Vineyard 29

7079639292 2929 St. Helena Highway N
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Chuck and Anne McMinn acquired the stewardship of Vineyard 29 in 2000 and began its evolution from a single vineyard to a full scale winery. In 1989, Teresa Norton and Tom Paine came to Napa Valley to retire - a dream that was quickly replaced by another when they learned their estate was prime cabernet sauvignon territory. In a matter of weeks, they were putting in a 3-acre vineyard under the watchful eye of lauded vineyard manager David Abreu and, within a year, planting cuttings from neighbors, Grace Family Vineyards. The first release in 1992 was warmly received by press and public alike. The turn of the century ushered in the next phase of Vineyard 29. Along with the Vineyard 29 property, Chuck and Anne acquired the historic Aida vineyard in 2000 as a perfect complement to the Vineyard 29 site for expansion of the winery’s portfolio. With a new, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, and the unquestionable skill of winemaker Philippe Melka, all the pieces were in place for Chuck and Anne to lead Vineyard 29 to a new and exciting level of winemaking. Today, we continue to pride ourselves on caring for fruit down to the single berry and believe in the crafting of memorable wines from the vineyard soil up. 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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Traminer

  • Sauvignon

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  • MJet I'm friends with the grower, Chuck Giovanetti, yet amazingly have never tried the wine as the winery does not give him any. Chuck makes his own beer though and I've had my fill of it.Historic RRV location off Olivet/River Rd, pre-Prohibition, a portion if it was a Buchagnini vine nursery in the '30s. The vineyard is comprised of: 83.4% Zin,... Read More

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  • HI.  Thanks for the response.  I was planning on trying to make appointments at wineries so being able to drop in is not essential to us. Below are some of the wineries/tasting rooms I've come across in my searches that I'm considering.  However, I don't know what to make a priority and I'm sure I'm missing others I should consider.  Healdsburg:... Read More

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  • Hi everyone.  This is my first post on the boards.  My wife and I are doing a long weekend in Healdsburg (Jan 15-17) and Yountville (Jan 17-19) over MLK weekend and were looking for some recommendations on wineries to visit.  We tend to like more full bodied red wines, but are open to other wines as well. We are from New York and want to focus o... Read More

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  • The St Francis is a Zinfandel, or actually a field blend. The vineyard is comprised of: 83.4% Zin 6.4% Petite Sirah 2.9% Sangiovese 2.5% Alicante 1.7% Carignane 1.4% Mourvèdre (aka, Mataro) 0.6% Trousseau noir 0.4% Petit Bouschet Read More

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  • As a rule of thumb I decant every wine bottle north of $50 for at least 45 mins. During the 45 mins we usually enjoy half a glass of a daily drinker to get our palate ready for the really good stuff. Thoughts on this approach would be great? What's your approach other than PNP.....   Read More

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  • Secret Santa 2015 was a success!  We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing.  Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More

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  • Reviews are mixed at best.   5/29/2011 - SBEEKS WROTE: 87 PointsI was looking forward to this bottle, having it in my cellar for a few years. Frankly, I was a bit disappointed. Flat on opening, and didn't really open up over the next 90 minutes. Not the best use of one of the greatest vineyards I have tasted. Doesn't even hold the promise of get... Read More

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  • We sampled ToKalon blocks A & B today. Beckstoffer said it's at 28 brix. Time to pick.Fruit looked great. The A block came in at 25 brix. The B block was closer at 27 but the lab tests need to come back in to find where the pH stands. Maybe next week. Meanwhile, Sun Chase Pinot came in this morning along with the Sangiacomo Syrah. At least somet... Read More

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  • Those emerald blocks of vines are home to more than just your favorite wines. This past Monday Tech Times reporter James Maynard ran a story about recent research by insect experts that showed eastern Washington vineyards provide a wonderful home for butterflies. “Conservation of butterflies is becoming an issue because all species are declining... Read More

    From the article Vineamorphasis: Wash. Vineyards Might Be Haven For Butterflies


  • Hi guys, it's me again... crazy Brazilian-New Yorker chick asking for advice on wine travel...So I will have 4 full days in the area (May 14-17) and wanted to pick your brains for anything amazing and cost-beneficial you can come up with (except for hotels, I could care less about where I stay, all money goes to wine!).For timing reasons, my mai... Read More

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