Arrow&Branch Opens New Napa Valley Winery
Oak Knoll’s state-of-the-art facility The district will produce 30,000 gallons per year
(Napa, California) August 8, 2022 — The owners of Napa Valley’s Arrow&Branch Estate Vineyard (www.ArrowandBranch.com) in Coombsville, Steve and Seanne Contursi, have announced plans for a new winery on the 10-acre Attitude Vineyard they purchased in 2020. The property is in the Oak Knoll American Viticultural Area along Highway 29 in Napa at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains.
The official groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for August 12 and the winery is expected to be operational in August 2023.
“Our construction plans have been delayed by the pandemic, but we are now moving full speed ahead. This will be Arrow&Branch’s new headquarters, including a reception area for visitor tastings. We have a license to produce 30,000 gallons per year, the equivalent of approximately 12,500 cases of our wines,” said Steve Contursi.
“The winery was designed by Taylor Lombardo Architects with layout and equipment selection overseen by winemaker extraordinaire Jennifer Williams. The general contractor chosen to build this high-end winery is Nordby Construction,” he explained.
Arrow & Branch was established by the Contursi family in 2008 beginning with the purchase of a 3.5 acre vineyard from renowned winemaker Tony Soter in the Coombsville AVA area. They added an additional 1.5 contiguous acres in 2011 along with grapes from four of Napa Valley’s most iconic vineyards. In 2020, they acquired Vignobles L’attitude from Bob and Joni Williamson, producers of Ideology Cellars wines.
Arrow&Branch currently does its winemaking and hospitality at Brasswood Cellars in St. Helena. The brand offers single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard, and a planned 2024 release from Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. Other wines from Arrow & Branch include their flagship Bordeaux Right Bank blend which includes their estate’s Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sauvignon Blanc, all from historic Napa Valley vineyards.
The name Arrow&Branch is a reference to numismatics. Since 1975, Steve Contursi has personally invested in and traded ultra-rare and historically significant museum quality US coins.
Steve once owned the first gold coin minted in the United States, the legendary Brasher Doubloon dated 1787 which he sold for $7.4 million to a Wall Street investment firm in 2011. Part of the drawing This first American gold coin and a design used on many other American coins since then features an eagle holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons. This means that the United States is a nation of peace but ready to defend itself. This enduring design inspired the name, Arrow&Branch.
Additional wine information is available online at www.ArrowAndBranch.com, by phone at 707-200-3640 and by email at [email protected].