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Silenus Vintners
5225 Solano Avenue
Napa, CA 94558

(707) 299-3930

Silenus Vintners

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What is today Silenus Winery began in 1967 as a walnut orchard. The orchard was converted to Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and the grapes sold to Robert Mondavi, Inglenook and Clos du Val. After discovering that the grapes consistently ended up in the various wineries’ reserve wines, the Winery was born with the first release in 1980 of the Newlan Cabernet Sauvignon. The winery was the 35th winery in Napa Valley post-prohibition, and quickly became recognized for its red wines, winning awards both internationally and domestically. The winery has been in constant operation since 1980 as Newlan Vineyards & Winery and Koves-Newlan Winery and is now known as Silenus Winery.

Located between the towns of Napa and Yountville just West of Highway 29, the winery and vineyards sit snugly in the middle of the Oak Knoll District. The vineyards are blessed with mineral-rich, gravelly soil deposited over millennia by Dry Creek, which borders the northern edge of the vineyards. The close proximity to the San Pablo Bay graces the fruit with warm days and cool nights - the perfect environment for creating small lots of ultra premium wines from the distinctive soils of the Oak Knoll AVA.

In addition to creating Silenus Wines, the winery provides winemaking facilities and crew to some of the Napa Valley’s most sought-after small boutique wineries. The Silenus crew works with the small winery to crush and produce their wines onsite. Collectively, Silenus and those wineries produce more than 30 wines from some of the best-known vineyards in Napa Valley. Those wines are also available in our tasting room to sample and purchase.

Silenus Winery provides a unique tasting experience in our beautiful modern tasting room right off of highway 29. Your tasting will include a sampling of our own estate wines as well as some of the wines made by our boutique winemakers. You may choose any six wines on our menu for $15 and we will waive the tasting fee with a two-bottle purchase. Our menu changes weekly, so with each visit you will discover new wines to enjoy. Visitors may taste in our glass-enclosed private tasting room, by our fireplace, at the bar, on our back patio. Picnicers are welcome to use our shady grotto and bocce ball court after their tasting.


Features: Varietals as 2010:
Cabernet Sauvignon
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