In March 2009, we opened our doors to the public. The following year, in 2010, we became Napa Valley's first LEED Gold Certified winery. In the words of John Conover, our Managing Partner, "Change is good, green is good, organic is good… we're doing it because it's the right thing to do as stewards of the land." Our pursuit of sustainable excellence doesn't end with current practices; we are continuously pushing the envelope, innovating for an even greener future for CADE Estate Winery.
Designated as Napa Valley’s first AVA in 1983, Howell Mountain has a venerable history of producing world-class wines, distinguished by unique microclimates, diverse soil types, and elevations far above the valley floor. Spread across 54 acres, our Estate dedicates 21 acres to vine cultivation, and the remaining 28 acres are part of a land trust, ensuring they will forever be preserved as open space. The soil is an assemblage of volcanic ash, a unique component that contributes to the distinctiveness of our wines.