Clif Family Winery

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Wines with
a Sense
of Place

CELLAR

For Clif Family, winemaking is simple. Delicious wines begin with the best fruit. So we keep a keen eye on the vineyards, ensuring their health and vitality, and make our wines with minimal intervention for a true expression of the grape’s character. Since we love to eat, we craft all of our wines to be food-friendly and highly enjoyable.

WINEMAKER

Laura Barrett brings her passion for wine, a life-long love of science and attention to detail to Clif Family. Inspired by her first harvest in New Zealand, Laura received a Masters in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California, Davis and trained under Napa Valley’s most celebrated winemakers. With a vineyard-driven approach, Laura is enthusiastic about working with such beautiful fruit to produce balanced, elegant wines.

VINEYARDS

From the rocky coastline of Mendocino to the majestic slopes of Howell Mountain, Clif Family strives to give each of our wines a sense of place. We hope that when you open a bottle of Clif Family wine, you enjoy the nuances of the different microclimates and complex geographies that our grapes hail from.

Our own Clif Family Vineyards consist of ten acres of certified organic Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel grapes in the Napa Valley Appellation. Working with our vineyard management team and our grower partners from Mendocino and Napa Valley, we produce wines with the finest of fruit.

Clif Family has ten acres of estate vineyards in the Napa Valley.  These properties are CCOF certified organic and are the source for our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Zinfandel. Our vineyard management team is led by Tom Prentice of Crop Care Associates and Erik Dodd of Wight Vineyard Management. Together, with our winemaker Laura Barrett, we strive to achieve balance, structure, varietal character and beauty in an environmentally friendly manner.  In addition to our estate vineyards, we source fruit from growers in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Mendocino County with an emphasis on organic and sustainable practices.

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Grower Partners

  • Amendola Vineyard
    Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc
    Amendola Vineyard
    Napa Valley, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bartolomei Vineyards
    Mendocino County, Grenache
    Bartolomei Vineyards
    Mendocino County, Grenache
  • Beatty Ranch
    Howell Mountain AVA, Zinfandel
    Beatty Ranch
    Howell Mountain AVA, Zinfandel
  • Ferrington Vineyards
    Anderson Valley AVA, Mendocino County, Gewurztraminer
    Ferrington Vineyards
    Anderson Valley AVA, Mendocino County, Gewurztraminer
  • Matthiasson-Klein Vineyard
    Oak Knoll AVA, Napa Valley, Chardonnay
    Matthiasson-Klein Vineyard
    Oak Knoll AVA, Napa Valley, Chardonnay
  • Nichelini Ranch
    Napa Valley, Petite Sirah
    Nichelini Ranch
    Napa Valley, Petite Sirah
  • Fortuna Vineyard
    Oakville, Napa Valley, Viognier
    Fortuna Vineyard
    Oakville, Napa Valley, Viognier
  • Yount Mill Vineyards
    Napa Valley, Grenache
    Yount Mill Vineyards
    Napa Valley, Grenache
  • Amendola Vineyard

    Our Sauvignon Blanc comes from this 1.5 acre, dry- farmed vineyard on Fulton Lane in St. Helena.

  • Bartolomei Vineyards

    Our Grenache grapes come from the lush vineyards of the Bartolomei family in Talmage, just east of Ukiah.

  • Beatty Ranch

    Nested at 1800 ft elevation in the Howell Mountain AVA, our Zinfandel comes from beautiful old vines planted at the turn of the 20th century. 

  • Ferrington Vineyards

    Located just outside of Boonville in the Anderson Valley AVA of Mendocino County, the Ferrington Vineyard is home to our Gewürztraminer. 

  • Matthiasson-Klein Vineyard

    This organically farmed vineyard is located in Napa’s Oak Knoll District, a premium location for growing Chardonnay.    

  • Nichelini Ranch

    This beautiful property is located en route to Lake Berryessa on Highway 128.  At approximately 1200 ft elevation, the view of the Vaca Mountains is stunning and so is their Petite Sirah.

  • Fortuna Vineyard

    Turnbull’s Fortuna Vineyard is located on the Silverado Trail in Oakville, where we source a young block of Viognier. 

  • Yount Mill Vineyards

    This organically farmed vineyard located on the valley floor in Yountville is the source of Grenache in our Bici Red blend.