A visit to Jarvis Estate is an extraordinary journey into the world of exceptional winemaking. Visitors to the country’s first winery built entirely underground are offered an intimate glimpse into the meticulous steps that go into producing its lush Chardonnays, rich Cabernet Sauvignons and velvety Merlots, among others.
Touring the 45,000 square foot cave is a unique experience and reveals how the Jarvis Estate approach to crafting world-class wines differs from what is found virtually anywhere else. The tour includes a visit to the Cuve Gallery, a collection of one dozen massive oak vessels assembled in the cave by French coopers and used to make certain the exceptional flavors developed in the estate vineyards are not compromised. The underground waterfall near the end of the tour ensures the steady cave temperatures of 61⁰F and humidity that are vital to the Jarvis Estate signature style of extended aging in new French oak barrels.
Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the rewards of these painstaking efforts. The tour concludes with an intimate, seated experience in our Tasting Chamber where visitors will sample six Jarvis Estate and Reserve Collection wines.
The Jarvis Cave is fronted by a several acre grassy meadow which was originally designed to be an ecological parking area. Rather than use asphalt, the area was finished with sand to support cars and planted to native grass.
Jarvis has received its formal designation as Napa Green Certified. The winery is self sufficient in its water consumption by virtue of the two natural lakes on the estate, and all of the winery’s energy needs are met by an extensive solar array that powers every aspect of the winery.
Tour our totally underground winery ending up in our intimate Tasting Room seated to taste six fantastic wines!View from Tasting Room: Totally underground in 45000 sq ft cave
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join Jarvis's wine club, visit their website or call them at 707.255.5280.
There are two ways to join the Inner Circle. One - Choose the wines and annual Inner Circle benefits start upon accumulation of wine purchases totaling $1300 or more within a calendar year. Two - Signup to receive 3 shipments per year of wine especially chosen for our members and Inner Circle benefits begin immediately.
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.
Jarvis is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Jarvis 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: Red Wine
Release Date: September - 2012
Appellation: Napa Valley
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