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1601 Silverado Trail S
Saint Helena  CA 94574
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10-4 pm daily
(707) 967-1601 option #1

Agustin and Valeria Huneeus developed Quintessa in 1990 to establish the property as one of the great red wine estates of the world. Valeria guided the 280-acre Rutherford vineyard with strict care for the soil and environment with a commitment to biodynamic and organic farming. The vineyard’s many microclimates, soil types, elevations, and exposures have been planted to a wide selection of rootstocks and clones, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and small plots of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenère. The winery’s eco-sensitive design integrates nature and winemaking, with a gravity flow process, naturally cooled winery and caves. Winemaker Charles Thomas brings over 20 years of winemaking experience in California to Quintessa’s next decade. Visits to Quintessa are privately hosted and include a tour of the Quintessa Vineyard, a tour of the winery and caves by way of the grape, and a sit-down tasting of several vintages paired with local artisan cheeses.

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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
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Winery has gardens
  • Winery has unique architecture
  • Fireplace
  • Winery includes wine caves
  • Romantic
  • Family run
  • Napa Green Certified Land
  • Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
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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

Quintessa's visitor experience includes vineyard, winery and cave tours and a seated, intimate private guided tasting of several vintages paired with local artisan cheeses with a knowledgeable visitor host. The breathtaking vineyard views and relaxed, quiet atmosphere make it a memorable experience.

Music in Tasting Room:  instrumental

View from Tasting Room:  Estate vineyard views from private terrace overlooking 280-acre property.

Wine Education: Winemaking, vineyard and farming practices discussed in private tour and tasting.

Food Available:  Pairings with artisan cheeses and local chef offerings with every tasting.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Red Blend
  • Sauvignon Blanc

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


Napa GreenLand

Napa Green Certified Land

Quintessa is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Quintessa 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.


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 2013

Cases: 5
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2012
Release Date: February - 2015
Appellation: Rutherford

To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:

Imbibe Wine and Spirits
Bakersfield CA

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