Winery Visit: Artesa Vineyards and Winery – 8.8 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Probably the best and most evocative view in the Carneros wine district;  the semi-subterranean architecture; green roof, and plenty of water foundations make for one of the most stunning and compelling experiences in this wine country.

Artesa is owned by the Cava producer Codorníu; and specializes in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon; this winery does not produce any sparkling wine.  This is a popular destination and in the warm season can be quite busy.  I prefer and recommend people visit in the Fall and Winter seasons


Artesa Vineyards and Winery

1345 Henry Drive

Napa, CA  94559


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About James Melendez

I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 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 and most major social medias.
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