Annual Tasting

The Annual Tasting has been a yearly event for over 50 years. Where once a half dozen Napa Valley wineries poured, we now expect more than ten times that many to join us among the grand oak trees of the Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa.

Every current member of NVWLA is invited to attend the Annual Tasting and there is no admission fee. The tasting is a benefit of membership.

This year’s tasting is as follows:

54th Annual Tasting: “A Sense of Place: Honoring Napa Valley Terroir”

Sunday, August 14, 2016
5 pm to 7 pm
The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa

53rd AnnualThis year, wineries are being invited to pour wines they feel keenly reflect a sense of Napa Valley, a certain terroir. Watch for single, designated vineyards including Estate, and varieties already associated or coming to be associated with particular appellations. 70 to 80 wineries are expected to pour, with a great number of winemakers and winery principals on hand, ready to pour and renew or make your acquaintance. Participating wineries must be licensed in Napa Valley and pour wines from Napa County appellations and the two shared appellations of Los Carneros and Wild Horse Valley. 

For those planning to attend the event, a certain number of overnight accommodations are available at a special rate on a first come, first served basis at Silverado Resort & Spa. Go to  www.silveradoresort.com/accommodations/ and enter Promo Code SPP.

Updated daily, participating wineries at the 54th Annual Tasting so far include:

Amizetta; William Clark, winemaker

  • 2014 Napa Valley "Complexity" - 750 cases
  • 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 650 cases

Arns; Sandi Belcher, winemaker

  • 2012 Melanson Vineyard - Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley Syrah - 100 cases
  • 2011 Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 400 cases

Ballentine Vineyards; Bruce Devlin, winemaker

  • 2015 Betty’s Vineyard & Fig Tree Vineyard, Saint Helena "Maple Station" - 200 cases
  • 2012 Pocai Vineyard, Calistoga Cabernet Franc - 175 cases

Bouchaine Vineyards; Chris Kajani, winemaker

  • 2015 Carneros Estate Vin Gris of Pinot Noir – 400 cases
  • 2012 Carneros Pinot Noir – 6,000 cases

Broman Cellars; Bob Broman, winemaker

  • 2014 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 395 cases
  • 2013 Napa Valley "Proprietary Red Wine" - 421 cases

CADE Estate Winery; Danielle Cyrot, winemaker

  • 2015 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc - 4,500 cases
  • 2013 Howell Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 6,500 cases

Cakebread Cellars; Julianne Laks, winemaker

  • 2013 Suscol Springs Vineyard, Napa Valley “Guajolote”– 1,000 cases
  • 2013 Napa Valley Estate “Vaca” – 1,000 cases

El Molino; Lily and Jon Berlin, winemakers

  • 2014 Rutherford Chardonnay - 800 cases
  • 2013 Rutherford Pinot Noir - 803 cases

Green & Red Vineyard; Jay Heminway, winemaker

  • 2013 Chiles Mill Vineyard, Chiles Valley Zinfandel - 1,100 cases
  • 2013 Tip Top Vineyard, Chiles Valley Zinfandel - 740 cases

Hagafen Cellars; Ernie Weir, winemaker

  • 2014 Rancho Wieruszowski, Coombsville Dry White Riesling - 400 cases
  • 2013 Coombsville Cabernet Franc - 400 cases

Handwritten Wines; Rob Lloyd, winemaker

  • 2012 Los Carneros Cabernet Sauvignon - 350 cases
  • 2012 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 400 cases

Hendry Winery - wines to be determined

Herb Lamb Vineyard; Michael Trujillo, winemaker

  • 2015 Mello Vineyard, Yountville Sauvignon Blanc – 345 cases
  • 2013 Herb Lamb Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 425 cases

Hudson Wines; Christopher Vandendriessche, winemaker

  • 2013 Los Carneros Estate Chardonnay - 950 cases
  • 2013 Los Carneros Estate Syrah - 150 cases
  • 2012 Los Carneros Estate "Old Master" - 300 cases

Hyde & Sons; Peter Hyde, winemaker

  • 2013 Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard, Carneros Chardonnay – 150 cases
  • 2012 Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard, Carneros Pinot Noir – 600 cases

Joseph Carr; Aaron Pott, winemaker

  • 2012 Rutherford Merlot - 96 cases
  • 2012 Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon - 450 cases

Keenan Winery; Michael Keenan, winemaker

  • 2014 Spring Mountain District Chardonnay - 2,500 cases
  • 2013 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Franc - 1,000 cases 

Kenefick Ranch; Kent Jarman, winemaker

  • 2014 Calistoga Estate "Pickett Road White" - 300 cases
  • 2012 Calistoga Estate Petite Sirah - 200 cases

Long Meadow Ranch; Ashley Heisey, winemaker

  • 2014 Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 112 cases 
  • 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 3,196 cases

Louis M. Martini Winery - wine to be determined

Mahoney Vineyards; Ken Foster, winemaker

  • 2014 Gavin Vineyard, Los Carneros Chardonnay - 225 cases
  • 2012 Las Brisas Vineyard, Los Carneros Pinot Noir - 250 cases

Markham Vineyards; Kimberlee Nicholls, winemaker

  • 2013 Markham Yountville Estate Merlot - 966 cases

Materra I Cunat Family Vineyards; Bruce Regalia and Michael Trujillo, winemakers

  • 2014 Oak Knoll District Estate Chardonnay - 417 cases
  • 2011 Oak Knoll District Estate "Right Bank Reserve" - 1,000 cases

Mayacamas Vineyards; Andy Erickson, winemaker

  • 2014 Mount Veeder Chardonnay - 2,000 cases
  • 2012 Mount Veeder Merlot - 500 cases

Mira; Gustavo A. Gonzalez, winemaker

  • 2012 Hyde Vineyard, Los Carneros Chardonnay - 275 cases
  • 2012 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon - 644 cases

Monticello Vineyards; Chris Corley, winemaker

  • NV Oak Knoll District Sparkling Wine – 200 cases
  • 2013 Block II, Clone 777 Oak Knoll District Pinot Noir – 200 cases

Palmaz Vineyards, wine to be determined

Perliss Estate; Aaron Pott, winemaker

  • 2014 The Serpents, Knights Valley Semillon - 100 cases
  • 2012 The Ravens, Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon - 300 cases

Pride Mountain Vineyards; Sally Johnson, winemaker

  • 2013 Napa/Sonoma Estate Merlot - 5,377 cases
  • 2013 Napa/Sonoma Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 5,728 cases

Prime Solum; Patrick Mahaney, winemaker

  • 2012 Brokenrock Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 250 cases

Punch Vineyards; Miguel Cartachea, winemaker

  • 2013 "Proof of the Pudding" Los Carneros Chardonnay - 200 cases

Quixote Winery; Aaron Pott, winemaker

  • 2012 Stags Leap District Estate Petite Sirah - 1,274 cases
  • 2012 Stags Leap District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 572 cases

Rocca Family Vineyards; Paul Colantuoni, winemaker

  • 2013 Grigsby Vineyard, Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon – 970 cases
  • 2013 Collinetta Vineyard, Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon – 389 cases

Saddleback Cellars; Nils Venge, winemaker

  • 2014 Oakville Estate Pinot Blanc  - 142 cases
  • 2014 Oakville Merlot - 386 cases

Schramsberg Vineyards and Davies Vineyards; Sean Thompson and Hugh Davies winemakers

  • J Davies 2012 Diamond Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,500 cases
  • Schramsberg 2011 Napa Valley "Querencia" - 1,198 cases

Schweiger Vineyards; Andrew Schweiger, winemaker

  • 2013 Spring Mountain District Estate Chardonnay - 800 cases
  • 2010 Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,088 cases

Silverado Vineyards; Jon Emmerich, winemaker

  • 2013 Stags Leap District SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon -
  • 2013 Coombsville GEO Cabernet Sauvignon -

Snowden Vineyards; Diana Seysses, winemaker

  • 2015 Ward Eisan Vineyard, Napa Valley Rose of Malbec – 198 cases
  • 2013 Brothers Vineyard, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 700 cases

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery; Aron Weinkauf, winemaker

  • 2013 Lyndenhurst, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2,126 cases
  • 2013 Saint Helena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 4,079 cases

Stags Leap Winery; Christophe Paubert, winemaker

  • 2015 Napa Valley Viognier - 3,834 cases
  • 2012 "The Leap" Stags Leap District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 4,963 cases

Stony Hill Vineyard; Mike Chelini, winemaker

  • 2009 Spring Mountain District Estate Chardonnay - 2,500 cases
  • 2012 Spring Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 430 cases

Stormy Weather Wines; Cameron Woodbridge, winemaker

  • 2013 Wolf's Head Oak Knoll District Cabernet Sauvignon - 485 cases
  • 2012 Stormy Weather Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon - 689 cases

The GRADE Cellars; Thomas Rivers Brown, winemaker

  • 2014 Calistoga Sauvignon Blanc - 380 cases
  • 2013 Winfield Vineyard, Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon - 395 cases

Trinchero Napa Valley; Mario Monticelli, winemaker

  • 2012 Napa Valley "Forte" - 1,344 cases
  • 2012 BRV Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 3,814 cases

Turley Wine Cellars, wine to be determined

Vineyard {511}; Rob Lloyd, winemaker

  • 2012 Diamond Mountain District Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 120 cases
  • 2009 Diamond Mountain District Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon – 160 cases

von Strasser; Rudy von Strasser, winemaker

  • 2012 Diamond Mountain District Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 500 cases
  • 2012 Sori Bricco Vineyard, Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon - 350 cases

William Hill Estate Winery - wine to be determined