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August Briggs Winery    

August Briggs WineryAugust Briggs Winery is a family-owned winery in Napa Valley dedicated to producing very limited quantities of great wines from carefully selected vineyards across California’s North Coast counties. Owner Joe Briggs brings a quarter-century of winemaking knowledge in working with quality grape growers to produce our . . . (707) 942-4912

Bennett Lane Winery    

Bennett Lane WineryThe Cabernet Sauvignon program at Bennett Lane has two stars shining, the Napa Valley Cabernet and the Primus Reserve Cabernet. Our 2003 Vintages were both listed among the Top 50 Cabs in Napa for the year, with the Reserve scoring a stellar 93 Points. The 2004 releases followed suit, with a 91 Point Score for the Reserve and 92 Points for our Napa . . .

Carver Sutro Vineyards  

Carver Sutro VineyardsThe tradition of grape growing at Palisades Vineyard dates to 1902 when Domenico Barberis, an immigrant from the small village of Murialdo in Genoa, Italy, came to California to find work and make a safe homestead for the family he did not yet have. Gilda Stella (whom Domenico had not met until she came to California at the urging of one of . . . (707) 942-1029

Castello di Amorosa    

Castello di AmorosaRising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa, which translates to the “castle of love” in Italian. Castello di Amorosa, an authentic-styled, 12th century Tuscan castle-winery complete with high walls and five defensive towers and over 30 acres of estate vineyards. It was built over a 15-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation . . . (707) 967-6272

Chateau Montelena    

Chateau MontelenaWe defined the Chateau Montelena style in 1972 – fruit, first and foremost, balanced by an underlying structure of natural acidity for an elegant and balanced wine that provides both drinkability and ageability. Winemaking at Chateau Montelena is regarded as a continuous process that begins in the vineyard, which is why we . . . (707) 942-5105

Clos Pegase    

Clos PegaseCan a winery elevate the craft of winemaking to a fine art? Of course it can. Can a winery dedicate itself as a temple to works of fine art? Why not? But can a winery that does one also achieve the other? Good question. Now, if you were to put that question to Bacchus, god of wine, mischief-maker and generally acknowledged originator of . . . (707) 942-4981

Cuvaison Winery    

Cuvaison WineryCuvaison Winery is situated on the historic Silverado Trail in northern Napa Valley. In 1969 Thomas Cotrell and Thomas Parkhill, both Silicon Valley engineers, founded Cuvaison with a 27-acre vineyard at the winery’s present location. New York publisher Oakleigh Thorne purchased the winery in 1974 and then appointed the . . . (707) 942-2455

Dutch Henry Winery    

Dutch Henry Winery is a small family-owned and operated wiEstablished in 1992, Dutch Henry Winerynery in Napa Valley. The Chafen family takes great pride in caring for and nurturing all aspects of the winery and vineyards. Less and Maggie Chafen have grown grapes in Napa Valley for nearly 20 years. Their son, Scott Chafen oversees the daily operations of . . . (707) 942-5771

Envy Wines    

Envy WinesImagine an afternoon on a sundrenched patio, laughing with great friends and tasting exciting new Napa Valley wines. Come on over, we’re waiting for you. Veteran Napa winemaker, Nils Venge, teams up with vintner Mark Carter, to bring you a little slice of wine country heaven, Napa Valley’s Envy Estate Winery. From the outside . . . (707) 942-4670

Frank Family Vineyards    

Frank Family VineyardsApproximately 20 acres of vines were planted on Winston Hill starting in1991. Cabernet Sauvignon is the primary variety, along with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. Through site specific vineyard management, several clonal selections are matched with the appropriate rootstocks. Extensive hand labor . . . (707) 942-0859


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An appellation is a legal term used
to define and protect the geogra-phical region where the grapes for a wine were grown. Some of the oldest wine appellations of Samaria, Carmel, Jezreel and Helbon are found in the Bible. In the United States wine appellations have been grandfathered into the American Viticultural Area better known by the acronym: AVA. Before the installation of the AVA system wine appellation regions were often defined by state or county boundaries. Using the AVA name on a wine label requires that 85% of the grapes used must come from the listed viticultural area. There are thirteen wine appellations in Napa Valley.

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