About This Winery
The standard in American fine wine for over 30 years.
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
For nearly three decades, the commitment to crafting wines of distinction has remained at the heart of the Duckhorn Vineyards philosophy. As its Napa Valley estate properties continue to mature, the winery will continue creating world-class wines from exceptional vineyards.
Duckhorn Vineyards is the standard in American fine wine for over 30 years.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open Daily 10am to 4pm
Fees: $30 for a standard tasting. All tastings required advanced reservations. They also offer an Estate tasting for $60 and a private tasting for $70. These are seated tastings that focuses on limited release wines.
Price Range: $27 to $95 per bottle
Tour Info: Reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure the best possible experience
Unique Amenities: Traditionally designed Estate House, Beautiful Gardens and Art Collection.
Winery URL: http://www.duckhorn.com/
Winemaker – Duckhorn Vineyards
Renee Ary became the fourth winemaker in the four-decade history of Duckhorn Vineyards
in 2014. Her promotion came after 11 years as an integral member of the winemaking
team—including roles as assistant and associate winemaker. Like the two acclaimed
winemakers before her, Renee spent years working alongside her predecessors, honing her
craft, refining her gifted palate and mastering the Duckhorn Vineyards style. Today, with an
approach that balances artistry, science and a deep respect for the viticultural side of
winemaking, Renee guides the entire Duckhorn Vineyards portfolio, crafting wines that offer
structure and sophistication, as well as a deep and purposeful sense of place.
Born and raised on the East Coast, Renee moved to California to attend Saint Mary’s
College, where she earned a degree in chemistry and art. Fascinated by the intersection
between science and an art, winemaking quickly became Renee’s passion, career and way of
life. She started in the laboratory of Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, where she spent
four years working closely with winemaking luminaries Genevieve Janssens, Steve Leveque
and Richard Sowalsky. While Renee gained this invaluable hands-on experience, she
augmented her scholarly understanding of winemaking and viticulture with classes at UC
Davis and Napa Valley College.
- Family Run
- Historic Features
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Estate Grown Wines
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc