Intro to Priest Ranch Winery
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.
We began producing Priest Ranch wines in 2007 with our first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah and our co-founder and Director of Viticulture and Winemaking, Craig Becker, hasn’t looked back since. Honoring our Napa Valley heritage by cultivating wines with distinctive profiles, we’re committed to a forward-thinking mindset and commitment to quality at the highest level that begins in the vineyard and ends in your glass.
Our team has explored the diversity of our property by blending multiple blocks from our 244 acres of vineyards. We are able to produce a wine of exceptional quality you can trust from year to year. These multi-block wines showcase the impressive quality and represent the property at the highest level. Each vineyard block is uniquely tended too based on its site, exposure, and varietal.
Priest Ranch wines are recognized for their adventurous character, crafted both in the vineyard and the winery to reflect the richness and diversity of our 1,682-acre estate. Controlling the farming of our vineyards, we have the mindset of being a winegrower, making every effort to meticulously farm each block down to the cluster.
Our approach to viticulture is based on craftsmanship, our core goal is to get the fruit to reveal its terroir. Each block has its own character, sometimes in contrast with the next one; therefore, attention to detail for all these nuances ultimately makes the complexity in every wine we produce.
Whether you’re looking for an uncommon varietal such as Grenache Blanc or a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, each wine showcases the unique expression of our vineyards at Somerston Estate.