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The building that now houses Napa Wine Company is actually a culmination of two historic winery properties. In 1877 the first Brun & Chaix Nouveau Médoc Winery was built in Oakville, it was the 9th bonded winery in California. The oldest building was a tiny cellar; 20 by 34 feet. In 1880 the building was expanded to 160 by 34 feet and another building 40 by 45 feet was built nearby. The property passed through various hands in the 20th century. Eventually the properties were expanded to support large-scale production of generic wines, starting with the Betsy Ross wine brand in the 1940s. In 1977 the two buildings were united, and later in the 1980s, production was expanded further still to support the growing Inglenook brand. In 1993, the winery was purchased by the Pelissa family who converted the former Inglenook facility from a mass production winery into a state-of-the-art custom crush facility. In 1997, three of the top ten Wine Spectator best wines of the year were produced at Napa Wine Company. The following year, The tasting room on the property was opened to the public.
The Tasting Room at Napa Wine Company offers you the chance to experience what the Napa community already embraces, that great fruit and fantastic winemakers make collectable wine. In our case these extraordinary wines are available to you all from one location.
In addition to the winery, the Pelissa family has 635 planted vineyard acres and the property is the tenth largest planted acreage in Napa County. 2010 is the Pelissa family’s 107th vintage in the Napa Valley. The family is committed to growing grapes without the use of chemicals and all of their vineyards are certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers. The 635 vineyard acres are divided between Oakville (35%) and Yountville (65%), two distinguished appellations within Napa Valley. Within the vineyards are several distinctive blocks, each having a specific name. These vineyard names began making their debuts on prestigious wine labels in the late 1990’s.
THE TASTING ROOM AT NAPA WINE COMPANY | 7830-40 ST. HELENA HWY. | OAKVILLE, CA 94562 (MAP)
CALL US: 707.944.1710