About our grapes

All our wines are single-vineyard. Entrepreneur Wines contracts with highly exclusive vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties. Vineyards vary greatly in elevation, soil type, and climate and our ultimate goal is to create award-winning wines that express the uniqueness of each District that we have chosen.

The map to the right shows each of the vineyards chosen by Entrepreneur Wines in Napa and Sonoma counties.

Roll over a particular region to learn more about the specific vineyard that our wines come from!

Baciagalupi Vineyard, Russian River district, Sonoma

Our chardonnay grapes come from the Russian River Valley. Starting in 2013, our chardonnays come from a single vineyard, the highly-regarded Baciagalupi Vineyard, just north of Healdsburgh, in Sonoma County. This was the vineyard that was used by Chateau Montelena for its 1973 Napa Valley Chardonnay which won the 197 Paris tasting contest (the subject of the movie “Bottleshock”) and launched Napa valley into the worldwide wine scene.

Diamond Mountain district (Napa County)

Straddling Napa and Sonoma, this mountain vineyard is on one of the highest peaks in Napa (2100+ ft.). Located a few miles north of St. Helena, the vineyard sits amidst deep green hillsides and dark forest shadows.

Widdoes Vineyard (at Dutton Ranch), Russian River district, Sonoma

This vineyard is located on a 27 acre parcel between the towns of Graton and Occidental, in Russian River Valley appelation in Sonoma. Cool temperate growing conditions make the region ideal for
The vines are ~20 year old, vertically trained, dry farmed. The property features the Beringer clone Pinot Noir. Starting in 2013, our Pinot Noir wines will come from Widdoes.

Far Niente Vineyard, Rutherford district, (Napa County)

Our 2013 Rutherford Cabernet (to be released in 2016) comes from a vineyard bordering the southern-most portion of Rutherford appellation, in an acclaimed wine growing area near Bella Oaks Lane. These vines are growing on “the Valley floor” and as such are producing a medium yield, experience sun throughout the daytimes in Summer, and are planted in a California sprawl system, with wider spacing and a divided canopy. Minimum irrigation is used for the vines throughout the growing season.

StageCoach Vineyard, Atlas Peak district (Napa County)

StageCoach Vineyards property, owned by the Krupp family since 1991 is one of the most exclusive vineyards in Napa. The overall vineyard stretches occupies ~ 600 planted acres. Our grapes come from an area of the vineyard that stretches onto “Atlas Peak” and has vistas of the entire Napa floor.

Crouse Vineyard, Mount Veeder district (Napa County)

This vineyard, owned by Greg and Karen Crouse, is an 80-acre parcel located in the heart of the Mount Veeder district of Napa County. Sixteen acres of planted vines grow on elevations of 700 to 1100 feet above sea level. 25-year old vines are sustainably and hand farmed. Known for its extremely limited yields (2 tons/acre), Veeder vineyards produce small dense clusters of grapes which ultimately produce a yield a purple inky finished product. Less than 2% of total Napa production comes from the Mount Veeder district. Entrepreneur Wines inaugural wines were produced from this vineyard.

Our Wine Production Facility

Entrepreneur Wines are crushed, barreled, aged and bottled at the Eleven Eleven Winery facility on Trancas Road in Napa

A Word from our Winemaker