Tulocay Wines
Napa, California   

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Welcome to Tulocay Winery

Buddy (our four-legged greeter) says that if a living being comes up and barks at you when you arrive, and perhaps tries to nip at your ankles, it's not him (Buddy) but maybe the boss (Bill) who is getting crotchety in his old age.

If this happens, just offer Bill a sandwich and a good joke, and he'll invite you to join him in a glass (or two) of Tulocay wine, provided you've made an appointment to visit and are willing to pay the $25 per person (dogs not included) tasting fee, which the boss has only imposed because once upon a time limos would cruise up the driveway and disgorge visitors who would happily imbibe Tulocay offerings and buy nothing. So if he says, "$25 for the tasting, please," it's not your fault.

The Tulocay Story

Few wine connoisseurs realize that Tulocay is one of the oldest wineries in Napa Valley. Founded in 1975, Tulocay has been acknowledged by Napa Valley insiders and old timers as having a style that represents Napa before it became "Beverly Hills-ified".

While many wines around the world today are made in the same so-called international style, Tulocay wines are crafted by traditional methods that reflect the character of the individual vineyard as expressed by the winemaker. They are wines meant to be an integral part of the meal. And many are wines created to be consumed in the future (global climate change permitting) as well as appreciated for their youthful forcefulness in their youth.

Like art, film, literature and politics, wine is an individual taste. One can seek out the highly rated and well publicized wines. That's fine. But how many really express art versus those that are simply manipulated to garner high scores in BIG NAME wine publications or from highly publicized wine blowhards?

This is a question that you, the wine drinker, must decide.

A note from Skippy

If you're looking for White Zinfandel, mass-produced Merlot, or sweet, fruity Chardonnay, go away!

But if your taste tends toward kick-out-the-jambs Cabernets, Syrahs and and sometimes Zinfandels, you've come to the right place. We also make classy Coombsville Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.

Tulocay Winery has been around since 1975. But not many people have heard about us. That's 'cause the boss (Bill) believes the wine should reflect the essence of the vineyard and the philosophy of the winemaker, not the latest innovation of the marketing department or the bottom line of Wall Street financiers.

Peruse our website. Check out the wines. If you have any questions, just give us a call. The guy who answers the phone will be the boss himself.

— Skippy, Chief Cellar Rat

Buddy Our winery greeter, Buddy

Not Fake News: Frenchman declares Tulocay "best small winery and value around."

Want up-to-the-minute — well, more like up-to-the-month — news? Check out our News Page for updates and special offerings.

In New York and New Jersey Tulocay is distributed by Regal Wine Imports.

Tulocay Winery

1426 Coombsville Road • Napa, CA 94558

Phone: (707) 255-4064
Email: bill@tulocay.com or

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Pinot Noir from our Napa Valley winery made the old fashioned way