Tamber Bey Vineyards is bringing its stable of artisan wines to downtown St. Helena this month.
The new tasting room, located at 1234 Adams St., will be the first single-winery tasting room in the town’s central business district.
“We have been looking for the right place – a place that could really speak our brand – and this location is ideal,” Tamber Bey General Manager Jennifer Nice says.
The 1,600-square-foot tasting room will feature a wine bar for walk-in tastings, private seating for tastings by appointment, and outdoor seating.
“The outdoor seating will greatly add to the ambiance of the city,” St. Helena Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Nancy Levenberg says.
The tasting room will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Tasting fees will range from $15 to $25. Wine will also be sold by the glass and bottle for onsite consumption.
Barry Waitte of Napa founded Tamber Bey Vineyards in 1999 when he purchased his first vineyard, located in the Yountville appellation. He purchased his second vineyard in the Oakville appellation the following year. Tamber Bey Vineyards produces its five wines exclusively from these two vineyards.
Waitte is an avid equestrian and successful competitor, and horses play a prominent role at Tamber Bey. The wine company is named after Waitte’s first two Arabian horses, Tamborina and Beyamo.
“Our production has grown steadily over the years, from several hundred cases initially, to almost 3,000,” Waitte says. “This year, we will pick for 6,000 cases and have the vineyard capacity to produce up to 9,000 cases.”