About This Winery
Founded in 1982 by Tony Soter, Etude Wines produces world-class Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Carneros Pinot Noir. Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of wine-growing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft.
The underlying philosophy at Etude Wines is that winemaking begins in the vineyard, months and even years before the grapes are harvested. The Etude wine-making team – Tony Soter, Jon Priest and Franci Ashton – believes that inspired grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, the end result being superior wines that are grown, not made. Collectively these people apply more than 50 years of experience in the quest to extract and evoke the most from the plants they tend in the places they grow, while at the same time treading lightly on the environment.
Come visit Etude’s brand new tasting room in Carneros. They offer Walk-In Tastings or Formal Sit-down Tastings with gourmet food and wine pairings. They invite all wine lovers to come experience the subtle delicate tastes food and wine make of each other.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Daily 10 am to 4:30 pm
Fees: $20 Winemaker's Selection Flight - 5 Wines | $30 Collector's Flight | $35 Patio Seated Tasting (reservations recommended) | $50 Study of Pinot Noir - Six Wines (reservations required)
Price Range: $26 - over $100
Vineyards: 600 acres
Unique Amenities: The vineyard has a falconer whose birds protect the vines from starlings
Winery URL: http://www.etudewine.com
- Sit-Down Tasting
- Casual & Relaxed
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Estate Grown Wines
- Pinot Noir
- Sustainable Ag. practices