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Madonna Estate

Friendly Carneros AVA Winery on Old Sonoma Road

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Madonna Estate in Carneros, Napa Valley CAIn 1912, Andy Bartolucci moved to the United States from Italy. He eventually came to Napa Valley where, in 1922, he bought a 24-acre vineyard and winery, renaming it the Madonna Winery.
Decades later his sons, the second generation, added additional acreage, and in the process established a few new varietals to Napa Valley.
Third-generation patriarch Andrea (“Buck”) Bartolucci purchased the Carneros property in 1977. These days he oversees the operation and serves as winemaker, assisted by daughters Brette and Taylor.
Madonna Estate wine tasting roomThe Bartolucci winemaking philosophy, which calls for minimal intervention, means that the grapes are grown via the notoriously difficult technique of dry-farming; never watered, they can develop intense fruitiness.
Madonna Estate also uses natural organic farming.
The small tasting room is a notably friendly and unpretentious destination, the kind of place where you can feel comfortable asking questions about the wine and winemaking process. A Reserve Tasting Room is available by appointment for couples or groups who want a private tasting experience.

Fascinating Fact:

Madonna Estate Reserve Tasting RoomThe Bartoluccis are Napa Valley’s third-oldest winemaking family.
Amenities: Wine Club, Tours, Picnic Area, Gift Shop
Founded: 1922
Signature Wines: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Tasting: Basic, no appointment needed. Reserve, by appointment.
Hours: Daily, 10-5
Madonna Estate
5400 Old Sonoma Road
Napa, CA 94559

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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