Our name, Adastra, comes from a phrase and sentiment beloved of Naomi Thorpe's father: Per aspera, ad astra which translates to Through striving, to the stars. The pervasive spirit at Adastra is one of continuous improvement. At Adastra, Chris Thorpe, Edwin Richards, and the Adastra team grow wine grapes on their 12 acre CCOF-certified organic estate vineyard in the Napa Valley Carneros region. Pam Starr has been Adastra's winemaking consultant since 1997. Our total production seldom exceeds 1,500 cases per year of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot and Chardonnay. When the stars are aligned, we are able to produce our ultra-premium Proximus Pinot Noir and Proximus Merlot. Most of our wine is sold directly from our winery to wine club members and friends from around the world. Rotating collection of local artists, some of whom exhibit nationally. Host of Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival, September 11-16 -when artists from around the country come to paint in Sonoma to help raise money for art programs in local schools. In addition, paintings that won the "Best of Show" over the past 15 years of the Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival will be on display throughout the month of August. Art to view and purchase. Per Aspera, Ad Astra We currently offer a complimentary tasting of at least two wines and an Estate Tasting for $20 which features at least four wines from our organically-farmed vineyard in the Napa Carneros. We also offer wines by the glass, making us the perfect spot for a pre-prandial libation. Open Thursday through Monday. Other times welcomed by appointment. Private Tasting includes a selection of both Current and Library wines hosted by our owner at our tasting located on the Historic Sonoma Plaza as well as a tour of our Estate vineyard and farm by appointment only.