OUR WINES – Handcrafted, Delicious and Authentic.

OUR WINES – Handcrafted, Delicious and Authentic.

OUR WINES – Handcrafted, Delicious and Authentic.

Nove Vineyards is located on a southwest-facing, sun flooded hillside not far from the Konocti Volcano in Lake County. It boasts desirable deep red volcanic and well-drained loamy Sobrante soils. At a lofty elevation of 1,400 feet, this prime mountain site possesses all the key ingredients for growing premium wine grapes with beautifully intense aromas and flavors.

Having evolved geologically over thousands of years, our virgin soils possess a rich mineral complexity, which lends freshness and depth to our estate-grown wines. Along with our other unique site characteristics, this creates a distinctive terroir, a French term describing the interaction of soil, sun exposure, air flow, elevation and slope that constitutes a vineyard’s singular character. Our special terroir is expressed in the bright aromas, deep, rich flavors and pleasing texture that mark our Nove fine wines, artfully crafted from two classic grape varieties: Grenache, originating in the famed Southern Rhône Valley region of France, and Malbec from the Cahors district of southwestern France.

Both varieties are ideally suited to the growing conditions in our Lake County estate vineyard. The exceptional wines we craft from them – in very limited quantities – are made to be enjoyed with good food and friends and will age well for many years in your cellar.

Nove Vineyards is located on a southwest-facing, sun flooded hillside not far from the Konocti Volcano in Lake County. It boasts desirable deep red volcanic and well-drained loamy Sobrante soils. At a lofty elevation of 1,400 feet, this prime mountain site possesses all the key ingredients for growing premium wine grapes with beautifully intense aromas and flavors.

Having evolved geologically over thousands of years, our virgin soils possess a rich mineral complexity, which lends freshness and depth to our estate-grown wines. Along with our other unique site characteristics, this creates a distinctive terroir, a French term describing the interaction of soil, sun exposure, air flow, elevation and slope that constitutes a vineyard’s singular character. Our special terroir is expressed in the bright aromas, deep, rich flavors and pleasing texture that mark our Nove fine wines, artfully crafted from two classic grape varieties: Grenache, originating in the famed Southern Rhône Valley region of France, and Malbec from the Cahors district of southwestern France.

Both varieties are ideally suited to the growing conditions in our Lake County estate vineyard. The exceptional wines we craft from them – in very limited quantities – are made to be enjoyed with good food and friends and will age well for many years in your cellar.

Nove Vineyards is located on a southwest-facing, sun flooded hillside not far from the Konocti Volcano in Lake County. It boasts desirable deep red volcanic and well-drained loamy Sobrante soils. At a lofty elevation of 1,400 feet, this prime mountain site possesses all the key ingredients for growing premium wine grapes with beautifully intense aromas and flavors.

Having evolved geologically over thousands of years, our virgin soils possess a rich mineral complexity, which lends freshness and depth to our estate-grown wines. Along with our other unique site characteristics, this creates a distinctive terroir, a French term describing the interaction of soil, sun exposure, air flow, elevation and slope that constitutes a vineyard’s singular character. Our special terroir is expressed in the bright aromas, deep, rich flavors and pleasing texture that mark our Nove fine wines, artfully crafted from two classic grape varieties: Grenache, originating in the famed Southern Rhône Valley region of France, and Malbec from the Cahors district of southwestern France.

Both varieties are ideally suited to the growing conditions in our Lake County estate vineyard. The exceptional wines we craft from them – in very limited quantities – are made to be enjoyed with good food and friends and will age well for many years in your cellar.

2018 Grenache Rosé

2018 Grenache Rosé

2018 Grenache Rosé

Nove Vineyards Grenache Rosé

Nove Vineyards
2018 Grenache Rosé

This beautifully balanced dry wine displays a classic pale copper hue (described by the French as ‘Oeil de Pedrix’ – Eye of the Partridge), vibrant aromas of melon and guava, a refreshingly crisp texture, deliciously fruity flavors, and a smooth finish. Bright, balanced acidity makes our Grenache Rosé an ideal summer sipping wine, a delicious aperitif and a versatile accompaniment to food.

Nove Vineyards Grenache Rosé

Nove Vineyards
2018 Grenache Rosé

This beautifully balanced dry wine displays a classic pale copper hue (described by the French as ‘Oeil de Pedrix’ – Eye of the Partridge), vibrant aromas of melon and guava, a refreshingly crisp texture, deliciously fruity flavors, and a smooth finish. Bright, balanced acidity makes our Grenache Rosé an ideal summer sipping wine, a delicious aperitif and a versatile accompaniment to food.

Nove Vineyards Grenache Rosé

Nove Vineyards 2018 Grenache Rosé

This beautifully balanced dry wine displays a classic pale copper hue (described by the French as ‘Oeil de Pedrix’ – Eye of the Partridge), vibrant aromas of melon and guava, a refreshingly crisp texture, deliciously fruity flavors, and a smooth finish. Bright, balanced acidity makes our Grenache Rosé an ideal summer sipping wine, a delicious aperitif and a versatile accompaniment to food.

2017 Grenache

2017 Grenache

2017 Grenache

Nove Vineyards 2017 Grenache

Our Grenache benefits from our estate vineyard’s rich volcanic soils and just the right amount of natural vine stress essential to developing deep, complex flavors. Capturing the eye with a bright, translucent, ruby red color, this 100% varietal Grenache offers bright aromas of cassis, cherry and blackberry married with plush, beautifully balanced berry flavors. Subtle spice notes of cocoa, anise and pepper add complexity while firm, yet supple tannins lend superb structure to the wine, which culminates in a long, smooth finish.

2016 Malbec

2016 Malbec

2016 Malbec

Nove Vineyards 2016 Malbec

Malbec, one of the classic varieties of southwestern France (specifically, the district of Cahors) is our boldest, fullest-bodied wine. Boasting a deep, saturated, ruby red color with purplish tints, the wine’s aromas burst forth with gorgeous vanilla, blackberry and strawberry scents. Aged 24 months in a selection of oak barrels chosen to enhance our vineyard’s unique fruit expression, our Malbec’s lush, beautifully structured cassis and blackberry flavors – laced with complex notes of leather, tobacco, and oak – are framed by balanced tannins, leading to a long, elegant finish.