Founded in 1871, El Molino was one of the first wineries in the Napa Valley and operated until Prohibition. Restored in 1981, conditions are ideal for the limited production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The label is the original design introduced in 1871, displaying the Bale Mill, or “El Molino.”
The grapes are grown at our Star Vineyard in Rutherford where the Chardonnay was planted in 1978 and the first Pinot Noir block in 1991. Annual production remains around 850 cases of each varietal.