The Palmazes bought a forgotten stone winery, a fine old house badly in need of renovation, and acres of land that had once produced fine Napa wines. The little valley had been the site of Cedar Knoll Vineyard and Winery, founded in 1881 by Henry Hagen, one of Napa Valley's pioneer winemakers.
The vineyard is planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, plus some small lots of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, which are used as blend components for Palmaz wines.
Palmaz Vineyards' winemaking and aging takes place within the living rock of Mount George, in a flawlessly engineered maze of tunnels and lofty domes. The depth of the wine cave is equivalent to an 18-storey building, providing the vertical range needed for true gravity-flow winemaking. Thus, the wine is never subjected to the violent agitation of pumping, which can change the wine’s structure. This gentle treatment allows the finest nuances of flavor to develop naturally – the result is a complex, elegant wine.
4029 Hagen Road
Open 9AM to 5PM.
- Offers tours by appointment - call/email
- Winery is family friendly
- Open by appointment - call/email
- Winery includes wine caves
- Winery property is historical landmark
- Seated tasting available
- Tasting available in private area
- Tasting fee
- Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
- Winery has unique architecture
- Indoor tasting area
- Outdoor tasting area
- Family run
- Winemaker or owner usually available
Family Friendly Winery
Families are welcome to bring their children on tours and tastings.
Current Wine Varieties Produced
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Palmaz Vineyards Wine Club
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join Palmaz Vineyards's wine club, visit their website or call them at 707-226-5587.
Our wines are available in a limited basis. Members of our Wine Family are given a first opportunity to purchase wine prior to release. To become a member of our wine family: contact Florencia Palmaz at 707-226-5587 ext 226, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tasting Room Size
Tasting Room Atmosphere
Palmaz Vineyards conducts private tour and tastings by appointment only Monday through Saturday. The tour consists of a walk through of several levels of the cave where we show how our wines are made using gravity-flow winemaking methods. Then guests will join us for a tasting where three winery-only white wines and three vintages of the Palmaz Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon are featured and paired with hors d’ oeuvres. All tours are lead by a member of the Palmaz family and are subject to availability. There is a charge of $60 per person, which is applicable towards the purchase of wine during your visit. Please allow for at least two hours for your visit.
from Tasting Room:
For reservations, please call 707-226-5587 or email us for more information.
A spectacular view looking down onto the Napa Valley from the eastern hills. Mt Tamilpais to Mt St Helena in view.
Each tour is pivatly conducted showing how the grapes are grown in the vineyards to a detailed tour of the gravity flow winery. Every tour can be tailored to focus on your interests.
Each wine is paired with hors d' oeuvres and cheeses featuring the local vendors of the Oxbow Farmers market..
Premiere Napa Valley
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Premiere Napa Valley 2013
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: November - 2013
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
Quality Wine & Spirits, Inc.
Map Palmaz Vineyards
4029 Hagen Road, Napa
Hours: Open 9AM to 5PM.
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