As an Estate Winery, we have the highest level of control over both the grape growing and winemaking processes allowing us to manage our wine from berry to bottle.
Our estate vineyards, Rutherford Estate and Dollarhide Estate, provide every drop that goes into St. Supéry wines. To be labeled “estate,” a wine must be produced entirely from grapes owned by the winery and made and bottled on the winery property. This high level of control, from grape to glass, ensures the world-class wine quality for which St. Supéry is known.
St. Supéry Estate’s wines are 100% estate from grape to bottle. We have complete control over how our grapes are grown and how our wine is made from crush through bottling. We strive to keep our land pristine and our wines at the highest quality and are proud to have both our land and winery certified Napa Green.
Recipes from the Estate
With over an acre of culinary gardens and 1200 heirloom fruit trees, our Estate Chef, has a bounty of produce to create delicious and thoughtfully paired recipes to complement the St. Supéry Estate wines. It is with great pleasure that we share our Chef’s favorite recipes for every season, course and wine with you. Bon Appétit.
1920 | Robert-Elie Skalli begins making wine in Algeria.
1961 | Robert-Elie’s son, Francis Skalli, develops the family estate, Terra Vecchia on Corsica, and a wine import company.
1970s | 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.
1980s | 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.
1989 | St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery opens its doors on Highway 29.
1990’s | Michel Rolland joins St. Supéry as a consultant to elevate the Bordeaux red varietals.
2008 | St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is certified Napa Green Land.
2009 | 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.
2012 | St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery is certified as a Napa Green Winery. It also introduces optical grape sorting to enhance wine quality.
2015 | 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.
2017 | St. Supéry opens a Tasting Salon in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive
Today | 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.