Cuvaison Winery is situated on the historic Silverado Trail in northern Napa Valley. In 1979, the Schmidheiny family of Switzerland purchased Cuvaison as well as 400 acres of prime vineyard land in the Carneros region in southern Napa Valley. The Fall of 1998 marked the purchase of the historic 170-acre Brandlin Ranch on Mt. Veeder. Cuvaison only uses the finest equipment and French Oak Barrels in the fermentation of Chardonnay and in the aging process of Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Estate Selection wines from our Carneros Estate. All Cuvaison grapes are harvested by hand. Cuvaison Winery produces approximately 63,000 cases per year, 65% of which is Chardonnay. Today, Cuvaison wines are distributed in all 50 states and are presented in over 25 international markets, first class airlines services, on cruiselines. Approximately 20% of Cuvaison's production is sold internationally each year.