Nestled alongside a quiet country lane in the heart of the legendary Napa Valley, Andretti Winery exudes Old World Charm as it whisks wine lovers back in time to a slower pace of life. Modeled after a rambling Italian village, the winery conjures up the boyhood home of its namesake, Mario Andretti, the finest race car driver of all time.
Founded in 1996 by Mario Andretti and his longtime friend, Joe Antonini, former Chairman & CEO of Kmart Coporation, Andretti Winery is dedicated to celebrating the Italian lifestyle, complete with the finest wines produced anywhere in the world. Blessed with premium grapes grown in the most acclaimed valley in California, Andretti Winery produces an array of wines that – like Mario Andretti himself – are second to none.
After a decade of dedication, the “Oak Knoll District” was recognized as a distinct sub-appellation of Napa Valley. Located toward the southern end of the Napa Valley at a relatively low elevation on the valley floor, this exceptional land with its climate-moderating effects of San Pablo Bay, cooling breezes and coastal fog make for superior slow ripening, often extending a growing season up to eight months. Distinguished by its cooler climate from other Napa appellations, enthusiastic advocates of the AVA argue that Oak Knoll strikes the perfect climatic balance, not too warm and not too cool for exceptional wines.
Our Estate 42-acre Vineyard is situated in the heart of this acclaimed appellation, just a few miles south of the town of Yountville. With the cooler climate and rich soils that drain extremely well, our vines endure more stress, resulting in smaller, more flavor intensive fruit. Ideally suited for growing world-class Chardonnay and Merlot, for which we dedicate much of our Oak Knoll District estate, the most favorable growing blocks of vines within this vineyard provide the grapes for our prized Montona Series Reserve wines.