Holiday hours: Smith-Madrone will be closed on December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1.
The online wine store is open throughout the holidays.
A new addition to the winery’s offerings of Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cook’s Flat Reserve is the availability of 1.5L sizes of Riesling (2016 vintage), finished with hand-dipped green wax.
Smith-Madrone is one of Napa Valley’s authentically artisanal wineries, founded in 1971 by Stuart Smith. Winemaking and grape-growing are handled entirely by the two brother-proprietors, Stuart and Charles Smith, iconoclasts known for their preference for dry farming on their mountain vineyard. Sam Smith is the winery’s Assistant Winemaker. All of Smith-Madrone’s wines come from the 38 acres of estate vineyards surrounding the winery, planted 40 years ago by Stuart and Charles. The vineyards extend across steep mountainsides, at elevations between 1,300 and 1,900 feet, on slopes angling up to 34%. Total production each year is less than 4,000 cases. More at www.smithmadrone.com and http://www.cooksflatreserve.com.