The first commercial winery in Napa opened its doors in 1859. Today, hundreds of wineries and tasting rooms exist throughout the small valley, so this means there are plenty of wines to choose from. In reality, there may be too many.

With so many to options, finding hidden gem wineries can be a little tricky but worth the effort.

If you’re looking to enjoy some unique wineries and incredible Napa Valley wines that are under the radar, keep reading. We’re bringing you some of the best wines from the region you might not know about.

2020 Cuvee Majuscule Sparkling Wine

If sparkling wines are your style, you’ll love this small-production gem from the Sonoma Coast. We describe it as a celebration in the glass, and a bottle looking for a celebration. The 2020 Cuvee Majuscule Sparkling Wine is a bright and lively – perfect for a hot summer day and with food. Only 72 cases were produced.

Made from 100% Pinot Noir in the traditional champagne method, this bubbly features bright fruit flavors like strawberry and apricot, with toasty undertones of oak. While it may start out bright and lively, it ends with a light touch of crème brûlée followed by a lingering and dry finish.

2021 Assemblage Cab Franc Blend

If you’re looking for a true hidden gem, the 2021 Assemblage Cab Franc Blend is a great choice. Just 68 cases of this unique wine were created.

This bright summer red blend combines the elegance and texture of Cab Franc with the boldness of a Cabernet Sauvignon, finished with the roundness of a Merlot. The result is a flavorful blend with bright acidity, integrated tannins, and a smooth finish.

2019 Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

For Cabernet Sauvignon fans, you’ll be delighted to find two small-production and critically acclaimed options on this list! Aged for 24 months in French oak, the 2019 Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon from Majuscule is impressive. One critic describes this wine as showing “classic purity of blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as flowers and subtle background oak is followed by a full-bodied, voluptuously textured, multi-layered wine that is stunningly lush, with sweet tannin and beautiful purity and length.”

This Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Wildcat Vineyard which is planted 1,800 feet up above the floor of the Napa Valley. The vineyard has stunning views and produces top-quality grapes for winemaking. With several microclimates and grapevine clones planted on steep slopes, it’s challenging to farm, yet the extra effort yields incredible results in the bottle..

The 2019 Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon has won a number of accolades, including 95 points from Wine Enthusiast magazine and 95 points and a Double Gold medal in the 2023 American Fine Wine Competition Invitational.

2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is bright, bold, and big. It features rich textures and velvety tannins, in a well-structured wine filled with deep, complex notes. This one has been a Gold Medal winner for two consecutive years from the highly esteemed San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

This wine has a nose of spices, dark fruits, and graphite and flavors of blackberry, cardamom, toasted oak, and cocoa.

Choosing the Best Napa Valley Wines

If you’re looking for some of the most unique and delicious Napa Valley wines, you can’t go wrong with any of the options Majuscule Wine has to offer. While we may have a small production, our focus on quality and grapes from exceptional vineyards make us one of Napa Valley’s best secret wineries.

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