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Barnett Vineyards

4070 Spring Mountain Road

Hours: Year Round

About us:

Fiona and Hal Barnett created this Barnett Vineyards and winery in 1983 with the intent of producing small amounts of hand crafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines from their estate. Since the first vintage of Barnett Vineyards, Spring Mountain has proven to deserve it's own AVA and become known as a unique mesoclimate, producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots.

The vineyards are located at the top of Spring Mountain, at elevation 2,000ft, and planted on steep terraces that follow the contour of the land. In some places, the grade averages in excess of 35%. Mountainside farming is very challenging. The vines must struggle to reach nutrients and water in the soil and, as a result, yield only one to two tons per acre. The elements of sun, temperature, and well-drained porous soils give an advantageous water stress to the vines and contribute to the depth, richness and character of the wines. Grapes are harvested by hand; vineyard row by row, as optimum ripeness and maturity is reached. Fermentation is done in small batches.

Since the winery's first 100 cases in 1989, Barnett Vineyards has grown to approximately 6,000 cases total production. Rattlesnake Hill and Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignons are the focus at the estate with total Cabernet production varying between 2,100 and 3,000 cases annually. In addition, Barnett Vineyards produces limited amounts of Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown from single vineyards located in well-desired appellations.


John Dayton

Sunday, June 3, 2018
I'll echo all other reviews! This was our favorite experience in our first trip to Napa. The view from the top of Spring Mountain in my opinion is unmatched - at least of the 12 visits we made. Great personal attention; very low-key and relaxed tasting. Another couple with us was very knowledgeable about the Barnett library so we ended up trying a couple of the off tasting menu offerings - just brilliant. Can't wait to go back on our next trip.

Rob S

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Best view besides Sterling in Napa. Good wines! Nice tasting, too.

Will Miska

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018
This is a hidden gem at the top of Spring mountain! Not only is the wine delicious, but the view is amazing! Our tour took us through their cave and was finished with a wine tasting looking over the valley. Definitely worth the trip.

Chuck Hill

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Absolutely best tasting experience out 14 visits through Napa Valley. Great wine, gorgeous views and excellent service. Yachtrock available upon request with Kevin !

Иван Бурков

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Truly awesome experience! Actually the best i had in Napa. No official bullshit, just a real personal attention from the greatest manager of all times - Kevin Hague!!! I am definitely coming back next year and joining their club! It been a long time i ve seen such a view!! Wow! The wines are amazingly tasty!

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