Rocca Family Vineyards is owned by husband and wife team Mary Rocca and Eric Grigsby. We purchased our first vineyard, the Grigsby Vineyard, in 1999. It is a 21 acre parcel near the corner of Silverado Trail and Yountville Crossroad. Planted in 1989, mainly to Cabernet Sauvignon, it also has small amounts of Syrah and Merlot. We planted our Collinetta Vineyard in 2002, to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Our goal is to produce estate red wines that are full-flavored and expressive, yet velvety smooth and elegant. As our winemaker Paul Colantuoni states, "Eighty percent of winemaking happens in the vineyard. It takes a great site and balanced vines to make great wine." We work carefully with our winegrapes, transforming the fully ripened fruit into wine using long, slow fermentations; frequent punchdowns; gentle pressing; and extended barrel ageing. The wines are bottled without fining or filtration. It is a tightrope walk between gentle handling to avoid harshness, while vigorously extracting all the rich varietal character of the fruit.
Our limited production wines have garnered praise from consumers & connoisseurs, as well as from the press.
Our farming practices for both vineyards are holistic, guided by the closely connected twin goals of sustainable and organic farming to bring the vines into long-term natural balance with their environment, and producing intensely flavored, balanced wines that express the personality of the land that bears them.
Our Cabernet Sauvignons are both highly acclaimed and sought-after. The current 2009 vintage received 94 points in the Wine Enthusiast, while our 2009 Grigsby Vineyard Cabernet took a Double Gold Medal and Best Cabernet at the prestigious San Francisco International Wine Competition.
Please also visit our website, www.roccawines.com, to see a video produced by the Wine Spectator featuring Mary Rocca, called "Growing Syrah in the Napa Valley".
Rocca Family Vineyards has recently purchased a 100 year old Victorian Home that we are in the process of restoring. If you would like to come out and see our new facility while in progress, please give us a call.Music in Tasting Room: CDs
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join Rocca Family Vineyards's wine club, visit their website or call them at 707.257.8467.
All of our wines are made in very small quantities. It is common for our wines to sell out fairly quickly. Wine club membership is recommended if you would like to be guaranteed access to our highly allocated wines, invitations to special events,and special offers. Please see our website, www.roccawines.com, for information on our Wine Club.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Rocca Family Vineyards
Release Date: February - 2014
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