Ambiance Philosophy

Pizza & Cheese Boards created by craftsman TIM FLetcher

Pizza & Cheese Boards created by craftsman TIM FLetcher


Over 20 years ago, this Charlotte landmark building was inspired by the architecture of Napa City, California.  With Spanish Colonial influences of Northern California, the exterior takes on the look and feel of a wine vineyard.  We’ve added to this feel with flourishes that included our own live grape vine, pomegranate tree and vegetable and herb garden.  Napa’s exterior boasts one of the largest and most natural patio settings in Charlotte.  Our extensive Parking includes spaces off Providence next to the Karat Patch, our own private 50 space lot to the left of our building on Perrin Street, as well as supplemental parking provided by Wells Fargo next door.

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Our designer MIMI SABATES chose the earthy color palette of California; moss green, parchment brown, terracotta orange, red wine burgundy.  Travelling to Napa to conduct her research, she was inspired by the rustic surface schemes that included polished concrete, natural slate, granite, iron, copper, reclaimed woods and wood crafts made from used wine barrels.  Master local woods craftsman ZACH SESSIONS created several masterpieces from reclaimed wine barrels including our host desk, the bar, bar and dining room tables, chandeliers and more.  This inspiration of repurposing wine barrels has also extended to our cheese boards and pizza boards created by craftsman TIM FLETCHER.




Mimi created a table ambience that is earthy and casual; copper water glasses, Riedel crystal.  She wanted the dining experience to be interactive so she chose water bottles that are repurposed from old gin bottles so the guest can refill themselves.  A bread basket of wine cork was chosen to serve our from scratch bread and pomegranate butter.  A white wine will be served in a wine chiller that is just one example of our pottery made by small production MIRY CLAY POTTERY.  Our open artisanal station produces our cured meats and cheeses, pastries and salads, and pizzas from an antique steam generated bakery oven.  A common ambience theme in Napa City, California is the use of large blackboards to provide daily specials that augment the menu.  The final component of our ambiance is light modern Jazz and an energetic noise level.