Vineyard 29


Chuck and Anne McMinn acquired Vineyard 29 in 2000 and began its evolution from a single vineyard to a full scale winery.

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Community & Giving Back

One of the joys of being in the wine business is using our wines to support charities.

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Visit with us

Our greatest pleasure is sharing our wines with you. We invite you to schedule a reservation to join us on your next visit to Napa Valley.

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The Winery CRU @ The Annex

In 1989, Teresa Norton and Tom Paine came to Napa Valley to retire – a dream that was quickly replaced by another when they learned their estate was prime cabernet sauvignon territory. In a matter of weeks, they were putting in a 3-acre vineyard under the watchful eye of lauded vineyard manager David Abreu and, within a year, planting cuttings from neighbors, Grace Family Vineyards. The first release in 1992 was warmly received by press and public alike.

The turn of the century ushered in the next phase of Vineyard 29. Along with the Vineyard 29 property, Chuck and Anne acquired the historic Aida vineyard in 2000 as a perfect complement to the Vineyard 29 site for expansion of the winery’s portfolio. With a new, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, and the unquestionable skill of winemaker Philippe Melka, all the pieces were in place for Chuck and Anne to lead Vineyard 29 to a new and exciting level of winemaking.


Gary Galleron (1992—1994) vinified at Grace Family Vineyards
Heidi Barrett (1995—1998) vinified at Grace Family Vineyards
Philippe Melka (1999—2001) vinified at Miner Family Vineyards
Philippe Melka (2002—present) produced and bottled at Vineyard 29


We contribute our large format and specially etched bottles of wine to help raise money for much-deserving organizations. At Vineyard 29 we focus on Napa Valley charities that enhance the lives of adults and children in a permanent and lasting way by supporting research and delivery of health care, and access to education innovations for K to 12 students and teachers.


Vineyard 29

For an in depth, behind the scenes look at Vineyard 29 and tasting of our Estate wines, we invite you to join Austin Gallion, our Director of Hospitality, for our Library Food and Wine Pairing Experience. Your visit begins by soaking up the expansive views of the valley from our terrace. From there you’ll walk through the winery learning about Vineyard 29’s wine making style. Your destination will be our Wine Library in our caves where Austin will lead you through tasting our current release wines, each paired with seasonally inspired small bites to complement the wine in your glass.

By reservation only ~ Please allow two hours. Contact Austin Gallion at or 707-967-5440 to book your reservation.

Join Nathan Panek for a deep dive into the CRU portfolio with our Essentials Tasting at the winery! Enjoy a tour of our winery and caves before sitting down to enjoy panoramic valley views while discussing our winemaking philosophy. You’ll learn all about the inspiration behind our CRU wines, as well as some tips for an outstanding wine and cheese pairing.

By reservation only ~ Please allow ninety minutes. Contact Nathan Panek at or 707-967-5445 to book your Essentials reservation.


CRU @ The Annex

We invite you to eat, drink, and play where the tech world meets the wine world in a comfortable and casual living room setting! Located just east of downtown, and centered in the Oxbow District of Napa, CRU @ The Annex, offers a quiet oasis adjacent to the bustling Oxbow Marketplace where you’ll have the opportunity to taste wines from our CRU and Estate portfolios. A curated hour of digital video content will complement the wine tasting experience in our cozy indoor space or you may choose to enjoy the scenery from our shaded outdoor terrace. CRU @ The Annex offers club members, GEMS members and guests the opportunity to enjoy Vineyard 29 wines by the flight, glass or bottle, 7 days a week, 11AM – 7PM. For reservations or for more information, call 707-927-2409.