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Etude Wines

1250 Cuttings Wharf Road
Napa, CA 94558

Tasting:   Daily 10 am to 4:30 pm
$15 tasting fee
  The vineyard has a falconer whose birds protect the vines from starlings
Price Range:   $26 - over $100
Established:   1982
Vineyards:   600 acres

Etude Wines Description

Founded in 1982 by Tony Soter, Etude Wines produces world-class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Pinot Noir. Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft.

The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, months and even years before the grapes are harvested. The Etude winemaking team – Tony Soter, Jon Priest and Franci Ashton – believes that inspired grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, the end result being superior wines that are grown, not made. Collectively these people apply more than 50 years of experience in the quest to extract and evoke the most from the plants they tend in the places they grow, while at the same time treading lightly on the environment.

Come visit Etude’s brand new tasting room in Carneros. They offer Walk-In Tastings or Formal Sit-down Tastings with gourmet food and wine pairings. They invite all wine lovers to come experience the subtle delicate tastes food and wine make of each other.

Etude Wines Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Storefront only
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Estate Grown Wines
Sustainable Ag. practices
Private Tasting
Food Available
Sit-Down Tasting
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Etude Wines Reviews

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Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Excellent Pinot Noir
Miss Merlot,
Excellent Pinot Noir and very friendly informative staff. Enjoyed the tasting immensely

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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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