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Ellman Family Vineyards

3286 Silverado Trail
Napa  CA 94558

Private tastings in our downtown Tasting Gallery by appointment only

Ellman Family Vineyards presents boutique wines designed for the wine enthusiast who wants to create a memorable experience with every lasting sip. The Ellman brothers have always had a deep affinity for food, wine and friendship. This led to the creation of Ellman Family Vineyards in 2006, first as a hobby, but quickly expanding into a successful wine business. Today, Ellman Family Vineyards is considered a top boutique wine that appeals to the wine enthusiast who enjoys pairing great wine with great food and great friends.

The seed to be in the wine business was planted the very first time we visited the magnificent Napa Valley in the 1990s. The vineyards stretched as far as our eyes could see, and the incredible aromas from the tasting rooms wrapped our senses in a cloud of desire mixed with a vision that one day we would be part of that experience. We felt an instant connection to the Valley and went back often, drawn by the insatiable pull of our dream. Fueled by passion and a need for perfection, we learned all we could about the making of wine, the growing of grapes and the business of creating a brand of wine our entire family would be proud of.

Sitting south of Stags Leap in the foothills west of Atlas Peak, we discovered a perfect 14-acre parcel of Cabernet Sauvignon. We realized that by maximizing the potential of this great site, we could build our Estate brand. As we learned about this vineyard and discovered its many nuances, we found that there was great promise in producing a wine we would be proud to have carry The Estate label. The original water tower and barn are key features on the property as well as the sprawling vines and soon to be new home which will keep with the time-honored tradition of the area.

Today, all of our wines come from our vineyard. We work closely with our Winemaker, Andy Erickson, and Vineyard Manager, Mike Wolf to create the unique brand of Ellman Family Vineyards. What began as a dream for two brothers from Durban, South Africa, has become a reality.

  • Open by appointment - call/email
  • Seated tasting available
  • Tasting available in private area
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Winery has art on display
  • Family run
  • Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
  • Winery can host corporate functions up to 25 people
Tasting Room Size


Tasting Room Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
 Modern/Rustic Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Formal/Casual Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere
Lively/Quiet Atmosphere

Located in the heart of downtown on First Street, tucked in the back of the Oenotri Restaurant Courtyard. Private seated tasting at table for up to 10-12 guests or lounge style on couches. Live feed from the vineyard playing on large screen television. Unique, one of a kind art on the walls. Tastings can be customized as the room is yours for the tasting, i.e. meetings, lunch or dinner service for additional fee. We offer pre -dinner or after dinner tastings to maximize your tasting time in Napa.

Music in Tasting Room:  Jazz style music on Pandora or guest can choose albums to play on turntable

Food Available:  upon request and additional fee, we can do lunch or dinner up to 10 guests at seated table.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford

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 2017

Ellman Family Vineyards
Cases: 5
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2015
Release Date: October - 2018
Appellation: Napa Valley

To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:

The Saddle Room
Hoffman Estates IL

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