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Caldwell Vineyard

270 Kreuzer Lane
Napa  CA 94559
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John Caldwell, Vintner & Maverick

John Caldwell is the original wine industry maverick and the man responsible for introducing the most prized Bordeaux root stock and grapevine clones to California. Now considered the industry standard for vineyards in the United States, John held the original licensing agreement with the French government for their Entav-Inra clones, for all of North America. Through this larger-than-life odyssey, John helped revolutionize the foundation of modern winemaking in the United States. Today, with Marbue Marke at the winemaking helm, Caldwell produces 23 different clone- and varietal-specific wines from his estate vineyard.

Caldwell Vineyard, Coombsville, Napa Valley

You’re on a hilltop, 500 feet above sea level in the heart of Coombsville, Napa Valley’s newest AVA. To the north is a panoramic view of Napa Valley, framed by the Mayacamas mountains to the west and the Vaca mountain range to the east. At your feet is a sprawling 123-acre ranch. 60-acres of grapevine rows follow the contours of the rolling hills to create a mesmerizing landscape, which is now home to the original Bordeaux rootstock smuggled in to the US by John Caldwell back in 1982. This is Caldwell Vineyard. It is home to John and Joy Caldwell and their two sons. It is a spectacular place to view the world, an exceptional place to grow Bordeaux wine varieties, and the birthplace of the Caldwell wine collection.

Tasting at Caldwell

Join Vintner, Smuggler & Legend, John Caldwell for a private wine tasting experience at Caldwell Vineyard estate in the heart of Coombsville, Napa Valley's newest and most unique AVA. Inside the stunning 22,000 square foot cave, you’ll share stories (occasionally with John himself) while sipping on a selection of Caldwell estate wines available only in their tasting room.

$75 per person. Tastings are available by appointment only.


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  • Open by appointment - call/email
  • Offers tours by appointment - call/email
  • Seated tasting available
  • Tasting available in private area
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Winemaker or owner usually available
  • Winery has unique architecture
  • Winery includes wine caves
  • Winery property is historical landmark
  • Family run
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Tasting Room Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere

Private and small group tastings in a stunning cave with a team that embody the spirit of John Caldwell, and occasionally the maverick himself.

View from Tasting Room:  Situated high atop the eastern hills of Napa, with panoramic views.

Caldwell Vineyard Wine Club

Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.

To join the wine club, visit or call 707-255-1294.

Society of Smugglers, featuring wine made exlcusive for Smugglers
Society of WINEsteins, featuring Caldwell's iconic Rocket Science wine

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Fortified Wine
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Blend
  • Rose
  • Rose
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Coombsville

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 2011

Caldwell Vineyard and Winery
Cases: 5
Varietal: Red Wine
Vintage: 2008
Release Date: October - 2011
Appellation: Napa Valley

To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:

Gary's Wine & Marketplace
Madison NJ

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