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Natural Process Alliance Tasting Room, Santa Rosa

davina Feb 22, 2011 02:17 PM

I discovered a blurb about the Natural Process Alliance on BiteClub Eats this weekend, and am currently developing an unhealthy obsession with the place. Mostly because I want what I cannot have: we stopped by there on Monday, and it was closed.

It's a tasting room in the incredibly uncharming light-industrial Coffey Lane/Piner area, making natural wines with absolutely no intervention. And a website that has a design aesthetic little appreciated since the mid-'90s. http://www.naturalprocessalliance.us/home

I'm intrigued. Has anyone been?

Here's Heather Irwin's blurb: http://www.biteclubeats.com/2010/09/n...

  1. Robert Lauriston Apr 12, 2011 11:24 AM

    Great place. I also tasted bottled wines under the Salinia label and some of the individual winemakers' side projects. My favorite of all was the A Tribute to Grace Grenache, easily the best California wine I've had from that grape.

    NPA wines are served at Nopa, Gary Danko, Terroir, Arlequin, Barbacco, the Punchdown, Plum, and Bobby G's. There's no retail distribution except at the winery.

    http://www.naturalprocessalliance.us
    http://www.salinia.com
    http://gracewinecompany.com

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    Salinia Wine/The NPA
    3350 Coffey Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      Robert Lauriston Apr 16, 2011 11:00 AM

      Update, the Punchdown just started selling NPA wines retail. Same prices as at the winery.

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      Punchdown
      2212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

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        absc Apr 16, 2011 12:13 PM

        Also Arlequin in the city.

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      thenpahardy Feb 23, 2011 10:08 AM

      davina-

      Sorry we missed you! We are open to the public on Fri + Sat. 10:30am to 5ish.

      The website is so 1994 for sure-- Now if I can just get something blinking or music we'll be there! ;)

      We keep a little more current at http://thenpa.posterous.com/ and http://facebook.com/thenpa

      We'd love to see you!

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        absc Feb 22, 2011 03:21 PM

        Yup. Great place to stop. Hardy is usually there and has such enthusiasm for both the wines and the story. We had a great visit.

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