Estate & Winery
Philosophy on Viticulture and Winemaking
The cornerstone of our wine producing philosophy is grounded in the vineyard. Guided by a world renown viticulturalist, our professional farming team takes the utmost care in maintaining the rolling hills of Shadybrook Estate. Work in the field is done by hand to ensure that the highest standards are kept for each vine. To optimize the superior quality of our grapes, a combination of sustainable and biodynamic farming practices are overseen by our winemakers. Utilizing decades of wisdom and experience in creating fine estate wines throughout Napa Valley, our winemaking team is ideally suited to synchronize vineyard and winery work toward the same goal. Once in the cellar, this methodology continues with an emphasis on small-lot fermentations and a gentle hands-on approach resulting in graciously crafted wines that deliver both balance and power. This harmonious integration is revealed by the complex profile of the finished wines. The Shadybrook Estate team guarantees that only the finest wines will be produced from our estate grown fruit.
Facility & Production
Shadybrook Estate Winery benefits from having the latest in technological advances and modern control mechanisms available for winemaking. With a new gentle mechanical sorting table, tank press, basket press, imported Italian temperature controlled open and closed top fermentation tanks and a fully integrated bottling line, there are no limitations to what can be achieved in our cellar. This enhances the flexibility needed for the ultimate art of winemaking. Every vintage year has different harvest timing and a varying volume of grapes. Our state-of-the-art facility is specially equipped to handle a multitude of small lot batches allowing the winemaker to create a “spice rack” of different wines best depicting the vineyard for that year. When making wine, control and flexibility are paramount - Shadybrook Estate Winery is blessed with both.