estate 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. 
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mendocino KC Labs Syrah, 2020

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

Interesting Winemaking ...
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
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
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
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
Fresh Wine Co.
Fire Fuego Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Orange · Carbonic, Fresh, and Fruity · 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
SummitVine
Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018

Cabernet Sauvignon · Balanced · Rare wine (196 cases produced) · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Other
SummitVine
Bogart Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2020

Pinot Noir · Balanced and Subtle · Rare wine (98 cases produced) · Sonoma Coast, Sonoma, California

Other
SummitVine
Iambic Chardonnay, 2020

California Chardonnay · Balanced · Rare wine (52 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamond Mountain District Diamant Red Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Earthy, Complex, Mineral, and Balanced · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Rare Varietal
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, 2017

Pinot Noir · Earthy, Floral, Balanced, Mineral, and Complex · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
Pinot Noir Russian River, 2018

Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, Floral, Fruity, Smooth, and Velvety · Rare wine (75 cases produced) · Sonoma, California

Award Winner
Amrita Cellars
SEIZA Viognier/Grenache Blanc Sonoma Coast, 2021

White Blend · Fresh, Balanced, Fruity, and Floral · Rare wine (53 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Satyr Fire
Ancient Shores Chardonnay Chardonnay Articulate, 2020

Chardonnay · Complex, Fresh, Mineral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Soil That Matters
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Rosé Zinfandel, 2019

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, Complex, and Bold · Rare wine (125 cases produced) · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Award Winner
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Zinfandel Estate, 2019

Zinfandel · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Paso Robles Biofusion, 2019

Red Blend · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
St. Eva Hill Vineyard
Petite Sirah Estate, 2019

California Petite Sirah · Balanced · Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, California

Barrel-aged
Kivelstadt Cellars
Sibling Rivalry Pinot Noir, 2018

Pinot Noir · Earthy · Limited wine (295 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Kivelstadt Cellars
Twice Removed Rosé Carignane and Grenache, 2021

Rosé · Fresh, Mineral, and Porch Pounder · Limited wine (628 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Organic Farming
Kivelstadt Cellars
Fathers Watch GSC Blend Grenache, Syrah, & Carignane, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced, Earthy, and Fruity · Limited wine (749 cases produced) · Mendocino, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

Sauvignon Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Limited wine (584 cases produced) · Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California

Almost Sold Out
Kivelstadt Cellars
The Inheritance Syrah, 2016

Syrah · Bold and Mineral · Limited wine (212 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Other
Social Creatures
Hannah Chenin Blanc, 2021

Chenin Blanc · Fresh, Mineral, and Saline · San Benito, California

Interesting Winemaking ...
Social Creatures
Egon Cabernet Franc, 2021

Cabernet Franc · Balanced, Earthy, and Herbaceous · San Benito, California

Unique Climate
Satyr Fire
Nectar Flow Myriad White, 2021

Alsace-style Riesling · Earthy, Mineral, Fruity, Spicy, and Floral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Barrel-aged
Domaine Chardonnay Estate
DeCoupage Estate Chardonnay, 2021

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Complex, and Fresh · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Temecula Valley, South Coast, California

Hand-harvested
Fresh Wine Co.
Sonoma Valley Primitivo, 2021

Other Red · Fresh, Natural, and Fruity · Rare wine (135 cases produced) · Sonoma Valley, Sonoma, California

Sustainable Farming
Domaine Chardonnay Estate
DeCoupage Estate Rosé Barbera, 2021

Rosé · Bold, Complex, and Mineral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Temecula Valley, South Coast, California

Hand-harvested
Domaine Chardonnay Estate
DeCoupage Estate Primitivo, 2020

Southern Rhone-style Red · Bold, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Temecula Valley, South Coast, California

Hand-harvested
Domaine Chardonnay Estate
DeCoupage Estate GSM, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Bold, Balanced, and Mineral · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Temecula Valley, South Coast, California

Hand-harvested
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Sparkling Grenache, 2020

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Grenache, 2017

Grenache · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Syrah, 2017

California Syrah · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Mourvèdre, 2019

Southern Rhone-style Red · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Bypass Red, 2019

GSM Blend · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Marley Rosé, N.V.

Rosé · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm SypSyrah - Port-style Dessert Wine Syrah, 2020

Port-style wine · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm SyrGreMour – A Syrah based blend, 2019

GSM Blend · Balanced · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

Statera Cellars
Lares Gamay Noir Tymora, 2020

Red Blend · Balanced · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Statera Chardonnay Imber, 2020

Chardonnay · Saline · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Statera Chardonnay Cutis, 2020

Orange · Smoky and Balanced · Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Lares Pinot Gris Chimera, 2021

Pinot Gris · Fruity · Elkton Oregon, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Lares Pinot Noir Babel, 2021

Red Blend · Balanced · Elkton Oregon, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Lares Aligoté, 2021

Other White · Floral · Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Statera Sparkling Petillant Naturel, 2021

Pét nat · Saline · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Statera Cellars
Royer Vineyard Statera Chardonnay, 2020

Chardonnay · Balanced · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Elaine
Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2019

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Bright, Fresh, and Fruity · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Elaine
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2019

Burgundy-style Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, and Vibrant · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Elaine
Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2017

Burgundy-style Chardonnay · Balanced and Bright · Super rare wine (45 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Elaine
Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2018

California Chardonnay · Balanced, Fresh, and Bright · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Low Stock
Elaine
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2017

California Pinot Noir · Complex, Balanced, and Velvety · Super rare wine (43 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Elaine
Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, 2018

California Pinot Noir · Balanced, Complex, Earthy, and Smooth · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Noteworthy Topography
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Wine Tree Farm Custom Blend, N.V.

Red Blend · Balanced · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

New arrival
Wine Tree Farm & Corinne Wines
Corinne Syrah October Special Syrah - 3 -pack, 2017

Syrah · Bold, Balanced, and Smooth · Rare wine (99 cases produced) · Amador, Sierra Foothills, California

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