Etude Wines

Napa, CA

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  • The Study of PinotHide Event Details

    Learn how terroir influences the aromas and flavors of this popular varietal. Try five Pinot Noirs from five distinct growing areas, all made by Etude winemaker, Jon Priest, in a semi-private, seated experience in our Heirloom Room.

    • Duration: 1 Hour
      Location: Heirloom Room
    • Fee: $60.00 Per Person, plus tax
      Group Size: 1 - 8 Guests

About Etude Wines

Just minutes from downtown Napa, Etude lies in the renowned Pinot Noir growing region of Carneros. Etude’s modern and contemporary décor complement the Carneros landscape. The Etude team is dedicated to sustainable farming practices.

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Etude specializes in two classic red varieties – Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Though modeled on the best from Burgundy and Bordeaux, these wines speak clearly of their contemporary California origins, combining rich, ripe fruit with an elegant structure and opulent mouthfeel.

Etude’s Pinot Noirs, including a highly esteemed bottling made from rare heirloom varieties, and its small production of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, are vinified from grapes grown in the cool Carneros region. Fruit for the winery’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is sourced from the warmer, norther half of the Napa Valley.

The consistent high quality of the grapes Etude grows and sources, combined wiht the skill and experience of Jon Priest, explains why Etude wines consistently earn the highest accolades from consumers, trade and wine critics.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Family Friendly
  • Hand-crafted
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
  • Sustainable
Experiences

  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Wine Education
Varietals Offered

  • Brandy
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Barbara C. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Taste of Spring on 6/09/19 12:00 PM

We were greeted with a smile when we entered, given a chilled glass of Pinot Gris and offered the choice of sitting inside or on the patio. We chose inside, to stay cool, and sipped our wine. Shortly, Edith came to our table, introduced herself and proceeded to pour our first tasting wine. she was very informative and pleasant to chat with! Great experience! Thank you, Edith!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jessica F. Member Since 5/24/2019My Parents
Taste of Spring on 6/09/19 12:00 PM

THE BEST PINOTS! No need to go anywhere else, ever.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James K. Member Since 5/24/2019My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 6/05/19 10:00 AM

beautiful spot,great wines and a very friendly and professional tasting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen B. Member Since 5/21/2019My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 6/01/19 10:00 AM

Bob was outstanding at guiding us through our Pinot tasting. Wines were great too!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel W. Member Since 1/24/2017My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 5/12/19 1:00 PM

we had signed up for a pinot tasting tour and the host didn't recognize that at first and just had us for a regular tasting. But then got Robert on our case. He was fabulous. He noted that we should have been on for the pinot tasting but said we'd have more fun sitting outdoors in the lovely weather and he'd get us the same wines. Robert made for a perfect experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily M. Member Since 6/3/2018My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 5/04/19 3:00 PM

Beautiful room and beautiful layout but A confusing experience. When you were drinking wine and become a tad tipsy having so many glasses on the table, many of us kept getting confused which tasting belong to which glass when it was already pre poured before we entered the room. My only advice is not to pre pour the wine. Also warning they precharge for the tastings...

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Steve W. Member Since 5/31/2013My BFF
Cabernet Focus on 4/30/19 2:00 PM

Etude has exquisite Pinot Noir wines. The hidden secret is in their Cabs. The staff is Es highly educated and credentialed in wine and wine history. Well worth a private appointment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven M. Member Since 9/28/2012My BFF
Taste of Spring on 4/26/19 12:00 PM

We enjoyed a wonderful tasting experience on the patio. My sister joined us for her first trip to wine country and left with a new favorite wine (Deer Camp Pinot Noir).

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Renee D. Member Since 4/9/2019My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 4/19/19 3:00 PM

A lovely, informative, delicious and calm experience. Super relaxing and enjoyable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sally L. Member Since 3/16/2019My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 4/25/19 3:00 PM

Classy. Elegant. Great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauri M. Member Since 2/1/2019My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 4/20/19 3:00 PM

Etude was very professional and had some outstanding wines. A great stop on the way to Napa. However once in The Valley there are prettier venues.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
PEDRO R. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 3/26/19 1:00 PM

Matt was very courteous and attentive, I got to try some wonderful wines I probably would of never had were it not for him. The place was great and he was very informative. He made sure me and my wife were ok, took great care of us.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bohdan S. Member Since 3/13/2019My BFF
Etude Tasting on 3/16/19 10:00 AM

Professional and attentive staff, great looking property, the presentation room is impressive with all displayed wine bottles and gifts. Impressed by how many people were attending relatively early in the morning, 10:45...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Garrett H. Member Since 10/5/2018My Boss
Collectors' Tasting on 3/23/19 10:00 AM

Unbelievable tasting experience. Impossible to decide between the single vineyard Cabs or Pinots. Both were just outstanding. Joined the wine club on the spot.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
william c. Member Since 3/13/2019My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 3/22/19 2:00 PM

As usual everything was great. Friendly and informative staff, nice relaxed atmosphere......and oh yeah,the wine was excellent too!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Renee K. Member Since 9/14/2017My Frenemy
Etude Tasting on 3/16/19 2:00 PM

Walking in it felt like we were interrupting a private meeting or intruding in someone's personal space. People looked at us, but no one acknowledged or greeted us. Eventually we initiated a conversation with the people standing at the bar area and asked if we were supposed to sit where our names were on a sign, and they responded just as unpleasantly as expected based on our initial impression.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Brett S. Member Since 12/18/2017My Parents
The Study of Pinot on 3/16/19 3:00 PM

Fantastic experience with the Etude Study of Pinots. The wine was fantastic, the details on where it's from were interesting and a good balance of information without being too much. I can't wait to visit again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kendall F. Member Since 3/8/2019My BFF
Etude Tasting on 3/08/19 4:00 PM

I went to Etude for a tasting at the end of the day on a Friday. The staff was great and I got a terrific overview of each wine that I tasted. The wines were delicious and I quickly become a big fan of Etude!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tim D. Member Since 1/30/2019My Parents
Cabernet Focus on 3/03/19 2:00 PM

We had a great experience - the CAB flight was awesome and the setting was perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Helen Z. Member Since 1/4/2019My Boss
Collectors' Tasting on 2/16/19 12:00 PM

We were greeted upon entrance and served a nice flight of tasty wines. There is a good amount of seating both indoors and outdoors. The location is beautiful. Very clean, organized, and brightly lit with natural daylight. Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend to everyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Renee F. Member Since 4/15/2015My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 2/19/19 12:00 PM

The wines are wonderful, the outdoor seating was fantastic on a beautifully sunny day and Zane took great care of us ensuring that we all enjoyed our experience. Unfortunately the wines were too good which meant we took home a few more than we originally intended!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Garrett H. Member Since 10/5/2018My Boss
Collectors' Tasting on 2/18/19 1:00 PM

Incredible experience. Who knew that Etude had such a history in the pinot noir movement in California. Heirloom Pinot is a must try for any true wine lover. Blown away by the quality of every single wine we tried. And of course we pounded a bottle of their amazing rose on the patio and skipped the next winery all together.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David M. Member Since 1/25/2013My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 1/31/19 1:00 PM

Good wines and great facility.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
John L. Member Since 1/3/2019My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 1/06/19 3:00 PM

Jason was a great host, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The wines were great and I’d recommend the experience to anyone who loves great wine, especially Pinot!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeannine d. Member Since 11/27/2018My Parents
Collectors' Tasting on 11/30/18 11:00 AM

Grounds were beautiful. Nice and quiet for a relaxed tasting experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Ingrid C. Member Since 7/13/2018My Boss
The Study of Pinot on 11/14/18 10:00 AM

Angel was our host for The Study of Pinot tasting and it was fabulous. I highly recommend this winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chrissy N. Member Since 11/11/2018My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 11/11/18 2:00 PM

Excellent education on the wine from staff. Really liked the maps!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elena K. Member Since 4/29/2018My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 11/11/18 1:00 PM

We absolutely loved the Pinot tour and the wines were our favorite of the whole trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jordan R. Member Since 11/3/2018My BFF
Etude Tasting on 11/03/18 10:00 AM

Etude Wines was the only winery during my weekend away that I decided to become a member of. The experience was great, the wine was special, and Jason was a great host. Great price point for exceptional wine in a very subtly beautiful environment.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jenn T. Member Since 11/4/2018My Boss
Etude Tasting on 11/04/18 3:00 PM

We found the quality of the wine to be enjoyable, as well as the service; however the cold atmosphere of the general tasting room and background noise led to our large group purchasing much less than at comparably-sized wineries.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5
Mark M. Member Since 10/26/2018My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 10/26/18 3:00 PM

Great experience ! Highly recommend doing the 5 pinot noir tasting. It's educational, enjoyable and yummy.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Matt H. Member Since 9/22/2018My BFF
Patio Tasting on 10/21/18 12:00 PM

Very down to earth place with excellent wines. The staff is some of the best I’ve ever met. Prices are a bit high versus the ambience but all in a great choice and thank goodness a bit off the beaten path.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sharon P. Member Since 8/3/2018My BFF
The Study of Pinot on 10/18/18 3:00 PM

Great experience. Wine was awesome. Great knowledge.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jenn D. Member Since 9/2/2018My BFF
Patio Tasting on 10/17/18 4:00 PM

We had a pre paid reservation and I wasn’t impressed on how we were treated at first .. very first time to Napa and wanted a little more from the place who makes our favorite wine .. I think they need to step it up a notch.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Don F. Member Since 10/7/2018My BFF
Collectors' Tasting on 10/07/18 12:00 PM

We were referred to this winery by another winery. That tells you right there they are doing something right. We’ve been to Napa several times and had been looking for some new ones to try. Asked around & decided to give it a try. Some of the best wines we’ve had this visit. Each one better then the next. Ended up joining the wine club & looking forward to getting shipments in the future.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brett S. Member Since 12/18/2017My Parents
Collectors' Tasting on 10/13/18 10:00 AM

A nice place to have a tasting--they have excellent wines a good setting amidst rolling hills of vineyards. It's nice to do something a little different than 100% Napa heavy cabs, and Etude should be high on your list for mixing in some excellent Pinots while still including the top-notch cabs you would expect from a Napa winery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kevin R. Member Since 10/7/2018My Parents
Collectors' Tasting on 10/09/18 4:00 PM

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Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Blake R. Member Since 9/12/2018My Parents
Etude Tasting on 10/05/18 10:00 AM

The overall experience was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas G. Member Since 8/19/2018My Boss
Etude Tasting on 10/01/18 1:00 PM

The Ambiance is not important, as you do'nt get into the winery and you only stay in the testing room. With 6 tested wines the upper limit is reached.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Suzanne T. Member Since 8/27/2018My Parents
Patio Tasting on 9/24/18 11:00 AM

Great experience. Jason took great care of us, took my preference and gave me Pinot Noir.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
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