O'Brien Estate is a self-contained winery estate with 33 acres of vineyards, a fully bonded winery, and is also the home of Bart and Barb O'Brien since the turn of the century. Only grapes from our single estate vineyard are made into O'Brien Estate wines.
The grapes are hand-harvested, crushed and fermented in small batches in the winery adjacent to the vineyard and our home, then aged exclusively in French oak barrels primarily from Darnajou and Taransaud.
Our mission is to both produce the finest wines possible from our own piece of heaven and to create a place for our guests to have the rare experience of visiting a self-contained estate with vineyards, winery, and owner’s home. Walk in our vineyards, touch our barrels and bottling line, sit in our backyard, and share our passion for the bottled poetry of wine. Is this heaven? For us it is, and we hope it is for you too.
We use our bottling line room as our tasting room. We have original oil paintings by Tim Howe displayed as well as sculptures by Richard Martin. Our visitors can see the equipment actually used in winemaking, as well as the fermentation tanks and barrels. We are a working winery, so our guests can see winemaking operations during their tour depending on the time of the year.Music in Tasting Room: Smooth jazz
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.obrienestate.com or call 707-252-8463.
We offer memberships in O'Brien Estate for our guests who desire a guaranteed allocation of O'Brien Estate wine each year. The membership program is called the Inner Circle and has 3 Tiers. Each Tier can customize the wines in their shipments for each shipment. Tier 1 members receive a case of wine each quarter with complimentary shipping. Tier 2 members receive 6 bottles of wine each quarter with complimentary shipping. Tier 3 members receive 3 bottle per quarter with $10 flat rate shipping. Tier 1 memberships are currently filled; Tier 2 and Tier 3 memberships are still available as of 1/23/2015 but this is subject to change without notice.
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.
O'Brien Estate is certified under the Napa Green Winery Program by the Napa County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Green Business Program and completed all the regulatory components needed for environmental sustainability. These components included developing water and energy conservation methods, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste. In addition to developing sustainable winery practices, this program is set to become the standard for the state of California.
O'Brien Estate is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. O'Brien Estate 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: Cabernet Franc
Release Date: November - 2010
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
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