helped make the first vintage at Farella in 1982 inspired by the burgundian mindset - to make terroir driven wines focusing on row-by-row farming and smaller fermentations. He is driven to make world class wines as age worthy as the great grand crus of France.
This class will allow guests to taste a vertical of Farella wines from their estate vineyard, and listen to wonderful stories about what it was like to make wine here in Napa in the 1970's and 1980's, and to grow grapes for Mondavi when it was still owned by Robert Mondavi.
The class will take place on July 17th, tickets are extremely limited - click here to order yours now.
$50 per person
Learn about the stunning Portugese grape - Verdelho, and its forgotten history in California. Taste through six vintages of Forlorn Hope's 'Que Saudade' Verdelho with winemaker Matthew Rorick. Seating is limited, reserve yours here, call 707.227.1277, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited tickets available. Click here to purchase.
Champagne winemaker Clemence Lalarge-Pugeot will take us through the soil, climate, grapes and styles of everyone's favorite region. Chef Curtis of Miminashi will be serving Japanese cuisine. $50 per person.
Outland is joining the very first Girl Gang Bar Crawl event put on by Cadet Wine & Beer Bar, hosted monthly by a different collection of stellar wine bars and restaurants. Details below:
Cadet is starting a GIRL GANG and we want you to join!
We have a sassy community of smart women and want to honor that brainy hotness by getting a Girl Gang together monthly.
Tickets will sell out and must be purchased in advance. $30 covers the three locations, a beverage at each spot, tax and tip included!
We are thrilled to have recently become a part of the downtown Napa scene. We are now neighbors with Cadet and Mark Herold after a complete remodel of our space on Franklin Street. The space was designed by Michael McDermott, who also designed the interior for Miminashi restaurant, so it’s exciting to welcome locals to such a unique place!
We’re also excited to invite our fellow Hospitality friends working as Concierges or Drivers to our intimate Hospitality gathering. This is the perfect opportunity for us to welcome you in and have you see and experience the new space, and get to know the winemakers behind it all if you don’t know them already! Featured in the collective are POE, Forlorn Hope, and Farella.
Join us at 920 Franklin Street on Tuesday, February 7th from 5 - 7 for wine, bites, and - let’s be honest - great company.
RSVP by February 5th to email@example.com
Our regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 6. We are happy to take walk-ins of six guests or less.
Join us for dinner at Miminashi Restaurant featuring our very own Vin d'Orange Vermouth by winemaker Samantha Sheehan! Selections include five vermouth-centric cocktails, a la carte or prix fixe dinner menus with a vermouth component, and a delicious vermouth caramel topping for their renowned soft-serve. YUM.
Miminashi | 821 Coombs Street | Napa, CA 94559