Updated: Jun 22, 2021
In the midst of Furmint vineyards – only a handful of these Hungarian grapes in the valley. Soaking in the warm weather with Sam!
Enjoying our outdoor tasting (given the current covid restrictions of indoor tastings through July); also Sam and I both love the family’s logo!
My take on the “where’s Waldo?!” expect where’s Jackie?! (in the midst of Taransaud (French oak) barrels)
An overview of some of the wines we tasted! Many resembling Bordeaux style wines opposed to traditional Napa wines.
The best thing about living in the beautiful Napa Valley is being able to constantly explore new wineries. Kapcsándy Family Winery is an award-winning, small estate grown production winery bottling three distinct red wines from their estate State Lane Vineyard in Yountville, CA. This winery is definitely for wine collectors and reviewed highly by Robert Parker.
Not only does this winery produce highly sought after wines, it is family owned by Lou Kapcsándy (who came to the U.S. from his native Hungary to pursue a career in chemical engineering and later retire with a winery in the Napa Valley) and his wife Bobbie. In fact, Lou pays homage to his roots by producing one of the few CA produced Furmint. Furmint is a type of white wine and typically found in the Tokaj region of Hungary.
If you like Bordeaux-style blends and have never tried Furmint (a white wine similar to a Chardonnay but lighter-bodied and definitely it’s own refreshing style) come check it out! (On top of amazing red wines of course) My favorite wines from our tasting was the 2016 Roberta’s Reserve (100% Merlot) and the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon – Grand Vin (98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc) – literally 100 point wines.
Visit kapcsandywines.com for more information and to book your next tasting.
Price Point: $150 a person for a 2 hour tasting and tour experience. Hosted Tuesday-Saturdays at 10 am.
Location: Yountville, CA.
Category: Hidden Gem – a winery off the beaten path and/or offering a unique (top notch) experience.
Winery Experience Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars