Dutch Henry

Dutch Henry Winery

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Dutch Henry Winery
Phone: (707) 942-5771
Hours:

This tasting takes place in our winery tasting room from 10 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week. Closed Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day.

Tastings:
Guests may enjoy a tasting of 6 wines (a barrel sample is usually available) for a fee of $25.

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About Us

THE HISTORY OF DUTCH HENRY

When Dutch Henry Winery opened its doors in 1992, the Chafen’s dream was to quietly earn a reputation for quality, passion in winemaking and an easy going approach to sharing their story with visitors to the winery. The dream has blossomed, and each of the Chafens has participated in the evolution of a modest winemaking operation into a producer of ultra premium Napa Valley Wines. In 1999 Dutch Henry Winery was named one of the __top five” wineries to visit while in Napa by the Wall Street Journal.

Dutch Henry Winery specializes in small lots of Handcrafted wines producing 5,000 cases annually. Bordeaux varietals dominate and Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced both from the family’s hillside Vineyard just south of the winery and St. Helena Vineyard. Dutch Henry wines are carefully crafted by owner-winemaker Scott Chafen. Other varietals produced include an estate Syrah, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, Argos (Bordeaux Blend) and a dry Rose.

The Chafen’s family roots in Napa Valley were firmly planted in 1986, when Less and Maggie purchased their first vineyard in Calistoga. They eventually migrated to St. Helena, where they established Chafen Family Vineyards along the southwest facing slope of Howell Mountain. There the Chafens planted 22 hillside acres to five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon.

To establish a true sense of place for their wines, the Chafens selected the name Dutch Henry for their winery. Nearby Dutch Henry Canyon was named after a prospector turned farmer whose local produce was sold to stagecoach passengers and others who arrived in Napa Valley to enjoy the fresh country air and natural surroundings. Still always the gentleman, It is rumored that Dutch supplemented his produce sales as a Highwayman on the historic Silverado Trail.

At the outset, Scott Chafen undertook the winemaking responsibilities at Dutch Henry Winery and continues to oversee the winery’s daily operations.

Our Wines

Here at Dutch Henry Winery we enjoy growing, drinking, and eating things that are organically farmed. Both our Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah Vineyards are CCOF (California Certified Organically Farmed).

For almost two decades Dutch Henry Winery has produced an EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) from our organically farmed Olive Orchards. In 2010 our oil was given a Gold medal by the California Olive Oil council.

Our extensive vegetable gardens are farmed all year insuring exceptional seasonal produce.

In 2004 Dutch Henry Winery added a 16.1 kW solar syste to it’s roof. With this system 13.2 lbs of nitrous oxide and 41,340 lbs of carbon dioxide are offset in one year. Plus 1.6 acres of trees are spared that would otherwise be needed to absorb CO2 during the year.

Events

TASTING AND TOURS AT DUTCH HENRY

Current Release Tasting

This tasting takes place in our winery tasting room from 10 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week. To ensure that our guests enjoy the best experience possible, we ask that groups larger than 4 call ahead for an appointment.  Guests may enjoy a tasting of 4 premium wines for a fee of $25.  We also invite you to enjoy a complimentary sample of our estate grown olive oil during your visit. Dutch Henry Club members taste free.

“The Dutch Henry Collector” Tasting

This tasting also takes place in our winery tasting room from 10 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week. We ask that groups larger than 4 call ahead for an appointment.  Guests may enjoy a tasting of 5 premium wines, 2 of which include our Estate Reserve Cabernet and a special seasonal release barrel sample directly from a French Oak Cask. This tasting experience is $35 per person.  We also invite you to enjoy a complimentary sample of our estate grown olive oil during your visit. Dutch Henry Club members taste free.

Tasting and Cave Tour

This tasting takes place in our winery tasting room and includes a tour of the winery/cave. Guests may enjoy a “Dutch Henry Collector” tasting of 5 wines (a barrel sample is usually available while on tour inside the cave) for a fee of $45. We also invite you to enjoy a complimentary sample of our estate grown olive oil during your visit. Reservations are required. To make a reservation email: orders@dutchhenry.com or call us toll free at 707-942-5771.

Reserve Tour & Tasting

Our Dutch Henry reserve tasting offers a special one on one opportunity to discover the inner workings of our small family owned winery. The tour includes a barrel sample, cave tour, and a private seated reserve tasting in our Cave Dining Room. Orders can be placed during the tasting, and your wines will be conveniently shipped to your preferred destination.  This one hour package is $85 per person and can accommodate up to 12 guests. There is a minimum of 4 people required for this experience. To make a reservation email orders@dutchhenry.com or call us at 707-942-5771.

Picnic & Bocce

Our picnic tables and bocce ball courts are available for use by our guests.  We are happy to offer both of them for your enjoyment and space may be reserved on a first call basis.  We require our guests to experience any of the above Tasting or Cave Tour & Tasting experiences for use of these amenities.

Dogs

Dutch Henry Winery is dog friendly. While Dogs are not allowed in the winery we are happy to set you up at a picnic table for a tasting. Leashes are encouraged and when possible a call ahead to alert our resident Airedales of pending four legged company.

Holiday Hours

Dutch Henry Winery is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.