The Snowden ranch lies on the eastern slopes of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Premium wine grapes have been farmed on the property since it was homesteaded in 1878. Our family came to the property in 1955 and so far three generations have actively participated in tending the vineyards -- and four generations have run around in them. After several decades of growing grapes for other producers, we began holding back some fruit to make our own wines in 1993. Diana Snowden Seysses became our winemaker in 2005 and continues in that role today. All Snowden wines are produced exclusively from fruit grown on the property. Our only interest is to produce wines from this particular site. Our wines are in the neo-classic style -- we farm carefully (with the exception of a micro-amendment of phosphorous, our vineyards are organic), we harvest at moderate sugar levels, we don't add yeast, sugar, digestive enzymes, or acid, we ferment dry, we don't add sugar before bottling, we don't filter, and in the last decade only one of our red wines has been fined -- a light egg white fining of the '14 Ranch Cabernet. Our goal -- we want to taste the nuance of site, variety and vintage in every wine we make.
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.snowdenvineyards.com or call 707-963-4292.
Our wine club is pretty basic. We offer two levels -- 6 bottles twice a year; or 12 bottles twice a year plus two magnums. Members receive our new releases -- plus we usually include a library wine at a preferential price. All club shipments can be customized. Club members receive a discount on club orders and also on any other wine purchases made while a member. Members are also invited to online tastings and, when the world normalizes, we'll resume our annual, extremely rustic, summer party at the ranch, to which club members are cordially invited. For more information, visit the website at snowdenvineyards.com.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
For purchases of six bottles or more, Napa County residents will receive a 20% discount and free delivery to street addresses in Napa County. To place a "Napa Neighbor Program" order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707)n 963-4292.
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: October - 2015
Appellation: Napa Valley
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