Photo: on the right, Dave & Kathleen Dicesaris, owners.
Located within the coveted Howell Mountain AVA, Castiel Estate is an 88 acre landscape of remarkable beauty, serenity and diversity. Stunning vistas, pristine seasonal and year-round watercourses, native springs and mature forest habitat coexist with arid desert scrub, arroyos and natural caves.
The land’s potential to grow world-class Cabernet Sauvignon’s grapes is undeniable. Soils of organic matter, volcanic tuff and gravelly loam combine with optimal exposure, textbook drainage and favorable mesoclimates to create an ideal growing environment. With one of Napa Valley’s most sought after viticulturists at the helm, Jim Barbour, Castiel Estate produces fruit perfectly reflective of this astonishing site.
Renowned Celia Welch is the winemaker. As a consulting winemaker, Celia worked for many esteemed estates including Staglin Family Vineyard and Scarecrow. In 2004, she founded her own brand, Corra Wines. She was honored as Winemaker of the Year 2008 by Food & Wine Magazine and as one of Forbes.com’s Top Ten Tastemakers of 2006.