September 2020 is California Wine Month
This gives us a great opportunity
to highlight some of the many
incredible wineries we’ve visited
over the years.
We look forward to visiting these
wineries again very soon.
Today we are featuring Vincent Arroyo Family Winery in Calistoga.
Walking into the Vincent Arroyo Family Winery, one gets the sense that it has been here forever. Is it just the comfortable atmosphere of a big barn full of oak wine barrels that lends to the sense of permanence or is it because Vincent Arroyo Winery has been producing wine for over thirty years? Perhaps, it’s a combination of both. In the early 70’s, Vince Arroyo left behind a career as a mechanical engineer in the Silicon Valley and headed to Calistoga, at the northern tip of the Napa Valley. He felt much more at home close to the land, being able to see and taste the fruits of his labors.
The purchase of the 23 acres of the Greenwood Ranch property in 1974 began the evolution of what is seen today. Vince has always been a farmer at heart, taking care of the land to produce the best that it can. He began to transform the Greenwood Ranch by ripping out existing prune trees and unhealthy vines and planting new vineyards. The first wine vintage was 1984. Originally, Vince made just a few hundred cases of his favorites, Petite Sirah and Cabernet, selling the majority of the grape tonnage to other Napa wineries. Today, Vincent Arroyo Family Winery produces over 8,000 cases.
Learn more about Vincent Arroyo here.