Alpha Omega Collective Adds to the Downtown Napa Buzz
Apr 05, 2019 10:01AM
By Fran Miller
BY FRAN ENDICOTT MILLER
As Downtown Napa flourishes with wine tasting rooms, destination-level restaurants, and a nightlife scene not found anywhere else in the valley, a new gathering spot at the corner of First and Randolph Streets makes the vibrant corridor even more dynamic. Alpha Omega Collective throws its hat into the lively downtown wine tasting arena, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy its three highly regarded labels.
Alpha Omega Collective, founded in 2018, is the umbrella brand for the wineries owned by vintners Robin and Michelle Baggett, including Alpha Omega on the Rutherford Bench of Napa Valley, Tolosa in Edna Valley in San Luis Obispo, and Perinet, 90 minutes southwest of Barcelona in Spain’s Priorat region. Each winery showcases its deep regional roots where the influence of the sea and stunning, rock-laden soils combine to produce world-class wines with unique accents.
“We are very excited to be a part of Downtown Napa’s revival alongside pioneers who are putting downtown on the Napa wine trail map,” said Robin, who oversees the Alpha Omega Collective brand. “Napa Valley was founded on community and hospitality. We are thankful to have neighbors support our new downtown tasting room and to have a location on vibrant First Street.”
Located directly across from Downtown Napa’s Archer Hotel, Alpha Omega Collective showcases the breadth and variety of its three terroir driven labels: critically-acclaimed Bordeaux-inspired releases from Alpha Omega, Burgundian Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Tolosa, and Mediterranean reds from Perinet. The wines are offered in flights as well as by the glass or bottle. All tastings are hosted by knowledgeable wine educators.
“The allure of the Alpha Omega Collective wine experience is the mystique of the pairing of varietals native to three distinct regions’ terroirs with coastal influences,” said Michelle. “The distance from Alpha Omega in Napa Valley to Tolosa in San Luis Obispo to Perinet in Spain’s Priorat may be immense, yet common threads bind these three boutique wineries together to form a cohesive and complementary triangle. This palatable experience of the three terroirs of Napa Valley, Edna Valley and Spain express the uniqueness of the terroir of each region. To do so in this historic setting adds to the downtown Napa wine tasting experience.”
The tasting room features relaxed seating areas, and its focal point is a dramatic mahogany bar with brass foot rail, originally part of the Carriage House Restaurant, and a companion structure to the legendary Noyes Mansion which was built in 1902 and now serves as the Napa headquarters for Wine Spectator. Inspired by the warm and welcoming interiors of Spain, the Alpha Omega Collective features high ceilings, leather belt fans, and rustic wood floors. Fresh white walls properly showcase the contrasting, statement-making bar, emphasizing its historical importance.
Alpha Omega Collective is open Sunday through Thursday from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. to walk-in guests. For more information, visit www.AOCNapa.com or call 707-294-6960.