Quxiote Winery

An absolute must. The only building designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the United States. Heavily influenced and reminiscent of Antoni Gaudi works — mosaic tiling, no straight lines, each window and door different because they each have their own experience leading you to a new place.

When searching the Napa website for wineries many looked similar, idyllic bistro or modern farmhouse styling. The website is in alphabetical order so I went to the end of the alphabet to find something distinct and discovered Quixote.

We were greeted warmly by Patty, who gave us a splash of rose, and then we were on our way. The tour included telling the story of the property, walking through the production areas, and finally exploring the barrel room. Their French oak barrel bands are now painted in the eclectic colors found on the property.

We did the food paired tasting and the chef prepared items were heavier than the typical cheese and nut plates you get with tastings. The plate included a mushroom mousse, duck confit with plum jam, Brie with onion and crispy pancetta, and a beef tartar on a homemade granola base. Each was fabulously paired. My favorite was the beef tartar on the granola base, while Brad enjoyed the duck confit with jam which reminded us both of Thanksgiving.

Quixote is not easy on the pocketbook with the average cost per bottle ~$150. Reservations required. We joined the club, if only because the quirkiness and beautiful label, atop the divine full bodied wines. We cannot wait to share one with you next time you visit our home.

Quixote Winery 5/5 — enjoy this unique experience next time you are in Napa