Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Opens Hospitality Center for Yao Family Wines

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Visitors can enjoy three different tasting menus highlighting Yao Family and Napa Crest wines
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Yao Family Wines launched its first vintage (2009) in 2011.

Global humanitarian, retired NBA star, and now vintner Yao Ming has opened a hospitality center in Napa Valley for people to experience Yao Ming and Napa Crest wines.

Yao says, “We are very excited to have opened the doors at our new home in St. Helena. We look forward to welcoming fans of our wines, and introducing ourselves to new friends as well. Our hospitality center is warm and welcoming, and allows us to share our wines with visitors from all over the world.”

The center is located at 929 Main Street in St. Helena. Three tasting options are on offer, according to Wine Industry Advisor. An Access Tasting ($35) features two Napa Crest wines and the Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; the Reserve Tasting ($50) includes Napa Crest Red Blend, Yao Ming Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Yao Ming Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and a cheese plate; and a Library Tasting ($80) comes with the 2010, 2011, and 2012 limited Yao Ming Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and a cheese plate.

Yao Family Wines offers both private appointments and walk-in tastings. Wine club members can enjoy the private club lounge and outdoor patios at the center. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

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