Napa Valley Wineries
- Howell Mountain
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Chenin Blanc
Premiere Napa Valley Wines
Howell Mountain Cabernet...
Situated atop Howell Mountain, 1,660 feet above Napa Valley, Marc’s Cold Springs Vineyard is farmed by one of California’s most sought after vineyard managers, and his good friend, Jim Barbour. It’s a gem of a location with soil profiles, slopes and elevation to make even the most stoic wine geek swoon. Above the fog line, the south-westerly slopes of the team’s favored blocks are graced with cool morning sun and protected from the intense afternoon heat.
There are few vintners in the world who know more about Napa Valley than Marc Mondavi. That’s a big claim, but he’s a third generation Napa Valley vintner who grew up under the tutelage of his dad, Peter Mondavi Sr., and has been privy to generations of knowledge and practical understanding of most everything this land and industry has to offer. Having now raised four girls of his own here, he’s as much a part of Napa Valley as it is a part of him. When you combine that kind of history and knowledge, with the winemaking know-how of Thomas Rivers Brown, something special is bound to happen.
We offer four experiences at our beautiful custom crush facility, Brasswood Estate, located in the heart of Napa Valley. Each experience is personally hosted by a Mondavi Sister, or two, depending on personal calendars.
Our Private Tasting experience is offered at $75.00 per person and includes a tasting of our four current releases. Although our vintages change with each new release, we are currently showing our 2020 Aloft Chenin Blanc, 2016 Aloft Cabernet Sauvignon, 2015 Dark Matter Zinfandel, and our 2017 Dark Matter Limitless Cabernet Sauvignon. Please note the tasting fees will be waived with the purchase of two 3-packs or more per couple.
Cheers to the Future & Cheese
This experience includes a private tasting, barrel sample of a future release, and cheese platter offered at $100 per person. This tasting also includes our four current releases of Aloft and Dark Matter and a barrel tasting of one future vintage not yet released. The cheese selected for this experience is perfectly paired with each wine and was curated by our winemaker and sister, Angelina Mondavi. Please note, the tasting fee for this experience cannot be applied toward the purchase of wine.
Our four-course lunch paired with our current releases of Aloft and Dark Matter wines is offered at $185 per person and cannot be applied toward the purchase of wine. Our seasonal menu is curated by our winemaker, Angelina, and Brasswood's Estate Chef and includes unique dishes to perfectly complement each wine being showcased. To conclude this lunch, dessert is paired with one Library vintage, which will be offered for purchase that day only.
Elevated Sisters’ Lunch
Our favorite experience is our four-course lunch paired with our current releases of Aloft and Dark Matter wines offered at $250 per person. However, this experience includes our local partners, The Caviar Co., also sisters-owned, and Brasswood's Estate Chef to offer a high-end, unique Napa Valley experience incorporating caviar and fresh ingredients sourced from our neighbors. Angelina worked closely with each partner to curate unique dishes to perfectly complement the wines being showcased. To conclude this lunch, dessert is paired with one Library vintage, which will be offered for purchase that day only. Please note, lunch fees cannot be applied toward the purchase of wine.
- Indoor tasting area
- Outdoor tasting area
- Sustainable practices
- Winemaker or owner usually available