Only grapes grown in our wide-spaced planted, low-yielding 33 acre vineyard on the estate are used to make O’Brien Estate wines. The grapes are hand-harvested, crushed and fermented in small batches in the winery adjacent to the vineyard and our home, then aged exclusively in French oak barrels (33% new for Chardonnay, 75% new for red wines, 100% new for Reserve reds). David Yorgensen has been our winemaker since 2005.
Our mission is to both produce the finest wines possible from our own piece of heaven and to create a place for our guests to have the rare experience of visiting a self-contained estate with vineyards, winery, and owner’s home. Walk in our vineyards, touch our barrels and bottling line, sit in our backyard, and share our passion for the bottled poetry of wine. Is this heaven? For us it is, and we hope it is for you too.
We use our bottling line room as our tasting room. We have original oil paintings by Tim Howe displayed as well as sculptures by Richard Martin. Our visitors can see the equipment actually used in winemaking, as well as the fermentation tanks and barrels. We are a working winery, so our guests can see winemaking operations during their tour depending on the time of the year.Music in Tasting Room: Smooth jazz
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.obrienestate.com or call 707.252.8463.
We offer memberships in O'Brien Estate for our guests who desire a guaranteed allocation of O'Brien Estate wine each year. The membership program is called the Inner Circle and has 3 Tiers. Each Tier can customize the wines in their shipments for each shipment. Tier 1 members receive a case of wine each quarter with complimentary shipping. Tier 2 members receive 6 bottles of wine each quarter with complimentary shipping. Tier 3 members receive 3 bottle per quarter with $10 flat rate shipping. Tier 1 memberships are currently filled; Tier 2 and Tier 3 memberships are still available as of 1/23/2015 but this is subject to change without notice.
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.
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Release Date: November - 2010
Appellation: Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
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