Posted with permission from Sill Family Vineyard
Spottswoode is a true family owned historic winery on the west side of St Helena in the Napa Valley. Established in 1882 by George Schonewald, the estate is distinguished by the historic Victorian home portrayed on their wine labels.
Founder, Mary Novak was a vital part of the fabric of Napa Valley and its wine community since 1972. Her intelligence, sense of humor, humility, and vivacious personality continues to inspire all at Spottswoode. Today, the winery is managed by her daughters Beth Novak Milliken, its President & CEO and Lindy Novak, who runs the winery’s wholesale marketing program.
The family produces a small portfolio of 4 delicious varietals, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a miniscule amount of Syrah and Albarino. Their hospitality and tasting room is in a quaint Victorian farmhouse nestled amongst the vines.
Tours are available on Monday through Fridays at 10AM with no more than 10 people allowed, so call in advance as this is a popular site.