Call 707-286-2730 to request an appointment.
In the epicenter of Rutherford, Napa Valley, cradled amongst five hills and adorned by a crystal lake, lies Quintessa. We believe the best way to truly experience this stunning and distinctive property is through privately hosted experiences that are customized for each guest. Reservations for these experiences are available to visitors by appointment only between 10am and 3:30pm daily. Appointments are reserved with a credit card to be charged the full reservation fee at the time of booking. Full refunds will be provided for cancellations with 48 hours advance notice.
Due to the nature of our tastings, we are unable to accommodate any children or person under the age of 21. Due to limited seating, please note we charge based on the number of guests joining the experience.
The Quintessential Quintessa Experience
The natural surroundings and Quintessa wine come together to make an indelible impression in this exceptional experience. A private pavilion awaits you on top of Dragon's Hill, offering a jewel-like view of the estate - one of the quintessential vistas in Napa Valley. Your host will share the story of Quintessa and pour barrel samples selected from among the 26 vineyard blocks that eloquently express the diversity of soil and microclimates that bring complexity to every bottle of Quintessa. The tasting experience continues with the current vintage of Quintessa, followed by a rare library vintage - wines of elegance and finesse that express the beauty and uniqueness of this property.
This experience is approximately 90 minutes and available by appointment for $125 per guest (minimum of four persons, maximum 10 persons).
The Estate Tasting Experience
This privately hosted experience provides guests with a comprehensive look at our vineyard, winemaking facility and underground caves. Guests will be given the option of walking to the vineyards behind the winery to a scenic overlook of the property and sweeping views of the land encompassing the Rutherford Appellation*. Guests will then be shown through the Quintessa winery and caves to learn more about our winemaking process. All experiences culminate in a relaxed sit-down tasting at a private table showcasing the current release and library vintage of Quintessa.
The Estate Tasting Experience is approximately 90 minutes and available by appointment only. Tasting fee is $75 per person.
Please note that since tours bring the visitor through natural vineyard terrain and into our active winery, comfortable shoes are recommended.
Parties of over 10 will need to make special arrangements due to seating limitations. We apologize, but our permit does not allow for picnicking.
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