About This Winery
Laird Family Estate: Laird Family Estate is an 8,000 case winery located just off highway 29 near the town of Napa. Although ground was broken for the winery only in 1998, Ken Laird and his family had been growing grapes on the property for nearly 35 years. They are best known for their Red Hen Chardonnay and Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the help of Robert Mondavi, who consulted Ken on proper vineyard management, the Laird transformed a former prune orchard into one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the valley. Still a family affair, Laird Estate now attracts visitors to its I.M. Pei designed tasting room.
The tasting list focuses on primarily Chardonnay for the whites, as well as some key single vineyard Cabernets from Diamond Mountain, Rutherford, and Yountville. In addition to its tasting room, Laird also houses an innovative custom crush facility, where local vintners have access to storage and winemaking equipment. Consulting Winemaker Paul Hobbs adds his expertise and has crafted wines not of overwhelmingly fruit immensity, but of elegance and polish, reflective of their origins.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tasting Fees: Tasting fee $10 for 8 wines, fee credited with purchase
Price Range: $18 to $60 per botle
Vineyards: 2000 acres
Production: 8000 cases
- Gift Shop
- Casual & Relaxed
- Dog Friendly
- Family Run
- Hip & Stylish
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir