Opened in October 2016 and located among the beautiful rolling hills of Carneros in Napa Valley, Liana Estates offers a fresh approach to the modern winery experience and is one of the fall openings we are most excited about.
Breaking the traditional Napa wine tasting mold, Liana Estates aims to provide distinct and extraordinary wines – including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, unique “lost grape” varietals, and sparkling from award-winning winemaker Sara Fowler – while offering immersive experiences inspired by the winery’s beautiful surroundings to elevate the overall wine tasting experience. Think: wellness activities such as “Brunch and Yoga,” a peaceful yoga class overlooking the scenic vineyard followed by a nourishing local Carneros bento box brunch paired with Liana bubbly; culinary experiences such as “Local Wine and Culinary Picnic,” which explores the many varietals of Liana wines followed by a specialty picnic of Carneros-inspired treats and a bottle of Liana wine; and scenic offerings including “Bayview Barn Sunsets,” which showcases the natural beauty of Carneros sunsets overlooking the San Pablo Bay along with Liana wines and gourmet bites on the property’s signature hillside.
Liana Estates is a passion project of sisters Lisa and Ariana Peju, who grew up surrounded by their family’s successful and award-winning Peju Province Winery in Napa Valley. A true blending of Lisa and Ariana’s creative vision, the name “Liana” is a portmanteau of the two sisters’ names.
“Our family’s winery has been a huge part of our lives since we were kids, and it inspired us to create our own concept that reflects our love for fine wine while also incorporating creative programming to provide a completely new wine experience,” says Lisa Peju.
That is what makes Liana so unique – not only does it offer delicious and high-quality wines, but it also has a fun and experiential aspect to it that takes it beyond your average tasting trip to Napa. What’s also great is that Liana’s experiences evolve with each season and are centered around the Liana wines of the moment, so you can try different wines and experiences each time you visit.
Liana Estates also offers daily wine tastings by appointment in its tasting room – which is beautifully designed and reflects the dynamic textures and materials of the Carneros region – for those wishing for a more classic way to explore Liana wines, along with private events for groups. The space will continue to evolve into 2017, with the unveiling of a second-floor private tasting space – the Wine Club Lounge – and a third-floor loft. It’s the perfect setting for group events – from business meetings, to engagement parties, to memorable celebrations with friends and family, and more.
“Our vision is to introduce our guests to a new taste of Carneros,” says Ariana Peju. “By pairing fine wine with unique experiences, we hope to elevate the way guests enjoy wine at the winery.”
A new taste of Carneros, indeed.
Liana Estates is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Liana Estates wine is also available for purchase in the Tasting Room and online; pricing is accessible as the wines range from delicious lifestyle varieties to exclusive limited productions. For more information, please visit www.lianaestates.com.