There is no winery in Napa Valley like the Prisoner Wine Co.
Amid all the valley’s visually redundant wineries, the Prisoner stands out as starkly modern — a sleek, horizontal monolith on Highway 29 in St. Helena. The surrounding Tuscan villas, faux chateaux and palatial farmhouses feel prudish by comparison. Inside the Prisoner’s tasting room, one wall is covered in long, dangling shackles. Customers sip flights of wine while surrounded by metal bookshelves held up by prison cell-like bars.