The story of Napa Valley was shaped by farmers, foodies and dreamers pursuing their passion amidst the vine rows of wine country. In 1969, inspired by this wellspring of creativity and crafts¬manship, we made our inaugural vintage of Cuvaison Napa Valley Chardonnay. In 1979, we ac¬quired 400 acres of highly prized land north of San Pablo Bay in the Los Carneros district of Napa Valley. Here, fog and wind from the bay make Los Carneros the coolest region in Napa Valley, and the ideal place to grow multiple varieties.
Cuvaison has been profoundly influenced by our owners, the Schmidheiny family—4th generation vintners who purchased our winery in 1979. After acquiring Cuvaison, the Schmidheiny family immediately cemented our focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir by acquiring 400 acres of highly prized land in the Los Carneros region of Napa Valley ensuring we’re able to provide estate grown wines for our entire portfolio. Cuvaison is on a 20-year annual replanting cycle, meaning we are constantly adopting new techniques and testing various innovations in the vineyard to achieve the highest expression of the grape varieties we work with.
Since 2002, gifted winemaker Steve Rogstad has overseen the winemaking at Cuvaison. In addition to being recognized for making many of the finest wines in our storied history, Steve oversaw the construction of our modern smart-shed winery, designed to facilitate the small-lot approach that defines our acclaimed estate-grown wines.
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