A brief history
Tusk Estates is an ultra-boutique winery in Napa Valley. Since its initial vintage in 2008, Tusk Estates has been singularly focused on making one exceptional red wine each year. Predominantly cabernet sauvignon based, Tusk strives to create a wine with seductive aromas, deep complexity and extended length harnessing the magical terrior of elevated Napa Valley hillside vineyards with a French approach to wine making. The result is an approachable yet complex wine that will age for decades but due to extended barrel aging and complementary terriors is also approachable in its youth. Master wine-maker, Philippe Melka (co-proprietor), has been leading the wine making effort from day 1. Production was originally limited to 125-150 cases for the first 5 years, and now ranges from 200-300 cases over the last several years making Tusk Estates one of the smallest boutique producers in Napa Valley.