Y. Rousseau Wines is the realization of a dream that began long ago in the South-West of France and evolved as Yannick Rousseau, French native, founder and winemaker, followed his heart and passion for winemaking.
Yannick's life-long journey in wine started when he was 5 years old and drank his first glass of homemade Gascony wine with his grandpa. It continued at the University of Toulouse, where Yannick earned his winemaking degree, and at some of the best Tannat vineyards in the Madiran appellation, where he made his first Tannat. Yannick's passion for winemaking eventually brought him to Napa Valley, where he fell in love, first, with Napa terroir, and then, with his wife Susan.
Together, they have been making small-batch, single-vineyard wines in the Old World style since 2008. Yannick believes that "it takes unique terroir and people of character to create wines of distinction."
Y. Rousseau's hand-crafted, food-friendly wines have repeatedly won critical acclaim. In 2015, Y. Rousseau Wines was included in TOP 100 Wineries by Wine & Spirits Magazine.
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Join us for a tasting at our “wine ghetto” tasting room tucked away in the south end of Napa. We will talk about our beginnings, show you the barrel room and taste through award-winning current releases. Two types of tastings are available by appointment. Call us at 707-224-8736 for more information and to schedule.Wine Education: Yannick Rousseau, the winemaker and owner, will share the wealth of his winemaking knowledge and a Napa Valley insider view at our educational and fun tastings.
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.yrousseauwines.com or call 707-224-8736.
Our wines are distributed in just a handful of states in the U.S., so our GASCON Wine Club is a way to secure priority access to Y. Rousseau wines for our customers.
The Club is named after the region in France where Yannick Rousseau, the winemaker and owner, was born and raised, and learnt to love good food, good wines and good company.
As a GASCON Club Member, you will receive two wine shipments per year (we offer three different levels), and enjoy complimentary tastings for up to four people, two tickets to our new release parties, invitations to private winery events and France tours, and priority access to Y. Rousseau pre-releases, library wines, and large format offerings.
To join the GASCON Wine Club, please visit www.yrousseauwines.com or call 707-224-8736.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
To Napa Valley locals we offer 10% off on the purchase of wine. Please bring an ID that shows you're our neighbor.