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A brief history

Our story is crafted by the soil, the vineyards, the terroir and the passion of David Ramey.

Our process is a dynamic mix of experience and innovation, Old World methods and New World science.

Our wines are pure California – rich in character, beautifully balanced, always of exceptional quality.

David Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for such wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. With that impressive resume, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996.

They have been producing critically acclaimed, award-winning wines ever since, committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as their primary varietals.

Located amidst the natural charm of Healdsburg, Ramey Wine Cellars embodies the balance that is the essence of California wine:

Absolute attention to the tiniest detail, balanced by a willingness to trust nature’s sometimes unpredictable impulses.
A philosophy rooted in traditional methods combined with an eagerness to explore exciting innovations in the industry.
The belief that life is for living, wine is for sharing, and harmony is essential to both.
Come visit us and you’ll see what we mean.
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Established in 1996

25 Healdsburg Avenue
Napa Valley, California, United States
95448

www.rameywine.com

info@rameywine.com

+17074330870

Ramey Wine Cellars Wines

Featured Wines

Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast Bottle Preview
Ramey Wine CellarsChardonnay, Platt Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

The Platt Vineyard is our coolest site, producing wine that is more focused and mineral driven than fruit driven. Located five miles from the Pacific off Bodega Highway, midway between Sebastopol and Bodega Bay, the vineyard sits at 800' on a south-facing slope overlooking the Estero Americano (which funnels cooling marine weather to the Sacramento delta via the Petaluma Gap). Platt was planted in 2003 Wente selection Chardonnay collected from one of our Hyde Vineyard blocks, the rows are densely planted (3' and 4' by 6') on low-vigor rootstock (420A). In 2010, we removed the Chardonnay trunks from three acres of our 16 acre block and grafted Pommard and 828 Dijon Pinot Noir clones to the rootstock. Located five miles from the Pacific off Bodega Highway, midway between Sebastopol and Bodega Bay, the vineyard sits at 800' on a south-facing slope overlooking the Estero Americano (which funnels cooling marine weather to the Sacramento delta via the Petaluma Gap). Soil is Goldridge Loam uplifted from ancient ocean floor. Planted on low-vigor rootstock (420A) to the Wente selection chosen from one of our Hyde Vineyard blocks. The rows were densely planted (3' and 4' by 6') in 2003.

Ramey Wine Cellars Syrah, Sonoma Coast Bottle Preview
Ramey Wine CellarsSyrah, Sonoma Coast

Ramey Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville Bottle Preview
Ramey Wine CellarsCabernet Sauvignon, Pedregal Vineyard, Oakville

Site: “Pedregal” means a rocky place in Spanish, and that is certainly a distinguishing feature of the site. This is a small, hillside vineyard on the lower slopes of eastern Oakville that is planted to 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. In 2008, we agreed to a long-term lease of this vineyard giving us complete control even through change in ownership. Soil: Iron-rich red soil, 85% basalt rock Clonal Selection: The Cabernet Sauvignon is Clone 7. The Petit Verdot is Sterling selection. Planted: The Cabernet Sauvignon was planted on St. George and 110R rootstock with 4'x8' spacing in 1990. The Petit Verdot was planted on 110R rootstock with 4'x6' spacing in 1993.

Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley Bottle Preview
Ramey Wine CellarsChardonnay, Rochioli Vineyard, Russian River Valley

The Rochioli family has grown grapes on their property since the late ‘50s. The vineyard is now farmed by the third generation.

Ramey Wine Cellars Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast Bottle Preview
Ramey Wine CellarsChardonnay, Sonoma Coast