Eleven Winery Description
Eleven Winery, a beacon of viticultural excellence and communal gathering, stands as a testament to the vision shared by Ellie Anest and Carol Vassiliadis. Born from a deep-rooted passion for life’s simple pleasures—friends, culture, great food, and, notably, wine—Eleven Winery has crafted a unique brand that encapsulates the essence of making every moment extraordinary. Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, this boutique estate not only boasts its proximity to the urban charms of Napa but also serves as a hidden gem within the Oak Knoll District AVA, offering an unparalleled wine experience.
The journey of Eleven Winery began in 2012 when Anest and Vassiliadis, propelled by their mutual appreciation for Napa Valley’s allure, ventured into the wine industry. Their inaugural acquisition, a serene home surrounded by the lush 3.5-acre Laki’s Vineyard, marked the first step in their winemaking venture. The vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon, characterized by its intense flavor profile, laid the groundwork for the estate’s signature wines. The duo’s ambition didn’t stop there; a subsequent acquisition of a 16-acre property expanded their varietal portfolio, including Syrah, Riesling, Merlot, and Malbec, further solidifying Eleven Winery’s place in the wine community.
Eleven Winery’s commitment to excellence extends beyond the bounds of its vineyards. The estate prides itself on its sustainable farming practices, ensuring that each bottle of Eleven wine embodies the purity and essence of Napa Valley. The strategic location of their vineyards, influenced by the unique microclimates of the Oak Knoll District, allows for the cultivation of a diverse array of grapes. This meticulous attention to viticultural practices is evident in the quality of Eleven Eleven wine, from the robust Eleven Eleven Cabernet to the refreshing Eleven Eleven Laki’s Estate varietals.
The winery’s offerings are a reflection of its founders’ vision and the skilled craftsmanship of their winemaking team. Under the guidance of renowned winemaker Kirk Venge, Eleven Winery produces a wide variety of wines, including but not limited to, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Each wine is a celebration of the unique terroir of their vineyards, with the Eleven Eleven Cabernet and Eleven Eleven Laki’s Estate standing out as flagship expressions of their winemaking philosophy.
Beyond the vine, Eleven Winery has established itself as a cultural hub, embracing the Greek concept of “Parea”—the joy of sharing life’s journey with friends. The winery’s modern facilities, designed with a blend of art, culture, music, and community in mind, offer a space for visitors to create lasting memories. Whether it’s through a private tasting event or a serene afternoon amidst the vineyards, Eleven Winery invites wine enthusiasts and novices alike to “Make Your Moment®” with them.
As Eleven Winery continues to evolve, its dedication to crafting exceptional wines and fostering a welcoming community remains unwavering. From the sun-kissed vines of Laki’s Vineyard to the innovative winemaking techniques employed in their state-of-the-art facility, every aspect of Eleven Winery is a reflection of its commitment to excellence and inclusivity. In the heart of Napa Valley, Eleven Winery stands as a symbol of friendship, passion, and the perpetual pursuit of the extraordinary in the ordinary, inviting all to explore the rich tapestry of flavors and experiences that define Eleven wine.