"In California we are blessed with a great variety of microclimates, each capable of producing grapes of extraordinary quality and style. I seek out these individual vineyards with their unique microclimates, and working closely with the winegrower, strive to optimize the fullest potential of each property. from the appellations of Rutherford, Mount Veeder and Yountville in the heart of the Napa Valley, to the Lake County north of us, and the hot Sierra foothills to the east, each vineyard I purchase grapes from is blessed with a singular terroir. Displaying exquisite balance and produced in very small lots, each varietal displays the distinct flavor and personality by the particular growing conditions nurturing each vine - a true sense of place." -Anthony Bell, proprietor and winemaker
After working for fifteen years at Beaulieu Vineyard, Anthony took his experience defining appellations, exploring differences between grape clones and helping growers produce the finest fruit possible, to the next level. In 1998, he opened the doors of his small Yountville winery to the public, having found the perfect place to produce the wines he had long dreamed of - limited production, hand-crafted wines that showcase the concept of "terroir". Here, we invite the public to get up close and personal, experiencing the din of tanks being sanitized, barrels being worked on, and the controlled chaos of crush during harvest season. Once you smell the barrel room of new wine, you'll never forget the beguiling scent.
If you like to be in the middle of things, come taste our current releases in our tank room, between the towers of stainless steel. Would you enjoy a bit of relaxed education? Take the Grape to Glass tour and make yourself at home in our glass-enclosed reserve room after a walk through the Merlot and Chardonnay vineyard adjacent to our winery. See the barrels we use and understand why we use them. Taste young, up-and-coming Cabernet out of the barrel, and then appreciate what magic time can do, tasting finished wines with artisan cheeses. Are you a true Cabernet-phile? Our clonal blending seminar would appeal to your inner winemaker.
These days, Anthony utilizes his 35 years of winemaking passion simply to make wines we love to drink. Come by for the perfect tasting that share both our rich Napa background and exquisite wines - we think you'll agree.