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Casa Nuestra

Tasting is by appointment only

Hours

Not open to the public.

Phone

707-963-5783
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Casa Nuestra

Information

  • Oakville
  • St. Helena
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Late Harvest / Dessert
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Red Blend
  • Riesling
  • Rose

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About Us

The vineyards at Casa Nuestra were established in 1920 as a four acre Petite Sirah planting. From 1961 the vineyards were further developed to include 20 acres of premium grapevines. The Kirkham Family purchased the 40 acre St. Helena property in 1975 and relocated their young family to a turn of the century house among the vines. Within a few years, the Kirkhams replanted the main block of the St. Helena Vineyard to Bordeaux and "Old Napa" Red Varietals. The historical white varietals (Chenin Blanc and Riesling) were maintained and the family continued to farm the family's heritage vineyard in Oakville.

In 1978, the Kirkhams applied for, and were granted, the first small winery permit in the Napa Valley. The first vintage for the new winery was 1979 and included wine from the St Helena vineyards and from the Oakville vineyard.

Sometime during the growing season of 1979, Eugene Kirkham (Gene) had an epiphany while operating his tractor, which he did in the evenings after returning from his straight job as a lawyer and on the weekends. From that point, Gene committed to farm wine grapes without any synthetic inputs or harmful pesticides and herbicides. Organic certification didn't exist at that time, the Kirkham's commitment to organic farming predates such standards. 40 years later, the vineyards continue to be farmed without synthetic inputs, employing cultivation practices and sheep instead of herbicides, compost instead of synthetic fertilizers, and gentle, non poisonous methods for keeping pest pressure in check.

Casa Nuestra specializes in varietals not often found in the Napa Valley. The whites are comprised of Chenin Blanc, which produces some of the longest aging white wines in the cellar and Riesling, one of the Noble Grapes. The red grapes produce an historic Napa Valley "Field Blend," Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Refosco and a few Bordeaux standards; Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.

The property is relaxed, peaceful, and reminiscent of another time. Wine tastings are in the Douglas House, a converted 1890s barn with a beautiful garden and farm animals. The winery is at the end of the drive, in a modest building Gene had constructed in 1978. The winery is perfectly sized to the vineyards and is surrounded by Oak Woodland.


Location

Casa Nuestra

3451 Silverado Trail North
Saint Helena, CA 94574

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Winery Features

Tasting Experience

We serve our wines in crystal glassware in our historic 1920's farmhouse. We have old rock & roll posters, awards, a thank you letter from the White House, as well as pictures of Elvis adorning the walls.

Formal
Casual
Modern
Rustic
Lively
Quiet

View

Nestled in the valley, views of organic vineyards.

Unique Features

Casa Nuestra delights in preserving a modicum of the old Napa Valley lifestyle. We encourage you to stop by our 1920's farm house, have a seat on the deck, or by the fire, and savor a simpler way of life; and a glass of premium, handcrafted wine.

Music

R & B, Jazz, Rock & Roll.

Wine Education

We provide information about our vineyard history along with our soil profile and varietals.

Reservations ‐ 707-963-5783
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Tasting bar
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Historical landmark
  • Unique architecture
  • Gardens
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace
  • Romantic
  • Sustainable practices
  • Meeting space for up to 50 people
  • Club member lounge
  • Winemaker or owner usually available
  • Family run

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