Estate Bottled

June 27, 2024 by
Maytte Rivera

Estate Bottled is a term used in the United States to refer to wines made with grapes grown and harvested by the winery, and the processes of fermentation, ageing and bottling are done in the winery.  The term, one of the few labeling conditions regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, also states that the vineyard and the winery must be in the same viticultural area. This means that the winery has control of the viticultural, vinification, and bottling practices.  Wines labeled as “Estate Bottled” can sometimes carry a higher price, because of the elevated costs of real estate, farming, equipment, and overall maintenance of the property.  Some of the Estate Bottled wines in Napa Valley include Forman and Inglenook.

Author: Maytte Rivera