The Prisoner Wine Company nominated for “Winery Experience of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast


A leading magazine names the cult brand as a finalist for its 20and Annual Wine Star Awards

Napa Valley, California, (September 5, 2019) – The Prisoner Wine Company, known for its decidedly different wine blends, was chosen as a finalist for Passionate about wine magazines Wine Experience of the Year Etoile du Vin award. Developped by Passionate about wine publisher Adam Strum and the magazine’s editors, the globally significant Wine Star Awards honor individuals and companies who have made outstanding achievements in the beverage and hospitality industries. Ranked among world-class properties including d’Arenberg in Australia, Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa, Viña Vik in Chile and the Vivanco Wine Culture Museum in Spain, The Prisoner Wine Company’s new tasting lounge in Napa Valley is known for its stimulating consumer experiences. . The winner will be announced on wine lover website on October 31 and featured in the special “Best of Year” issue on December 31 and the winners will receive their Wine Star Award trophies on the 20and anniversary awards gala in January 2020.

“We are honored to be recognized by Passionate about wine thanks to this appointment,” said Deja Harrington, Director of Direct-to-Consumer Sales and Hospitality. “Our mission at The Prisoner Wine Company Tasting Lounge is to bring wines to life through meaningful, immersive, and unexpected experiences for our customers, in a setting unparalleled in Napa Valley.”

First released nearly two decades ago, The Prisoner, a red blend independent of traditional winemaking chains, emerged in its first vintage as a force that quickly and permanently changed Americans’ perception of California wine. . Today, The Prisoner Wine Company is redefining the traditional winery tasting experience with its first-ever property on Napa Valley’s famed Highway 29. The Tasting Lounge offers an innovative and elevated experience through its range of wine tasting options, sensory garden and The Makery. Designed by architect Matt Hollis and interior designer Richard von Saal, the destination is notable for its 57-foot-long vaulted cathedral glass ceiling, reclaimed wood fixtures from the original Bay Bridge, and custom furnishings. reinvented from various origins. The property showcases The Prisoner Wine Company’s core portfolio of intriguing blends, as well as a selection of winery-exclusive offerings including a sparkling wine, Chenin Blanc and Charbono. The property is located at 1178 Galleron Rd, St Helena, CA 94574.

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About The Prisoner Wine Company

First produced by winemaker Dave Phinney, The Prisoner was quickly recognized by consumers and critics as one of the most innovative Napa Valley wines on the market, driving the resurgence of Californian red blends and earning the cult wine status. Today, free from traditional blends or appellation restrictions, Director of Winemaking Chrissy Wittmann and her team work with more than 100 winemakers, bringing together exceptional fruit to produce a family of bold and intriguing wines, including The Prisoner, a red assembly; Blindfold, a white blend; Le Vif, a Chardonnay; cuttings, a Cabernet Sauvignon; Saldo, a Zinfandel; Thorn, a Merlot; and Dérangé, a luxury red blend. For the Tasting Lounge and The Makery, Wittmann and his winemaking team crafted new wines to be shared exclusively at the winery.


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