Some of you might have heard of Navarro Vineyards, since their wine is pretty delicious. They are the bane of wine shops since they hardly sell to retailers, but exclusively to restaurants and individuals on their website. If you are from California and dine at good restaurants, you might have heard of them. But what few people know is that they make the most amazing non-alcoholic grape juice from certain grapes.
Let's flashback to 1995 to Valencia Street in San Francisco when a tiny Vietnamese restaurant called Slanted Door opened. The neighborhood is called the Mission District, and at that time was largely home to not only prostitutes and drug dealers, but to small mom and pop stores run by people from a wide range of Spanish-speaking countries.
Well, Slanted Door was pretty amazing back in those days; the owner still was the cook and the food was incredible.
Slanted Door also had on their wine list Gewürztraminer grape juice, yes grape juice, from Navarro Vineyards. Forget all grape juices you have ever tasted. This is by far the best in the world.
While the Mission District has changed - almost all the immigrant shop owners have been displaced by chains or fancy shops due to raising rents, and Slanted Door has moved several times and is no longer a secret little place, one thing remains the same: this amazing juice. Order it online - the only place to get it. You will love it!