An authentic French outpost in California's Wine Country.. In Short The winery, built in 1987, was designed to resemble wine cellars in the Bordeaux region of France. The tasting bar rests on old wine presses from France. Owner Jacques de Conincks has been combining Old-World wine-making skills with Napa Valley's grapes and modern technology since purchasing this 65-acre plot in 1986. Tastings are exquisitely handled and tasters overflow with French hospitality.