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Monday, 18 July 2022 19:40

Historic Calistoga Depot Reopens

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Provisions, a Modern Mercantile and Wine Shop Provisions, a Modern Mercantile and Wine Shop Photo: Dylan Elliott

TASTE News Service, July 19, 2022 – Built in 1868, the historic Calistoga Depot, California’s second oldest train station, has opened its doors to reveal the first phase of its renewal—Calistoga Depot Provisions, a modern mercantile and wine shop.

The grand opening will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the re-opening of the Calistoga Depot, which had been closed for several years.

“This is a historic moment for the Calistoga Depot and American wine history,” expressed Jean-Charles Boisset. “We are honored to continue the story of this iconic destination by meticulously returning her to her former glory and showcasing all of the elements this grand estate has to offer!” 

Under the stewardship of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, The Depot will evolve in multiple phases marked with the launch of Depot Provisions. Provisions is a gourmet delicatessen, mercantile and wine shop featuring local, artisanal products. Guests will find on offer cheese, charcuterie, gourmet goods and prepared foods such as pizza, sandwiches, and hamburgers, including breakfast items such as baked goods and coffee. Many of the foods will be locally sourced and sustainably and organically grown. The Depot will also have a phenomenal wine selection highlighting Calistoga and Napa Valley favorites and rarities, available by the glass or bottle, as well as an outdoor patio and bar with select local beers, ciders, limonades, local water, and more in a serene courtyard that features a pizza oven.

As the Depot evolves, the hall, which will be known as the Calistoga Depot Distillery 1868, will be home to a local spirits tasting discovery with spirits tastings, barrel tastings, and crafted cocktails. A historical timeline and photos will showcase the story of Sam Brannan, the creation of the Depot, and illustrate how Sam Brannan became the first millionaire of California.

Outside the Depot, individual rail cars will be converted into several destinations, including Earth & Sky Chocolates (now open), The First Millionaire’s Saloon (named after Sam Brannan); a Champagne and oyster bar; a Mexican restaurant; and Le Clos Napa Valley, a retail boutique featuring lifestyle apparel, candles, fragrances and spa wear.  

Calistoga Depot is set to become a community and visitor gathering place rooted in history, authenticity and integrity anchored in the story of its founder, Sam Brannan. Calistoga Depot is located at 1458 Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga. To learn more about the Calistoga Depot, visit calistogadepot.com

About Boisset Collection 

Boisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty-five historical and prestigious wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, each house retains its unique history, identity and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir. For more about the Boisset Collection,  visit boissetcollection.com.

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