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Cuvaison Estate Wines

4550 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
$15 tasting fee with souvenir glass
10% case discount
  Pincic Area available
Price Range:   $17 to $85 per bottle
Established:   1969
Vineyards:   273 acres
Winery Dog:   Mikey (cat)

Cuvaison Estate Wines Description

Just off the northern reaches of the Silverado Trail is the small, tan tile-roofed home of Cuvaison Estate Wines. The winery's name, "cuvaison" (koo-vay-sawn), is French for the fermentation of wine on the grape skins. The winery is owned by the Schmidheiny family.

Chardonnay represents almost 65 percent of Cuvaison’s production. Merlot and Pinot Noir are also produced, and come from the winery’s same 400-acre estate vineyard in the cool Carneros region. Over the past 20 years, the estate has been developed by matching an array of clones and rootstocks to the special characteristics of each specific vineyard block. The wines produced from these individual blocks are blended to create balanced, elegant, well-structured wines.

Cuvaison purchased the historic 170-acre Brandlin Vineyard in the Mount Veeder Range on the southwest side of the Napa Valley. They planted 32 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy their tree-shaded picnic area and fine Napa Valley wine.

Cuvaison Estate Wines Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Picnic Sites- Superior
Event Space
Gift Shop
"Green" Technology
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chappkg, Broomfield
Visited both their facilities. Both are great with great staff. The Carneros location is absolutely beautiful and a great place to have a tasting. I found their wine to be very good and the two together, wine and locations, made a great experience.

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

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