Saint Helena Winery
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- Year Established: 2000
- Winery Contact: Lesley Russell
- Winemaker:Aaron Pott & Elizabeth Tangney
About our winery:
As harvest approaches, our winemakers Aaron Pott and Elizabeth Tangney walk the vineyard rows and taste fruit to determine which clusters are ready to pick. The selected fruit is harvested by hand in the cool early morning hours and delivered to the crush pad in small bins. Several eyes and hands sort the destemmed berries so that only perfect fruit enters the cellar. The grapes enter a lengthy cold soak to extract rich color, flavors and aromas. After fermentation, the wine is transferred to new French oak barrels made by some of the finest coopers, including Bossuet and Darnajou. Two years later the complex process of blending begins to define each estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Balancing aromas, flavors and textures in elegant composition is the art of winemaking as expressed by Aaron and Elizabeth. The result is a celebration of the efforts in the vineyard preserved and enhanced with patience and precision.
Saint Helena Winery is run by a small team of Napa Valley locals with diverse backgrounds. This team is supported by some of the wine industry's most respected experts in viticulture and winemaking, as well as winery owners who, with humilty, strive to contribute towards Napa Valley's culture of excellence.
Days and hours open
A limited number of visits to Saint Helena Winery are available by prior appointment only. Anyone wishing to visit us is asked to inquire at least 24 hours in advance. To inquire about a private tasting, please contact us at 707-967-9463.