Welcome to Navarro Vineyards. Our family has been growing grapes, making wine and producing non-alcoholic grape juices in the Anderson Valley in coastal Mendocino since 1974. Since we are small, you probably will not find our wine in your local store, the majority of our production is sold directly out of our tasting room and through phone and web orders. keep in touch.
Lingering rains have kept Navarro's hills green and wildflowers blooming late into the year, keeping our babydoll sheep happy as they munch the cover crop and sucker the vines for us. This summer brings the release of four Gold Medal-winning, Best-of-Class red wines. The grapes for two of these wines, Barbera and Petite Sirah, were grown on Al Tollini's ancient vines; the other two, Syrah and Grenache were produced exclusively from biodynamically grown grapes. This release also includes two white wines perfect for summertime enjoyment: Navarro's value-packed Pinot Grigio and our Alsatian-inspired Edelzwicker with enticing citrus-peach flavors. Also available is a blushingly pretty 2018 Rosé, produced from Grenache and Carignane grapes grown on vines planted decades ago. Pinot Grigio, Edelzwicker, Rosé and Navarrouge are offered with case specials for as little as $14.25 per bottle, a great way to celebrate balmy weather. Special pricing on samplers and value-wine case specials, as well as One-Cent ground freight and reduced air freight for all 12-bottle orders, will be available until August 31.
Thanks for supporting our family farm,
Ted Bennett and Deborah Cahn
Aaron and Sarah Cahn Bennett
Wine Critics' Comments on Current Releases
In the past three years, Navarro Vineyards has entered 86 wines in national and international wine tastings, with 82 of these winning Gold Medals or better.
2016 Chardonnay, Première Reserve $29.00 Gold Medal winner and Best of Class “A beautiful, elegant wine that shows great balance between ripeness and fresh acidity. Lemon and crisp apple aromas lead to vanilla and butter flavors that mingle well with the fruit elements.”—Wine Enthusiast magazine
2017 Chardonnay, Mendocino $22.00 Platinum Medal winner “Balanced citrus, peach and apple aromas and flavors show off the region, and ride a wave of freshening acidity through a long finish where a subtle kiss of oak spice pops nicely. Eminently quaffable!”—Wine judge Rich Cook
2017 Gewürztraminer, Estate Bottled (Dry) $22.00 Gold Medal winner and Best of Show “A lychee bouquet with a hint of lilac. The flavor profile is a tasty lychee with notes of apricot and minerality. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely.”—KensWineGuide.com
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Cuvée 128 $19.50 Gold Medal winner “Full of lemon and crisp apple flavors, this medium-bodied wine builds good richness on the palate to beautifully balance all that tanginess. It tastes lively, fresh and appetizing. Editor's Choice.”—Wine Enthusiast magazine
2017 Muscat Blanc, Estate Bottled (Dry) $22.00 Gold Medal winner and Best of Class “Navarro skillfully ferments it dry. Slightly floral, it exhibits aromas of white flowers with a palate of fresh lemon and lime. A fabulous food wine as well as a perfect summer quaffer.”—WineReviewOnline.com
2016 Pinot Noir, Méthode à l'Ancienne $35.00 Gold Medal winner “Elegant, easy to drink and well balanced. It shows plenty of jazzy cherry flavors, light spice and rhubarb accents and a smooth mouthfeel backed by light tannins and acidity.”—Wine Enthusiast magazine
2016 Pinot Noir, Deep End Blend $55.00 Gold Medal winner and Best of Class “A combination of vivid, concentrated fruit flavors and good structure. Bold black-cherry and blackberry aromas lead to layered fruit and light spice flavors backed by moderate tannins and good fruit acidity.”—Wine Enthusiast magazine