Anderson represents the devotion of two generations of the Anderson family. Stanley
and Carol Anderson began with their first vineyard in 1971. The next twenty years
were dedicated to creating vineyards, caves and a winery to produce wines that
rival any in the world. Carol Anderson attended the University of California at
Davis as a graduate student in the School of Viticulture and Enology. She created
the S. Anderson Champagnes and Chardonnays and continues to supervise every aspect
of the winemaking process with winemaker David DeSante. The late Stanley Anderson
supervised all planting of the vineyards as well as the creation of the caves
and winery. His legacy is in every bottle that S. Anderson produces. Their son,
John Anderson, conducts the business and marketing activities of S. Anderson while
his wife, Tracy, a graduate of the California Culinary Academy, brings a creative
flair to the winery entertaining. The Andersons have created a business that future
generations will pursue with the same caring and passion their ancestors possessed.
The Winery & Vineyards
S. Anderson is a wine estate complete with vineyards, winery, tasting room, gardens
and wine caves. It is also home to the Anderson family. The 120 acres of vineyards,
planted exclusively to the noble vinifera grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot
Noir, lie in two of the world's most prestigious grape growing areas: The Stags
Leap and Carneros Districts of the Napa Valley.
The winery, constructed in a Georgian Colonial style, was completed in the fall
of 1989. Tastings for the public are conducted in a charming stone building that
was once a pump house in the nineteenth century and in the 1970ís served as the
first winery. Special tastings and events are held in the winery's elegant "Wood
Room", named in honor of the late Larry Jack Wood, architect of the winery facilities
and wine caves.
The unique S. Anderson Champagne Caves are impressive stone rooms with eighteen
foot cathedral ceilings and cobbled floors. They are a link to centuries of traditional
winemaking and provide an ideal aging environment for the S. Anderson wines. The
caves hold over 400,000 bottles of Champagne on the yeast as well as Chardonnay
and Cabernet aging in the barrel. They are also the site for candlelit parties
and evening chamber music concerts in the spring.
S. Anderson Vineyard / 1473 Yountville Crossroad / Yountville, CA 94599-9471