Is Ashes & Diamonds a style statement? The winery, with its retro mid-century modern look, starkly un-Napa white walls, and low-key lounging spaces, definitely says yes.
"A gleaming, glass-walled complex at the foot of Highway 29, it pays homage to the Napa Valley of the 1960s – an era when the prevailing style was less oaky, lower alcohol and characterized by more restraint."
"Karen O has teamed up with Napa Valley winery Ashes & Diamonds to create 18 hand-painted magnum bottles of rosé."
"Ashes and Diamonds adds a bit of mid-century cool to its California cabs."
"Seemingly every box on the coronavirus safety checklist had been checked."
"These days, you can’t stay to soak up the ’60s vibe, but you can still order the delectable cabs."
"Many wineries are now transitioning to pickup and delivery. Ashes & Diamonds Winery has a fun twist."
"Ashes & Diamonds 'Merlot №1' is an opaque maroon at the dining table but more of a cranberry ink in daylight. "
"These overt midcentury modern architectural tributes align with the style of Ashes & Diamonds wines."
"Ashes & Diamonds crafts approachable, food-friendly wines that are lower in alcohol and thus more old world in style—on theme with the winery’s mid-century modern architecture and design."
"If you want to learn about wine before you drink it, this summer’s third annual Ashes and Diamonds Winery’s 'A&D Q&A' speaker series is a great place to start."
"This brand new tasting room is a beautiful addition to Napa Valley. You can choose from a variety of tasting experiences – go for the lunch option, and make sure you try their whites."
"The intent is to make head-turning, low-intervention wines that stay true to California’s terroir."
"... we aimed for a lighter and more current take, fitting to the industrial nature of wine production and more residential scale of the hospitality,"
"We live in a very humbling period where we're turning back to the vineyards, to something more holistic... And it's not something that can be explained through analysis; it's something only your heart can tell you. "
"These vitis vinifera icons excel at crafting thoughtful wines that respect history and biodiversity in both vineyard and cellar."
"The basic concepts are the same as any other winery in the Valley—come see the vineyards and taste the wines—but there’s something incredibly refreshing about Ashes & Diamonds."
"While there are nods to Albert Frey in the portholes and Donald Wexler’s folded plate roofs of the midcentury Palm Springs postcard fantasywe aimed for a lighter and more current take fitting to the industrial nature."
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“Their tasting room is beautiful: midcentury modern, open-air. This bottle rolled off my tongue: so smooth and silky and juicy.”
“We’re really trying to dive into what Napa Cab in the ’60s and ’70s tasted like,” Matthiasson comments."
"How affirming it was to taste the Ashes & Diamonds lineup. The proof is in the bottle with this project: as the old saying goes, these wines 'taste like more....'