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A brief history

Ashes & Diamonds Winery is a love letter to Napa Valley as it was when it took the world stage in the 1960s, revealing itself, along with Santa Cruz, as a geological wonderland capable of world-class wines.

Located at the gateway of Napa Valley, along its main artery, Highway 29, Ashes & Diamonds Winery’s mid-century approach extends to its architecture. As an homage, the iconic zig-zag roof and portholes are a few of the iconic references to the heritage of California mid-century modern design, seamlessly integrated with a state-of-the-art wine production facility surrounded by light, airy landscapes and playful, rolling berms.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery is the ultimate convergence of modern and old-school flavors, committed to offering a wide-ranging group of wines that adhere to an ethos of light-handed winemaking and transparency of terroir.
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4130 Howard Lane
Napa Valley, California, United States


Ashes & Diamonds Wines

Featured Wines

Ashes & Diamonds VIN DE TABLE №2 — 2015 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsVIN DE TABLE №2 — 2015

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Vin de Table is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (press wine) from our estate in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. In the cooler climate of Oak Knoll, these varietals are ideally placed to demonstrate freshness and finesse with bright red fruits, herbs and spices that pair seamlessly with most friends and foods. A practice in unity and an expression of friendship, Merlot and Cabernet Franc represent harmony and balance.

Ashes & Diamonds CABERNET FRANC №4 — 2017 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsCABERNET FRANC №4 — 2017

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Cabernet Franc is a naturally restrained, balanced wine with subtle power and aromatic finesse that comes from the volcanic clay and sandy loam soils of select vineyards in Napa Valley’s cooler south side (Los Carneros, Oak Knoll District and Yountville).

Ashes & Diamonds RANCHO PEQUEÑO VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON №2 — 2016 Bottle Preview

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Cabernet Sauvignon “Rancho Pequeño Vineyard” comes from Bart and Daphne Araujo’s Oakville vineyard, on the east side of the valley floor. Its deep soils are composed of alluvial loam washed down from the eastern Vaca Mountains, maintaining a high water table resulting in little to no need for irrigation. The vineyards bask in the afternoon sunshine and are replenished by a cool marine influence at dusk and dawn. The resulting wine is a kaleidoscope of aromatics ranging from rose to game, bright and crunchy red fruit flavors with weightless power and purity.

Ashes & Diamonds RED HEN VINEYARD CABERNET SAUVIGNON №2 — 2017 Bottle Preview

Red Hen Vineyard is another of Bart and Daphne Araujo’s biodynamically farmed sites. The property sits in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley, located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, across Highway 29 from A&D Vineyard. With well-draining gravel and cobblestones suspended in alluvial silt and clay, the soil here acts like a sponge, naturally pulling rainwater down from the mountains and requiring little to no irrigation. It also encourages fine tannins and finesse in the resulting wines. Red Hen’s Cabernets have a quiet power, poise and impressive length with silky, weightless tannins that are the hallmark of this benchland site.

Ashes & Diamonds BLANC №4 — 2018 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsBLANC №4 — 2018

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Blanc is a fully ripe and textured, yet bright, zesty and supremely age-worthy blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon from three carefully-chosen vineyards in Napa Valley’s Oak Knoll District and Yountville.

Ashes & Diamonds VINEYARD 1 CABERNET SAUVIGNON № 2 — 2016 Bottle Preview
Ashes & DiamondsVINEYARD 1 CABERNET SAUVIGNON № 2 — 2016

ASHES & DIAMONDS’ Cabernet Sauvignon “Vineyard I" comes from a historic vineyard in the heart of Rutherford, a place that put Napa Valley on the world stage in the 1960s. As an homage to this golden era and its pioneers, we set out to rediscover the wines of the period. We partnered with the grower to farm the grapes in the traditional manner and harvested them at lower brix, matching the typical ripeness levels from this bygone era. Once in barrel, we blended French and American oak, the predominant method of the time. The resulting wine is tightly-knit, savory, single-varietal Cabernet Sauvignon that integrates heavenly aromas and flavors of dried herbs, tobacco, tea and crunchy red fruit, destined to be aged for decades to come.