In 1979 Richard Thornton Boswell's vision was to focus on the production of only one wine varietal, the noble Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Under the direction of winemaker André Tchelistcheff he began what is now a 38 year history of wine production in our hand hewn stone winery nestled along Silverado Trail in St. Helena. Since that first release of Chateau Boswell Estate Cabernet Sauvignon we have indeed broadened the horizons adding more Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir to our portfolio while maintaining the original goal of wines produced in small lots from exceptional vineyard sites.
From the Chateau Boswell Cabernet Sauvignon labels; Estate, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Oakville, At Anchor, and RTB to the True Course Chardonnay and the Absolutely Eloise Pinot Noir, we remain dedicated to producing wines of pure vineyard expression through old-world, low-intervention winemaking techniques.
Winemaker, As we embark on our 38th year winemaker Philippe Melka leads us into our next chapter.
"Elegance, finesse, sophistication and telling the story of the site have always been my focus in crafting wine. I have always felt that making wine is not only a technique, but also a lifestyle. Everyday, I feel blessed to be part of this exciting business." Philippe Melka
Chateau Boswell is a Napa Green Land certified property and was the first certified Napa Green Winery.
Chateau Boswell Wines are available to our mailing list clientele and at select restaurants.
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The private seated tasting begins in the upstairs cave dome room which is located beneath the Estate vineyard and directly under a 150+ year old Oak. Entry is at ground level through two glass doors; a brief hallway leads to a perfectly shaped dome room with a 20 foot high ceiling. The floor is terrazzo created with obsidian from our property including obsidian carved spears and arrowheads found on site from prehistory man and dated at 4 to 6,000 years ago. The dome room has a French 1930’s period black marble table with inlaid mother of pearl with seating around for 6 to 8. When in the dome room you can see through another set of glass doors into the lower cave below; one can see the excavated stone ceiling which begins above the 20’ wide stairwell leading 30 feet down into lower cave area. The lower cave exhibits 4 million plus years of geological history in the natural stone walls 65 feet below the surface of the earth. The cave is 300+ feet in length with a number of excavated areas 30 to 70 feet long off the central hallway creating a cathedral like view of seemingly endless archways.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
We welcome our Napa Valley Neighbors with a complimentary tasting of our wines. Please call us for an appointment.
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.
Chateau Boswell Winery 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.
Chateau Boswell Winery is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Chateau Boswell Winery 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.