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Jean-Charles Boisset plans a Napa tasting room

First Street Napa has announced that Jean-Charles Boisset will open a tasting room for his Buena Vista Winery in the 1929 Gordon Building in downtown Napa

As always, the energetic vintner will combine his love of history (and especially California history) with a Frenchman's innate appreciation of the good things in life, especially when it comes to food and wine. Also, fun.

Boisset painstakingly restored Sonoma's Buena Vista Winery, believed to be California’s first premium winery.

“When Buena Vista was founded in 1857, it spanned from Sonoma to Napa," Boisset said, "and we have always dreamed to re-establish the winery with a permanent destination in the Napa Valley, in addition to our St. Helena Vineyard.

"The historic Gordon Building is the ideal Napa destination to unveil our a new vision of Chateau Buena Vista, which pairs the dream of Cabernet Sauvignon, caviar, and chocolate, in collaboration with our friends at Earth & Sky chocolates," he added.

The project is slated to open in November at First and Coombs streets in Napa.

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