Voss Vineyards

(707) 259-0993 5055 Solano Ave Ste C
Napa, CA 94558
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Voss Vineyards was conceived and founded by Robert Hill Smith, a fifth-generation member of the Hill Smith family in Australia who also own the Nautilus Estate in Marlborough, New Zealand, and the famous Yalumba Winery in the Barossa region of South Australia. Robert was intrigued by the Napa Valley and saw quality and opportunity in the viticulture around Rutherford and Oakville, wondering whether he could apply some of the knowledge garnered over the 100+ years of family involvement in winemaking. Robert sought out the best fruit available for his new winery, buying Chardonnay from Carneros and Zinfandel from the Alexander Valley. In 1994 we changed the varietal mix to include Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot from Rutherford, as well as Shiraz. The Rutherford grapes came from the San Mateo Ranch, so named for a land grant when this area was owned by Mexico. In 1996 Voss Vineyards purchased the San Mateo Ranch and in so doing locked in this valuable resource. In addition to the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot Read more »

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  • Viognier

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  • Merlot

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  • Syrah

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

  • Zinfandel

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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