Dalla Valle Vineyards
Dalla Valle Vineyards is recognized as one of Napa Valley’s preeminent family-run wineries. Located on the famed eastern hillsides of Oakville, Dalla Valle Vineyards has earned acclaim as one of world’s most celebrated wine estates, yielding wines of extraordinary character and complexity, vintage after vintage.

Story

Dalla Valle Vineyards was founded in 1986 by Naoko and her late husband Gustav Dalla Valle. The Estate hit the headlines in the early-1990s when it emerged alongside Screaming Eagle, Colgin Cellars, Bryant Family and Harlan Estate as one of the original ‘Cult Wines’ of Napa, and it has remained at the top table ever since.

​Today, Dalla Valle is guided by the mother-and-daughter team of Naoko and Maya Dalla Valle, who work alongside an illustrious team that includes Consultant Winemaker Andy Erickson, Vineyard Manager Edgar Alfaro, as well as Consultant Michel Rolland. With a shared mission that Dalla Valle thrive for generations to come, this dedicated group stewards every aspect of the viticulture and winemaking with a level of meticulous care and detail reserved for the great First Growths.

Vineyards

The estate wines produced by Dalla Valle Vineyards originates in specific vineyard blocks, imbuing each with a unique sense of place. There are three wines produced each year from the estate.

​Collina Dalla Valle, translating from Italian to ‘Hill of the valley’, is the introductory wine into the brand. This red blend is created from the younger vines on the property and offers a more approachable profile in its youth.

​Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine created from the estate in 1986. Always blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet expresses the beauty of Dalla Valle Vineyards terroir.

Maya, named after founders Naoko and Gustav’s daughter, is a special blend of Maya’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and our best selected blocks of Cabernet Franc.

Winemaking

In 2017, Dalla Valle became a true multigenerational winery, when Maya joined the Winery as Director and Head Winemaker. Committed to earning her place in the family business before coming to Dalla Valle, Maya holds a master’s degree in viticulture and enology from Cornell University, and a Master’s degree in vineyard and winery management from France’s prestigious Bordeaux Science Agro. Equally important, Maya gained invaluable hands-on winemaking experience at Ornellaia e Masseto, Bodegas Rolland, Château Pétrus, and Château Latour.

Latest arrivals from Dalla Valle Vineyards

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2020 Dalla Valle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

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Blend: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,000 Eastern Oakville is one of Napa Valley's most star-studded neighbourhoods. Overlooking them all from the... highest point s one of the Estates that elevated Napa to the top of the global scene in the 1990s, Dalla Valle Vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that it all began with back in 1986, when founders Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle introduced their hillside Estate Vineyard to the world with this debut vintage. It's the small addition of Cabernet Franc - which thrives in the iron rich volcanic soils, that sets this wine apart. 2020 was a remarkable year to make wine. Maya and her team showed tenacity and strength with every obstacle that was presented throughout the year, and their dedication to the craft shows in the wines. The growing season commenced with dry conditions and a relatively warm spring awakening an early budbreak and rapid growth. Summer slowed with classic cool Napa evenings and warm days. August accelerated ripening leading to an early harvest of beautiful fruit.
£1,240 / Case£206.67 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,510.46 / Case, £251.74 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dalla Valle, Collina Dalla Valle, Napa Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 50% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 500 cases Dripping with class and pedigree, the Collina is a beautiful representation of the Dalla Valle... Estate. While it was once a chance to express younger vines, it has developed into something far more than the sum of its parts with its own dedicated vineyard blocks. It truly is a great introduction to the legendary Maya, sharing the same predominance of Cabernet Franc. Dalla Valle's wines are famed for their longevity, which makes the Collina a chance to experience the vintage earlier on with its more accessible style. As Antonio Galloni says, it offers "Tremendous value in the world of high-end Napa Valley wines."
£91 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £112.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Dalla Valle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

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Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: c.1,000 cases Eastern Oakville is one of Napa Valley's most star-studded neighbourhoods. Overlooking them all from the highest... point s one of the Estates that elevated Napa to the top of the global scene in the 1990s, Dalla Valle Vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that it all began with back in 1986, when founders Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle introduced their hillside Estate Vineyard to the world with this debut vintage. It's the small addition of Cabernet Franc - which thrives in the iron rich volcanic soils, that sets this wine apart. While the 2018 vintage may have been a tough act to follow, the 2019s standout as another classic, idyllic Napa Valley vintage to remember. A milestone was reached at Dalla Valle in 2019 as they embraced the world of Biodynamic farming. Their deep love and connection to this land inspired them to begin this journey, and they have not looked back since. The elements of energy and vibrancy show in the 2019 vintage. A cool winter and mild rainy spring replenished the vines and provided them with the energy to sustain the heat of summer and perfectly ripen in the autumn.
£223 / BottleDuty Status: Duty PaidAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2019 Dalla Valle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

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Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: c.1,000 cases Eastern Oakville is one of Napa Valley's most star-studded neighbourhoods. Overlooking them all from the highest... point s one of the Estates that elevated Napa to the top of the global scene in the 1990s, Dalla Valle Vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that it all began with back in 1986, when founders Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle introduced their hillside Estate Vineyard to the world with this debut vintage. It's the small addition of Cabernet Franc - which thrives in the iron rich volcanic soils, that sets this wine apart. While the 2018 vintage may have been a tough act to follow, the 2019s standout as another classic, idyllic Napa Valley vintage to remember. A milestone was reached at Dalla Valle in 2019 as they embraced the world of Biodynamic farming. Their deep love and connection to this land inspired them to begin this journey, and they have not looked back since. The elements of energy and vibrancy show in the 2019 vintage. A cool winter and mild rainy spring replenished the vines and provided them with the energy to sustain the heat of summer and perfectly ripen in the autumn.
£1,310 / Case£218.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,591.22 / Case, £265.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days