Yao Ming, global humanitarian, vintner and retired NBA star, opened a hospitality center for his YAO MING® and Napa Crest wines in Napa Valley. Yao Family Wines is located at 929 Main Street, St. Helena on the town's charming west side within walking distance of St. Helena’s shops and restaurants. The expansive marble-topped oval bar and intimate lounge spaces accommodate groups as well as private guided tastings in Mandarin. Wine Club members enjoy a comfortable private club lounge and outdoor patios shaded by olive trees. Four types of tastings are available daily, including wine and cheese or chocolate pairings, along with several intimate, private spaces for groups of all sizes. Founders club members gain exclusive access to a members-only lounge.
"These are high class wines. The two Cabernets are actually brilliant, and the Reserve bottling ranks alongside just about anything made in Napa."
- Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate