What began twenty five years ago as a philosophical state of mind is now a state-of-the-art winemaking facility where the ancient art of winemaking is pursued with a singular passion.

Etude Wines is dedicated to mastering the craft of winegrowing. In classical music, an etude is a composition with a technical focus that allows the musician to practice a particular technique. Similarly, Etude wines are the product of deliberate concentration on the instructive variables of the craft. The end game is not edification alone, but rather the wine itself as a source of enjoyment. Chopin piano etudes are notoriously difficult but sublimely beautiful… this is an example of the practicing craft transformed to art.

1250 Cutting Wharf Road
Napa, CA 94559
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707-257-5300 (phone)

Featured Wines

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé

Tasting Info

Wine Tasting Offerings

OPEN DAILY 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We invite you to visit us to taste and discover your new favorite wine.

Enjoy current releases of our outstanding white wines, single vineyard Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting fees: $20 - $30

Complimentary tasting for Wine Club members, up to 3 guests.

Please note we are closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day

The Study of Pinot Noir

Daily at 10am
Friday - Sunday 10 am; 1 pm; 3 pm
$50 per person/$40 wine club members

*Must be 21 to sit in and participate in The Study of Pinot

Learn how terroir influences the aromas and flavors of this popular varietal. Try five Pinot Noir wines from five distinct growing areas, all made by Etude winemaker Jon Priest, in a semi-private, seated setting.

Reservations required.