OUR NAPA VALLEY LOCATION
LOCATED IN THE SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT AVA & SAINT HELENA
The Keenan Winery estate is located in the Spring Mountain District. Our Napa Valley wine-growing region (AVA) is unique in that all wineries here are family-owned. We are located high up in the Mayacamas Mountain Range, a gorgeous mountainous ridge that frames the western side of the world-famous Napa Valley.
Right off Highway 29, we are just minutes away from the small, picturesque Napa Valley town of Saint Helena, California. St. Helena holds numerous, charming lodgings and gourmet restaurants. The sophisticated rural feel of Napa Valley, and especially Saint Helena and our family-owned winery is sure to suit first-time visitors, as well as long-time fans and club members who return again and again. In fact, we’re told that the warm hospitality of our winery is the perfect setting to experience the quintessential Napa Valley. Over a dozen wineries are located within a four-mile stretch of Spring Mountain Road, making it easy to spend the day on Spring Mountain. For more information on the wineries of Spring Mountain District Association.
WINE TASTING AT KEENAN WINERY
We are now open for wine tasting in our spacious and well-ventilated tasting room. RSVP online or by calling the winery at (707) 963-9177 for a tasting appointment. Tastings are held on the hour, between 10 am and 4 pm, and last up to one hour. $50 for one tasting or $75 for both tastings listed below. Wine tasting fees are waived with the purchase of 2 bottles:
The KEENAN CLUB WINE TASTING
Not just for club members, the Keenan Club Tasting is an excellent way, though, to get an insider’s feel for the wines that club members receive on their doorsteps with each new vintage: Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, Keenan Merlot Napa Valley, Keenan Cabernet Franc Spring Mt., Keenan Syrah Napa Valley, Keenan Zinfandel Napa Valley, and Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mt.
The KEENAN RESERVE WINE TASTING
When you explore the Keenan Reserve Tasting, you taste the best of the best. Keenan Mailbox Merlot Reserve Spring Mountain, Keenan Mernet Reserve Spring Mt. and Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley.
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BRING A PICNIC
If you’d like to sit outside, you may also buy a bottle of wine, bring a picnic, and enjoy both at our outdoor picnic table overlooking the vineyards.
We are dog friendly (for our well-mannered, four-pawed friends) and look forward to seeing you.
VIRTUAL WINE TASTING
While sheltering in place (SIP) or simply live too far away, Keenan Winery is still here for you. Keenan Winery Owner and President, Michael Keenan, and his wine consultant son, Reilly, are presently leading private, virtual wine tasting sessions via Zoom. There is no charge for the tasting, and you may choose to taste Keenan wines you already have in your cellar or select from our virtual wine tasting packs.
RECOMMENDED WINE TOURS & LIMO SERVICES
Let someone else do the driving.
Many of our tasting room guests choose to retain the services of local tour agencies, so that someone else can do the driving. Listed below are several links to reliable companies with knowledgeable, courteous staff. In addition to supplying transportation in style, these agencies are more than willing to aid in planning a memorable trip to the wine country. Just click on the company name for more information.
Keenan Winery is accessible to all. At Keenan Winery, we want to be sure everyone is able to enjoy her/his visit, so we’ve provided ramps, accessible tasting bar, website surfing aids and more.
At Keenan Winery, we produce two proprietary blends and six single varietal wines. When you come visit us for a wine tasting, you can try these wines:
Single Varietal Wines
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is composed of grapes grown on our Spring Mountain District Estate as well as fruit harvested from selected vineyards in Napa Valley. Our fruit is de-stemmed and fermented for 10-14 days. The Cabernet Sauvignon is barrel aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak for twenty months. Our Cabernet Sauvignon has been described as having “plenty of nuance…with a terrific aromatic complexity.”
Our Merlot is created eighty percent from Keenan Estate Merlot and twenty percent merlot fruit from the Napa carneros region. The grapes are de-stemmed, inoculated with Montrachet yeast and ferments for ten to fourteen days before being barrel aged for eighteen months in thirty-three percent new French and American oak. This merlot has intense black cherry, blackberry, and cassis aromas with complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean.
In contrast, our other Merlot (Carneros) is only made with grapes from the Napa Carneros district, located in the southern region of Napa near San Pablo Bay. This version of our Merlot has jammy blackberry and raspberry aromas with distinct spicy nuances.
The Cabernet Franc is grown with grapes exclusively grown on the Keenan Estate and de-stemmed. They are also inoculated with Montrachet yeast, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and aged French and American oak barrels for twenty months. Our Cabernet Franc is medium to full-bodied, balances rich fruity flavors with spring flowers.
Our Chardonnay is fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels, stirred weekly without any secondary fermentation. Filled with fruity flavor an oak finish, this Chardonnay is bottled after seven months of aging in the cellar. A particular favorite at during wine tasting.
Syrah wine is made with grapes grown in the Coombsville and Atlas Peak regions of South-eastern Napa. The Syrah grapes are fermented in small half ton boxes and then ages in French and American oak barrels for seventeen months. This wine has a black cherry and blackberry aroma with floral nuances and has a soft texture with wonderful structure.
The Zinfandel wine is fermented in small lots for seven to ten days, then aged in oak barrels for seventeen months to a full two years. This wine is popular during wine tasting since our Zinfandel is rich, full-bodied with an intense black cherry and raspberry fruit aromas.
Mernet is a red wine combination of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This proprietary blend is full-bodied with a depth hidden by our rich and robust flavors. We bring out the perfect balance between our varietals Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Summer Blend is a white wine combination of Chardonnay and Viognier, a light-bodied Rhone varietal. The Summer Blend has floral nuances as well ripe peach, lemon zest, and pineapple that establish the blend’s crisp acidity. Our blend is a medium bodied with a toast oak finish.
Explore the vineyards and winery from the comfort of your favorite living room chair. Check out our 3D winery walk-thru and virtual, self-guided vineyard tours.
STAY CONNECTED TO KEENAN WINERY
We hope you’ll join us for a tasting, romantic getaway or scenic adventure soon. If you can’t come to us, then let us come to you through the virtual tasting and virtual tours listed above, plus: