Winery Spotlight: Eleven Eleven Winery
Eleven Eleven opened their doors less than a year ago in an area flanked by more local businesses than wineries, making them the quintessential first stop before hitting the Silverado Trail. This contemporary winery adds an inviting look to the industrial area. When entering Eleven Eleven I was immediately in awe of the simplistic and elegant architecture. To add more visual appeal, you will first see a sleek waterfall facing the comfortable and plush seating area to unwind and relax. What I truly love and found special about Eleven Eleven was a personal touch of being greeted with a warm and inviting smile (THANKS Holly) and was given a taste Rose (yay!). Now that's what I call customer service at its best!
Owners Ellie Anest and Aurelien Roulin met each other on a international flight. They both have a passion for delivering phenomenal experiences for others to share and that’s where their great friendship began. After meeting they brought on board Carol Vassiliadis in starting the winery and the rest was history.
Production at Eleven Eleven consists of only 1800 cases of wine, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and don't forget that Rose I mentioned earlier, one of the few to produce a beautiful Rose of Syrah. All of their wines are made to showcase a varietal in its purest form, no blending just 100% of each grape is what you'll find in each bottle produced at Eleven Eleven. Their grapes are mostly sourced from their Estate Vineyard, with some fruit coming in from notable vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Due to this small production you unfortunately can’t find their wines anywhere but the winery and that’s what makes the wine even more valuable to enjoy in Napa Valley. On top of that, Their winemaker is Kirk Venge, son of the famed Nils Venge, the first person in the Napa Valley to ever receive a perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, a skill surely to have been passed on to Kirk. Kirk is the owner and winemaker for Venge Estate Vineyards and Winery and is a Consulting Winemaker as well. The boutique wineries he consults for are B Cellars and Jax Vineyards to name a few. The motto at Eleven Eleven is “Make your moment” so make yours by visiting this amazing property. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
Happy Wine Tasting!
Dan'yell and Mal