In 1997, Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr established Crocker & Starr, resurrecting a vineyard with roots going back to the 1870s. With Charlie’s 100-acre estate vineyard on farmland that has grown grapes for over 140 years and Pam’s winemaking expertise, vision and business acumen, the partners proved to be a spectacular match.
Charlie is co-owner with Pam, the winery manager and winemaker.
Crocker & Starr handcrafts a small production of exquisite, world-class wines from our organic vineyard estate in St. Helena. Charlie Crocker and Pam Starr’s commitment to sustainable and organic farming techniques combined with cutting edge winemaking tools and guided by expert hands come together to combine the best of both old world philosophy and new world fruit. Winemaker and co-owner Pam Starr “designs” the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc to capture the essence of the extraordinary terroir of the vineyard.
As a result of this, we are blessed with a strong heritage of credibility. Not just that typical list: great land, wonderful grapes, great winemaking passion and wonderful ratings for our wines. We have all that. But Crocker & Starr is more – we represent a long winemaking history in land and buildings. We are serious about our wines but we also know how to have fun. We recognize science and technology are the foundation for making truly great wines.
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‘Touch the Vines… Taste the Wines…’
Private Vineyard Experiences at Crocker & Starr start on the porch of our 1918 restored farmhouse with a sip of Sauvignon Blanc. Guests then stroll to our vineyard for a unique opportunity to see and touch our organically grown vines and grapes. Along the way, our team will share the history of this 1870's estate. From the vineyard, there is a quick visit to the winery and then onward to our Garden Arbor & Stone House for a seated presentation of our small production estate red wines. Approximately 50 minutes.
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.crockerstarr.com or call 707-967-9111.
The Casali Club
The Casali Club is the guaranteed way to secure all three of Crocker & Starr's highly allocated wines. 3 shipments per year. Invitations to special events. Access to special wines. Access to library and large formats.
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.
Crocker & Starr Wines 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.
Crocker & Starr Wines is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Crocker & Starr Wines 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.