Daniel Dawson opened Back Room Wines in the summer of 2002. In 2008, Daniel moved Back Room Wines from its original location to its current one, on the corner of First & Main Streets in the heart of Downtown Napa. In seven years of successful business, the mission of Back Room Wines has never wavered: Recommend and sell the best small production wines of the world with great customer service to back it up. Rare, hard-to-get, cult, limited-production: however you choose to say it-that’s our specialty.
As important as the rarity, we do all we can to find the wine that you will like the best. This question often asked of us, “what do you recommend?” Of course, we recommend everything in the shop, so our reply is “depends what you like.” Grape preference, style, are you having with food, what wines have you had that you liked, and of course your budget. These are all important to figure out what’s the best wine we can suggest to you.
Our inventory goes way beyond California let alone Napa Valley. We have a strong selection of European wines, especially France (and especially Southern France) and dabble in fine wines from the Southern Hemisphere. Local winemakers love to shop at Back Room Wines for the best wines of France, Spain, Germany, Austria and more. Search through our Wine Inventory (Buy Wine) and you’ll quickly appreciate the fine selection of wines at Back Room Wines.
Our greatest competitive advantage, the reason many customers around the country like to buy Napa Cabernet and buy Napa Valley wines at Back Room Wines, is the access we get to the tiny production wines made around us. Wines such as Paloma Merlot, Kongsgaard Chardonnay and O’Shaugnessy Cabernet typically come straight from the winery. The easy access, and the relationships we have with the best, finest, smallest production wines of Napa Valley and all of California, is invaluable as a Napa Wine Merchant.
Thank you for reading about Back Room Wines. If you’re not already a Back Room Wines customer, we hope you soon become one!