Guests looking to sample rare and expensive wines will be able to do so at Napa Rose, located at the Grand Californian at Disneyland Resort, according to the Disney Parks Blog. WineStation, by Napa Technology, is a new state-of-the-art tool for the sommeliers to enjoy. Eric Quezada, area manager and sommelier at Napa Rose, states, “The WineStation lets us open four distinctive bottles of wine to give our guests a taste of something extra special. We’re offering older vintage wines, cult wines, bottles you won’t find every day.”
The WineStation allows for 1-ounce, 3-ounce and 5-ounce pours, allowing guests to can sample distinct vintages, such as a 1989 Vega Sicilia Unico Tempranillo from Spain, which sells for more than $400 a bottle. Eric notes that the machine allows it so “every time we pour, it tastes like we just opened the bottle.”
Four offerings are always available, usually a Pinot, two Cabernets and a Spanish wine, and the bottles are listed on the menu along with ratings. Napa Rose is focusing on “big-name” vintners, and not all wines will be at the top of the price range. Eric goes on to add that, “Not everybody wants to spend $300 for a bottle of wine, but now they can have a glass for dinner. Our guests are really excited to discover a variety of premium wines that they don’t find on other by-the-glass wine lists.” Prices will be based on the bottle and its rarity.