93 Reviews
2 Reviews

1601 Silverado Trail
Rutherford, CA 94574
(707) 967-1601

  • Hours:
  • 10:00-4:00
  • Need Appointment:
  • Yes
  • Varietals:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Amenities:
  • Views
  • Tours
  • Caves
  • Unique Architecture

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In 2002, Valeria and Agustin Huneeus' dream of the Quintessential Wine Estate, one vineyard that produces one singular estate wine, was realized with the opening of the winery at Quintessa. Walker ...

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Tastings and Tours

$45 for tour and private tasting with small canape food pairing. Appointment required.

Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2013
Quintessa (375ML half-bottle) 2013
The Wine Advocate: 96
James Suckling: 98
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2 Reviews


If you want the "real" napa valley, dont belly up at a bar with 35 other people. Find some place intimate. If you want to learn about wine, don't read it in the pamphlet some places hand you, but listen to a wine specialist as they take you step by step through the process and the characteristics of the wine. Witness the gorgeous valley not from a fancy flat screen tv but by hiking up to a private terrace with vineyards beyond the eye's reach.

Find Quintessa. Family run, quaint, aesthetically pleasing... its worth the $$ and you wont be disappointed!


The caves are impressive, having been hewn out of solid rock and which provide storage to over 3000 barrels in perfect conditions. They only produce one wine and the grapes are all grown onsite. It is a blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere also showing. It is really a great wine and on tasting gave primary red fruit nose with blueberries, cassis, ripe tannins, vanilla, palate is dark fruits, oak & chocolate. This was the complexity I sought at Phelps but found it here at Quintessa. At $130 it presents better value than Insignia. They also let us taste a ?93 non produced version of the wine and this showed how this great wine ages. It?s a pity it?s not available as it had mellowed into a true US Cabernet with deep dark fruit.