William Knuttel

707-326-8234 P.O. Box 10787
Napa, CA 94581
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William Knuttel is a winemaker regarded for his experience producing ultra premium wines for some of California’s most prestigious wineries. He began in the early 1980s at Saintsbury, honing his craft on elegant, Burgundian styles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay before founding Tria in the 1990s. He has also held key positions at Chalk Hill winery, Dry Creek vineyard and ZAP. William Knuttel is his own winery. Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from top vineyards in Napa and Sonoma counties, Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast and Malbec from Sonoma County and Alexander Valley as well as a Pinot Gris. 

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Zinfandel

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  • Petit Verdot

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Malbec

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  • 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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