About This Winery
Don’t you wish you could visit Perliss Estate Vineyards?
On the northernmost end of Napa Valley sits 2.6 acres of breathtaking natural beauty. A little knoll of Cabernet Sauvignon vines breaches over groves of oaks, manzanitas, and madrones. Mount St. Helena shades it and provides a picturesque backdrop to it. This gem is Perliss Estate Vineyards, where the Perliss Family and Winemaker Aaron Potts tend their vineyards amongst turkey vultures, hawks, and ravens. Their process is wholly organic and hands-on. The vines are cane-pruned, the grapes are hand-picked, and ladybugs are the estate’s pesticide of choice. It all adds up to a natural grape growing environment at the Perliss Estate Vineyards. That care in the vineyard translates into the high quality on offer at Perliss.
They also age some of their wine in amphorae. These clay vessels aren’t widely used in New World winemaking. They allow for air penetration without adding the tannins and flavors you get when aging wine in oak.
The result of their labors is wines named after classical allusions. Their Cabernet Sauvignons are justly called The Ravens, with noses of blackberry, malted chocolate, cherry and other rich flavors. Their one white is The Serpents, made of Semillon from the Knights Valley and containing notes of honey and beeswax. If you want to sample their wine, you can find it in some restaurants in Napa, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. You can also find it at the Calistoga Wine Stop in Calistoga and V Cellars in Yountville, or join their mailing list at www.perlissvineyards.com.
You can also buy bottles in three packs or single units. They offer some vintages in magnum sized bottles. They even sell a line of wine glasses from Gabriel Glas. These glasses have a unique design that is said to enhance any wine style from whites to sparkling wines. Visit their website to check out the wine glasses.
Address: 3524 Silverado Trail North, #5, St Helena
Phone: (415) 954-2736
Tasting Room Hours: Not open to public tastings
Winery InformationHours: Not open to the public
- Organic Grapes