Tank Garage Winery came to life in a 1930s era gas station in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga, California. An area graced with world-class vineyards and cool California made wines. The result is a small collection of “one off,” uniquely-crafted wines that draw heavily on the owners’ personal lifestyles and experiences.
I really enjoyed Tank Garage Winery, and want to give a shout out to Made Society PR for sponsoring the visit. The wines are delicious, fun and unique. The winery is known for their “big reds” and was recently named “Top 10 cool spots in Calistoga.”
Tank offers a unique spin on bottle art. It was unlike anything I’d seen. Very youthful and vibrant imagery that I understand to be a play on Quentin Tarantino’s films. Additionally, Tank has a private “prohibition room” in the back that seats 30. If you’re looking for a private event space in Napa, give them a shout! If Napa Valley is on your summer radar, I suggest you subscribe to their newsletter to keep up with all the cool stuff happening at the Garage.
For $25 bucks you can taste five of Tank’s top wines. Well the word “top” is used lightly here because all the wines are pretty damn good.. for California Wines (burn!).
From their aromatic Stars Like Ours rosé and rich red blends, like The Heavy, a skin-fermented white wine, Lost at Last and their newest releases, Lipstick and Gunpowder, Roll the Bones and Take It Easy – These wines have been carefully crafted from grape to wine. Their Lipstick and Gunpowder, 2015 California Red was too good not to bring home!
To be honest, I almost brought home two bottles but my suitcase was too small. I also didn’t want anything shipped because it would take too long. Although, Mario did tell me that they’ve partnered with a company that ships wine in any weather.
Often time southern states are too hot to ship glass/wine. So you have to wait. During last summer’s Napa trip I purchased four bottles of wine and had to wait damn near til Christmas to receive. Talk about pissed. So this time I just put my bottle in my girlfriend’s suitcase for the win.
Read on for more details from Tank Garage Winery. For more “What to do in Napa” posts — click here and here.
1020 Foothill Blvd.
Calistoga, CA 94515
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
7 days a week
A reservation is required for parties of 7 or more. We also cannot split large parties into multiple smaller parties. Trust us on this one, we want to give you the best experience possible. More…
Taste through four cool California wines at our lubrication bar (psst…and maybe the secret back room). Lasts approximately 45 minutes.
$25 per person
Tasting fees waived with purchase of any 3 bottles.
Complimentary by reservation only (benefits only available to guests if MADE member is present)
3-Bottle: 2 people per visit
6-Bottle: 4 people per visit
12-Bottle: 6 people per visit
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