Gilpin Estate is a family-owned winery focused on producing handcrafted boutique Napa Valley wine. John Gilpin, owner and winemaker, works with diverse premium vineyards to craft superior wines styled for balance, power, dimension and finesse. Gilpin, who has a degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly San Louis Obispo and studied Viticulture at UC Davis, features a winemaking style that balances the contributions of the soil and the fruit that produces powerfully rich wines. Gilpin was the winemaker of Quercus wines and Vitus wines and has won numerous awards over the last 10 years.
Gilpin's wife Carol, is the co-owner and marketing manager for the company. With her background in retail management and business development, Carol is the contact for press, staff, and customer contact.
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406 Main St., Vacaville, CA 95688, US
John Gilpin's winemaking Awards
Sunset Magazine 2019
2018 Rose' of Merlot
CA Sate Fair 2019
2018 Rose' of Merlot
CA Sate Fair 2018
Double Gold Medal
Best Red wine of Region (Napa Valley) 99 pts.
2014 Merlot Olive Hill Vineyard
San Francisco Chronicle 2014
2012 Merlot Olive Hill Vineyard
2012 Cabernet Sonoma Chalk Hill
San Francisco Chronicle 2010
2008 Merlot Olive Hill Vineyard
CA State Fair 2008
Gold Medal/Best of Class
2006 Cabernet Suisun Valley
Gilpin Estate is taking futures orders for our 2018 Merlot from the award winning vineyard Olive Hill from the Coombsville Appelation. More information to come!
Gilpin Estate Merlot: The Merlot vineyard is on Olive Hill Lane in Coombsville, an up & coming hot region within the Napa Valley. Perched on a rocky hillside that climbs to 1900 feet in the Vaca mountain range, the vines are known for providing grapes that offers dense, dark fruit with solid tannins and rich feel. Gilpin has produced his award winning wines from this vineyard since 2008 and is excited about the first release of his Merlot under the Gilpin
Gilpin Estate 2018 Cabernet: Our Cabernet grapes come from the Atlas Peak appellation at an elevation of 1800 feet sandwiched between two of the most famous vineyards in Napa Valley, Stagecoach and Michael Mondavi's Continuum. The nights are cooler due to the elevation allowing long hang time for the grapes resulting in picking the fruit at the peak of ripeness- typically in late October. This wine will be approachable upon release, but will gain complexity with age and will reward those who are patient and can cellar it for a few years.
Gilpin Estate Rose' of Merlot: This Provencal style Rose' is produced from grapes in the cooler, southern region of Napa Valley. The tradition of whole cluster press, using the whole grape (versus the left over juice after pressing the grape), creates a more complex Rose' wine that is refreshing, crisp and well rounded.
Gilpin Estate Pinot Noir: A new favorite wine for Carol Gilpin (also called Carol’s Cuvee), these grapes come from a small Carneros vineyard that produces a big wine. The Gilpin Pinot is big, bold style, and holds up well to a variety of rich foods. This is a Cabernet lover’s Pinot.
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Join us for an intimate look at how to blend the perfect Bordeaux wine. Our owner and winemaker, John Gilpin will lead you step by step on how to achieve a perfect blend- who knows, maybe you too can get a 99 point wine! Free for wine club members. $15 for general public. Contact Carol at email@example.com to join the fun!
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Carol and John Gilpin
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