Aetna Springs Cellars

+1 707-965-2675 7227 Pope Valley Roa
Pope Valley, CA 94574
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The family owned and operated AETNA SPRINGS CELLARS is a small vineyard/winery run by the extended Kimsey-Watson families. Three generations work together to make it a success. During the busiest times of the year, it is not unusual to see 16-year-old Caroline operating a foil machine alongside her 87-year-old grandfather, Jim. We produce ultra-premium wine in small quantities to delight those in search of rare and unique fine wines. Our Chardonnay and Merlot grapes come from the vineyard owned by the grandparents, Jim and Margaret Ann Watson. Their vineyard is located in the historic "Rutherford" appellation district in the heart of the beautiful Napa Valley. Grapes from their 'Hoatzin' [pronounced Watson], Vineyard had 10 years renown for producing award winning wines before AETNA SPRINGS CELLARS began in the late 1980's. Sally Kimsey, who practices veterinary medicine as 'Sally the Valley Vet,' is the Watsons's daughter. Her husband, Paul, a micro-biologist, is our winemaker, with strong support Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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