Just minutes beyond the flourishing city of Napa lies Partrick Road – a winding artery lined with exquisite trees and an array of tranquil terrain. The short ten-minute jaunt leads you to the home and winery of the Fontanella family.

The serene backdrop of over 80 acres is tucked away in the Mt. Veeder appellation. Specializing in Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, the small 4500 case production family-owned winery prides itself on their hospitality and familial comradeship.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted at the door with a glass of Chardonnay and welcomed into the day-to-day operations of this family-owned winery. As they savor the beautifully crafted wines, guests are given a customized one-on-one experience which includes a small cheese plate and a tour of the cellar where they will taste out of barrel and be educated about the property, family, and wines.

Purchased in 2005 by Jeff and Karen Fontanella, Fontanella Family Winery has been a passion project from the start for the young couple. Though faced with adversity, the resilient winery attributes their success after the Napa Valley Earthquake and the recent North Bay Wildfires to their dedicated team and the amazing support from their wine club members, or their “extended family” as they refer to them.

Those who ‘join the family’ are first to receive access to limited production wines such as the  Beckstoffer Cabernet Sauvignon and their Estate Rosé. Members also receive discounts, quarterly shipments, and a wine that is made exclusively for members and varies from year to year.

Through dedication, passion and perseverance, Fontanella Family Winery is committed to producing premium wines in the heart of the Valley while creating memories that will last a lifetime.


1721 Partrick Road Napa, California 94558

Phone: (707) 252-1017

Email: Info@fontanellawines.com

Appointment Only


Article by: Valerie Owens