Pope Valley Winery

Pope Valley Winery
6613 Pope Valley Rd
Pope Valley, CA  94567

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Tasting Room Open Mon–Sun 11–5

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Historical structures, cave, wine club, private tours, wine tasting, event rentals

Story

A visit to Pope Valley Winery allows wine lovers to step back in time and experience 12 acres of history. In the early 1860s, bewitched by dreams of striking it rich, Ed Haus emigrated from Switzerland with his three brothers to join in the California Gold Rush. In 1897, Ed and his wife founded The Burgundy Wine and Olive Factory. They fashioned it as a three-story gravitational flow winery with a hand-dug cave, to allow the wine to flow from crusher, to press, to barrel. A century later, the Eakle family, representing a third generation in Pope Valley and a ninth generation in Napa County, purchased the abandoned winery and gave it a new life as Pope Valley Winery.

Today, nestled in the relatively undiscovered Pope Valley, visitors are treated to country roads and picturesque views as they wind their way to Pope Valley Winery. The winery’s grounds seem almost untouched by time, with six original nineteenth century structures still standing. They are invited to tour the original farmhouse, a blacksmith shop, a wagon shed, and more. Many of the original tools still reside inside the historical structures. While the three-story winery has power now, its cave, which took nine years to dig, still exists. Those who tour it get a real feeling for nineteenth century winemaking.

Pope Valley Winery produces high quality, handcrafted single varietal wines. The winery’s vineyards include over 80 acres planted to Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel, and Merlot. The rich, intense, and flavorful wines are created by combining superior fruit and oak barrel aging in the century old cave.

Although located off the beaten track, Pope Valley Winery has definitely been discovered by wine critics. In fact, five medals were awarded to Pope Valley wines at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition alone, including a Double Gold for the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve.


Pope Valley Winery

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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