Jarvis Estate
Jarvis Estate
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Wineries & VineyardsCaverns & Caves
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Jarvis Estate is a family owned winery dedicated to crafting a limited quantity of preeminent wines from our sustainably farmed, estate vineyards in the rugged hillside, four miles east of downtown Napa Valley. The Jarvis Estate winemaking facility is entirely contained within 45,000 square feet of cave tunneled into the scenic Vaca Mountains,and is not only a visual masterpiece, but a technical masterpiece as well. Wines are produced only from estate grown grapes and are cave-aged to perfection prior to release. Varietals include: Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Tempranillo and a two proprietary Bordeaux blends.
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  • Terri F
    Delafield, Wisconsin6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Winery Experience
    This is the most amazing and unique winery in Napa! Built into the side of a mountain, you are immediately struck by the topography and views on the way up to the Jarvis Estate entrance. As you drive onto the property, two flowering lily-pad, frog-filled ponds, bridges, stunning yard art, sitting areas and the cave entrance provide beautiful curb appeal and excitement. When you enter through the large front doors, the coolness of the cave provides refreshing relief from the dry hot Napa temps. We were immediately offered water and one of the staff volunteered to help another couple find a great place to eat in the area. The small on-site staff is very friendly and customer oriented. There is no "hard sell" and a waitlist to join their Members Club. The tour was so interesting showing each step of the winemaking process from the minute the grapes come into the cave until they are bottled and sealed. Britton was the perfect host and tour guide with so much great information about the history of the winery and of Napa itself. We had 7 tastings with cheese, crackers, dried fruit, nuts and water provided as a palette cleanser on a gorgeous marble table set beautifully in a tasting room. The water features, barrels, Crystal room and and theater space make this our favorite place in Napa. We would do this tour again with our family!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • PamOChicago
    Lakewood Ranch, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Hidden Gem!
    Jarvis was a fabulous surprise! This very elite, low-volume winery has one of the most beautiful underground interiors we've seen...amazing signature arched doors, elegant tasting room, and super-knowledgeable, engaging sommelier Rene. The wine was exceptional and we ordered lots for back at home. This winery may not be on your radar but do yourself a favor and visit....you'll be happy you did!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 October 2023
  • moncoer
    Peterborough, Canada528 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique location
    Very interesting winery located all underground in caves. Beautiful decor. Informative enough tour though a little thin on actual wine making specifics. Wines that are offered for tasting are all good though very pricey. Tasting prices also at high end
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 February 2024
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thevarietal
Orlando, FL22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Jarvis Estate, founded in 1985 by William and Leticia Jarvis, is a family-owned winery nestled on 1,320 acres in Napa Valley. Its 45,000-square-foot underground cave system provides optimal aging conditions for their acclaimed wines. Combining traditional methods with modern technology, the estate produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay while practicing sustainable viticulture.

We were able to enjoy a guided tour and tasting, while taking in the iconic architecture of Jarvis Estates caves. While digging the caves the construction company came across a water source and instead of finding a way to fix the issue they worked around it and made it one of the more iconic parts of the cave.

The tasting took place within the cave near the waterful which made for an incredible setting to taste wine. We were able to taste 9 wines while at Jarvis Estate which included the following wines; 2020 Finch Hollow Chardonnay, 2018 Cabernet Franc, 2018 Merlot, 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Petit Verdot, 2010 Lake William, 2015 Lake William, 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2019 Tempranillo.

Our favorite of the wines were the 2014 and the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Both showed great structure with pronounced notes of dark fruit and mint. The tasting also included cheese, dried cherry, and nuts. This was one of the most memorable tastings we've been on in Napa and a really great experience.
Written 1 May 2024
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kzogger
Chicago, IL908 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful place to visit. The pond in front of the winery has a small waterfall and a path so you can walk around it. The winery/caves are enchanting, with a waterfall, doors that open magestically, a cute tasting room, and knowledgeable guides. The goat cheese, brie and nuts were a great compliment to the wines. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 6 March 2024
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moncoer
Peterborough, Canada528 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Very interesting winery located all underground in caves. Beautiful decor. Informative enough tour though a little thin on actual wine making specifics. Wines that are offered for tasting are all good though very pricey. Tasting prices also at high end
Written 5 February 2024
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bill b
Saint Louis, MO7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great wines. Great wine tasting experience and tour. With their entire wine making process occurring inside the mountain, this is definitely a tour to consider on your next visit to wine country. Top Notch!
Written 5 January 2024
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PamOChicago
Lakewood Ranch, FL9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Jarvis was a fabulous surprise! This very elite, low-volume winery has one of the most beautiful underground interiors we've seen...amazing signature arched doors, elegant tasting room, and super-knowledgeable, engaging sommelier Rene. The wine was exceptional and we ordered lots for back at home. This winery may not be on your radar but do yourself a favor and visit....you'll be happy you did!
Written 5 October 2023
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Simon255093
Verdun, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The setting is amazing. The winery unique being entirely in a man-made cave. The staff are absolutely fantastic. The wine great. We could not rate the experience more highly.
Written 19 September 2023
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Terri F
Delafield, WI6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This is the most amazing and unique winery in Napa! Built into the side of a mountain, you are immediately struck by the topography and views on the way up to the Jarvis Estate entrance. As you drive onto the property, two flowering lily-pad, frog-filled ponds, bridges, stunning yard art, sitting areas and the cave entrance provide beautiful curb appeal and excitement. When you enter through the large front doors, the coolness of the cave provides refreshing relief from the dry hot Napa temps. We were immediately offered water and one of the staff volunteered to help another couple find a great place to eat in the area. The small on-site staff is very friendly and customer oriented. There is no "hard sell" and a waitlist to join their Members Club.
The tour was so interesting showing each step of the winemaking process from the minute the grapes come into the cave until they are bottled and sealed. Britton was the perfect host and tour guide with so much great information about the history of the winery and of Napa itself. We had 7 tastings with cheese, crackers, dried fruit, nuts and water provided as a palette cleanser on a gorgeous marble table set beautifully in a tasting room. The water features, barrels, Crystal room and and theater space make this our favorite place in Napa. We would do this tour again with our family!
Written 3 July 2023
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Ramon A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great experience and best of the best.
Excelent demostration and excelent wines.
If you like you can take in both language .
English language or Spanish language.
Written 8 May 2023
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Final_knight
Miami, FL226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
First I want to say that Rob was very understanding and was able to cancel our original tour the same date because of a huge delay at San Francisco airport. We were able to reschedule for 10:30 am a few days later and we were so glad we did. Yes they caves are really nice and Jonathan was great as a guide, but the reason you should visit is because of the wines… they were all amazing. We tasted of a few of their reserve wines too and it came with some crackers and cheese. By far the best winery we visited on our Napa/Sonoma trip.
Written 30 April 2023
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Kareena C
Brooklyn, NY44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The cave winery was amazing.You can smell the aroma of the wone when you come in.I would highly recommend jarvis.The goat cheese was really rich.Very unique wine experience
Written 11 April 2023
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