An elegant afternoon party marked the opening of 1881 Napa, the country’s only wine history museum. The crowd of nearly 300 people, which included locals from all walks of life, and a few visitors that were lucky enough to stumble across the celebration, were treated to wine, bubbles, beer, tasty bites and games. Guests sipped and snacked on the lawn and in loungers and toured the museum, which is housed in one of the oldest Victorian homes in the valley and located next to Oakville Grocery, California’s oldest continually operating grocery store. Many thanks to proprietor and visionary Jean-Charles Boisset for his continuing support and championing of all things wine and Napa valley—and for a lovely afternoon.
Photography by: Photo by Megan Long