C California Style

Napa’s Need-to-Know Winery

by C California Style

Contemporary design meets bold flavors at Nine Suns in St. Helena.

This article originally appeared in the March 2017 issue of C Magazine.

Pritchard Hill, aka the Rodeo Drive of Napa Valley, welcomed a new neighbor last fall in Nine Suns. Founded by siblings Aimee, Jason and Chris Chang, the winery pays homage to the brood’s Chinese-American heritage by embracing the myth of the origin of the sun: “We aim to tell a story of balance in all aspects of the Nine Suns brand, via the multisensory guest experience, the mixed contributions from family members and ultimately in the wine itself with respect to the integration of fruit, tannins and aromas,” says Jason’s wife, co-proprietor Flora Chang. The winery’s contemporary design makes a bold statement, with a concrete structure set on a dramatic hillside, framing a view that, on a clear day, stretches across the Napa Valley all the way to San Francisco. By appointment only; 200 Long Ranch Rd., St. Helena, 707-963-9888; ninesuns.com. • Schuyler Bailey