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Fantesca Estate
2920 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CAMAP

Fantesca Estate is in the southeastern part of the Spring Mountain AVA. Many of the 8 acres of vines are planted on steep hillsides. Fantesca’s Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a fruit forward, very ripe style.

Father and son team, Nils and Kirk Venge, are the winemakers. Both have enology degrees from UC Davis. Kirk has been making wine for Fantesca since their first vintage in 2002. He grew up in Rutherford and has been assisting his father in the cellar since he was a child.

Fantesca owns a state of the art production facility and wine cave on their Spring Mountain property. In addition to estate Cab, the winery also makes a Chardonnay with grapes sourced from the Carneros AVA.

The Fantesca 2005 Carneros Chardonnay is beautifully balanced wine with just enough oak to supplement its well integrated fruit. It has apple and tropical fruit flavors with a hint of vanilla from moderate oak age.

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Comments & Reviews

December 22, 2006 | Jessica Diamond

Fantesca's wine is amazing!I picked up a couple bottles of their '02 Cab and loved it. I saw their pics of flickr in the wines and vines group. It looks like a beautiful place. Why dont you put thier flickr pics up on this page?

December 22, 2006 | Ryan Fujiu

Hi Jessica, i've seen them on Flickr too, but cant put Duane's pics on our page unless he allows us too. Sorry.

December 22, 2006 | Jessica Diamond

Thanks for replying maverick. Too bad about the Flickr pics, love the wine though.

December 22, 2006 | Steve Rindle

I have to agree with Diamondgirl, their estate cabs are excellent examples of fine napa mountain wine. For a relatively new winery, they are definitely making a splash.

January 15, 2007 | Duane Hoff

Thanks for all the great comments about the wine! I am glad to hear you are enjoying it.
Maverick, just let me know what I can do to give you access to the Flickr pics. I am happy to do it.


January 16, 2007 | Jessica Diamond

See Mav, there you go...

January 26, 2007 | Ryan Fujiu

Everyone should submit their quote to fortunecorkies@fantesca.com and see if you can a 1.5 L Magnum of thier Estate Grown Cab.

February 1, 2007 | rubyonrailsgrl

I submitted mine, I hope it wins.

February 2, 2007 | Jessica Diamond

I submitted mine too...

February 7, 2007 | Steve Rindle

I made it into the content main page. YES!!! When do we find out who the winners are?

July 18, 2007 | Jeff Stevens

Fantestca makes some of the best cab on spring mountain. I tried their 2002 cab at a friends house and was very impressed. I had to buy a half case of their 03 cab, and the first bottle was very, very good.

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