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Napa Valley Wineries

Snowden Vineyards

Tasting is by appointment only

Hours

Not open to the public -- after a year securing the site and obtaining permits, we were finally about to begin by-appointment tastings -- in a historic building on Main Street in St. Helena. That was in mid-March. Stay tuned.

Phone

707-963-4292
Snowden Vineyards

Information

  • Napa Valley
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Rose
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Denmark
  • Japan
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

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Premiere Napa Valley Wines

About Us

The Snowden ranch lies on the eastern slopes of the Napa Valley overlooking the towns of Rutherford and St. Helena. Premium wine grapes have been farmed on the property since it was homesteaded in 1878. Our family came to the property in 1955 and so far three generations have actively participated in tending the vineyards -- and four generations have run around in them. After several decades of growing grapes for other producers, we began holding back some fruit to make our own wines in 1993. Diana Snowden Seysses became our winemaker in 2005 and continues in that role today. All Snowden wines are produced exclusively from fruit grown on the property. Our only interest is to produce wines from this particular site. Our wines are in the neo-classic style -- we farm carefully (with the exception of a micro-amendment of phosphorous, our vineyards are organic), we harvest at moderate sugar levels, we don't add yeast, sugar, digestive enzymes, or acid, we ferment dry, we don't add sugar before bottling, we don't filter, and in the last decade only one of our red wines has been fined -- a light egg white fining of the '14 Ranch Cabernet. Our goal -- we want to taste the nuance of site, variety and vintage in every wine we make.

Location

Snowden Vineyards

1478 Railroad Avenue
Suite 5
Saint Helena, CA 94574

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