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A brief history

Since 1969, Cuvaison has helped define the modern era of Napa Valley winemaking and has played a key role in introducing luxury Napa Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to the world. An early pioneer of the Los Carneros region, Cuvaison has championed vibrant and vineyard-driven expressions of exceptional cool-climate wines.

Cooled by the fog off nearby San Pablo Bay, the gently rolling hills of our certified-sustainable estate have been the source for some of Napa Valley’s most beloved cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for decades. Dedicated to crafting vibrant, vineyard-driven wines, our talented team employs an intimate block-by-block approach to farming that builds on our 40 years of experience and wisdom cultivating our vineyard.
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Established in 1969

1221 Duhig Road
Napa Valley, California, United States


Meet The Winemakers

  • Steve Rogstad

    A master of cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Winemaker Steve Rogstad has spent most of his professional life making wine in the Los Carneros appellation. Since 2002, Steve has guided the winemaking at Cuvaison, crafting wines that have earned renown for their seamless balance and vineyard-inspired depth and complexity. Working with Cuvaison’s acclaimed estate vineyard for more than 15 years, Steve refined a vineyard-driven approach to winemaking that takes advantage of the site’s remarkable diversity, including doing as many as 80 individual fermentations each vintage—a small-batch, labor-intensive approach that defines Cuvaison’s estate-grown wines.

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Cuvaison Wines

Featured Wines

Cuvaison Sauvignon Blanc, Méthode Béton Bottle Preview
CuvaisonSauvignon Blanc, Méthode Béton

Referring to our technique of fermentation and aging in concrete eggs, our 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Méthode Béton exudes depth and creaminess on the palette due to extended contact with the lees. Featuring lovely notes of grapefruit, kiwi, melon and passion fruit, the roundness and richness of the wine is on full display ending in a long, shimmering finish.

Cuvaison Brut Cuvée, Méthode Champenoise Bottle Preview
CuvaisonBrut Cuvée, Méthode Champenoise

Made in the classic Méthode Champenoise style, the 2018 Brut Cuvée is an opulent blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The wine is crisp and youthful with notes of pear, yuzu, and lemon peel complemented by the nuttiness of shaved almond and savory brioche. On the palate, the wine is bright and refreshing, and finishes with a distinct richness derived from its extended 30-month tirage.

Cuvaison Chardonnay, Hedon Bottle Preview
CuvaisonChardonnay, Hedon

Our 2019 Chardonnay, Hedon is a barrel selection from 3 distinct parcels from our Los Carneros estate. This wine spent 16 months in French oak barrels aged on its lees, providing the wine with a rich and creamy accent to the vanilla and buttered brioches notes on the palate. Our 2019 Chardonnay, Hedon is a rich, full-bodied wine brimming notes of ripe, jammy apricot, peach, lemon curd and candied almonds ending in a long, sumptuous finish.

Cuvaison Chardonnay, Méthode Béton Bottle Preview
CuvaisonChardonnay, Méthode Béton

Named after its method of fermentation in concrete eggs, the second bottling of this opulent Chardonnay is a result of experimentation and curiosity. A blend of two clones, Dijon 548 and Dijon 95, the 2020 Chardonnay, Méthode Béton is beautifully perfumed with notes of orange blossom and acacia flower. On the palate, the 2020 vintage offers a rich texture from extended aging on its lees, with notes of shaved almond, white peach, and citrus for a bright, crisp finish.

Cuvaison Wine 24 Bottle Preview
CuvaisonWine 24

Cuvaison Chardonnay, Coeurtina Bottle Preview
CuvaisonChardonnay, Coeurtina

Embodying the charm and diversity of our estate, our Small Lot wines are crafted to express the character and complexity of our vineyard, offering different expressions of our terroir, and each individual vintage.