Jones Family Vineyards

Jones Family Vineyards was established in 1996 as a family run winery with the singular focus to produce the finest cabernet based wines from our special vineyards. Jones Family location on a south facing hillside between St. Helena and Calistoga in the Northern Napa Valley provides the ideal combination of soil and climate for the development of Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard manager David Abreu, and winemakers Heidi Barrett and Thomas Rivers Brown have worked to maximize the potential of our unique location to produce two outstanding wines, the Jones Family Vineyards Cabernet, and a cabernet blend wine.

Judd's Hill

The reds were all fantastic..I really was pleasantly surprised. Their tasting room has a large table that they invite you to sit at, or , you can go outside and sit at those smaller tables, if you choose to.

Wines are fantastic and the people here are passionate, welcoming and knowledgeable. They host a number of fun events and perks for wine club members.

They also are well known for their micro-batch wine making - come make your own wine from start to finish (blending, bottling, labeling) with the experts!

Shafer Vineyards

It is a little difficult getting a reservation for a tasting -- they only do 2 groups of ten a day. They spend a lot of time with you and provide a lot of great information about the winery.

The poured 5 wines, including a 93 Hillside and a 95 Merlot. The pours were very generous and the wines were wonderful. Staff certainly knows what they are talking about and as friendly as could be -- no pressure to buy -- and availability somewhat limited.

Wolf Family Vineyards

Wolf Family Vineyards offers four estate grown wines in artisanal quantities hand made by Karen Culler in the small winery and cave on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and Phaedrus, a blend from the youngest vines on the property. A fortuitous combination of the demanding standards of the winemaker and the family’s “no compromises” philosophy results in wine that pleases the collector’s long term palate. Total winery production averages 1000 cases per year.

Nine North Wines

The Nine North Wine Company is a unique portfolio of small handcrafted wines from Napa Valley as well as California's North Coast appellation that specialize in offering exceptional quality, worth and value. The portfolio can usually be found in fine wine shops and restaurants around the country. The Nine North Wine Company is located in the prestigious Stags Leap District. Owned and operated by Jim Gill and James Harder, two long time friends from Canada who have fulfilled their dreams by moving to the Napa Valley to produce wine. Working closely with Gill and Harder, is fellow vintner Jim Regusci. The three have developed a unique portfolio of small handcrafted wines. Each brand is under complete ownership and guidance by at least one of the three members.

Phamus Wines

Rudy Zuidema recently partnered with long time wine producer and genuinely nice guy Chris Klein for Chris’ new brand Phamus Wines. Phamus, a combination of his Vietnamese wife’s last name (Pham) and “us.” Chris says it can be pronounced with a long “a” as in “famous,” or a shortened vowel such as in “father”. Regardless of how one says it, though, the universal language of wine quality will be the same – and it is high. We will be working with Chris on providing opportunities to make some of his limited production wines available to CaCorks members. Quantities will be limited, but very enjoyable! California Corks is pleased to have Phamus Wines as part of our California Winery Directory and find Chris' wines to be one of those hard to find gems such as: The Pioneer (100% Cabernet Sauvignon), (blend-Cab Sauv,Petite Sirah and Syrah), and The Traveler (100 % Napa Chardonnay) our readers just might want to look into. Phamus offers 10% on all online orders to California Corks Winery Expweience  members. (code provide to our members)*

Madrigal Vineyards

Super small tasting room which was nice to have the attention of our guide. We ended up getting an impromptu tour with the three other couples who were tasting at the same time. Our guide was very knowledgable and personable. He led us outside and talked about the growing & harvesting, then we went inside to the tanks & barrels. We ended up purchasing the Sauvignon Blanc and the Sonnet 63.
I think this place is a gem and 1.5 hrs. well spent.
Welcome guests seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., by reservation.

Slaughterhouse Cellars

Margo Culcasi-Slaby & David Slaby chose to call their wine Slaughterhouse Cellars because of the dilapidated slaughterhouse that was located between the two 130 year old olive trees on the property. The slaughterhouse operated from 1884 until 1925 when the owners Salvatore and Rosi Curtoni ceased its operation, although Rosi continued to make her famous sausage to go along with her even more famous ravioli.

Stonefly Vineyard

Founded more than a decade ago on a passion for fly-fishing and fine wine, StoneFly Vineyards produces extraordinary Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc from premier Napa Valley appellations. Stonefly Vineyard is committed to being thoughtful stewards of the land and their mission to tie fly-fishing and fine wines.

I'm Wines

Isabel Mondavi Wines I
The wines of Isabel Mondavi are crafted by Isabel's son, fourth generation winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr., to offer elegant, lower alcohol style wines for everyday enjoyment. The Isabel Mondavi wines started as "just a few cases for mom," but soon gained serious interest from wine lovers seeking well made, food friendly wines that complement rather than compete with the meal.


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