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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

V. Sattui Winery    

V. Sattui WineryItalian winemaker Vittorio Sattui arrived in San Francisco in 1882 with his new bride, Kattarina, to begin their life in America. Born in Genoa, Vittorio, like his father before him, was by trade a baker from the small hilltown of Carsi. In San Francisco, Vittorio at first worked as a baker, making wine in his spare time, while Kattarina took in washing . . . (707) 963-7774

Sterling Vineyards  

Sterling VineyardsThe Sterling Vineyards winemaking team believes that our wines should express true varietal character. We craft each wine with this in mind, choosing gentle techniques tailored to bring out the aromas and flavors that each grape variety develops in the terroir it likes best.

 

Artesa  

Artesa WineryArtesa is Napa's newest, most exciting winery. Our architecturally-acclaimed facility opened as Codorniu Napa in 1991, dedicated solely to méthode champenoise sparkling wine production. But in 1997, with the arrival of a world-class winemaker and a $10 million conversion, the winery shifted focus dramatically. Artesa was born . . . (707) 224-1668

Rutherford Ranch  

Conn Creek WineryHere at Rutherford Ranch, we look forward to hosting you on your next trip to Napa Valley. The following experiences are designed with you in mind to increase your knowledge, comfort and exposure to the great wines from our vineyards throughout California! At Rutherford Ranch, we have developed a few experiences that we hope to peak your . . . .


Hess Collection Winery  

HHess Collection Wineryess Collection Winery is founded with a respect and care of the land through sustainable agricultural practices. Our vineyards and those that work it form our core. Forty years in the making, the art collection reflects Donald Hess’ belief in the power of human expression and art's ability to move and influence our views and actions. Through a blending of Hess’ passions for wine and art, our company proudly embraces creative . . .

Bell Wine Cellars    

Bell Wine CellarsSituated off the beaten path, just south of Yountville, is an exquisite pale stone winery, shrouded by oak, bordered to the south by Hopper Slough, surrounded by vineyard and cloaked in quiet. After looking for twenty years, winemaker Anthony Bell and winegrower John Baritelle found the perfect place to produce the wines they . . . (707) 944-1673

Blankiet Estate  

Blankiet EstateThe vineyards, known as Paradise Hills, are stunningly beautiful with gorgeous views of the valley. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are planted on volcanic soil. Merlot is planted on a deep layer of alluvial clay deposited by streams draining the mountain range high above. Sustainable farming is practiced and the human hand is the connection . . .


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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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