Venge Vineyards, a family-owned winery, thrives in the beautiful landscape of Napa Valley, California. Nestled in the eastern foothills of the Palisades Mountain range in Calistoga, the winery opened its doors in 1976 when proprietor Nils Venge acquired a 17-acre (7-hectare) vineyard in Oakville. This picturesque vineyard is primarily planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, benefiting from porous alluvial soils on a sun-kissed hillside, perfect for optimal ripening.
With a diverse range of wines sourced from multiple vineyards, Venge focuses on crafting full-bodied red blends like the acclaimed Zinfandel-based blend, Scout’s Honor, and the prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve sourced from the Oakville Estate.
Moreover, Venge boasts an impressive collection of single-vineyard wines, including a captivating Cabernet Franc from the Sugarloaf vineyard and a luscious Syrah from the Stagecoach vineyard. Limited in production, each wine typically amounts to only a few hundred cases, leading to their rapid and frequent sell-outs, thanks to their high scores in the press.
At the winery, Venge follows a meticulous farming practice. All red wines undergo fermentation with native yeasts and mature in a blend of new and old French oak barrels. Meanwhile, many white wines experience malolactic fermentation and age on their lees, culminating in a rich and creamy palate.
Venge Vineyards’ commitment to quality and their impressive array of wines has earned them a distinguished reputation in the wine community, making them a sought-after destination for oenophiles and enthusiasts alike.