A strange thing happens when you move across the country: inevitably, you’re drawn to people who came from the same place as you – people who were raised the same way. Our friends Noah and Kelly fall into this category. They moved to San Francisco long before we did, but grew up in the same part of Missouri and went to college in our hometown.
A few years ago, they opened a small wine company with a few friends. Not surprisingly, it took off, and we were invited up to the opening of their new tasting room on the square in Healdsburg. It’s actually tough to find well-designed (modern) spaces in wine country, although that is changing. Banshee’s tasting room is already getting impressive accolades (here and here). Again, no surprises there – Kelly is a designer and has an aesthetic that is the perfect mix of old and new.
I was so proud to see our friends in action, celebrating a lot of hard work. Congrats to Kelly + Noah and the whole Banshee team. We’ve always been rooting for you guys! And we love drinking your wine.
p.s. I love all Banshee wines, but their pinot is my favorite and it’s very reasonably-priced compared to other Russian River bottles of the same quality. You can order some for yourself here.
Photos taken at Banshee Wines, 325 Center Street, Healdsburg.