On the Cheap: Naked Wines’ locals discount
Naked Wines opened to the public recently with a daylong sampling of its wines, music and a barbeque. As the name implies, Naked Wines is out to have a bit of fun, staffing its tasting room with young British expatriates.
Visitors to the tasting room will hear terms like “brilliant” bandied about when describing the wines. The company evidently wants its neighbors to have fun as well, as it has created a Sonoma Valley discount for anyone who can show that they live there. The deal amounts to 40-50 percent off the published price.
A UK-based company, Naked Wines chose the Sonoma Valley to launch its U.S. presence, choosing the former Blackstone winery in Kenwood. It leases the production facility from Stonecushion Inc., owned by Diane and Ken Wilson of Healdsburg. Naked Wines also shares the tasting room with St. Anne’s Crossing, a Wilson winery.
To find out more, stop by Naked Wines, 8450 Sonoma Highway in Kenwood, open daily from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., or call 408-0011, nakedwines.com.