Artesa Winery sits high on a hilltop overlooking the renowned appellation of Carneros in southern Napa Valley. The winery’s roots date back to the 1980’s when the Raventós family, heirs of the Spanish winemaking dynasty Codorníu, began acquiring land in Napa Valley. In 1997 it was named Artesa, from the Catalan word for handcrafted. Today, Artesa focuses on producing small, ultra-premium lots of the varietals for which Carneros and the Napa Valley are best known − Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – and aims to capture the essence of terroir through exceptional winemaking.
WINEMAKING AT ARTESA
The winery employs both traditional and modern techniques to create wines that experience minimal manipulation between harvest and bottling.
THE ARTESA EXPERIENCE
A visit to Artesa is nothing short of spectacular; design, art and nature combine to make the winery one of the most spectacular – and popular – destinations in wine country. Set into the highest hill of Artesa’s 350-acre estate, the avant-garde winery structure was conceived by the renowned Barcelona architect, Domingo Triay, with the idea of building a modern and elegant structure seamlessly blended into the surrounding landscape. A protective covering of natural grasses conceals the winery rooftop, accented by fountains and contemporary sculpture. Inside the winery, the light-filled tasting room houses the contemporary work of Napa Artist Gordon Heuther including large-scale installations in glass, metal and canvas. This emphasis on elegance and art, offset by breathtaking vistas of surrounding Carneros makes the Artesa tasting room an essential destination for thousands of wine lovers visiting California Wine Country each year.