Artesa Winery sits high on a hilltop overlooking the renowned appellation of Carneros in southern Napa Valley. The winery’s roots date back to the 1980’s when the Raventós family, heirs of the Spanish winemaking dynasty Codorníu, began acquiring land in Napa Valley. In 1997 it was named Artesa, from the Catalan word for handcrafted. Today, Artesa focuses on producing small, ultra-premium lots of the varietals for which Carneros and the Napa Valley are best known − Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – and aims to capture the essence of terroir through exceptional winemaking.
WINEMAKING AT ARTESA
The Artesa winemaking team is led by Mark Beringer, Winemaker and Head of Production since 2009. A fifth generation winemaker who focuses on terroir-driven wines that capture the essence of terroir. The winery employs both traditional and modern techniques to create wines that experience minimal manipulation between harvest and bottling.
THE ARTESA EXPERIENCE
A visit to Artesa is nothing short of spectacular; design, art and nature combine to make the winery one of the most spectacular – and popular – destinations in wine country. Set into the highest hill of Artesa’s 350-acre estate, the avant-garde winery structure was conceived by the renowned Barcelona architect, Domingo Triay, with the idea of building a modern and elegant structure seamlessly blended into the surrounding landscape. A protective covering of natural grasses conceals the winery rooftop, accented by fountains and contemporary sculpture. Inside the winery, the light-filled tasting room houses the contemporary work of Napa Artist Gordon Heuther including large-scale installations in glass, metal and canvas. This emphasis on elegance and art, offset by breathtaking vistas of surrounding Carneros makes the Artesa tasting room an essential destination for thousands of wine lovers visiting California Wine Country each year.
Decribed as "one of the most architecturally stunning wineries in North America", Artesa has 360 degree views of the Bay Area and the rolling Carneros Hills from the terrace. The modern tasting room features two tasting bars, a courtyard/outdoor tasting area and expansive views of the surrounding countryside. The works of local artist Gordon Huether are featured throughout the Visitors Center.Music in Tasting Room: Eclectic mix of oldies and current artists
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join Artesa Winery's wine club, visit their website or call them at 707.224.1668.
Our wine club, Club Artesa, allows members to purchase wine and merchandise at a 20% discount. In addition, members are offered special wines at bigger discounts throughout the year. Events are a big part of the Club experience;a Harvest Grape Stomp , the May Sunset Dinner, summer barbeques and much more all enhance membership in Club Artesa. Private tasting areas just for club members provides a top notch experience.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
Complimentary tasting for Napa residents, party of four maximum. On Friday, Saturday & Sunday this offer is valid only before noon.
The Napa Green program is supported by a wide variety of groups including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the University of California. The Napa Valley Vintners, along with Fish Friendly Farming, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa County Farm Bureau and others developed the Napa Green program. Learn more about the program at napagreen.org.
Artesa Winery is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Artesa Winery has created and implemented a customized farm plan with measured results that addressed all aspects of its property, vineyard land as well as non-farmed land, including practicing soil conservation, water conservation, stable drainage, riparian corridor enhancement, fisheries and wildlife habitat enhancement and long-term improvement and sustainability.
Certification - certification is granted by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioners Office of Pesticide Regulation, the Regional Water Quality Control board, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Release Date: July - 2014
Appellation: Los Carneros
To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:
The Polo Grill