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Virtual Wine Tasting with St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley California

Virtual Wine Tasting with St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery Napa Valley Ca

Emma Swain, CSW and CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery


Executive Chef Tod Kawachi

will host all 6 virtual wine tastings on ZOOM.

Emma Swain

We received our box of wines!

Tasting Schedule for The Great Sustainable Seafood Tour

April 30: 2018 Napa Valley Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

To see the entire Virtual Tasting visit the St. Supéry Facebook page @stsupery



May 7: 2015 Napa Valley Estate Élu

May 14: 2018 Napa Valley Estate Virtú

May 21: 2018 Napa Valley Estate Rosé

May 28: 2018 Napa Valley Estate Moscato

June 4: 2018 Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

St. Supéry Estate Announces the ‘Great Sustainable Seafood Tour’

Napa Valley winery promotes sustainably sourced seafood paired with sustainably farmed wines, virtual tastings, restaurant pairings and a recipe contest Rutherford, CA- April15, 2020.

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery, known for its dedication to sustainable farming and production, is pleased to announce its Great Sustainable Seafood Tour, created to inspire the importance of sustainably sourced seafood and promote seafood’s renewable supply as a direct line from sea to table.

St. Supéry wines are made exclusively with sustainably farmed grapes grown on its Napa Valley estate vine yards and received the California Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards “Green Medal” in 2018. Caring for our land and our oceans is important to the winery, which has been certified Napa Green for its Land and Winery since 2012.

“We invite you to make thoughtful seafood choices that will not only sustain our oceans but help restore them. We all can be part of the solution by educating ourselves, holding companies accountable and supporting those that are doing the right thing,” says St. Supéry CEO Emma Swain.

A selected handful of American purveyors showcase this ethos, including a third generation lobster man from Maine, an oyster man from the Florida Panhandle and a swordfish angler in the Santa Barbara Channel.

St. Supéry introduces them and sustainably sourced seafood recommendations, recipes, wine pairing tips and recipe contest details on

Supporting Sustainable Seafood in Restaurants

Now, more than ever, we need to support local restaurants and business. Use the resources at to locate restaurants that share the winery’s commitment to eco-friendly practices, offering delivery of sustainably-sourced seafood dishes paired with St. Supéry Napa Valley wines.

Examples include: Captain’s Tavern’s Citrus Glazed Branzino in Miami, Terilli’s Shrimp Scampi in Dallas and Carelli’s Salmon Pappardelle in Boulder.

Virtual Tastings

St. Supéry resumed virtual wine tastings last month to connect with fans following government directive. Upcoming weekly online tastings, starting April 30, focus on sustainable seafood and are led by Estate Chef Tod Kawachi. Featuring guest chefs, seafood purveyors, aquaculture specialists and other engaging personalities in a dynamic 45-minute format, Chef Kawachi will offer a recipe paired with a new wine each Thursday. Find the wines near you or purchase a kit that includes six wines, the recipes and a Zoom link to participate in the virtual tastings at

Everyone is welcome to join via Facebook Live at 3pm PDT or5:30pm PDT every Thursday through June 4, 2020.

Consumer Recipe Contest Aspiring home chefs can enter The Great Sustainable Seafood Recipe Contest for a chance to win a trip to the Napa Valley, including a private tour of St. Supéry Dollarhide Estate Vineyard.

Entries will be accepted through August 31, 2020 and will be judged on flavor, use of sustainable seafood, and its affinity with St. Supéry Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc.

Restaurant Partners Seven Glaciers Restaurant, Girdwood, AK; The Crow’s Nest at Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, AK; Southside Bistro, Anchorage, AK; Mikaku Sushi, San Francisco, CA; The Boathouse on the Bay, Long Beach, CA; Bluewater Grill, Southern California; Perch, Los Angeles, CA; Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge, Tahoe City, CA; The Keep, Missoula, MT; 1889, Missoula, MT; For(a)ged, Denver, CO; Carelli’s, Boulder, CO; Parker Garage, Parker, CO; Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Denver, CO; Humboldt Farm Fish Wine, Denver, CO; Spruce Farm and Fish, Boulder, CO; Captain Anderson’s, Panama City Beach, FL; Captain’s Tavern, Miami, FL; City Fish Market, Boca Raton, FL; Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach, FL; Keoki’s Paradise, Koloa, HI; Hula Grill Waikiki, Honolulu, HI; Duke’s Beach House Lahaina, HI; Duke’s Waikiki, HI; Hula Grill Ka’anapali, Lahaina, HI; Kimo’s Maui, Lahaina, HI; Leilani’s, Lahaina, HI; Duke’s Canoe Club Kauai, Lihue, HI; Herringbone Waikiki, Honolulu, HI; Scotty’s on 21, Vernon Hills, IL; The Clubhouse, Oak Brook, IL; Mestizo’s, Baton Rouge, LA; GW Fins, New Orleans, LA; Brennan’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA; Mile Marker One Restaurant & Bar; Gloucester, MA; The Sole Proprietor, Worcester, MA; Romaine’s Wood Grill & Bar, Northborough, MA; Luciano’s, Wrentham, MA; Eastside Grill, Northampton, MA; Park Stone Wood Kitchen, Portland, OR; Level 2, Bend, OR; Toulouse, Plano, TX; Terilli’s, Dallas, TX; Rider, Seattle, WA; Ballard Annex Oyster House, Seattle, WA; Blueacre Seafood, Seattle, WA. Sustainable Seafood Purveyors Hama Hama Oysters, WA; Little Cranberry Lobster, ME; Hog Island Oyster Co, CA; Lost Coast Oysters, FL; Get Hooked, CA; Fall Line Fisheries, AK.

About St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is a 100% Estate Grown, sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. The winery focuses on sauvignon blanc and red Bordeaux varieties. St. Supéry’s reputation is based on the meticulous care of its Napa Valley vineyard properties, and the winery’s goal of producing the highest quality wines is enhanced by supporting the estate’s biodiversity and sustainability for generations to come.

“It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet.” -André Tchelistcheff

“After seeing Dollarhide, I’ve come to believe that its distinct terrain and remarkable biodiversity make it one of the most unique estates in Northern California. There really is no other place like Dollarhide Ranch.” -Tim Gaiser, Master Sommelier

Rutherford Estate Vineyard

St. Supéry’s Rutherford Estate Vineyard surrounds the winery in the celebrated Rutherford wine growing region along Highway 29. Thirty-five acres are planted with red Bordeaux varieties: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc. With three soil types and an elevation of 154 feet, Rutherford Estate Vineyard enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm days, cool nights and a long, dry growing season. These conditions are ideal for our red Bordeaux varieties, which are used for our estate red blend, Élu, as well as St. Supéry’s Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc — three of our exceptional single vineyard bottlings.

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard

Located in the northeastern hills of Napa Valley, our Dollarhide Estate Ranch is a valley within a valley and has 1,530-plus acres, 500 planted to the vineyard. The oldest vines at Dollarhide Estate, now more than 30 years old, produce the full-bodied, robust cabernet sauvignon and distinctive sauvignon blanc wines upon which St. Supéry’s reputation was built. Vineyard elevations ranging from 600 to 1,100 feet above sea level, seven different soil series, 13 soil variations and unique microclimates, combine at Dollarhide to create an especially accommodating growing environment for Bordeaux grape varieties.

Parcel by Parcel

Our winemaking and vineyard team have a broad selection of soils and topography to choose from when selecting ideal vineyard sites at Dollarhide. Each parcel is planted with fruit quality and distinct character in mind. These parcels are then farmed individually so that the vines will thrive in their distinctive locations. Our team is able to match the right soils with the optimum combination of rootstock, clone selection and cultivation practices. The diversity of terrain results in a wide selection of fruit characteristics with which our winemakers work in producing estate sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon, estate blends and the Dollarhide Estate single vineyard wines.

Biodiversity at Dollarhide

The majority of the property thrives in its natural state with a diverse collection of flora and fauna including ducks, geese, cranes, egrets, jackrabbits, owls, bees, foxes, osprey, otters, bobcats and thousands of largemouth bass. The ranch is home to more than 1,200 heirloom fruit trees comprised of 190 varieties or 87 peach, 34 nectarine, 20 apple, 12 plum and 16 Pluot. A limited and seasonal release of the heirloom preserves is often available at the winery.

Emma Swain


Emma Swain, CSW and CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis. Emma started in finance, before joining Niebaum-Coppola Winery and later worked at Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery for thirteen years as Chief Operating Officer. When Emma joined St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery and became C.E.O. in 2009, she was impressed with the strengths of the people, the matchless property and the rich history of the estate which was founded with a strong sense of passion, unyielding integrity and long-term dedication to winemaking and viticulture, all qualities she holds dear. Emma currently serves as the Board Chair for the Wine Market Council and is a board member of the Napa Valley Vintners as well as serving on multiple subcommittees and works with numerous nonprofits.

Michael Scholz

Vice President Winemaking and Vineyards

Michael Scholz is a sixth-generation winemaker from Australia’s famed Barossa Valley. His storied career began on his family’s estate, the Willows Vineyard, in the 1980s. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Oenology in 1985 at Roseworthy, Australia’s first agricultural college (now part of the University of Adelaide), and traveled the world honing his craft in France, South Africa and the United States.

He has spent over a decade at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery challenging himself year after year to express the full potential of the vineyards’ worth of exquisite estate fruit. Scholz firmly believes that great wine begins in the vineyard, so when he first arrived at St. Supéry in 1996, he worked closely with the vineyard manager on an extensive replanting project to unite blocks with their ideal varietals, focusing on the classics of Bordeaux. Thanks to his vision, a signature style developed that has captured the imagination of wine lovers around the world. The Sauvignon Blanc has become a California benchmark, and in 1998, Scholz created the gracious Bordeaux inspired blend, Élu, with renowned wine consultant Michel Rolland. Of his friend and colleague, Rolland says, “Michael Scholz is on my list of great winemakers from around the world.”

As one of only a handful of 100% estate wineries in the Napa Valley, St. Supéry has the highest level of control over both the grape growing and winemaking processes, allowing us to manage our wine from berry to bottle.

Single Vineyard Wines

The single vineyard wines from our Rutherford Estate Vineyard have a luxurious texture and a lengthy finish of find-grained tannins attributed to the Rutherford dust soils while the oldest vines at Dollarhide estate Vineyard, now more than 30 years old, produce the full-bodied, distinctive wines upon which St. Supéry Estate’s reputation was built.

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Semillon

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Malbec

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Petit Verdot

Dollarhide Elevation

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot

Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc

Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley Estate Virtú and Élu

These elegant Bordeaux-varietal blends are crafted from the desire to produce wines that are singular reflections of each vintage.

Napa Valley Estate Virtú

Napa Valley Estate Élu

Napa Valley Estate Wines

Our Napa Valley Estate wines are balanced and offer bright, fruit-forward flavors that are decidedly Napa Valley.

Napa Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley Estate Oak Free Chardonnay

Napa Valley Estate Rosé

Napa Valley Estate Moscato

Napa Valley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Craft Spirit

Andrew Jackson Dollarhide: Spirit of St. Supéry is a limited production of small craft brandy that showcases the incredibly unique characteristics of muscat canelli and is perfect for cocktails or served chilled and neat. Visit for cocktail recipes crafted from some of Napa Valley’s top restaurants.

Andrew Jackson Dollarhide: Spirit of St. Supéry



Robert-Elie Skalli begins making wine in Algeria.


Robert-Elie’s son, Francis Skalli, develops the family estate, Terra Vecchia on Corsica, and a wine import company.


Robert Skalli, son of Francis, travels to Napa Valley, at the same time building a winery in Sète, France. Robert, his uncle Albert, and cousins Robert Touboul and Claude Skalli, dream of creating prestigious wine in California’s Napa Valley.


In 1982, Robert Skalli purchases Dollarhide, a 1,500-acre cattle ranch in the northeast mountains of Napa Valley. Today, Dollarhide is home to nearly 500 acres of St. Supéry’s estate grown vineyards. Shortly after, the Skalli Family purchases 56 acres in Rutherford, where the winery stands today.


St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery opens its doors on Highway 29.


Michel Rolland joins St. Supéry as a consultant to elevate the Bordeaux red varietals.


St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is certified Napa Green Land.


Emma Swain joins St. Supéry as CEO and Michael Scholz returns as vice president of winemaking and vineyards.

2009 - 2013

Substantial investments in wine quality are made including hand and optical sorting, small lot open-top tank fermenters, new cap management tools including punch down technology, custom toasted French oak barrels and improved infrastructure.


St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is certified as a Napa Green Winery. It also introduces optical grape sorting to enhance wine quality.


The Skalli Family sells St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery to CHANEL, Inc. offering them a unique opportunity to own a significant Napa Valley vineyard, expanding their wine portfolio which includes Château Canon, Château Rauzan-Ségla and Château Berliquet.


St. Supéry opens a Tasting Salon in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive.


We continue to produce high-quality, estate wines without compromise. Through our commitment to sustainable winery and farming operations, we are protecting our land and environment for future generations.


Vice President of Winemaking and Vineyards, Michael Scholz oversees winemaking, in tandem with Winemaker Brooke Shenk. Their mission is to produce exceptional, luxury-class wines with impeccable balance and depth, from 100% estate grapes. Their ever-evolving quest to lift wine quality and complexity includes a number of practices:

  • Hand-sorting and optical-sorting of grapes when they arrive at winery, to ensure only pristine fruit advanced to the fermentation stage.

  • Due to the diverse terroir across our 500-plus acres in production, the winemaking team often ferments blocks separately, to retain their individual characteristics.

  • Small-batch, open-top fermentations for red wines to increase complexity and ensure fine tannins.

  • Punchdown devices keep juice and skins in contact with each other during fermentation, without the use of more extractive pumps.

  • Racks that allow barrels to be rolled several times a day, as necessary, dto gently integrate the contents.

  • Use of a traditional basket press for selected lots that require kid-gloves handling.

  • Oak barrels of various sizes, toasted to St. Supéry specifications.

Certified Napa Green

Napa Green is a comprehensive environmental certification program for vineyards and wineries in the Napa Valley. St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery achieved Napa Green Land certification in 2008 and Napa Green Winery designation in 2012. The program represents a soil-to-bottle approach to environmental stewardship and winemaking, integrating holistic management practices at every step of the process. Independent, third-party certification of farms and winemaking facilities makes Napa Green one of the most comprehensive environmental accreditations in the wine industry, requiring continual improvement for renewal.

Napa Green Land

Rutherford and Dollarhide are planted to cover crops between the vine rows, to harbor beneficial insects, compete with weeds, add essential nutrients to the soil and limit erosion. The leaf canopies and grape clusters are managed to host good bugs which prey on the bad guys, help eliminate the use of fungicides and regulate fruit exposure to the sun to obtain optimal flavors and color, and therefore better wine.

More than 100 bird boxes have been installed in both vineyards to encourage the habitation of Western bluebirds, which eat mosquitos and herbivorous insects such as the blue-green sharpshooter, a vector of vine-killing Pierce’s disease. Owl boxes host the nocturnal birds that gobble gophers and other critters that can damage the vines. At Dollarhide, a large rattlesnake population helps keep the burrowing pest population from munching on the vine roots.

At the winery, we create our own compost from a byproduct of the winemaking process. Pomace — seeds, skin and stems left over after crush — is trucked to Dollarhide and composted over the winter and eventually returned to the vineyard soil as fertilizer as an organic matter booster/soil builder.

Napa Green Winery

Our rooftop solar array collects energy from the sun, offsetting roughly 80% of our energy bill. We recycle all winemaking, bottling and winery materials and adhere to a strict purchasing policy for all items used at the winery and in the vineyard. This includes but, is certainly not limited to purchasing glass that is made from recycled goods, ordering paper products that exceed 30% post-consumer waste and the investment in new technology, like high pressure-flow washers, that reduced our water use by half. Focused on sustainable efforts in all facets, we planted a culinary garden in 2012 to support our farm-to-table commitment. We incorporate fresh produce from our culinary and espalier gardens and fruit from our Dollarhide Ranch at the winery in our food and wine pairings and bring this experience to our neighbors through selling to local restaurants and at seasonal Bay Area farmers’ markets.

Culinary Garden

Our Estate Horticulture Manager, Bri Hoover, works closely with Estate Chef Tod Kawachi to grow most of the produce used in our experiences at the winery and at Dollarhide Ranch. From a wine and food aroma identification session to a sit-down wine and food pairing, the majority of edibles are grown by Bri.

Reducing our carbon footprint and with a purpose in mind, Bri feeds her plants and trees “leftovers” – crushed egg shells add calcium to the soil and coffee grounds increase nitrogen levels. Nasturtium flowers are not only gorgeous to look at, they add a peppery kick to salads. Marigolds protect beans, melons and cucumbers from beetles and nematodes. Live dill provides a haven for insect-destroying ladybugs.

When there is an overabundance of produce from the St. Supéry culinary garden, team members sell it at local Bay Area farmers markets, keeping the sustainability going and brining a little of Napa Valley to our neighbors.


St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is actively involved in community outreach on local, national and international levels. We focus our donations on organizations that support children’s charities, underserved populations, health awareness and educational foundations. Our primary charity event is Auction Napa Valley in addition to nationally and internationally acclaimed wine auctions such as the Lexington Wine Auction and Willow Park Wine and Spirits Auction.

Press Release Oct 21, 2015 St Supery Vineyards and Winery is bought by Chanel Inc.

The Skalli family has agreed to sell Napa’s St. Supéry Vineyards and Winery to Chanel, Inc., the global fashion firm. The deal will be completed later this month and includes the Rutherford winery and 1,500 acres of land, split between two estates. There will be no significant changes in operations or management, the Skallis said in a statement.

“[Founder] Robert Skalli has been looking for someone to continue the legacy,” Emma Swain, CEO for St. Supéry, told Wine Spectator, adding that it was Chanel’s interest in long-term growth and belief in the winery’s potential that drew Skalli to selling to the fashion house.

“When you’re a winery in Napa Valley, your focus has to be on long term and quality,” said Swain, noting that for the last six and a half years, St. Supéry has invested significantly in vineyards and production. They believe Chanel will carry on that investment.

Founded in 1989, St. Supéry has long been one of the largest family-owned wineries in Napa Valley, with over 500 acres of vineyards and a winery along Highway 29 in Rutherford with the capacity to produce 150,000 cases a year. The brand is a rarity, producing that volume completely from estate-grown fruit, yielding wines ranging from good-value Sauvignon Blanc to high-end Bordeaux-style blends.

Skalli’s family has been in the wine business in southern France since the 1960s, and Robert joined the business in 1974, working at Les Chais du Sud, a family firm that sells bulk wine in France and abroad.

During Skalli’s travels, he became captivated by Napa Valley. In 1982 he purchased a 1,500-acre cattle ranch in the northeast mountains of Napa Valley and began planting vineyards. Skalli later purchased an additional 56 acres in Rutherford and built the estate winery, which is well known for its visitor experience.

Fashion house Chanel, Inc., is no stranger to the wine industry, but this is its first move in the United States. The firm, owned by the Wertheimer family, purchased Château Rauzan-Ségla in Margaux in 1994 and Château Canon in St.-Emilion two years later. It also owns the négociant Ulysse Cazabonne.

“I am delighted to hand over St. Supery to such a well-regarded company that understands luxury brands and will continue to enhance this special property,” said Skalli in a statement.

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