Outside at Tank Garage Winery in the evening. Guests mingle inside the garage. An old style gas pump, vintage bicycle, and vintage chairs pepper the front porch area.

For some folks, a traditional tasting room can feel stuffy and pretentious. It can be hard to enjoy yourself when you feel like everyone around you is taking themselves a bit too seriously. Not so with Tank Garage Winery, just across the street from the Wine Way Inn and Craftsman Inn. This 1930’s vintage gas-station-turned-tasting-room is laid back and down-to-earth. The funky vibe pairs perfectly with their small-batch wines that feature the best in California fermentation.

The idea started with a friendship between James Harder and Jim Regusci, both veterans to the local wine industry. The goal was to bring something new and vibrant to Napa Valley–not just another tasting room with all the same trappings as other wineries in the area. Tank Garage Winery builds its beverage repertoire out of the real-life inspiration of its owners. Every detail is carefully curated to present the taster with a truly one-of-a-kind, California experience. Tank Garage calls their batches of wine “one-offs”, meaning that each run is a unique blend of ingredients that will not be replicated. And this applies to their labels as well, which are almost as fun as the wine itself. Tank Garage collaborates with local artists to develop the perfect visual representation of what’s found inside the bottle. Many guests end up saving and collecting their bottles just for how awesome the label is.

If you love what you taste at Tank Garage Winery, think about joining their wine club. Perks include discounts off purchases, complimentary tastings and other events, new wines with every release, access to a members-only tasting room, and member-only releases. It’s a great way to expand your wine palate by bringing your experience back home with you!

Plan a trip to one of our inns soon, and make it out to their “Garage Sale” on October 27th. From 11am to 3pm, there will be discounts on this season’s flavors as well as vintage pinball, Platinos Papusas food truck, and “Das Bus” photo booth. Wine Club members receive 4 complimentary tickets and non-member tickets are $30. Follow this link to reserve a spot.

We love showing off all that California and Napa Valley have to offer with a stay at one of our inns. Give us a call (800.572.0679) or book a room online so you can get started planning your dream vacation today!

A woman in a black and white polka dot top holds a Tank Garage Winery wine glass in one hand and a pink popsicle in the other.