You'll take a short drive up one of Napa's most spectacular winding roads that leads you into the illustrious Mt. Veeder Appellation. The road is enveloped in arched oak trees and while you'll feel a world away, you're only 10 minutes from downtown Napa.
It's the same journey Jeff and Karen made when they first found their dream property that would eventually become Fontanella Family Winery. The Mt. Veeder appellation is renowned for low yielding vineyards which produce rich, lush, intense wines. As you continue your ascent up Mt. Veeder, you'll reach welcoming gates that open to the Fontanella lake-side driveway and winery.
Our appointment-only tastings are individually hosted by our amazing hospitality team, who will greet you with gleaming glasses and a taste of our Chardonnay. Sit among olive trees on the patio or inside by the fireplace. Enjoy small bites while you taste each of our unique wines.
You'll be taken behind the scenes for an exclusive barrel-tasting, where you'll be surrounded by the sweet, toasty fragrance of new French oak barrels. Here you may see Jeff and his cellar team in action. You'll barrel-thieve wine from the spice rack of soils that Jeff uses to blend his bold, layered red wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is a Fontanella classic but don't be surprised if a special wine lands in your glass along the way.
Back on the patio, we'll pour more Fontanella classics. Sit, relax, and take your time to enjoy the wine; this is Napa without the crowds - except for the occasional deer, fox, or jack rabbit that traipse near the property daily. And if you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of our winery dogs Riley, Payton, Piper and Burt Reynolds who will try and steal the limelight from the wine! We'll top off your tasting with a sip of our rich dessert wine. Unique, personalized, special. This is Fontanella, come join us!