A Lounge-Type Setting From Local Winemaker Joseph Wagner
Published on Aug. 28
One may think downtown Napa needs another wine tasting room the way Tom Brady needs another Super Bowl ring, but Joseph Wagner doesn’t see it that way.
The fifth-generation winemaker and Napa native is opening Quilt & Co., which features Belle Glos, Böen, Elouan, and small-batch experimental wines bottled exclusively for the tasting room. It is cated next to Wagner’s Avow restaurant.
Quilt & Co. is opening the end of August, and Wagner is not the least bit daunted by the COVID-19 restrictions on tasting rooms.
“We don’t need to break out of the box because we’ve never been in it,” he said.
Quilt & Co., has a tasting room and lounge featuring wine flights, wines by the glass and food and wine pairings. There are special wine tasting nights on Wednesdays and virtual tastings for those who purchase six bottles of wine.
This is Napa and such things are not cheap; the wine flights, for example, are $40.
“I created Napa Valley Quilt wines to celebrate the rolling patchwork of vineyards that embody the Napa Valley quilt,” Wagner said. “Having grown up in Napa, I wanted Quilt & Co. to serve as an expansion of that celebration into a physical tasting room in historic downtown Napa. We look forward to welcoming guests and sharing the unique character of this world-class wine region that I am lucky to call home through this exceptional new experience.
“I’ve always believed that when folks are exploring wine, they should go with their palate. My goal is that Quilt & Co. will provide wine lovers a chance to experience our wines in an enjoyable, relaxing, and informative setting with the guidance and support of our talented team,” added Wagner.
The Quilt & Co., website is: quiltandco.com