Thorn Hill Vineyards

Thorn Hill Vineyards
1234 Main St
St Helena, CA  94574

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Tasting Room Open Daily 12–6

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Special Notes

Chutney, cheese and charcuterie plates, Sparkling wine and truffle chips, mini wine cake pairing, sensory wine experience, wine blending seminars, private events, and live music on Saturday nights

Story

When Thorn Hill Vineyards Winemaker Amy Thorn opened a new tasting room in September 2014, she became the only female winemaker with a tasting room on St. Helena’s bustling Main Street. Thorn Hill Vineyards is a family affair, owned by Winemaker Amy Thorn, her husband Jack, son Jonathan, and daughter Rachael. The family currently owns wine operations in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Lake County.

Thorn Hill’s chic new tasting room features awardwinning wines produced from Napa Valley grapes. The family business produces small-lot, artisan wines including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Old Vine Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, and a Petite Sirah Port. The wines also include a Brut de Prestige Sparkling wine that recently was awarded Best in Class at the California State Fair California Commercial Wine Competition.

When asked about her approach to winemaking, Amy says, “I follow the meticulous practices of small lot, whole cluster pressing, de-stemming, cold soaking, extended maceration, barrel-to-barrel racking and bottling without filtration. Every wine we produce is 100 percent single varietal.”

And then there is the artwork. Celebrating highly acclaimed artists, the tasting room’s gallery walls are adorned with a variety of modern and contemporary art by renowned national and international artists, like innovative watercolor-onsilk paintings by John R. Clarke. “These masterpieces show incredibly vibrant colors, intensity, and depth,” Amy says. “They’re highly collectable and really capture the soul of wine.”

In addition to pouring wines by the glass or flight, the tasting room offers signature wine and food pairings, like cheese and charcuterie paired with chutney, and Sparkling wine paired with caviar or truffle potato chips. Locals and wine tourists alike are invited to come in, relax, enjoy a glass or a flight of wine, and pair it with light bites from the farm-to-table kitchen. Live music is also featured on Saturday nights during the summer and fall.

For more information, please visit: thornhillvineyards.com


Thorn Hill Vineyards 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Label

Amenities

Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No

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