rainbow Estate Winery

Estate-bottled wine is made entirely from grapes owned by the winery. From vineyard to bottle, they’re in control -- the wine doesn’t ever leave the property during fermentation, aging, or bottling (talk about a homebody!)

Technically, the winery and vineyards don’t have to be on the same property, or even next to each other to be considered part of the same “estate”, but they do have to be located in the same appellation. In the US, this term includes both vineyards owned by the wine label and ones managed or controlled by the winery, even if it’s technically owned by someone else. The point being here that in an estate wine, the winemaker is ultimately in control of quality from vineyard to bottle. 

If you’re looking for the ultimate expression of a winemaker’s vision, check out the estate wines below. 
AJA Vineyards
Sauvignon Blanc, 2019

New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh and Herbaceous · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2014

Syrah · Woody, Fruity, Earthy, Floral, and Bold · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
AJA Vineyards
Pamela's Selection Syrah, 2012

Syrah · Spicy, Woody, and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Earthy and Fruity · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Other
AJA Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2017

California-style Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Earthy, Bold, Complex, and Floral · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
AJA Vineyards
Malibu Coast Rosé Estate Grown, 2020

Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (70 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Hand-harvested
Foursight Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Bordeaux-style Sauvignon Blanc · Herbaceous, Fresh, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Foursight Wines
Charles Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Earthy and Fruity · Limited wine (400 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Fisher Vineyards
"UNITY" Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Fresh · Limited wine (685 cases produced) · Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California

Noteworthy Topography
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Marsanne, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh, Balanced, and Floral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
"Lioness" Rosé, 2019

Provence-style Rosé · Porch Pounder, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Viognier, 2018

Condrieu-style Viognier · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Santa Clara Valley Four Lions, 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Fruity and Balanced · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Award Winner
AJA Vineyards
"5 Red Blend" Bordeaux-Style Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Bold, Balanced, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (115 cases produced) · Malibu Coast, Los Angeles, California

Uncommon Region
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Orsa Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Mineral, and Subtle · Limited wine (550 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, Subtle, Balanced, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Chardonnay Unoaked, 2020

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Fruity · Rare wine (60 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Almost Sold Out
Viñas Zurinaga
Blank Road Estate Pinot Noir, 2014

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Viñas Zurinaga
Blank Road Estate Pinot Noir, 2017

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex and Balanced · Rare wine (89 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Viñas Zurinaga
7 Rows Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Balanced · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
Caelesta Wines
Paso Robles Red Blend GSM , 2017

Southern Rhone-style Red · Complex, Savory, and Subtle · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Grenache Blanc Grenache Blanc Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Fresh, Fruity, Floral, and Mineral · Limited wine (496 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Lodi Bourboulenc Estate Grown, 2019

Rhône-style White Wine · Balanced, Complex, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (353 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Acquiesce Vineyard Picpoul Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Fresh, Complex, Mineral, and Fruity · Limited wine (498 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Award Winner
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, 2019

California White · Bold, Balanced, Mineral, Fruity, and Nutty · Limited wine (433 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Award Winner
Chaix Wines
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Limited wine (484 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Petite Sirah, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Bold and Complex · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Hillside Cuvee Estate Bottled - grown, produced, and bottled., 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Balanced, Complex, and Spicy · Rare wine (112 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Organic Farming
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Chardonnay Single Vineyard, 2019

Chardonnay · Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Soil That Matters
Optio Vineyards
LaMar Vineyard Tempranillo, 2019

Tempranillo · Herbaceous, Fruity, and Earthy · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Paso Robles Geneseo District, Paso Robles, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Optio Vineyards
Red Blend Inmesceo, 2019

Red Blend · Savory · Rare wine (79 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Other
Llamas Family Wines
Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California

Soil That Matters
Llamas Family Wines
Carneros Chardonnay, 2016

Chardonnay · Fruity and Herbaceous · Limited wine (275 cases produced) · Carneros, California

Other
Teutonic Wine Company
Grüner Veltliner, 2020

Grüner Veltliner · Fresh and Balanced · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Teutonic Wine Company
Seafoam Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Saline · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Pinot Noir · Fresh and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Winery Favorite
Teutonic Wine Company
Boyar Wedding Feast, 2017

Merlot · Bold, Complex, and Balanced · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Uncommon Region
Teutonic Wine Company
Willamette Valley Bergspitze, 2019

Pinot Noir · Mineral and Fruity · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Noteworthy Topography
Viñas Zurinaga
7 Rows Chardonnay, 2018

Chardonnay · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Satyr Fire
Poppyfield Gewürztraminer, 2020

Gewürztraminer · Complex, Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Spicy · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Oregon

Hand-harvested
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley Pinot Gris, 2017

Pinot Gris · Complex, Fresh, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Willamette Valley White Blend, 2017

White Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Rosé Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris, 2017

California Rosé · Fresh and Balanced · Rare wine (85 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Backstay Wine Co.
Hunters Reserve Pinot Noir, 2015

Pinot Noir · Fruity, Balanced, and Natural · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Morning Harvest
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Limited wine (247 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2019

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (240 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, and Fruity · Limited wine (950 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

Syrah · Carbonic, Fruity, and Funky · Limited wine (217 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy · Limited wine (233 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2015

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (274 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

A Place In History
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Balanced · Rare wine (96 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Organic Farming
Adelaide Thomas Wines
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, and Mineral · Rare wine (54 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Biodynamic Farming
Hertelendy Vineyards
Signature Mountain Blend, 2016

California Red Blend · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (292 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Hertelendy Vineyards
Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, 2016

California Chardonnay · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (228 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Hertelendy Vineyards
Cabernet Sauvignon Bordeaux Blend, 2016

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Limited wine (562 cases produced) · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Award Winner
Koehler Estate Winery
Estate Syrah, 2017

Syrah · Bold, Spicy, and Complex · Limited wine (500 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Soil That Matters
Koehler Estate Winery
Mourvèdre, 2017

Uncommon Red · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Rare Varietal
Koehler Estate Winery
Riesling, 2018

Riesling · Fresh, Mineral, and Fruity · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Old Vines
Koehler Estate Winery
Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (350 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Winery Favorite
Koehler Estate Winery
Viognier, 2018

Viognier · Floral and Fresh · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Rare Varietal
Canihan Wines
Pinot Noir, 2014

California Pinot Noir · Complex and Fresh · Limited wine (253 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Exuberance Syrah, 2014

California Syrah · Bold and Spicy · Limited wine (423 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Exuberance Syrah, 2015

California Syrah · Bold, Gamey, and Spicy · Limited wine (396 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Pinot Noir, 2016

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (405 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Canihan Wines
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Fresh, Fruity, and Balanced · Limited wine (370 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Unusual Vintage
Canihan Wines
Rosé Pinot Noir, 2020

California Rosé · Fresh, Floral, and Fruity · Limited wine (200 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Canihan Wines
Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2018

California Chardonnay · Balanced and Complex · Rare wine (128 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Winery Favorite
Two Shepherds
Carignan old vine, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Balanced, Fresh, Natural, and Bold · Limited wine (525 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

Hand-harvested
Two Shepherds
Grenache Blanc, 2017

Rhône-style White Wine · Natural, Complex, Mineral, Saline, and Savory · Rare wine (148 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Two Shepherds
Knights Family Vineyard Syrah, 2018

Northern Rhone-style Red · Earthy, Fresh, Herbaceous, and Savory · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
River Lane Vineyard
TimeFrame Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Balanced · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Grebennikoff Vineyards
Fire Engine Red Merlot, 2018

Merlot · Complex and Bold · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Winery Favorite
Grebennikoff Vineyards
Fire Engine Red Merlot, 2017

Merlot · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Grebennikoff Vineyards
GV Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Cabernet Sauvignon · Bold and Complex · Super rare wine (25 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

DTC Only
Grebennikoff Vineyards
GV Chardonnay Chardonnay, 2020

Chardonnay · Balanced, Floral, and Mineral · Super rare wine (30 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon · Earthy, Mineral, and Herbaceous · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2018

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Floral and Mineral · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Barrel-aged
Maison Areion
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Fresh and Subtle · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Award Winner
Crossroads by Rudd
Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Spicy, Earthy, and Fruity · 1555 cases produced · Oakville, Napa Valley, California

Noteworthy Topography
Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Alta Orsa & Orsa Wines
Alta Orsa Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, 2018

California Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Mineral, Complex, and Bold · Limited wine (220 cases produced) · Mendocino County, California

High Altitude Vineyard
Maison Areion
Pinot Noir, 2018

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Fruity, Oaky, and Subtle · Rare wine (72 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Unique Climate
Human Cellars
Eola-Amity Hills Gamay, 2020

Uncommon Red · Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Almost Sold Out
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Lioness Rosé Grenache Noir, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Porch Pounder, Balanced, and Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Uncommon Region
Matthiasson
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced, Fruity, Herbaceous, Fresh, and Mineral · 1674 cases produced · Napa Valley, Napa, California

Noteworthy Topography
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Five Lions Estate, 2018

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced and Fruity · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Hand-harvested
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamant Red Blend Merlot, Cabernet, Franc Petit Verdot, 2017

California Red Blend · Complex, Balanced, and Bold · Rare wine (152 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Cuvée Blanc Estate, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Fresh, Fruity, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Sustainable Farming
Chaix Wines
Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced · Limited wine (550 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Award Winner
Fresh Wine Co.
Sparkling Primitivo Pet-Nat, 2020

Sparkling · Sweet and Fresh · Rare wine (56 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Orange · Carbonic, Fresh, and Fruity · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Fresh Wine Co.
Sonoma Valley Rosé Primitivo, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Maison Areion
Chardonnay, 2019

Chablis-style Chardonnay · Fresh, Fruity, and Natural · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Santa Cruz Mountains, San Mateo, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Mokelumne River Rosé Grenache, 2021

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (453 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled, 2020

Rhône-style White Wine · Fruity, Fresh, Mineral, and Savory · Limited wine (338 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Grenache Blanc, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Clara Valley, San Francisco Bay, California

Uncommon Region
Chaix Wines
Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon, 2021

California Rosé · Fresh · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Organic Farming
New arrival
Hamilton Family Wines
Rosé Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Balanced · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
New arrival
Hamilton Family Wines
Hi-Vista Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (55 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Interesting Winemaking ...

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