Since 1879, Inglenook Winery has been a beacon of winemaking excellence in America. The history of Inglenook Winery dates back to 1879, a testament to America’s rich winemaking heritage. This prestigious estate was brought to life by Gustave Niebaum, whose vision was to create wines that could stand shoulder to shoulder with those from Europe’s renowned wineries. Nestled within the esteemed Rutherford appellation in Napa Valley, Inglenook spans a sprawling 1700 acres, including 235 acres of organically certified vineyards, making it one of the few remaining family-owned estates of this magnitude in the United States.
Within the grounds of Inglenook stands the historic Chiles House. Constructed in 1856, it is among the oldest structures in the Napa Valley. This building, which was later moved to the winery, symbolizes the estate’s rich history and the American winemaking tradition.
Inglenook’s commitment to balancing tradition and innovation is evident in their wines. These offerings are a testament to the unique terroir of the estate, displaying an intriguing mix of flavors and structure. Furthermore, the winery’s spirit of vitality and ingenuity extends beyond their wines and is reflected in their visitor experiences, marked by their dedication to classic warmth and hospitality.
Guests are invited to immerse themselves in Inglenook’s history with a seated tasting of estate wines, including their flagship Rubicon, each paired meticulously with artisanal cheeses. These sessions are held in the Salon, a comfortable space conducive to insightful conversations about the wines, led by knowledgeable wine educators.
Further adding to the charm of Inglenook is The BISTRO. Echoing the ambiance of a European café, it offers a relaxed setting for guests to savor a selection of Inglenook wines, espresso, and Bistro bites. Whether indoors or al fresco in the courtyard, the Bistro is a delightful spot to unwind.
With its blend of organically farmed vineyards, historic charm, and exceptional hospitality, Inglenook Winery provides a truly unique experience, inviting you to partake in its enduring legacy and influence in the world of American winemaking.