In 1972, Silver Oak Cellars’ produced their first harvest. Each of Silver Oak Cellars’ estates, one in Alexander Valley another in Napa’s Oakville, is dedicated to exclusively producing Cabernet Sauvignon. Each tasting room is impressive. In Alexander Valley, the Geyserville estate is surrounded by vineyards, trees, and rolling hills. A central courtyard features the pleasant rhythm from a three-tiered stone fountain.
The Oakville estate, completely rebuilt in 2008 after a fire burned the original historic building in 2006, is unforgettable. Upon entering, visitors can see the stone of the building, the steep roof, and the water tower featured on Silver Oak Cellars’ labels. Inside the tasting room sits a huge stone fireplace, a Glass House Library of Silver Oak Cellars wines, and a History Gallery featuring salvaged pieces from the original winery. The Oakville estate features 1,464 solar panels.
Silver Oak Cellars credits the success of their wines to growing the best fruit in the most suitable areas, and, to an extended aging process beginning with lengthy storage in handmade American Oak Barrels and ending with another phase of lengthy storage inside each bottle.
Tasting rooms at each estate are open Monday – Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and closed Sundays. Silver Oak Cellars’ tasting rooms will be closed on December 25th to celebrate the holiday. Visit www.silveroak.com for more information, appointments for tours, and to view special tasting options offered at the Silver Oak Cellars Oakville estate.