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At Barnett Vineyards, our passion for quality wines, immeasurable hospitality, and authentic connection, extends from family, through the vineyard, to each individual. We continually strive to produce elegant wines that showcase the integrity and uniqueness of both varietal and terroir. With each cork you pop, we hope our values resonate and bring you the same joy and harmony palpable on the estate.

Having grown up in Vancouver and Stockton respectively, Fiona and Hal Barnett became enamored with Napa Valley through frequent visits on the weekends of the early 1980’s. A vision began to form, and after an extensive search, they purchased a 40-acre property located atop Spring Mountain in 1983. The lot consisted of nothing but trees, rocks, shrubs, and dozens of rattlesnakes. After extensive work clearing, grading, and terracing the land, the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted the following year. Since the very beginning, the intent was to produce small amounts of hand crafted wines that would showcase the unique characteristics found in grapes cultivated on such challenging, high elevation terrain.

Over the next five years, as the vines developed and the estate was established, the Barnett’s commuted from their San Francisco home. Barnett Vineyard’s first harvest was in 1989 and yielded 232 cases of “Spring Mountain Cabernet”.

In 1991, Fiona and Hal moved full time to the property, where they raised their 3 daughters. The winery has expanded gradually since then, selecting outstanding vineyard sites for grapes in addition to those grown on the estate, leading to a current total production of approximately 8,000 cases. Rattlesnake and Spring Mountain District wines, including Merlot and Cabernet Franc, remain the focus with total estate production varying between 5,000 and 6,000 cases annually. In addition, we produce limited amounts of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc sourced from coveted single vineyards located in astounding appellations.

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Barnett Vineyards Celebrates their 40th Anniversary

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SPRING MOUNTAIN, Calif., June 1, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of its 40th anniversary this year, Barnett Vineyards, known for its highly regarded Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon wines, has announced a donation program for the St. Helena Fire Department in recognition of the tremendous efforts made by the local fire department in responding to the devastating 2020 fires.

Barnett Vineyards Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2023

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SPRING MOUNTAIN, Calif., March 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The year 2023 marks a significant milestone for the Barnett family who in 1983, seeking a respite from the pressures of city life in San Francisco, found a special, high elevation property on Spring Mountain Road in the Napa Valley that was to become the renowned vineyard and winery it is today.