The family-owned Artesa Winery spans a 350-acre estate in Carneros, the southernmost section of Napa Valley. Tradition, expertise and artisan wine are three things that come to mind when we think of this winery. That should be no surprise, as the name “Artesa” is translated from Catalan to mean “handcrafted.” One visit and you’ll quickly see that this winery, established by Spain’s oldest winemaking family, is quite the wine lover’s experience.
Napa Valley has 16 different wine-making regions, including Carneros, where the Artesa Winery is located. Download our free Vacation Guide to Napa Valley to learn more about the regions and the other wineries we suggest you visit. It’s the perfect pairing to your Napa Valley vacation as it takes the stress out of researching the best things to do and see. It’s all right there in our Vacation Guide.
One of the first things you’ll notice upon arriving at the Artesa Winery is the gorgeous 360-degree view of Napa Valley and the San Francisco Bay. Artesa is set atop a hill and is sometimes called the Jewel of Carneros. It is owned by the Raventos family of Spain, which has been producing wine since 1551.
The Raventos family decided to try their hand at making wine in Napa Valley and in the 1980s purchased 350-acre estate with sea-facing hillsides, rocky soil and a coastal climate. Nearly 200 acres of the estate are planted with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Artesa Vineyard is known for its quintessential balance between nature and architecture. The estate’s building is built into the top of a hill; and covered with native grasses, making it a unique sight to see. Inside you can enjoy your wine with a panoramic view of Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Artesa’s very own vineyards.
After taking in the exterior surroundings, it’s time to enjoy one of Artesa’s wine tastings or food and wine pairing experiences.
Three tastings are available:
Reservations are not required for groups of 7 guests or less. They are required for groups of 8 or more. Larger groups may select from three experiences detailed on the Artesa website.
In addition, food and wine pairing options are available in the visitor center. Select from Chocolate Indulgence, Vino con Queso, Caviar, Spanish Tapas, and more. The visitor center is a sight in and of itself. The avant-garde structure was designed by renowned Barcelona architect Domingo Triay to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.
Within Napa Valley, there is geographical diversity that results in differing exposure to the marine effects due to fluctuating elevations. The Carneros appellation is known for its cooler weather. As such, it produces Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, and sparkling wines, and is home to several wonderful wineries.
When you visit the Artesa Winery, it’s only fitting that you stay in the Carneros Room at Churchill Manor Bed & Breakfast. This first-floor room features a four-poster queen iron canopy bed, an English fireplace, and a large bay window that overlooks the garden. After a day of exploring the Napa Valley, enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in the large pedestal two-person soaking tub.
Stay with us several nights and enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning along with a wine reception in the evening. Venture out during the day to downtown Napa to explore shops, restaurants, art galleries, and wine tastings and let Churchill Manor be your home base. Our attention to detail, luxurious surroundings, and friendly staff will help make this your best wine country getaway possible.