Fantesca’s Dlynn Proctor
Published On: December 20, 2020

Pays Homage to Old World Wines in Newly Curated Tasting Space

In a globally celebrated destination known for rolling  vineyards,  beautiful weather, and distinguished winery architecture, Fantesca Estate & Winery is throwing a curveball. The acclaimed winery that has  achieved  a  tremendous  amount of success through its partnership with world-class winemaker Heidi Barrett and magnificent views from Spring Mountain is expanding its sophisticated experience in  an unexpected way.

Freshly launched and quietly nestled above a small family business and the cobbled sidewalks of Main Street in St. Helena is a new tasting space curated by Fantesca’s DLynn Proctor, who gained recognition through his involvement in the widely successful ‘Somm’ Documentary Series and ‘Uncorked’ Netflix Original.

In a climate where traveling abroad feels like a distant past, Proctor’s curated tasting experience offers guests the welcome opportunity to explore some of the finest wines from around the world in addition to wines crafted by Fantesca’s world-class winemaker Heidi Barrett.

“We believe in celebrating wines from around the world and gaining a greater understanding of what makes certain regions unique,” said DLynn Proctor. “We designed this experience in the spirit of showing the beauty of Napa Valley while paying homage to wines from the Old World.” Inspiration from the old world includes heralded and venerated multi-generational families from the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, and Bordeaux. Those who can secure a reservation will learn the history of the best Premier and Grand Crus, as well as the Classified Growths of Bordeaux.

The space itself pays homage to Fantesca’s namesake. Its sophisticated design reflects the inspiration of the Commedia Dell’arte, all while featuring beautiful custom art and woodwork.

Fantesca’s new tasting room, dubbed ‘DLynn’s Den,’ is an elevated tasting experience that allows guests an ability to decipher vintages, styles, place, and regionality with wines crafted by Fantesca Estate  & Winery and some of the finest wines from the old world. It’s sure to be a popular spot for those looking for a completely new experience in Napa Valley.

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