California Wine Regions
Browse Wineries

Napa Valley » Casa Nuestra

« Back
Winery Search
Napa Valley Wineries
Paso Robles Wineries
Santa Barbara Wineries
Sonoma Wineries
San Luis Obispo Wineries
Mendocino Wineries
Monterey Wineries
Santa Clara Wineries
Santa Cruz Wineries
Sierra Foothills Wineries
Temecula Wineries
Lodi Wineries
Livermore Wineries
Lake County Wineries
Ventura & Malibu Wineries
San Joaquin Valley Wineries
San Diego Wineries
SF East Bay Wineries
CWA Poll
What’s your #1 Tasting Room Pet Peeve?
Limited wines to taste
Not greeted promptly
Tasting room too crowded
Aggressive wine club pitches
Slow or inattentive service
Tasting fee too high
Staff not well-versed on wines
other
Food & Wine
How To Match
Pairing Cheese & Wine
Wine Shop
Napa Wine Bargains
Deals at Wine.com
Wine Stuff
Wine Glossary
Wine Grape Varieties
Taste For Free Maps
Ask the Winemaker
How To Technically Taste Wine
Father of California Wine
Taste The Stars
Seven Tips for Wine Events
Advisor Favorite Videos
Tasting Room Etiquette
Sulfites In Wine
How To Read A Wine Label
More Stuff
Wine Tasting Links Member Rating
Map Winery
Email Page to a Friend
Save to CWA Favorites
Add to Wine Tasting Itinerary
Write Your Own Winery Review



Casa Nuestra

3451 Silverado Trail, N.
St. Helena, CA 94574
707-963-5783
info@casanuestra.com

Tasting:   Daily 10 am - 4:30 pm by appointment
$5 tasting fee, waived with purchase
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Amenities:
  Handcrafted estate wines sold only at the winery
Price Range:   $22 - $60
Established:   1979
Vineyards:   about 22 acres
Production:
  2,500 cases
Winery Dog:   Jackson & Madeline

Casa Nuestra Description

The Kirkham family established Casa Nuestra, which means “our house,” in 1979. It produces about 2,500 cases annually from the estate’s organic vineyards and Gene Kirkham, aka the “Happy Farmer”, continues to over see all operations now in its 28th year.

Casa Nuestra specializes in rare varietals and unique blends due to its extensive history as a vineyard such as “Tinto Classico”, Meritage, Charbono, Rosado (a dry rose), Verdelho, French Colombard and Symphony, also producing well-known varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah. All of their wines are award winning and very limited.

Casa Nuestra has a unique history as well as growing unique wine. It was one of the first hillside vineyards planted in the farmed Oakville region, predeceasing the now famous vineyards surrounding it: Martha’s Vineyard, Far Niente, and Screaming Eagle, which at the time were orchards and cow pastures. Planted in 1956, Casa Nuestra is a field mix vineyard, meaning that it is not a homogenous vineyard planted to a single variety of grapes. It is planted to a collection of grape varietals, some of which confound identification experts today.

In 1994, to keep the history of the previous vineyard alive, the Kirhams took cuttings from the original vines and t-budded them onto vines at the St. Helena vineyard until the original vineyard was successfully reproduced there. Casa Nuestra is committed to sustainable farming practices to keep the estate’s ecosystem in good health. Use of chemical herbicides and pesticides has been kept minimal and will soon be replaced completely by organic techniques such as composting, cover crops and even goats. The mother goat “Nubi” gave birth to two kids, Nava & Cross, who now help tend to the vineyard’s weeds by munching away.

The tasting room is located in a historic 1920’s farmhouse, complete with a sweet black dog and a fireplace to rest by. Rock & roll posters line the wall as well as awards and other memorabilia such as a letter from the White House. Music plays through out the tasting, a fun mix of jazz, rock & roll, and R & B. The staff is happy to help their guests and answer any technical questions about the winery or winemaking. Outside, there are lovely gardens to wander through as well as a patio to lounge and view the organic vineyards lining the hillside and the valley. Well-behaved dogs and children are always welcome and Casa Nuestra is open daily by appointment.

Casa Nuestra Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Historic Features
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Zinfandel
Sustainable Ag. practices
Blends
Petite Sirah
Merlot
Bordeaux
Rose
Cabernet Franc
Tours Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Wine Education Seminars
Barrel Sampling
"Green" Technology
Gardens
Write Your Own Winery Review

Casa Nuestra Reviews

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Value
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Rock & Roll Tasting Room
Miss Merlot,
I loved this tasting room and all its rock & roll homages. The goats outside were so cute and the staff so friendly. I could spend a whole day there

Review Disclaimer

The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of Winery Advisor LLC.

Advanced Winery Search
CWA Members





Free Membership
Recent Newsletters

Wine Country
Sponsors
Sales Training
About CWA | Contact Us | Advertise with CWA | List Your Winery | Site Map | Privacy/Affiliate Policy | Promote Your Winery on CWA