Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits in Napa Valley has made it our business to track down the hottest wines the world has to offer and serve them via our catalog, our Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ in downtown Napa and on our website. Our blog provides a unique, insider's view into what we do every day...taste wine, visit our winemaker friends, tour wineries, attend events and of course, stop to enjoy the simple things in life...food, friends and wine.
G&Ts by the
pool, greyhounds at the beach, cookouts, maybe a taste on the back nine… We
think the fresh pine, spice and mint aromas can also dream up snow days,
ice-skating and a relaxing game night by the fire.
Gin truly is a year ‘round
We’ve got some fantastic gins in stock whether you lean
toward the citrus-forward style (like our spirits buyer), or a juniper-bomb
take a look at our selection, you’ll find something great!
We are also working
on a couple of things that will hopefully come to fruition later this year, so
Here are a few of our favorite Gins that can be bought right here at Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits:
FEW Breakfast Gin Illinois
Made from midwest grain, and distilled with Earl Grey tea, which perfectly complements the juniper and citrus notes, the Breakfast Gin will liven up any martini!
Brooklyn Gin New York
Hand-crafted in small batches in a small copper still that produces about 300 bottles per 3-day run, this citrus-forward London style with a heart of juniper is dry, crisp and well balanced.
Herbaceous juniper, fresh grapefruit and coriander pop on the nose, while bergamot and spicy cassia dominate the palate. This is the ultimate cocktail gin, perfect with tonic or as a classic martini.
Try out your bartending skills with these fun cocktails:
"our EFFORTS ARE GOING TO BE ADROPINTHEBUCKET, BUT IF WE WOULD HAVE NEVER TAKEN THAT STEP BECAUSE IT WAS TOO BIG OF A PROBLEM, THEN WE WOULDN'T BE ANYWHERE RIGHT NOW."
-DOC HENDLEY, FOUNDER
For the last month and a half Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ has been pouring Wine To Water Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass in efforts to help get clean water access in countries around the world. For each glass that is purchased at the restaurant, we are donating a dollar to the organization.
Wine To Water is an organization that is very much near and dear to our hearts. Our On-Premises Wine Director, Jared Seitzer, actually volunteered for the organization a few years back and had the privilege of going on their first outreach trip to Cambodia.
"My wife and I travelled through Cambodia and SE Asia 2
years prior and immediately fell in love with the people and culture.
However, we also saw the poverty and people drinking out of the Mekong River,
and brushing thier teeth in the water as trash floated by. We met a 14
year old boy who became our tour guide for a few days on a river tour, and I
asked him if money was no object what did he need. He immediately said
clean drinking water. More people are sick in that region from polluted
water/sanitation than anything else… especially children since their immune systems
aren’t strong enough to fight the bacteria. The other thing he said was
transportation (he meant bicycles) to get the sick to the local hospitals and
clinics. Sounded about as basic as it can get to me, so I wanted to help
in someway… I later found out about Wine To Water and that was that; especially
since I’m in the Wine Business."
- Jared Seitzer
What is Wine To Water?
Wine To Water is a non-profit organization that is committed to serving in community to provide clean water to those in need. They work with local people from Cambodia, the Amazon, Dominican Republic, East Africa, and Nepal to name a few, and use local materials whenever possible. Why Wine? "Wine symbolizes wealth, celebration, and community in western culture. Our mission is reshaping the face of aid by using all three in an entirely new way." Why Water? "Nearly 663 million people lack access to clean water and another 2.4 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. We are devoted to fighting this crisis."
Since Wine to Water started in 2003, they have been able to provide over 400,000 people from 24 countries with access to clean drinking water.
Please help us give back to the world and help get clean water access to countries in need.
Water is a necessity in life. Our country is so fortunate not to have to worry about a limited supply. Let's take a step back from our busy lives and think about the other billions of people out in the world. What do they need? How can we help them? What small step can we take that actually would be a huge leap for another person?
If you find yourself in Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ, order up yourself a BBQ platter and a glass of Wine To Water Cabernet Sauvignon and think about all the lives you may be saving with just one act of kindness.
To learn more about Wine To Water and to volunteer and get involved please click here.
If you would like to donate "a drop in a bucket," please click here.
Bubbles to toast the grads! Schramsberg
is a Napa Valley institution and a wine many believe to be our Valley’s first
foray in to competing for bubble-supremacy with our Champagne counterparts
across the pond. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate graduation
than to gift a bottle of bubbles made in a traditional method but which finds
itself in a new world."
"Charles Krug was the very first winery
to produce commercially in the Napa Valley and has primarily been owned and
operated by the Mondavi family for nearly a century; having been passed down
from one generation to the next. It’s a wine that exemplifies family tradition
here in Napa and would be very appropriate to commemorate your own family
tradition. I recommend
gifting one bottle to celebrate the graduation and one bottle to open when they
get their first job!!"
is one of those wines that should be enjoyed with family and then left on the
mantle of a graduate as a constant reminder to always chase down their dreams
and a wish from the parents that all their future Pursuits be
your college’s library in a glass and you’ll be circling around the spirit of
this Spirit! Rich with
well-developed flavors and aromas of leather fig and toffee, this is a complex
spirit that is a great introduction to the world of brandy. Celebrate the next
step in life with a “next level” spirit!"
and experience, but still a playful exuberance. What could be a better
whisky for a newly-minted graduate?
From the incredible Springbank distillery in Campbeltown comes this
approachable, easy drinking 12 year old Irish whisky.
The exploration into the finest things in life is just starting. They might as well get off on the right foot!"
Mom, mother, mama, madre, mum, ma, there are so many
different ways to say that one word we learn at the very beginning of our life.
The bond between a mother and child is something to cherish, just like a fine
With Mother’s Day literally
around the corner, we thought it was a good idea to put together a last minute
idea for all the wine loving families out there.
From the wise words of Ilse Chun, one of our Wine Scouts, “If
mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy…”
Our #1 pick for
Mother’s Day is the gift that keeps on giving, every month to be exact!
Wine Scout Approved!
“We taste thousands of wines each year to select a
handful to go into your special club- that just so happens to fits your palate.
We offer the very best of Cali Wines: (Cali Connection),
Killer Cabs, maybe Club Pinot for the Pinot lover, or the SILVER SPUR WHITE
ONLY Club: for ladies who love white wine (and white teeth).
Perfect for her next Book Club night or for routine, nightly
relaxation, as a member, she will also enjoy deep discounts on re-orders and BH