Explore everything Priest Ranch right here as we share our inside view of our wines, the Napa Valley, and more! Sharing stories of our past, present, and future adventures, you're invited to join us on our journey. Learn where our name Priest Ranch originated, more about the people behind the scenes, what we enjoy cooking, and much more. And if you can't find what you're looking for, let us know, and we may surprise you on our next post.
Head over to GALLERY to take a look at some of our favorite recipes, go-to food pairings and more.
Intro to Priest Ranch Gallery
At Priest Ranch, we pride ourselves on our ability to give you an uncommon adventure from the experiences offered in our tasting room to our portfolio of wines, and we have these three masters of their craft to thank. Meet our Co-Founder and Director of Viticulture & Winemaking, Craig Becker, Winemaker Cody Hurd, and Director of Vineyard Operations, Jake Knobloch, who are the powerhouse that gives our wines the quality that you’ve come to know and love, and the critics agree—we’re thrilled that four of our wines received outstanding awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
It’s events season at Priest Ranch, so our team has been working hard to create and curate an exciting calendar filled with experiences you won’t want to miss! We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet many of you at some of our recent events and look forward to meeting more at one of our upcoming events to enjoy everything Priest Ranch has to offer.
Are you looking for an excuse to gather with friends after the holidays? Or need something to bring friends and family indoors during these cold winter months? Recreate our most popular tasting in the comfort of your home with these recipes brought to us by one of our favorite people - Chef Andrew Martin.
Since Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in rich tradition, why not add another layer of agrarian heritage to your setting? With Priest Ranch wines, you can make perfect pairings that will reflect your own pioneering spirit for an unexpected treat that will make your holiday gathering even more enjoyable.
You have to admit: nothing compares to the Napa Valley in the springtime: the fresh smell of rain in the fields, the vistas of rolling green hills, longer daylight hours, and the first signs of budding in the vineyards. This is a season for discovery and the enjoyment of the outdoors!
During these winter months at Somerston Estate, our vineyards are in a grapevine growth cycle phase referred to as “dormancy.” This occurs after the grapevine drops its leaves and will last until late winter into early spring. Not only does dormancy help the vines tolerate cold temperatures, but it has an important influence on grapevine flowering and vegetative growth in springtime.
Whether you’re looking to share your new favorite wine with friends and family, or you’d like to create an uncommon gift set of your own, we’re excited to have the opportunity to assist you with unique gifting options all year round. From Brut Rosé to a trio of our Napa Valley Cabernets, our online shop has something for every wine lover on your gift list. To ease your shopping, we’ve hand-selected a few of our favorite gift options but we’re happy to work with you to customize any set to your liking.
Everyone has different Thanksgiving traditions, and here at Priest Ranch, we welcome a little uncommon adventure to the dinner table. Maybe your celebrations look a little different this year, or you’re eager to test out some different recipes on new friends and family members. We’ve got you covered with a round-up of our most unique wines, paired with some equally impressive dishes for your Thanksgiving meal. Who says you need to have turkey and green bean casserole every year, anyway?
As October comes to a close, we’re reflecting on another successful harvest season. We’re overwhelmed with gratitude for our hard-working team, a season without any significant fire events near our vineyards, and a crop of grapes on their way to make a delicious vintage. With the implementation of sustainable farming practices, new technologies for efficient processes, and the uniquely diverse nature of our estate that lends itself to our distinctive winemaking style, our harvest is the ultimate uncommon adventure.
You don’t hear about a lot of Grenache Blanc coming from the Napa Valley, but that’s only one of the reasons why we choose to produce it. Aside from the fact that it’s Winemaker Craig Becker’s favorite wine in our portfolio (shhh… don’t tell the other wines!), our Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc is a delightful departure from the usual white wine suspects that you truly can’t go wrong with.
Looking to enjoy a day adventuring around the Town of Yountville but don't know where to start? No worries, we've got you covered! The Town itself is only a mile long. Still, it is filled with over 15 restaurants, 15 stroll-able tasting rooms, and seven nearby wineries, making Yountville the perfect stop for everyone visiting the Napa Valley. Keep reading for the ultimate insider perspective on how to enjoy this special Town, from activities like where to eat, drink, and more.
Brunch isn't just for Mother's Day—Dads enjoy bacon at noon, too! Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to treat dad to a finger-licking meal. We've put together multiple tasty, easy-to-make meal options for dad's special day. And, of course, the adults at the table can enjoy a glass of the accompanying Priest Ranch wine with their fare (or enjoy a glass while you're cooking)!
Springtime is heating up, and so is the grill! You might be wondering which type of wine is best to pair with those foods you're cooking on the barbeque? Let's find out! We'll help break it down by pairing delicious, savory dishes with our Priest Ranch favorites!
With spring upon us, it’s the perfect excuse to take a little time and organize your wine collection. We’ve put together five of our top recommendations to ensure your wine storage is set up for success for the rest of the year!
UPDATE: April, 2023 - If interested in virtual tasting options, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org Amidst pivoting our usual wine tasting practices and bringing them outside of the tasting room, we carefully crafted two Virtual Tastings you can enjoy from wherever you are. For 2021, we updated these experiences and are thrilled to share our new offerings and food pairings you can savor!
2020 was, without a doubt, an unprecedented year. Between COVID-19, the fires we experienced here in the valley, and the many ways we have had to pivot our business over the months, the year has certainly provided us a different perspective. With that, we've also come to realize the milestones we hit this year and the many things we're grateful for. To close out 2020 in style, let's take a look back at some of our highlights!
Be it cozying up around a fire, enjoying a small gathering with loved ones, or hosting a virtual get-together, there's nothing like the perfect wine with your favorite fare to top off your holiday. We hope the following pairings put together by our Tasting Room Manager, Chris Schreiner, and our Tasting Room Lead, Jose Tores, will enhance your celebration, no matter how you commemorate this season!
The next time you find yourself in the Napa Valley, we invite you to visit our Priest Ranch tasting room to experience uncommon Napa. Located in the heart of the quaint town of Yountville, we’re a little over an hour from San Francisco, just north of downtown Napa.
2020 is a year of new and unexpected changes for Priest Ranch. COVID-19 has disrupted all of our lives, and the wine industry is no exception. Tasting rooms and wine brands across the country have had to adjust how they bring their wines and stories to you in new and creative ways. We're excited to share how we've been bringing Priest Ranch to you during these challenging times and look forward to continuing our journey with you.
At Priest Ranch, we’re dedicated to ensuring quality in even the subtlest of nuances – from our vineyard to the wine in-glass. We take a minimalist approach to winemaking, encouraging the highest expression of personality, intensity, and distinction in every bottle we produce.