Winery Visit: Van der Heyden Winery – 8.7 – James Melendez

A rustic winery on the west side of Silverado Trail coming up from the town of Napa.  Driving up to winery through the vineyard is quite beautiful.  You may be greeted by a dog or two.   The tasting room is furthest out and may not be obvious.  This winery says they are the only producer of late harvest Cabernet Sauvignon.   Van der Heyden also produces non-late harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay.

The tasting room is quite small and has a sundry of paper items on the walls—you will find your eye darting from one item to the next—the principal’s owner is Dutch so you will se A very laid back and back in a different era.  This winery may not be for everyone but it is fun to see the casual and no nonsense tasting room. The tasting room staff are quite nice and helpful and proud of their wines.

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Van der Heyden Winery

4057 Silverado Trail

Napa, CA 94558

(707) 257-0130

www.vanderheydenvineyards.com

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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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