The name Adastra comes from a phrase and sentiment beloved of Naomi Thorpe’s father: Per aspera, ad astra which translates to Through striving, to the stars.
At Adastra, Chris Thorpe, Edwin Richards, and the Adastra team grow wine grapes on their 12-acre CCOF-certified organic estate vineyard in the Napa Valley Carneros region. Pam Starr has been Adastra’s winemaking consultant since 1997.
A rotating collection of local artists, some of whom exhibit nationally. They’re the host of Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival, September 11-16 – when artists from around the country come to paint in Sonoma to help raise money for art programs in local schools. In addition, paintings that won the “Best of Show” over the past 15 years of the Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival will be on display throughout the month of August. Art is to view and purchase.
The tasting room is open Thursday through Monday.