Artesa Vineyards and Winery sits high on a hilltop overlooking the renowned appellation of Carneros in southern Napa Valley. The winery's roots date back to the 1980's when the Raventos family, heirs of the Spanish winemaking dynasty Codorniu, began acquiring land in Napa Valley. In 1997 it was named Artesa, from the Catalan word for handcrafted. Today Artesa focuses on producing small, ultra-premium lots of the varietals for which Carneros and the Napa Valley are best known -- Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon -- and aims to capture the essence of terroir through exceptional winemaking. Artesa hosts thousands of visitors each year in their artfully designed tasting room.