Salvestrin Winery

707.963.5105 397 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574
St. Helena, CA 94574
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It all began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920’s. In 1932 they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch, including the Victorian home of Dr. Crane. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, they started selling grapes and the industry began to grow again. Ed Salvestrin, who grew up on the family vineyard, continued to grow quality grapes through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s preserving the family legacy for future generations. He still lives on site and frequently tends to his fruit trees (apples, pomegranates, grapefruit, persimmon) when he’s not helping out in the vineyard. In 1987, Rich Salvestrin completed his degree in viticulture from Fresno State University. He returned to the family vineyard to help farm and also to expand the families grape growing business to include winemaking. 1994 was the inaugural vintage of Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon and in 2001 the estate winery was Read more »

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  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • 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 ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon

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  • Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley By Salvestrin


    2012 Vintage... Gold painted bottle..-Nice Medium Body, great visual Cabernet. Raspberries... and more Raspberries, with smoke and elegant. Thanks for the Taste Table #4. Served with Porcini and Truffle Rissoto, Gnocchi Gorgonzola and NY Prime Tagliatta and Arugola. Amazing. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin

  • Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley By Salvestrin


    Bought this on a suggestion from the folks at total wine, and it has turned out to be somewhat of a disappointment. I think there are much better cabs out there at a lower price. The nose has ripe fruit and slight licorice scents. The palate also has some muted fruit but is dominated by strong mushroom and earthy flavors. Less than medium comple... Read More

    Wine review by pboss

  • Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley By Salvestrin


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    Wine review by aeidbo

  • Cult Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley By Salvestrin


    This cab should be on everybody's best value under $30 list. It's Nonvintage which is interested and on the plus side, you can keep getting a consistently good wine year after year (at least theoretically) This has all the classic signs of a great Napa cab (at about half the price). Rich black fruit, vanilla, oak, full body and ripe tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Matthew Hugh Walker

  • Salvestrin "Retaggio" Napa Valley 2006


    Ripe dark fruits balanced with a touch of acidity. Chocolate, tobacco and vanilla with a touch of earthy saddle. Mouth is full with medium plus weight, long lively finish. Beautiful wine, great integration of sangiovese with traditional NV fruit. Unbeatable value. Purchased this wine through a "friends of harvest" speical, a co-op effort by... Read More

    Wine review by Jimbo42

  • Salvestrin Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2006


    I love this because it's not too overpowering. Very dry but still packed with blueberry and chocolate. Some tobacco notes. Paired this with pot roast. Perfect! This has got some aging potential. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

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  • Salvestrin Retaggio 2007


    Great pairing for pesto portobello thin crust pizza. Juicy acidity with a nice oaky finish. Super-Tuscan approach that really packs a punch. Sour cherries for days. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Salvestrin Sauvignon Blanc 2008


    very sweet and crisp. bordering on dessert wine. it has a distinct nutty arugula quality which I really like. drink this cold. the colder the better. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon Salvestrin Estate Vineyard 2005


    Solid cab. Wonder dence fruit flavors. Deep dark dried fruit, light spice box with big Napa cab tanins. This wine is great, and I mean great now, but I have 3 more bottles and I am going to let the get some age. I give this wine a 93 rating... Read More

    Wine review by mikeyworks4u

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