Modeled after a rambling Italian village, the winery conjures up the boyhood home of its namesake, Mario Andretti, the finest race car driver of all time.
Ashes & Diamonds Winery is the ultimate convergence of modern and old-school flavor and design. Mid-century Modern architecture and European-inspired winemaking methods reminiscent of Napa wine style from 1960s make for high style and deep flavor. Enjoy house-made sourbread flatbread alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé. A fresh new winery that harkens back to Napa’s historic wine roots, Ashes & Diamonds is a sensory feast with a pop of fun.
In what was once home to the Silverado Horseman’s Center with ambling riding trails and the area’s only indoor arena, has been transformed into an impressive winery with lovely garden areas owned by the Indelicato Family. Wines showcase the diversity of Napa Valley growing regions and varietals which include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Red Blends, and Cabernet Sauvignon among others. Friendly hosts invite guests for experiences ranging from casual walk-ins to privately hosted tastings and in-depth blind tasting seminars.
Beginning in 1998 when the property on Big Ranch Road in Napa was purchased, a vision was held that very special wines and memories could be created in this location. Since then over 20,000 vines of Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon have been planted, tended, nurtured, harvested, crushed and coaxed into fine wine.
The vineyard is located in the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley which is known for its slightly cooler climate and heavy clay soils. This environment produces ultra-premium Merlot and Syrah used in many of Napa Valley's most sought after wines.
Today, while still selling over 50% of their grapes to other premium wineries, they also produce very limited quantities of ultra-premium wine. These wines are produced using only the best materials and practices in search of creating wines that reflect a full bodied style that express the best attributes of the land.
"Show your dreams to others" is a Persion proverb and it clearly is the motto of Darioush Khaledi, proprietor of this visually stunning winery.