First planted to wine grapes in 1882, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery was established by the Novak family in 1982. Now stewarded by second generation sisters, Beth Novak Milliken and Lindy Novak, Spottswoode crafts an elegant, balanced and age-worthy Cabernet that captures the character of the vintage and the complexity of the legendary estate vineyard. Spottswoode has been noted as “one of Napa Valley’s First-Growth wines and vineyards.”
Situated on the western edge of St. Helena, at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains, Spottswoode is located on the northernmost part of the Napa Valley bench. The vineyard consists of 33 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, with the remaining plantings made up of Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc. The 37-acre estate is hand-farmed as a mosaic of 24 different blocks, 18 of which are Cabernet Sauvignon, offering varying combinations of clone, vine age and rootstock. As one of the pioneers of organic viticulture in California, we have farmed without the use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers since 1985, and were one of the very first vineyards in Napa Valley to receive organic certification by the CCOF in 1992. In addition, Spottswoode is both Napa Green Winery and Vineyard certified and 100% solar run.
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Our intimate tour and tasting experience begins with a walk around the entire estate, including the historic Spottswoode home and gardens, our vineyard, production buildings, and “ghost winery” stone cellar, finishing with a seated tasting of the current vintages of our Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon, and Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.
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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.
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & 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.
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & 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.
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.
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: October - 2021
Appellation: St. Helena
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