In 1981 the son of Jean-Pierre Moueix, the famed wine merchant of France discovered the 124-acre site west of Yountville that was an historic site of some of the best Napa Valley wines of the 1940s and 1950s. He negotiated a sale, formed a partnership and did what he had to do to acquire the property. By 1995 Christian Moueix became the sole owner.
Committed to making balanced wines of exceptional quality using centuries old traditions and innovative practices of the modern age to transform the best grapes into fine wines with great potential for aging Dominus Estate Wines are meticulously made.
Opening in the fall of 2011 with a desire to make exceptional wines and to be good stewards of the land, the owners made a commitment to sustainability and care for their environment.
It was a partnership of wine industry leaders who combined their efforts to bring small lot wines t the market. The focus here is on Chardonnay and Pinot-Noir.
Architect Howard Backen designed Ram’s Gate with a sensitivity to the natural landscape and modern interpretations of a weathered farmstead designed a wonderful place to visit. The visionary style of internationally acclaimed interior designer, Orlando Diaz-Azcuy is displayed at the venue. There is a mix of antiques and accent pieces that create a dramatic story that inspires the milieu and raises the spirit.
The goal to create the finest possible wines that only the Sonoma climate with a unique terroir of the vineyards in the Carneros and Sonoma regions is not unique to Ram’s Gate. The winemaking team at Ram’s Gate approaches the process starting with a unique site. Fruit is harvested and handled with care. The intention is to select from a specific vineyard, a specific cluster and to sort the berries on their custom designed tables.
The tasting room in in Geyserville, CA. Hours are generally from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm during the winter months and expanded to 6:00 pm during Spring and Summer.
This is a small family owned and operated the winery, where Joe and Norma Ramazzotti hold court and tend to growing grapes and managing their vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley. The produce signature brands in small lots such as Regale (Cabernet), Faffinto (Super Tuscan), Ricordo (Zinfandel), Sparkling Rose’, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, and Port.
Shone Farm is one of the largest agriculture sites in the California Community Colleges system. It was a military listening post during World War II. It was declared surplus land in 1972 by the federal government and subsequently sold. The farm includes 120 acres of forest, 100 acres of pasture, 90 acres of vineyard, 12 acres for crop production, 4 acres of olive and apple trees and 39 acres of buildings.
Shone Farm products include award-winning wines and olive oil. A variety of grapes planted on site include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Most of the wine grapes are sold to local wineries. Other ag products include vegetables and grass-fed beef.
Drop into this old winery and step back in history as you enjoy a variety of wine and food pairings. This place is here today because of a failure to find a fortune in the Gold Rush of 1849. Giuseppe Simi moved to the area when gold eluded him. In 1876 Giuseppe and brother Pietro produced their first wines under the Simi name. By 1890 a stone cellar was erected, where harvested grapes were crushed, and wine fabulous wine resulted. The facility is still used today on Healdsburg Ave.
Tragedy struck the brothers who both died of the flue in 1904. At the time, Giuseppe’s daughter, who had been involved in the winery took over the operation. At the age of 18, she became one of the first women who would lead the Simi wine business over the next 100 years.