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von Strasser Winery

965 Silverado Trail
Calistoga  CA 94515
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10:30 am thru 3:30 pm, daily by appointment

Von Strasser Winery specializes in unique and single-vineyard wines, all grown within Napa Valleys tiny Diamond Mountain District appellation. Each wine reflects both the unique characteristics of its site (terroir), and Rudys unique vision and winemaking philosophy. In the winery, Rudy blends both tradition and innovation together. Old world techniques such as extended maceration, French oak aging, and aerative racking are used in combination with modern equipment such as temperature controlled fermenters, state-of-the-art hand sorting systems and gentle handling equipment. However the most important tool in the winemaking process remains Rudys palette: every decision is ultimately based on Rudys vision of helping each vineyard attain it potential of producing world-class wine. In the vineyard, Rudy uses what he calls sustainable farming techniques. These include planting special cover crops to naturally increase the soil fertility and decrease erosion, and special trellising and irrigation techniques to reduce the potential for disease. Through these management decisions, the need for chemicals in the vineyard has almost been eliminated.
In 2007, Rudy installed an array of photovoltaic panels in the vineyard to supply the propertys electricity needs and further reduce its environmental footprint on the planet.


Von Strasser Winery is opened for private tours and tastings to those discriminating connoisseurs. A visit to von Strasser winery is truly a unique experience. As you drive up Diamond Mountain Road, you leave the valley floor and the crowds behind you and enter a property which many describe as "early Californian". However, the beauty of the setting is second only to the quality of the wine and personalized attention you will receive. During your visit you will learn about the winery and be able to taste and purchase unique, single-vineyard bottlings which are rarely available in the market place. Please call the winery to schedule your visit.

"Winery of the Year" - Twelve Years Standing
- Wine and Spirits Magazine

"Prince of Cabernet"
- The Wine News

"Wine of the Year" - 2006
- Connoisseurs Guide to California Wine

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  • Open by appointment - call/email
  • Offers tours by appointment - call/email
  • Dog friendly - It's ok to bring your dog!
  • Seated tasting available
  • Tasting available in private area
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Winemaker or owner usually available
  • Winery has unique architecture
  • Winery includes wine caves
  • Winery property is historical landmark
  • Romantic
  • Family run
  • Winery practices sustainable agriculture/production
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Relax on our patio overlooking the hillside Estate Vineyards while sipping on at least five of our winery exclusive current releases, including the only Grüner Veltliner found in Napa Valley; a special white varietal in our exclusive red wine portfolio. We also offer wine pairings with chocolates or cheese in our cave with at least a day in advance notice.

von Strasser Winery Wine Club

Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.

To join the wine club, visit or call 707-942-9500.

We have put together an easy way to stay in touch while continuing to enjoy our winery exclusive wines at a discount, join us for special events and relish in the benefits of being part of our Diamond Cartel family. In addition, you will get first dibs on limited edition wines, food pairing and tasting notes included with each shipment and best of all, VIP treatment while visiting our winery for free tastings by appointment.

Choose the Club for You -

As a member of the ONE-CARAT club, you will receive one bottle of each of our wines annually as well as a special holiday selection from our owner/winemaker Rudy von Strasser. These wines will be shipped in four shipments annually: February, April, October, and December. Each shipment will average under $200 per shipment (approximately three bottles) plus applicable tax and shipping.

Want even more wine? Upgrade to our TWO-CARAT club and receive two bottles of each wine annually; one to drink now, and one to cellar for later. Each shipment will average under $400 per shipment (approximately six bottles) plus applicable tax and shipping.

For the true collector, we offer a Future's Club. Due to the limited production levels of our Diamond Mountain Wines, we have developed The Diamond Cartel Futures Club; a program that gives our most loyal customers guaranteed allocations, wine-club benefits, and special Futures pricing. Members of our Futures Club are invited to barrel-taste mid-January thru May and are able to purchase quantities before the vintage is released. Discounts increase with purchase quantity.

Membership Privileges:

15% discount on wine club shipments (only reds are included in the wine club shipments)

15% discount on re-orders including our Grüner Veltliner if desired (only reds are included in the wine club shipments)

Complimentary tours & tastings for you and up to three guests every time you visit von Strasser (advanced notice required)

Invitations to private, members-only events

Limited-edition wines exclusively produced for Diamond Cartel members

Tasting notes, food pairings and aging recommendations for each of your shipments from the winemaker

Ability to order "personalized" etched large format bottles

Priority to purchase library re-releases and special non-allocated wines

Personalized concierge service from our winery hospitality staff

No membership fees.

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Fortified Wine
  • Grüner Veltliner
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Zinfandel
  • Diamond Mountain District

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 2018

von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery
Cases: 5
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage: 2016
Release Date: October - 2018
Appellation: Diamond Mountain District

To purchase this wine or check on availability contact:

Nos Caves Vin
Houston TX

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