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Freemark Abbey Winery, St. Helena
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Freemark Abbey Winery, located between St. Helena and Calistoga in California's Napa Valley, traces its roots to 1886. Today, Freemark Abbey produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Riesling, as well as very limited production wines, such as Viognier, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Franc. Depending on conditions, the winery sometimes makes a late harvest Riesling known as "Edelwein Gold".HistoryThe winery was first built by Josephine Marlin Tychson, one of the first women to build and operate a winery in the state. The winery was originally named Tychson Cellars and it produced Zinfandel, Riesling, and "Burgundy". Josephine Tychson sold the winery to her foreman Nils Larsen in 1894. Larson in turn leased the property to Antonio Forni and later sold it to him in 1898. Forni renamed the winery Lombarda Cellars after his birthplace; Lombarda Italy. He concentrated his efforts on making Chianti and other Italian style wines which he marketed to the numerous Italians that had moved to Barre, Vermont, the site of America's largest marble and granite quarries. Forni was forced to cease operations when Prohibition began.
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  • This was my first visit to Napa and what a wonderful experience at Freemark Abbey. We had a party of 6 and could not have had a better time...I think we were there for almost 2 hours! We received a to...  more »
  • This was part of a 5 Winery tour day for our family. Our tasting guide was Diane and she was fabulous at her job. We had a great tasting in the new large room and then toured the new area downstairs. ...  more »
  • We only stopped here because we thought it was a historic abbey. We were disppointed. The wine was good, and the pourer...(I think Clint) was knowledgable and helpful. 
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  • Certainly one of the oldest, an IMHO best wineries in the valley. You really can't go wrong with anything Ted creates.
  • Michael was amazing. Knowledgeable, personable, and just full of info and passion. We were there for almost 2 hours and it was truly an amazing experience. We learned the history of the vineyard and were very happy to discover some really amazing wines. True fans and we definitely will return .
  • One of our favorites of the Napa Valley trip. Wine is outstanding and Sue was a real pleasure walking us through their top tier tasting menu. The ground are small but very pretty and quiet.
  • Average wines, OK, but not great. Beautiful gardens.
  • work 2 years and it is very beautiful and hygienic and clean the staff the warmth
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