Arts in April

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery Presents: The Art of the Barrel

April 1 – April 30, 2018

In conjunction with Art Council Napa Valley’s Arts in April celebration, we are proud to present The Art of the Barrel. This month-long exhibit features the oak wine barrel in various forms. From building a barrel to learning the techniques and intricacies of barrel furniture to understanding how different toasts affect wine style.

We celebrate the barrel this April because oak barrels play a significant role in winemaking. At St. Supéry, each wine that spends some time in oak has its own unique barrel program. We work with a number of French coopers, for the 2014 vintage it was 16, and within each cooper, we use various barrel toasts. Each of these different barrels add a distinctive quality to the wine whether it be for flavor, texture, maturation or enhancing the structure and complexity of the wine.

The Art of the Barrel | Comparative Oak Barrel Tasting

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 11:00am | Reserve Now
$60 per person | $30 Wine Club

Join Winemaker’s Michael Scholz and Brooke Shenk for this unique and very limited wine tasting showcasing the various custom toasts from different barrel coopers. Learn how different toasts contribute various flavors into wine and the process our winemakers use to create a barrel selection for each wine lot which can range from 120 to over 150 depending on the growing season. After the tasting, join Michael and Brooke at the Grand Opening Reception as we celebrate Arts In April | The Art of the Barrel with garden and barrel inspired bites.

st supery wine barrels stacked in the cellar

The Art of the Barrel | Opening Reception

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 11:00am | Reserve Now
$25 per person | Wine Club members receive two complimentary tickets

Join us on Saturday, April 7 as we celebrate Arts in April | The Art of the Barrel. Enjoy garden and barrel inspired bites paired with a selection of St. Supéry Estate wines. Sample bites cooked over barrel staves and learn some tips and tricks on how to smoke your foods at home.

The Art of Barrel Making

Saturday, April 14, 2017 | 11:00am | Reserve Now
$35 per person | Complimentary for Wine Club

With over 180 years of experience, Seguin Moreau is a master at barrel making and toasting with a focus on traditional craftsmanship combined with the most cutting-edge scientific research and development. Come watch and learn as they skillfully build a barrel at the winery. If you have never watched a barrel made right in front of you before, this is a not to be missed event. The skill, attention to detail and work is truly incredible. A wine tasting set in our Art Gallery will follow.

The Art of Barrel Décor

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 11:00am | Reserve Now
$85 per person | $70 Wine Club

Join us on Saturday, April 21 for a wine barrel décor workshop at the winery. Led by Milan Kangrga, a woodworking enthusiast who specializes in the use of barrels, learn the various phases of wine barrel décor. Whether you are deciding to embark on a new hobby of making your own barrel furniture or putting the finishing touches on a piece of your very own, this workshop will guide you through the process and teach you some handy tips and tricks to perfect your craft. Using barrels that once held your favorite St. Supéry Estate wines, each guest will add the final sanding and polish to a limited edition five votive oak barrel stave candleholder. These make the perfect centerpiece, mantle display or handcrafted gift. To personalize your candleholder, use wood stamp initials, dates, or freehand your own design.

*The pieces will require multiple coats of the finishing oil and require time to dry. Mutually agreeable arrangements will be made at the workshop to pick up your votive candle holder, shipping options also available.