In 1994, when Racing Legend Mario Andretti retired after five decades with one of the most remarkable careers in motorsports, he had 111 victories in virtually every form of racing. During his prestigious career, Mario Andretti traveled throughout the world, sampling great food and wine. He knew that Napa Valley, a place he had visited frequently, was the perfect place for him to start making wine. After assembling a team of experts that included winemaker Bob Pepi, Andretti Winery was founded in 1996.
The racing icon, born in Italy, modeled Andretti Winery after an Italian village to reflect and honor his boyhood home. The 53-acre estate, located alongside a quiet country lane in Napa Valley, is dedicated to celebrating the Italian lifestyle with its award winning wines. Andretti Winery produces fruit-forward, food-friendly wines that can be enjoyed with a meal today, or tucked away for additional complexity.
The Winery, Tasting Room, and Villa are surrounded by the estate’s vineyards for picturesque views. The stone tiled piazza, charming fountain, towering Cypress trees, and twining grapevines serve to create a relaxed, Old World atmosphere. Along with a wide array of wines, visitors will find memorabilia from Mario Andretti’s racing career.
Andretti Winery offers a variety of Tours and Tastings. Their tasting room is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome to join the Public Tour & Tasting offered daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Tuscany Tasting offers sips of Andretti Winery Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. For guests who prefer dessert wines, the Delizia Tasting provides tastes of Andretti’s Villa Moscato, Montona Moscato, and Zinfandel Port. Guests may also choose a Barrel Tasting, or make an appointment to taste reserve wines for the seated Riserva Tasting in the winery’s Tuscan House.
For guests interested in Food & Wine Experiences, Andretti Winery offers the “L’Italia in Vigneto” – “Italy in the Vineyard” – series. L’Italia in Vigneto Dinner is a dinner experience offered on select dates from March through June. Dinner at the winery consists of three courses, plus a dessert, paired with Andretti wines. L’Italia in Vigneto Stroll Through the Vineyard invites guests to taste Andretti wines while walking through the vineyards, sample grapes from the vineyard, and enjoy a picnic in the Tuscan House overlooking the vineyards while tasting more wines. L’Italia in Vigneto Pranzo Al Fresco begins with a wine tasting in the Tasting Room, the continues with a gourmet bag lunch served with a glass of your favorite wine.
Andretti Winery stands apart with Old World Charm, warm hospitality, and a wide selection of experiences featuring their stunning wines.