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Napa Valley Wineries

Modus Operandi Cellars

Tasting is by appointment only


10 to 4 every day


Tasting Details


Modus Operandi Cellars


Wine Club Membership

Premiere Napa Valley Wines

About Us

A while back, I wrote a quote that I now have printed on every bottle of Modus Operandi wine... "For some, determining ones true purpose in life is accomplished thru following the path of least resistance, and thus relinquishing to passion".

When I was 24 years old and living in Dallas, I did just that.

In 2002, my wife and I decided to follow MY path of least resistance and relinquished to my passion for wine, and in doing that, sold everything we owned and moved half way across the country where I was to pursue my lofty aspiration of becoming a winemaker in Napa Valley.
Today, we make just over 1,000 cases of wine for our loyal customers and club members.

Our Makers' Story

Partner and Winemaker

Jason Moore

— I started my winery at 26 after making wine in an old guy's garage.



Modus Operandi Cellars

3125 Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena, CA 94574

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Winery Features

Tasting Experience

We offer 2 location options for tastings... either at the winery and caves in North St. Helena (Cairdean Estate) where we do a quick cave tour and barrel tasting followed by a sit down tasting in the winemakers den. The other location is in downtown Napa next to the Oxbow and Gotts Roadside (The Wine Thief) and is a multi vintner co-op.



Private tastings at our downtown tasting room are paired with charcuterie and cheese.

Wine Education

all private wine tastings are done with the winemaker so the info given is more in-depth, yet very conceptual

Reservations ‐ 530-219-6199
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Barrel tasting available
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Picnic area
  • Dog friendly
  • Couches
  • Fireplace
  • Winemaker or owner usually available
  • Family run

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