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A brief history

For over three decades, Colgin Cellars has embraced the ideal of crafting wines of harmony, grace, and precision from exceptional hillside vineyards in the heart of the Napa Valley.

Driven by a love for the land and a reverence for the artistic beauty of the creation of fine wine, Colgin Cellars is synonymous with elegance, power, and longevity. We have a shared vision of creating lasting memories by capturing a singular expression of time and place.

The ethos of Colgin Cellars is to create wines of perfume, freshness, and minerality while embracing the diversity of hillside sites in the Napa Valley.

The Napa region is one of the most diverse places for growing grapes on Earth. In an area which is home to over half of the world’s soil types, there are specific sites which stand out as being world-class in quality and distinct in their nature. The combination of unique geology, coupled with mid-slope elevations and cooling airflow in concert with precision farming, establishes certain sites as the pinnacle of quality for the Napa Valley.

It is our privilege to produce profound wines that magnify the inherent beauty and complexity found in these distinctive hillside vineyards.
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Established in 1992

Post Office Box 254
Napa Valley, California, United States


Colgin Cellars Wines

Featured Wines

Colgin Cellars "Tychson Hill" Bottle Preview
Colgin Cellars"Tychson Hill"

A singular expression of Cabernet Sauvignon that hails from a historic jewel box vineyard; “Tychson Hill,” named after Josephine Tychson, was the first of two vineyards purchased by Colgin in the 1990’s. Ideally situated on the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, just north of St. Helena, and containing some of the rarest volcanic soil found in the Napa Valley, “Tychson Hill” has long been celebrated for its ethereal qualities, as well as floral notes and red fruit distinguishable in every vintage.

Colgin Cellars "Cariad" Bottle Preview
Colgin Cellars"Cariad"

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, the grapes for “Cariad” hail from ancient riverbeds turned hillsides overlooking the heart of Napa Valley. Named for the Welsh word for love, “Cariad’s” opulence and structure are characterized by exotic notes of violet, dark fruit, and a gravelly minerality. We say that “Cariad” is a sphere which is purple.

Colgin Cellars "IX Estate" Syrah Bottle Preview
Colgin Cellars"IX Estate" Syrah

A lifelong love of wines from the Northern Rhone inspired the decision to plant clones from Cote-Rotie and Hermitage in the rocky, volcanic soil “IX Estate.” The resulting wine is one of uncommon merit, with nuances of blackberry, acacia, wild herbs, and smoked meats. “IX Estate” Syrah is often regarded as “one of the most unique Syrah’s being made in California today.”

Colgin Cellars "IX Estate" Bottle Preview
Colgin Cellars"IX Estate"

Our “IX Estate” is a powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. “IX Estate” is a wine of great power with towering aromatics of dark fruits, savory herbs, and spice. First produced in 2002, “IX Estate” can be enjoyed in youth and ages gracefully for years to come.

Colgin Cellars "Herb Lamb" Bottle Preview
Colgin Cellars"Herb Lamb"

From 1992 to 2007, we were fortunate to source fruit from the hallowed Herb Lamb vineyard, a north facing site located on the lower slopes of Howell Mountain. We diligently selected only the top seven rows to vinify for the Colgin “Herb Lamb” bottling. The wine from “Herb Lamb” vineyard is consistently about charm and perfume, with notes of blue fruits and mint.