Acacia Winery

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Acacia Winery
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Location Napa, California, USA
Appellation Carneros AVA
Founded 1979
Cases/yr 55,000
Known for Chardonnay
Varietals Chardonnay, Pinot noir, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah
Other products Caviste
Distribution International
Tasting Open to the public

Acacia Winery, also known as Acacia Vineyard or simply Acacia, is a winery in the Carneros Valley appellation in Napa County, California, United States.


Acacia was founded in 1979 by Michael Richmond and other partners. It was an important influence in establishing the Los Carneros wine region.[1] The winery focused on Chardonnay and Pinot noir wines. It has been described as a pinot noir "cult" winery during this period.[2]

In 1986, Acacia was sold to Chalone. Since the 1990s, Acacia has focused on Chardonnay wines, as well as some sparkling wine. Acacia also bottles under the Caviste label. The annual production is around 55,000 cases.[3]

In 2005, the Chalone Wine Group was purchased by beverage giant Diageo.

In 2016, Peju Province Winery of Rutherford purchased the Acacia Vineyard and Winery from Diagio, which is getting rid of its winery portfolio. Peju will market the wine from the area under a different name. [4]


The winery in Napa is surrounded by 42 acres (17 ha) of on-property vineyards titled "Marina Vineyard."[3]


  1. ^ Haeger, John Winthrop (2004). North American Pinot Noir. 0-520-24114-2. University of California Press. pp. 196–200. 
  2. ^ Heimnoff, Steve (2008). New Classic Winemakers of California: Conversations with Steve Heimoff. University of California Press. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-520-24722-2. 
  3. ^ a b Charles Lewis Sullivan (1 October 1998). A companion to California wine: an encyclopedia of wine and winemaking from the mission period to the present. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-21351-7. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
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