David Arthur Vineyards

707-963-5190 1521 Sage Canyon Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
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The history of David Arthur Vineyards and the Long Family in the Napa Valley reaches back a half-century to the 1950s. At that time, Donald Long began steadily investing in land on Pritchard Hill. He owned a small grocery business in Menlo Park, and had long been interested in and drawn to the California wine industry. His vision and commitment to build a legacy and business for his family led to the acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres. Nearly two decades later, in the late 1970s, that vision came to fruition when his son David began planting vines on the property. Today, two generations work together to continue the family tradition at David Arthur Vineyards. The Land The winery and estate vineyards of David Arthur are situated high above the northeastern end of the Napa Valley, on Pritchard Hill. At elevations between 1,000-1,200 feet, Pritchard Hill boasts rocky volcanic soils, and a unique microclimate of very warm days and cool nights. The rough terrain stresses the vines, limiting grape production 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...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

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

  • 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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  • David is a genuinely engaging and charismatic guy who loves what he does and loves equally, sharing his passion with others. There is no pretension about him whatsoever and he's a generous and entertaining person who considers himself a farmer and that simplicity makes him enjoyable even more. I was able to talk with him on the "tour bus" wh...

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  • I ran up to Napa for a few days to get away and taste some wines from places ... winemaker Nile Zacherle at David Arthur Vineyards and Montagna.  Both are by appointment only, but well worth a drive up the hill.  Really special wines and breathtaking views.  I was remiss in my duties here and did not take notes.  We tasted DAV Chardonnay, Cab ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa Highlights May 2013 by 202759VegasOenophile 202759 VegasOenophile

  • David Arthur Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley Meritaggio 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by Barberesco

  • David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Elevation 1147 2009


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    Wine review by bpm

  • David Arthur Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley Meritaggio 2005


    More oak than expected. A bit dry as well. Might be paired best with a steak, but had it with appetizers and ended up adding half of the bottle to cooking stock. Not well done for price. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • David Arthur Supertuscan Blend Napa Valley Meritaggio 2006


    Nice variety of flavors. Served with figs with prosciutto and aged cheddar cheese. Very Nice! Read More

    Wine review by edburns

  • David Arthur Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Estate 2007


    - Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010 Read More

    Wine review by 202759VegasOenophile 202759 VegasOenophile

  • Mas de la Rouviere Bandol 2003


    Not ready to drink yet. Read More

    Wine review by ergodos

  • Your history of David Arthur Vineyards is not correct. Don Long originally bought the 1000 acres because he thought that it would be good for raising cattle. He was in the grocery business and a butcher by trade. David Arthur Vineyards was started by Don's three sons; Doug, Bob, and David Long. It was named after the brothers two grandfathers, D...

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  • Mas de la Rouviere Bandol 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by saffeldt

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  • Prompted by the invitation from David Long of David Arthur Vineyards, after a few hours of sleep and some cleaning up, I ventured down to Bellaggio.  I found Olives and simply said (as instructed) "I am with David Arthur", and was directed in.  I looked around and didn't see David, but the room was full of people dressed to the nines mingling, d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Saturday Winemaker Tastings... by 202759VegasOenophile 202759 VegasOenophile

  • The owners of Marché Bacchus, Jeff and Rhonda Wyatt (great folks) told me when I got there for the initial Husic tasting, that winemaker David Arthur would be coming by in his tour bus at around 1:30.  As a couple friends showed up for the Husic tasting, we three had lunch, so I figured I'd be around to check out the David Arthur tasting.They ar... Read More

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