Curated Tasting Experience With DLynn Proctor

Fantesca Estate & Winery Director DLynn Proctor — best known for his role in the internationally-acclaimed wine documentary series ‘SOMM’ — has designed a highly unique, curated tasting experience allowing guests to taste wines from around the world.

DLynn invites you into a completely remodeled tasting room designed to reflect the flair of Commedia dell’Arte where guests taste multiple vintages and styles of wines from Fantesca and from other global wine regions.

Experience Highlights

Private Tastings


Enjoy an intimate, inviting setting designed to make you feel at home.
Insider Tip: Ask about Fantesca’s Fortune Corkies!
Taste Old & New World


Learn and taste what makes different winemaking regions around the world so unique with a special lineup of wines hand-selected by DLynn.
Insider Tip: Be sure to inquire about Fantesca’s Member Events, including The Kentucky Derby, Michelin 3-Star Dining Experiences, and the Annual Hands on Harvest.
Relax and Unwind


Enjoy a warm welcome as you’re guided through a relaxed and richly layered tasting experience. Whether you’re a Master Sommelier or a wine novice, this is a great way to experience the world of wine.
Don’t leave without hearing the story behind Fantesca’s King Richard’s Reserve Pinot Noir.

At a Glance

Offered Monday - Sunday at 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Takes place at Downtown St. Helena, Goose & Gander and Charter Oak.
2-7 Guests can attend. Guests must be over 21.
Dress is Casual.
DLynn Proctor will be your host for this extraordinary experience. DLynn, a passionate ambassador, is instrumental in winery education programs, media relations, and radio across the Americas and Europe.
This experience takes place rain or shine.

Our take

This is a unique opportunity to sample Fantesca wines alongside wines from around the world without leaving your seat, offering the chance to dive deeper into the ways location, climate, and winemaking techniques can affect a wine.
What better way to learn about the wines of Napa and other regions than through a tasting designed by someone who’s dedicated his life to all things wine?
Since this experience is conveniently located in St. Helena, it’s easy to venture out to other wineries or grab food following your tasting.


The name of the winery comes from a character in the Italian comedy troupe that inspired Cirque Du Soleil. “La Fantesca” was the single female character in the early theatrical performances of Commedia dell’Arte, who could always be counted on to charm the audience. Fantesca aims to live up to the name by producing wines that are “sexy, smart, and unpretentious.”
Fantesca’s winemaker, Heidi Barrett, is known as the “First Lady of Wine,” having produced wine for some of the most esteemed wine brands in Napa Valley throughout her 40-year career.

Your Host:
Fantesca Estate & Winery

Fantesca Estate & Winery
Founded in 2004, Fantesca Estate & Winery is a boutique, luxury winery located on Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. Heidi Barrett serves as the winemaker in crafting the winery's Chardonnay, Red Blend and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, while Tony Arcudi serves as the winemaker for the winery's Pinot Noir. The mission of Fantesca is to create wines at the highest level of rare quality and collectability.
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