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Regusci Winery

Regusci Winery "Ghost Winery" is the name given to the few remaining early Napa Valley wineries that were in existence between 1860 and 1900. Very few of these Ghost Wineries remain as the vineyards of most Napa Valley wineries were decimated by the phylloxera infestation of the 1890's. The economic depression of that decade was the final blow for many others. As a result, most of these wineries were abandoned or forced into bankruptcy and then laid dormant through prohibition. Over the years that followed, many fell into disrepair and were dismantled or absorbed into newer, more modern facilities. One example of a fantastically preserved Ghost Winery is located on the Regusci Ranch - the T.L. Grigsby-Occidental Winery. Terrill L. Grigsby, a pioneer who came to California 1850, built the Grigsby-Occidental Winery in 1878. Today, Mr. Grigsby's family might be considered activists for the role they played in local politics and the Bear Flag Revolt in Sonoma Plaza when California declared its independence from Mexico in 1846. The winery's handsome hand-cut stone fa├žade, with its graceful arched windows, is crafted entirely from lava stone and has walls that are two feet thick. All three stories of the building were designed for wine production resulting in a 275,000-gallon capacity (115,500 cases). The facility was efficiently designed and used gravity to aid in production. The third or top floor was used for crushing. From there the juice was gravity fed to the second floor for settling and fermentation, and finally to the bottom floor for barrel storage and aging. However, this was not always the case. During prohibition, the first floor was used for storage, the second floor was converted to a dairy, and the third floor was quietly used as a distillery for bootleg wine. Today, the bottom floor is still used for storage and aging - but now for Regusci Winery's estate wines.

Directions
From the San Francisco Bay Bridge: 1. Take Interstate 80 east toward Sacramento/Reno. In Vallejo, take the Hwy 39/Marine World Parkway exit toward Napa. Turn right onto Hwy. 29 and follow signs north toward Calistoga. After passing the Napa airport, follow the signs toward Napa/Lake Berryessa (branching off of Hwy. 29 to the right). This will become Soscol Avenue. Take Soscol Avenue to Trancas Blvd. Turn right on Trancas Blvd. Turn left on the Silverado Trail. See paragraph 2 below. 2. Regusci Winery is located 2 miles north of the town of Napa on the Silverado Trail, in the Stags Leap District. The Winery is located on the right hand side of the Silverado Trail as you head North, our address is 5584 Silverado Trail. From Sacramento: Take Interstate 80 toward San Francisco. Exit at Hwy. 12 toward Napa, just beyond the Hwy. 680/80 interchange. Follow Hwy. 12 until it ends at Hwy. 29 and turn right. Follow the signs toward Napa/Lake Berryessa. This will become Soscol Avenue. Take Soscol Avenue to Trancas Blvd. Turn right on Trancas Blvd. Turn left on the Silverado Trail. See paragraph 2 above. From the Golden Gate Bridge: Take Hwy. 101 north past the city of San Rafael. Take the Hwy. 39 exit toward Vallejo (east). Turn left at Hwy. 121/12 and follow signs to Napa. Hwy. 121/12 ends at Hwy. 29 just south of Napa, turn left and proceed up the valley toward the winery. See paragraph 2 above.


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5584 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA, US, 94558 Email: info@regusciwinery.com
Phone: 707-254-0403 Web: www.regusciwinery.com
Fax: 707-254-0417
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  Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromas of rich, ripe boysenberry, chocolate and sweet vanilla, coupled with notes of toasty oak and sweet, dark, berry fruit. Concentrated flavors echo the complex aromas, while ripe cherry fruit floods the palate. This wine is plush and enveloping with splendid aging potential.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense aromas of rich, ripe boysenberry, chocolate and sweet vanilla, coupled with notes of toasty oak and sweet, dark, berry fruit. Concentrated flavors echo the complex aromas, while ripe cherry fruit floods the palate. This wine is plush and enveloping with splendid aging potential.
  Estate Merlot
The 2002 Estate Merlot is a beautiful rich and balanced wine. In the glass, this wine exhibits a brilliant deep crimson, with a decidedly concentrated nose that radiates cassis, chocolate, and toast, complementing the complex nature of the wine. Expect intense flavors of ripe black cherry and butterscotch, resonating with suggestions of cinnamon and ginger. Smooth and velvety overtones add depth and strength to the delighful and enduring finish.. Drink now or cellar up to 2010.
  Merlot
The 2001 Estate Merlot is a beautiful rich and balanced wine. In the glass, this wine exhibits a brilliant deep crimson, with a decidedly concentrated nose that radiates cassis, chocolate, and toast, complementing the complex nature of the wine. Expect intense flavors of ripe black cherry and butterscotch, resonating with suggestions of cinnamon and ginger. Smooth and velvety overtones add depth and strength to the delighful and enduring finish.. Drink now or cellar up to 2010.

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