Good News for Raymond Vineyards & JCB; Buena Vista Winery & DeLoach
Boisset Collection has reopened its flagship Napa Valley winery, Raymond Vineyards, along with the JCB salons and lounges in both Yountville and Healdsburg for tastings by appointment. The JCB Tasting Salon – Healdsburg joins sister Sonoma County properties Buena Vista Winery and DeLoach Vineyards in welcoming guests back for food and wine
experiences, while Raymond is open for wine tasting and the JCB properties in Yountville are offering tastings, wine by the glass and bottle service as well as the option to add on cheese and charcuterie. Private virtual tasting appointments are continuing for Raymond, Buena Vista, DeLoach, JCB and Wattle Creek and Boisset is also continuing with its numerous online happy hours and tastings, including the four-times-a-week JCB Live Happy Hour.
Winery and Retail Openings
Raymond (849 Zinfandel Lane, St. Helena) is offering tastings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily by reservation. Starting Saturday, Raymond will offer tours, the “Winemaker for a Day” blending experiences and specialty library and terroir tastings. Make an appointment online or by calling 707.963.3141.
JCB Tasting Salon Yountville (6505 Washington Street) and (starting Saturday) JCB Wine Bar & Lounge are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday; make an appointment here or by calling 707.934.8237. JCB Tasting Salon Healdsburg (320 Center Street) is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Make an appointment here or call 707.934.8237. Guests
will be able to enjoy cheese and charcuterie at the above JCB locations. Also in the JCB Village in Yountville (6505 Washington Street), Atelier Fine Foods is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday and SENSES by JCB fashion, fragrance and beauty boutique is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma (18000 Old Winery Road) and DeLoach Vineyards in Santa Rosa (1791 Olivet Road) are open by appointment for seated food and wine experiences both indoors and outdoors. Buena Vista is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; reserve online via CellarPass or by calling 800.926.1266. DeLoach is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; reserve
online via CellarPass or by calling 707.755.3300.
Both locations of Oakville Grocery in Oakville (7856 Saint Helena Highway; 707. 944.8802) and Healdsburg (124 Matheson Street; 707. 433.3200) are open for patio dining and inperson shopping. Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and reservations for tables need to be made in-person. Oakville Wine Merchant, adjacent to the grocery in Oakville, is open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for tastes, half-glasses and full glasses from bottles from a range of
Napa Valley producers, including Bond, Dalla Valle, Dominus, Shafer and Spottswoode. Reservations available at 707.948.6099; walk-ins also welcomed.
Face coverings must be worn when at all Boisset properties, except for when drinking and eating. Curbside pick-up and retail sales are also available during business hours at all the locations listed above. In addition, Local deliveries are available from Raymond, Buena Vista and DeLoach with 24-hour notice.
Wattle Creek Winery in San Francisco (900 North Point St, Ghirardelli Square) will open for curbside pickup beginning Friday, June 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday by appointment via CellarPass.
Customers can continue to set up appointments with winemakers, tasting room managers and wine club managers from Raymond Vineyards, Buena Vista Winery, DeLoach Vineyards, JCB Collection and Wattle Creek Winery Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST. To access these sessions customers should order their wine flights online
(links for: Raymond, Buena Vista, DeLoach, JCB, Wattle Creek) or by contacting customer service at 707.967.7667 or email@example.com. After purchase, customer service
will coordinate the tasting appointment. Shipping is complimentary for the wine flights and customers can save 30% on reorders of the flights.
Raymond is enabling people to recreate its “Winemaker for a Day” experience by ordering an at-home blending kit for $200, shipping included with code TRHOME. The kit comes with four 750-ml bottles of the Raymond wines used for blending — an unoaked Cabernet Sauvignon, a Cabernet with new oak, Cabernet Franc and Merlot — as well as four graduated cylinders, four pipettes, blending worksheets and an instruction booklet. After a kit is purchased, buyers can choose between joining the monthly virtual blending sessions led by Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Collection, with the next one on June 20 at 2 p.m., or scheduling a private virtual session with one of Raymond’s wine educators. Once customers have determined their favorite blend, they can order it, complete with a custom name as well as label image and text, for $360 for six bottles or $600 for a case. Watch a video from Jean-Charles speaking about the experience here.
Jean-Charles’ four-times-a-week online JCB Live Happy Hour sessions can be found here as well as archived on his YouTube channel. The shows air each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 p.m. and on Saturdays at 4 p.m. Click here for the daily themes and individual session topics.
Upcoming episodes and guests include:
• Wednesday, June 17 at 5 p.m.: “Cool Climate Masterpieces” with Dan Goldfield, partner and winemaker of Dutton Goldfield
• Wednesday, June 24 at 5 p.m.: “Burgundian Beauties” with winemaker Gregory Patriat of Jean-Claude Boisset winery
• Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m.: “Coming to America” with architect Andrew Skurman
• Saturday, June 27 at 4 p.m.: “Rhône on the Range” with Pete Seghesio of
Journeyman Meat Co.
The “Wine Styles” series that features Boisset’s distributed wines air on the JCB Live YouTube channel every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. Consumers are invited to join wholesale partners for an exploration of bottles from across Boisset’s FrancoAmerican portfolio. Click here for more information and a list of the sessions.