Turn left and go back 100 years ...
Nestled in the north-eastern hillside above Napa Valley lies a hidden gem, pope valley winery, producing premium wines from Napa Valley
Along a winding country road, up an unpaved drive and past Gus a big, friendly, chocolate lab, you'll find one of the most unpretentious, down-to-earth tasting rooms around. The Pope Valley, one of the California wine region's hidden treasures, is home to the Pope Valley Winery. This serene, bucolic setting offers a wine tasting experience far, far away from the ostentatious fare to be found at some of the more well-known wine country destinations. Here you will be treated less like a visitor and more like a friend.
To reach the Pope Valley Winery requires a leisurely country drive that is, in itself, a significant part of the experience. Winding through picturesque fields, undulating vineyards and oak-studded hills, one gets the feeling of being transported back in time. The pace here is slower, more peaceful than the flurry and commotion found along the main thoroughfares of the Napa Valley. Photo opportunities present themselves around every bend in the road.
The Pope Valley Winery was founded in 1897 by Ed Haus. The bubbling sounds of Haus Creek can be heard as you roam the grounds of this historic winery. The original farmhouse still graces the property, as well as a blacksmith's workshop, complete with the tools of the trade. The winery itself is housed in an historic building that was designed, before electricity was brought to the site, to utilize the slope of the hill to move the grapes through the process of becoming fine wine.
The Eakle family now runs the winery and lovingly produces 5,000 cases a year of some of the finest wines in the Napa Valley. All of their wines are from estate-grown fruit, with some from vines that are nearly seventy years old. You'll enjoy the drive, but the true prize comes when you arrive at Pope Valley Winery. This isn't just a pretty place, this is where some truly amazing wine is made. Pope Valley Winery is noted for its Old Vine and Late Harvest Chenin Blanc's from Meyercamp Ranch, and the Eakle Ranch Merlot is a lush, fruitful wine that will complement nearly any dish. They also produce an award-winning Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Sangiovese, Sangiovese Rosé, Zinfandel, and Zinfandel Port.
We invite you to visit Pope Valley Winery and experience over 100 years of history. The winery has picnic grounds, a bocce ball court and a horse shoe pit for guest's enjoyment, as well as cheese baskets for sale.