Enoteca Wine Shop proprietor Margaux Singleton (aka “MX”) has been a fine wine retailer for years, after starting to collect wine and her personal cellar coincidentally the same year Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate was first published. In fact Singleton was one of Parker’s early subscribers. She established Enoteca Wine Shop in Calistoga in 1997 in a second floor location, then moved across the street to ground floor level 6 years later in December 2003.
The current store located at 1348-B on Lincoln Avenue features a spectacular interior commissioned by world renowned trompe l’oeil painter Carlo Marchiori. It evokes an underground wine cellar or cave composed of rocks, strata and ancient stone archways. Even the store’s exterior entry foyer features a mural with Marchiori’s magic touch.