On the eastern rim of the Napa Valley, 761 acres of mainly undeveloped wilderness comprise Kuleto Estate, offering a variety of growing environments and microclimates. This coupled with three distinctive soil types and an expansive range of plantable elevations makes Kuleto Estate not merely suitable for, but exceptionally appropriate to an astonishing number of varietals.
A modest 90 acres have been planted for the vineyards, with no plans to grow beyond 123 cultivated acres. Of the planted acres, Cabernet Sauvignon represents the largest block of varietals, followed by Syrah, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Muscat. Tended by a dedicated full-time vineyard and winery team of fifteen people with a total production of around 10,000 cases, much of the work both in the vineyard and the winery is lovingly done by hand. With fruit pressed from beautifully maturing vines, the wines of Kuleto Estate reflect the generous character of their terroir.
The Tasting Room has a very warm and elegant atmosphere. Casual music plays in the room, and the windows have lovely views of the gardens and mountaintop vineyards. The staff is very informative, educating their guests on winemaking indoors or on the winery terrace underneath grapevines. The walking tour has spectacular views overlooking Napa Valley.