tel. 707. 255.3908
4047 E 3rd Ave
Napa, CA 94558
Ancien sources fruit from ten different vineyard sites in eight different appellations, each one family-owned and each one farmed so that the vines are in balance and harmony with their environment. A vineyard in balance yields the highest quality fruit, without the need for excessive manipulation (chemical or mechanical) for the longest period of time. Ancien has been instrumental in the design and planting of many of these vineyards, giving Them the unique opportunity to watch them grow and to help bring them into balance and maturity. The others are farmed and cared for by people who’s philosophy is right in line with ours, people whose commitment to long-term, healthy, sustainable, family-owned farms can be tasted in Ancien wines.
In 1992, Ancien harvested their first two tons of Pinot Noir from four rows atop a knoll in the southwest corner of Carneros. Producing but five barrels, this marked the beginning of Ancien Wines. In the years since, Ancien has continued their pursuit of those rare and special plots where Pinot Noir can rise from great to sublime. Ancien has added to their pursuit of Pinot Noir, the production of its close relative, Pinot Gris, as well as its Burgundian sibling, Chardonnay. For both of these white wines, Ancien closely follow the French artisanal tradition of in-barrel fermentation and aging.
We offer full itineary planning for your Napa wine tour at no extra charge.