Visiting Napa Valley or Living Locally......Join Us for an In-Person Tasting Experience St. Helena!
ACME Fine Wines is delighted to offer four unique in-person private tasting experiences by-appointment-only. Our tastings are designed for the wine lovers who are looking to find a truly exclusive and intimate wine tasting experience beyond the traditional winery visit.
Under the Radar Tasting
- With a focus on new and undiscovered projects, this tasting experience will introduce you to the most impressive Under The Radar red wines before anyone else knows they exist. White wines and imports available by request
- $50 per person. Please allow 90 minutes for this tasting experience of 6-8 wines
- Average wine tasted is between $30-$80/bottle
- Charcuterie board available ($40, serves 2-4 guests)
**Under The Rader Tasting fees are waived upon enrollment in ACME's Under The Radar or Pulse Wine Club.
- With a focus on new and undiscovered projects, our tasting experiences will introduce you to the most impressive Under the Radar wines before anyone else knows they exist, while also including a variety of ultra-premium wines worthy of being included in our luxury Kahuna Club. You will have the opportunity to taste rare, allocated, exclusive and/or brand new wines. White wines and imports available by request.
- $100 per person. Please allow 90 minutes for this tasting experience of 6-8 wines
- Average wine tasted is between $30-$200/bottle
- Complimentary snacks to accompany the wines
**Kahuna Tasting fees are waived upon enrollment in ACME's Kahuna Wine Club.
The Ultimate ACME Tasting
- $200 per person. Please allow 90-120 minutes for this tasting experience of 8-10 wines
- ACME’s Ultimate Extended Tasting Experience will showcase the best bottles from all three of ACME's Wine Clubs: Under the Radar, Pulse and Kahuna. You will taste the most exclusive and allocated wines from each club in this curated tasting
- In this experience, we will deconstruct a Napa Valley Weekend for you, inclusive of charcuterie and cheese to enjoy alongside the wines
- We will send you away with a customized ACME wine key, the perfect keepsake from Napa Valley and ACME Fine Wines
Cult vs. IPO Tasting
- $500 per person. Please allow 90-120 minutes for this tasting experience of four coveted wines
- Exclusively reserved for parties of 6 people
- This tasting will feature two Cult wines (think brands like Harlan Estate, Hundred Acre or Scarecrow) alongside soon-to-be-discovered IPO wines. Let ACME’s Somm's guide you through this tasting of Napa’s best and what’s next
- Internally dubbed “IPO” brands, these are debut projects carefully chosen by our team of sommeliers who are constantly scouting to bring the next big thing to our clients—before anyone else
- Inclusive of charcuterie and cheese to enjoy alongside the wines
ACME's Private Tasting Cancellation Policy
A credit card is required at time of booking to confirm a reservation. Preparations for your personalized tasting will begin in advance of your arrival, therefore we kindly ask that all reservations are confirmed 24 hours prior, to avoid a $25 cancellation fee per guest. If a charcuterie board has been requested, client is responsible for the cost of food if canceled within 24 hours of the tasting.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here in the shop at 707.963.0440 in the event your plans do change and we will happily assist.
ACME Unfiltered ~ Tastings & Truffles
We are now offering Private, By-Appointment-Only, Virtual Wine Tasting and Cooking Classes in partnership with Truffle Shuffle, whose fresh truffle gift set was recently named as “One of Oprah’s Favorite Things.”
Classes will be co-hosted by Truffle Shuffle Chefs and Founders, Jason McKinney, Tyler Vorce, Sarah McKinney and their talented team, alongside ACME General Manager, Lauren Van Ness, who all worked together at the famed Michelin three-star restaurant The French Laundry.
Tastings & Truffles provides an incredible opportunity for a virtual group activity for family, friends, and colleagues across the country, allowing them to connect, cook and taste.
Tastings & Truffles offers a choice of decadent main courses for the class, which could include Black Truffle Risotto, Truffle Mac & Cheese, Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage, or NY Strip Seared Steak with Truffles and Mushrooms. (Kindly note that Truffle Shuffle’s culinary offerings change seasonally.) ACME’s sommelier team will select three different exclusive wines to taste while cooking the dish of your choice. Truffle Shuffle and ACME will coordinate the shipping logistics of all wine and ingredients for the classes nation-wide, making this a prep-free event for both the hosts and attendees.
For this fully private experience, ACME requires a minimum of eight households at $300/per household (exclusive of sales tax and shipping). The per household cost includes three bottles of exclusive, exemplary wines selected by the ACME sommelier team and all ingredients from Truffle Shuffle for a main course for two people. To secure your private ACME Unfiltered: Tastings & Truffles experience, please contact ACME Fine Wines at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707.963.0440.
ACME Unfiltered Virtual Wine Tasting ~ Gift this exceptional experience!
We are delighted to launch ACME Unfiltered, our new by-appointment-only private virtual tasting with moderated Q&A experience featuring some of Northern California’s hottest winemakers!
Join an ACME sommelier, along with one of these famed winemakers, including Julien Fayard (Fayard Wines, Covert Estate, Purlieu), Maayan Koschitzky (La Pelle, Brilliant Mistake, Skipstone, Perfect Season), Aaron Pott (Pott Wine, Wingspan, Perliss) and Bibiana González Rave (Cattleya, Shared Notes, Alma de Cattleya), for an exploration of their wines and backgrounds.
ACME Unfiltered makes an ideal gift for the whole family or a group of friends to share. For businesses, an ACME Unfiltered experience provides the perfect icebreaker for virtual company parties, team building activities, or the perfect way to entertain clients. ACME Unfiltered will allow friends, families and colleagues around the country to share an evening of wine and conversation with each other. We will ship each participant three wines crafted by the selected winemaker prior to the Unfiltered session; all the attendees will need to do is pull the corks!
This 90-minute experience will be arranged on a mutually agreeable date for the ACME sommelier host, winemaker, the gift-giver and participant(s). ACME will select the featured winemaker and three wines he/she has crafted. ACME Unfiltered experiences have a $3,600 minimum to secure the fully private experience, which is met with 12 participants at $300/participant. The cost for additional participants will be the price of the curated three-pack of wines. Prices may vary depending on the winemaker and variety of wines they make; wines are subject to change due to availability. Email us for availability: email@example.com.
Private Virtual Tastings ~ Please Inquire for Availability
Here's how you can discover new wines from the comfort of your home, and learn with the help of our sommelier-guided tastings via virtual interaction. Your host will guide you through this 1-hour experience, sharing the intricate details and story of up to three wines. These new tastings will be held via Zoom and private appointments can be made by calling 707.963.0440 or by emailing the ACME team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For groups of 2-8 people, please select from the following virtual tasting option minimums for an experience of three wines per household, shipped in advance to each participant's home.
- $150 Tasting Experience
- $350 Tasting Experience
- $500 Tasting Experience
This experience is ideal for smaller groups of friends and family. Each participant will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the sommelier hosting the tasting. After you decide on your preferred tasting experience, a member of our team will ask for your three favorite varietals in order to customize the experience for you and select the wines with your preferences and tasting experience in mind.
For groups of 9 or more, this experience is ideal for work colleagues, special events and business. Each participant will be able to ask questions during the experience by using the chat box. The pricing options remain the same, however one member from the group will be designated as the host working directly with the ACME sommelier to create the experience and coordinate shipment of the selected wines to each participant.
We look forward to raising a glass with you, your friends, family and/or colleagues!