Quixote Winery in Napa Valley has been called “whimsical” and “eccentric.” The architecture and breathtaking surroundings of the golden hillsides of the Stags Leap are exceptional. The 42-acre wine-producing property is a world all its own. The free-spirited Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed the property. It is only Hundertwasser building in the United States.
The property is home to 29 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. Napa vineyard manager Michael Wolf organically farms the estate wines.. Quixote’s consulting winemaker Aaron Pott strives to craft balance in the wines.
Today, visitors see a tree-lined drive and enveloping branches of old oaks as they arrive on property. Visitors then walk through a walkway of wild grasses and finally to the iconic onion-shaped gold dome stretching into the sky. The property was originally a part of the historic Stags’ Leap Winery. It borders the vineyards that produce Shafer’s highly acclaimed Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Sharing the same great dirt as its two illustrious neighbors, the land offers infinite possibilities for producing rarefied wine.
Quixote Winery is open 7 days a week. Tasting reservations are available by appointment from 10:00am–5:00pm daily.