Heitz Cellar

Lots of things have changed since Joe and Alice shared the first bottle of Heitz wine in 1961, but our core values --- quality, integrity and innovation --- have stood the test of time.

A glass of wine is our way of celebrating the best times in life. That means celebrating the big things, of course, but more often the small.

"In our family, most of life's memorable moments have involved sharing a bottle of fine wine with friends and family. Many of the personal and business relationships that we still treasure after three generations started around our dinner table.

When people choose Heitz Cellars, they envision a classic wine and pure elegance that they can count on year after year. That is the heart and soul of our heritage. Our practices and methods have evolved over the years, but the quality of our wines and the integrity of our approach to the business --- that is going to stay the same." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, President

The Heitz family's vision of winemaking spans three generations of dedication to excellence. We believe that true artistry sometimes requires restraint. We strive for the delicate balance between science and nature's bounty that allows our wines to express the genuine character of the varietal and to reflect their vineyard's unique geography within the Napa Valley.

"For people around the world who love to celebrate life with Heitz wines, we will continue to polish the legacy of Heitz Wine Cellars." The Heitz Family

Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the locals as Spring Valley. In 1964, Joe and Alice Heitz acquired this 160-acre ranch and winery to accommodate their burgeoning family business.

The gray stone cellar, constructed of hand-chiseled perlite in 1898, safeguards Heitz' collection of French oak barrels which are filled with aging wine. The rich patina of its weathered walls is in perfect harmony with the high-tech equipment dotting the landscape of the winery's grounds in the 21st century.

Second generation Kathleen Heitz Myers and David Heitz are now at the helm as president and winemaker. They have each been integral to the success of the family business since the 1970s, helping to build the worldwide reputation for Heitz Cellars -- a name that has become synonymous with luxury in the world of winemaking.

Heitz Wine Cellars has earned countless accolades for its dazzling wines every year since 1961. Their renowned vineyard-designated wines -- Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon -- are the highlight of the winery's distinguished resumé.

Heitz' remarkable Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has been a collector's favorite for over 50 years. Wine Spectator underscored this wine's legendary status by selecting Martha's Vineyard Cabernet as one of the Top 12 wines of the 20th Century.

Heitz Wine Cellars' Chardonnay, Grignolino, Zinfandel and Port have also earned their share of ardent fans over the years. To many admirers, the Heitz label is the premiere symbol of fine wine and graceful hospitality.

"We handcraft our wines with the utmost respect for the incomparable vineyards of the Napa Valley. It's a real pleasure to share a bit of their magical bounty in every bottle of wine we make." - Kathleen Heitz Myers, President

Since the winery ranch also includes the Heitz' family home, we direct visitors to our original site on St. Helena Highway where we have welcomed wine lovers for over half a century.

At Heitz Wine Cellars, we practice sustainable and certified organic farming in our vineyards in order to preserve our rich agricultural heritage and contribute to a healthy future for everyone who calls the Napa Valley home.

"The decision to farm our ranches organically has proven to be a success for the health of the vineyards and allows for the true characters that each site possesses to come through in the complexities of the wines."
- Kathleen Heitz Myers, President

Our agricultural operation has gradually expanded to encompass 1,100 acres which are located in some of the Napa Valley's finest winemaking appellations.

Those prime parcels include the ranch that surrounds the winery property and sweeps the eastern hills of St. Helena, our acreage on Zinfandel Lane and the rich farmland of the Trailside Vineyard in Rutherford. Our majestic Valley Oak Ranch is contiguous to the steep slopes of our Ink Grade Vineyard, and our Linda Falls Vineyard is a tiny jewel on Howell Mountain.

Then there is our original site about a mile south of downtown St. Helena which we all especially treasure -- the much-loved vineyard that frames Heitz Cellars' Sales & Tasting Room today.

We have planted grapes on 425 of these acres, carefully selecting areas that convey the incomparable breadth of geography and climate that makes the Napa Valley the ideal place on earth for winegrowing.

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Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93“Attractive red berries and licorice in this medium-bodied cabernet. There’s handy freshness and detailed red plums and black currants and a smooth, fine and juicy feel to the finish. Drink or hold.” ~J.S.
Item Number: 33120
Case: $695.40
In stock but not avail for immediate pickup

Heitz Cellar Grignolino 2015
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91“The winery has been making this unusual red since 1961. Wrapped in a rose petal aroma, this is lightly textured on the palate and offers a light touch of tangy cranberry and red-currant flavors. This is a lovely wine for the dinner table or as an aperitif.” ~V.B.
Item Number: 32162
Case: $263.40

Heitz Cellars Napa Chardonnay 2016
91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 A matchstick aroma leads to a package of great flavor and texture in this white from a historic producer. Flavors of apple, lemon and peach accentuate the creamy mouthfeel, with a honed balance of acidity, tannins and oak.  "This is 100% Chardonnay personified – all of the
Item Number: 31179
Case: $233.40

Heitz 'Trailside Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 “From a certified-organic vineyard in Rutherford, this is a 100% varietal wine that impresses from start to finish, allowing room for a slight whiff of reduction and tar on the nose. Dark notions of coffee are interwoven between bright layers of cassis and red cherry around
Item Number: 30670

Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"Lovely aromas of blackcurrants and dark chocolate with hints of flowers. Ever so subtle. Medium full body, firm and silky tannins and a juicy finish. Shows tension and focus. Drink or hold." ~J.S.
Item Number: 27825

Heitz Cellars Napa Chardonnay 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"Solid Chardonnay with sliced apple, green pineapple and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Real Napa Chardonnay here. Drink now." ~J.S.

Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"A solid and balanced Cab with refined tannins and juicy fruit. Berries and hints of flowers. Flavorful finish. Drink now." ~J.S.100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
100% Cabernet Sauvignon "Elegant and gracefully proportioned, our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet is a stand-out. A delicate bouquet of violets mingles with bright fruit flavors and notes of spicy fennel on the palate. This wine has been aged at a leisurely pace in new French oak and nicely balanced

Heitz Cellars Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
"The the elegance of Heitz 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet in its layers of rich varietal fruit which have slowly been aged to perfection in French oak. A generous burst of blackberry flavors is softly framed with notes of fresh currant. Silky tannins give this Cabernet a solid backbone, weaving the

Heitz 'Trailside Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"Ink aromas as well as blackberry and black currant character. Full-bodied, round and silky with intensity and depth. Long and persistent. Love it. From organically grown grapes. Drink now." ~J.S.

Heitz 'Ink Grade Vineyard' Zinfandel 2010
"The rich core of Zinfandel fruit is beautifully expressed with a fresh, raspberry bouquet. This wine is loaded with bright flavors that unwind slowly with supple tannins. A spicy tang of cracked pepper gives a pleasing lift to the finish. In one word: delicious. Try this Zinfandel once, and you

Heitz Cellars 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
"What an exciting Cabernet packed with vibrant layers of flavor that are so expressive of this stunning vintage! Heitz Cellars 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and lush with a striking garnet hue. The wine is immediately captivating with its delicious aroma of crushed blackberry and

Heitz 'Ink Grade Vineyard' Zinfandel 2009
"Flavors of strawberry and raspberry jam are spiced up by hints of black pepper and anise – classic characteristics of the varietal. Medium in body, this is a balanced wine that finishes with well-integrated oak – adding just a dash of vanilla flavor." ~Winery notes

Heitz Cellars 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
"The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant, classic wine. Well-integrated with lovely hints of ripe blueberries and raspberries, this wine follows through on the palate with an inner sweetness, almost like melted chocolate, yet it has a well-focused acidity on the finish.   Truly one

Heitz Cellars 'Napa' Chardonnay 2012
"Our Napa Valley Chardonnay is fresh and lively, beautifully reflecting the superb quality of the 2012 vintage. Hints of zesty citrus fruit and sun-ripened peach lead into rich varietal aromas complimented by just a touch of French oak. On the palate the wine is positively vibrant with a focused

Heitz Cellar 'Napa' Chardonnay 2011
"Juicy pear and melon flavors have just a touch of crisp citrus that adds definition and overall complexity. This is an elegant, enticing wine with a subtle creaminess that balances the minerality and the ever so slight hint of French oak. It only takes one sip to discover why Heitz Cellars

Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
100% Cabernet Sauvignon "Our 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet is a stunning wine from the popular 2007 vintage. Unquestionably a Heitz Wine Cellars cabernet, this is a classic wine of finesse and elegance – beautiful now and structured to age gracefully for years to come. The rich varietal aroma leads to

Heitz 'Ink Grade Vineyard' Zinfandel 2008
"The ruby hue and lively varietal aroma of our 2008 Zinfandel are so appealing.This is a medium-bodied wine with rich raspberry flavor that gets a spicy lift from notes of black pepper. Nicely balanced with supple texture and focused acidity, it is smooth and silky mid-palate with a pleasing

Heitz Cellar Chardonnay 2010
" The fresh, engaging aroma of our 2010 Chardonnay introduces a wine that is irresistible from start to finish. Varietal fruit shines in the delicious mingling of tropical flavors with bright citrus notes. This is a vibrant wine with a nice balance of acidity and subtle creaminess from its light

Heitz Cellar Chardonnay 2009
Cellartracker 91"Organically produced and it shows with balance and delicate flavours. Can barely sense the oak used and I love a dry chardonnay from the new world. Not often I even drink California chardonnay...burgundy is king...but, this is worth having by itself or with any dish!" ~F.P.

Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
 " The 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon captures the perfection of this exceptional vintage. This is a wine with a striking varietal aroma that quickly engages the senses and then delivers on its promise. It is brimming with dark cherry flavor, notes of vanilla and a touch of dried spice. Nicely

Heitz Cellar Ink Grade Port NV
 Wall Street Journal  "If you ever see Heitz Cellars' Ink Grade Port . . grab it!"  The deep hue of our Ink Grade Port sets the tone for the rich, full-bodied wine to follow. Mouth-watering flavors of dark berry with notes of ripe plum delight the palate with an appealing sweetness that never

Heitz 'Trailside Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
 Cellartracker 91 Layers of dark ripe fruit merge with toasty oak to create an irresistible bouquet. A concentrated core of black cherry delivers rich varietal flavor that is nicely proportioned against lightly etched tannins. Combining power and elegance, this wine unfolds at a leisurely pace as

Heitz 'Trailside Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
"The 2001 Trailside Vineyard Cabernet is a spectacular, densely hued wine combining the impressive characteristics of its Rutherford terroir with the power of the vintage. A glorious burst of sun ripened blackberry with notes of cedar fascinates the nose and fills the mouth with a stunning purity

Heitz Cellar Chardonnay 2008
1  Wine Enthusiast 
 "The vibrant color of our 2008 Chardonnay denotes the elegance of the wine. A tempting nose of fresh citrus alerts the senses to crisp fruit flavors with just a hint of pear to smooth the edges.  This is a delicious, dry wine with pleasing structure and a zesty beam of mouthwatering acidity.